LONG BEACH, Calif. — Crosley Brands will support five drivers competing in the Stadium SUPER Trucks events during this weekend’s Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach.
The annual event held in the streets of Long Beach will see more than 185,000 fans attend during a three-day period, with the NTT IndyCar Series season finale headlining the racing program.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the SUPER Trucks are among the divisions competing on the undercard.
Off the track, the Acura Grand Prix will have the popular Lifestyle Expo and Family Fun Zone that combines family-friendly activities with a show featuring the latest in home, automotive and personal products.
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Legendary motorcycle racer Jeff Ward headlines Crosley’s driver lineup. The 60-year-old British American, who won five AMA motocross titles and a pair of Supercross crowns before later trying his hand at Indy car racing, returns to competition. Ward was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America in 2006.
Crosley Brands CEO Bo LeMastus returns to the seat of a SUPER Truck here after running several events earlier this season. LeMastus, who is the Crosley factory team driver, has experience in motorcycle racing and the SCCA and has also competed in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the ARCA Racing Series.
A sophomore at Butler University, Jacob Abel will be behind the wheel of the one of the Crosley supported SUPER Trucks at Long Beach. Abel has a karting background and has competed in the Cooper Tires USF2000 series and the F4 United States Championship Powered by Honda.
Brandon Parrish will be making his debut in four-wheel racing at the Long Beach GP driving the Stadium Super Trucks No. 8 truck for Crosley Radio. While it will be Parrish’s first four-wheel racing venture, he has been a Crosley supported racer in numerous motorcycle series, including American Sportbike Racing, Championship Cup Series and WERA road racing where he won 12 national championships.
Finally, 25-year-old Norwegian Mads Siljehaug rounds out the Crosley team, making his debut in the Stadium SUPER Trucks race at Long Beach. Siljehaug is currently a Factory REITER engineering test driver and has competed in various car racing series, including the GT4 European Series and Blancpain GT3 Series.