As has become his habit of late, Indianapolis racer Conor Daly set the fastest time during two 40-minute practice sessions as the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear geared up for Round Three of the 2010 season this weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Turning a lap of 1:21.395 in his #22 Juncos Racing / INDECK / The College Network / Merchant Services Ltd. / Tom Lange Co. Mazda, Daly completed something of a hat trick over the past few weeks. Not only did he win Round Two in the Grand Prix of St.
Seeing a Porsche out front at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is nothing new. Klaus Graf set the fastest time in Thursday’s test session for the American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patrón. He set his best lap of 1:15.444 in the Muscle Milk Team CytoSport Porsche RS Spyder, a car that has had tremendous success at the circuit on the Monterey Peninsula.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced that the drivers from the American Le Mans Series, Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship, the Patrón GT3 Challenge by Yokohama, USF2000, the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear and Playboy Mazda MX5 Cup teams will be on track – but on bicycles to kick-off American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patrón. The Twilight Ride will take place on Wednesday, May 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on the world-renowned circuit and fans are invited to join them.
The American Le Mans Series’ first six-hour race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will feature the most race cars for a Series event at the famed Monterey, Calif., venue in a decade. In addition to the nine races for the weekend, there is plenty of action to enjoy off track as well
Mention Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to anyone who has been to the famed Monterey circuit, and more often than not two words come to mind.
Year in and year out, the Corkscrew proves to be one of the most difficult corners in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. It’s one-of-a-kind in motorsports, and here is what makes the hard-left, hard-right combination so spectacular:
• At the apex to Turn 8 (the lefthander and entry to The Corkscrew), the elevation change is a 12 percent drop.
To the international cast of rising open-wheel racing stars that comprise the grid of the 2010 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear, high-speed, wheel-to-wheel racing on a legendary 2.238-mile road course one weekend, followed by the ‘tempest in a teapot’ action of 100 laps on a 5/8ths mile oval the next weekend, is all part of their education.
It turns out that former Indy 500 Champion Danny Sullivan had more in common with the folks at MAZDASPEED than he knew. Sure, they both loved racing, especially at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Last year, however, they discovered that both are active animal advocates interested in the promotion of shelter adoptions.
Danny and his wife Brenda are active with the SPCA for Monterey County. The SPCA is located directly across the street from the main entrance to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
“Look out, Junior,” might be the call in the paddock during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion as a group of historic Stock Cars take the grid. For the first time in the event’s celebrated history, Stock Cars with drum brakes will be roaring through the corkscrew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca August 13-15.