What: The tradition of memorable sports car racing continues at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda featuring the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship is America’s premier road racing series and Monterey will host the fourth round of this international field. For fans, the racing is non-stop with at least 10 different car manufacturers vying for the title with both professional and pro-am drivers behind the wheels.
The No. 60 Michael Shank Racing Honda HPD Ligier JS P2 with drivers John Pew and Oswaldo Negri, Jr., lead the field in both of Friday’s practice sessions for the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The quick lap of 1:19.028 minutes at an average speed of 101.949 mph took place in the late afternoon session on the 11-turn 2.238-mile road course.
Among the field of more than 100 drivers competing in this weekend’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, powered by Mazda, one in particular hopes to capitalize on his home field advantage. Nick Galante of the No. 57 Racers Edge Motorsports Mustang Boss 302R returns to his Monterey roots in his chase for victory.
The major race season is about to rev up at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the second annual Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda and featuring the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship May 1-3. Yet preceding all the on-track action are three community events that showcase the iconic Monterey circuit.
North America’s premier sports car racing series, the IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, is closing in on its return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for its second season of unparalleled action with the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda, May 1-3.
After a successful inaugural season the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship announced that it will return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca next year for a May 1-3, 2015 race weekend.
“Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is one of the finest road tracks in the world,” says Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager. “A perfect venue for the return of the TUDOR Championship. Credit is truly due to the hard working volunteers who put on our events and the loyal fans who continue to support sports car racing in America.”
There is so much to see and do when visiting Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, whether it’s making a quick overnight stop to see a race, or if you’re making a weekend of it and checking out all the cool attractions in the Monterey County area.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca offers some of the coolest apparel in all of motor racing, from wind-breakers and sweatshirts, to ball caps and jackets. Be sure to visit the track souvenir store and make your choice.
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