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.
May 12 is the date that recreational and racing cyclists will not only get to experience the thrill of riding Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but will share the track with Rabobank’s Cycling Team’s 11-time Dutch national cycling champion Lars Boom and teammate Tom Leezer.
This year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans will mark the 50th anniversary of Corvette’s first participation in the world’s most prestigious sports car race. Chevrolet will celebrate this motorsports milestone with a salute to the Corvette Legends of Le Mans at the American Le Mans Series Monterey at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on May 21-22.
The 2010 season marks the 53rd year of motorsport at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Always a fan-favorite, the venue has a rich history of sports car competition dating back to its earliest days. So it’s no surprise that Patrón Highcroft Racing’s Marino Franchitti also has a soft spot for the picturesque circuit on the Monterey Peninsula.
Endurance is synonymous with sports car racing and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. It’s the ultimate test of both man and machine with both being pushed to their limits. The third round of the 2010 season is at the demanding Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, which is even tougher when the race is six hours in length – taking competitors from daylight to dusk and then darkness.