Tbolt™ Brand Sponsored Bryan Herta Autosport at the Grand Prix of Long Beach
The 38th annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
, April 13th
, is now in the books and the Tbolt™ brand was there. We were a sponsor of Bryan Herta Autosport
(BHA) and one of their Indy Lights drivers. Over 200,000 fans, from all over the nation, descended upon Long Beach for race weekend. Events included practice rounds, qualifying rounds, celebrity races, concerts, autograph signings and Race Day Sunday. This event is unlike any other, and even though the Southern California weather didn't live up to expectations, all attendees seemed to have an amazing time.
The Tbolt™ brand was proud to sponsor Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA). Founded by veteran driver Bryan Herta and noted race engineer Steve Newey, Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) debuted in Firestone Indy Lights competition in 2009. BHA made their Izod IndyCar Series debut in the 2010 Indianapolis 500 and did the unthinkable in 2011 by winning the 100th Anniversary Indianapolis 500 Mile race with Dan Wheldon at the wheel. BHA is also the official test team for the 2012 Izod IndyCar Series prototype chassis.
The practice and qualifying rounds seemed to draw almost as much excitement and interest as Race Day Sunday. Thousands of E-Drive samples were handed out at the Tbolt™ booth located in the heart of the Lifestyle Expo. A huge draw occurred when we had two Indy Lights drivers, Nick Andries from BHA and Juan Pablo Garcis from Jeffery Mark Motorsports (JMM) at our booth, signing autographs for their fans on Saturday. If you weren't there, you missed out!!