Long Beach 4/15/2016 1:37:35 PM
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Team Fastrax™ To Perform at 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Weekend

The 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend is sure to be a memorable one. This year is the 40th and FINAL Pro/Celebrity race.   The Pro/Celebrity race pits celebrities against professional racers to raise money for “Racing for Kids”, a national fund-raising program benefiting children’s hospitals in Long Beach and Orange County.  In this year’s race, actors Sean Patrick Flanery, Frankie Muniz, Brian Austin Green and last year’s overall winner, Alfonso Ribeiro, are among the 21 participants from film, television and sports, who will return to compete.  In fact, 19 of the 21 drivers of this year’s race are past winners back for one last chance at victory lane.  As part of the opening ceremony of both the Pro/Celebrity race and the Grand Prix on Sunday, April 17th, Team Fastrax™ will be performing amazing and patriotic aerial displays with their large 2,000 sq. ft. American flag and red, white and blue streamers.

John Hart, owner of Start Skydiving, and member of Team Fastrax™, said “We are honored to be performing our patriotic American Flag skydive at the 42nd Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach weekend.   Racing for Kids is a wonderful cause and the energy and excitement of this weekend’s races are unlike any others.”

According to the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach website, this three-day weekend event will feature multiple races, including the MSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge, Pirelli World Challenge, and SPEED Energy Stadium Super Trucks.

This performance of Team Fastrax™ is sponsored by BUBBA Burger®, the #1 branded frozen burger in the United States, sold nationwide throughout the United States and Canada, as well as world-wide through the U.S. Military Commissary System.   Visit www.bubbafoods.com to find a retail location near you.

Team Fastrax™ is sponsored by Selection.com®, a leading provider of criminal background checks and pre-employment screening services.   They are the most ambitious professional skydiving team in the world.   The parachute demonstration team has a roster of more than twenty-nine active members, with a collective of more than 300,000 skydives.  Team Fastrax™ has performed exhibition skydives all over the world for audiences large and small as a patriotic display or as a product promotion.

For more information on the race, or to purchase tickets visit the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach website.

For questions or for an interview, contact Gene Newsom with Team Fastrax™ at 513-422-5867513-422-5867, gene@teamfastrax.org.