LB Grand Prix- NPR

The ethanol-injected Noise comes burning down the NPR airways today on Day to Day. Joe Skyward and myself capture the sounds of engines, drivers, and fans at this year’s Long Beach Grand Prix, an ocean-side street race with top pro race-car drivers from around the globe. One-hundred-and-eighty thousand aficionados around a two mile course of Fast & Loud in downtown LB — 186mph avg and 200+ on the straightaways.

Here’s the long version, “Long Beach Grand Prix 2008” (6:16 mp3):

Driver in Champ Car
Driver in an open-wheel, open-cockpit Champ Car.

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