2015 – TUSCC Race at the Grand Prix of Long Beach (Apr 17 to 19)

The Tudor United Sports Car Championship (TUSCC) race on the streets of Long Beach was held Saturday afternoon under beautiful sunny skies. A field of 17 Daytona Prototypes (DP) and GT Le Mans (GTLM) cars raced for just over an hour and a half. After 78 laps the #10 Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP was first overall and the #25 BMW Team RLL BMW Z4 GTE won the GTLM class. Hope you like the photos.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A4734)Wanted to capture the start of the race from the grandstand that overlooks the outside of Turn 1. So walked from the media center, along the inside of Shoreline Drive, which is a very picturesque part of the circuit with an artificial lake and the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the background.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A4742)Their was also some cool water activities that looked like a lot of fun.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A4748)The Ferris Wheel reminded me of Le Mans.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A4749)Nearly there, with the grandstand on the outside of Turn 1 to the left and behind the grey building.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A4759)A wide shot of the view from the the grandstand on the outside of Turn 1 during the warm-up lap.

2015 Long Beach (222A1039)Race start, with #10  Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP and Ricky Taylor or Jordan Taylor leading the DP cars into Turn 1.

2015 Long Beach (222A1044)The #62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458 Italia with Pierre Kaffer or Giancarlo Fisichella leads the GTLM field into Turn 1.

2015 Long Beach (222A1050)“Traffic lights” with the #62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458 Italia and Pierre Kaffer or Giancarlo Fisichella.

2015 Long Beach (222A1048)The tire marks on the track looked like charcoal etchings in a painting with the #70 Speedsource Mazda and Tristan Nunez or Jonathan Bomarito and its sister car in the background.

2015 Long Beach (222A1052)“Slot car” with the #4 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R and Oliver Gavin or Tommy Milner.

2015 Long Beach (222A1138) An “artsy” shot with the #5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP and Joao Barbosa or Christian Fittipaldi speeding around Turn 1.

2015 Long Beach (222A1267)After covering the start at Turn 1, walked over to Turn 7, for a shot of the cars speeding down Pine Avenue into Turn 8. Here’s, the #3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R with Jan Magnussen or Antonio Garcia. Spent a short time here, then walked over to the Turn 2 to 3 complex.

2015 Long Beach (222A1198)Through Turn 2 with the #60 Michael Shank Racing Ligier JS P2 and John Pew or Oswaldo Negri.

2015 Long Beach (222A1211)“Head on” with the #0 DeltaWing Racing DeltaWing DWC13 and Memo Rojas or Katherine Legge.

2015 Long Beach (222A1199)Overall race winner, the #10  Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP with Ricky Taylor or Jordan Taylor at Turn 2.

2015 Long Beach (222A1250)“Porsche, Porsche” with the #911 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR and Patrick Pilet or Frédéric Makowiecki leading its sister car through Turn 2.

2015 Long Beach (222A1245)“Red, red” with the #62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F458 Italia and Pierre Kaffer or Giancarlo Fisichella at Turn 2.

2015 Long Beach (#25 BMW)GTLM class winner, the #25 BMW Team RLL BMW Z4 GTE and Bill Auberlen or Dirk Werner at the Turn 2 to 3 complex.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A4772)“Palm trees” at the iconic Turn 2 to 3 fountain with the #90 VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP and Richard Westbrook or Michael Valiante.

2015 Long Beach (222A1161)“From light to shadows” with the #31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP and Eric Curran or Dane Cameron.

2015 Long Beach (HC7A4796)In the podium area was greeted by the lovely Continental Tire promotional girls.

2015 Long Beach (222A1280)Jordan Taylor in the #10  Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP celebrates his race win.

2015 Long Beach (222A1318)“Number one” with Ricky and Jordan Taylor and the #10  Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette DP.

2015 Long Beach (222A1343)“Confetti”  during the podium celebrations.

2015 Long Beach (222A1358)Daytona Prototype winners podium.

2015 Long Beach (222A1364)Wayne Taylor Racing celebrating there race win.

2015 Long Beach (222A1374)GTLM winners podium.

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