Motorsports enthusiasts have been descending on the Monterey, California peninsula each August to enjoy the world’s finest pre- and post-war race cars competing as they were originally intended on the challenging road course. The Pre-Reunion is the first event during classic car week and the two-day race kicked off the week in style and at speed. 312 beautifully prepared vintage race cars in ten race groups took on the 2.238 mile, 11 turn circuit at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the Pre-Reunion.
When the dust cleared it was Martin Cardenas and his M4 Monster Energy Suzuki that rode to his sixth and maybe best win of the 2010 AMA Pro Daytona SportBike by AMSOIL season. Certainly for Cardenas, winning today at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca had special meaning but it is the way that he won that also made for another thrilling day of racing in this competitive series.
TV broadcast will be late tonight (Sunday) at 12 a.m. midnight ET (9 p.m. PT) on SPEED –
Some of the most remarkable and historically-significant race cars ever associated with Dan Gurney will come together for the first time as the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion honors one of the true legends of motorsports – Dan Gurney. The feature entitled: Dan Gurney, the Cars He Built, the Cars He Drove celebrates his impacting role in shaping motorsports history. The celebration will be held August 13-15 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Sir Stirling Moss, OBE is traveling to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion to race in his recently acquired 1961 Porsche RS 61 Sports Racing Spyder for the first time – a sister car to the one he raced in the Targa Florio. Sir Stirling’s return to racing after his serious fall down an elevator shaft in March is testament to his remarkable conditioning regimen. His return will be in race group 1A against an impressive list of Porsches, Listers, Lotus’ and Maseratis on August 13-15.
Mazda is involved in so many major and grassroots road racing series in the country that it is not uncommon to have the Zoom-Zoom teams scattered far and wide on any given weekend. When multiple victories are scored on the same weekend it’s a big deal; it is especially sweet when those wins are from customer teams.
On August 13-15 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Edelbrock will be showcasing a collection of vehicles dedicated to over 72 years of American Performance. An “Evolution of Power” starts with Vic Edelbrock Sr.’s original 1932 Ford Roadster, the TLC show Rides ‘32 Roadster, the Hot Rod Magazine 1967 Chevy Camaro and the line of Edelbrock E-Force Supercharged vehicles. This timeless dedication to improving automotive performance will be showcased in the Power Alley in the Yamaha Marketplace.
The Webcor/Alto Velo Bicycle Racing Club will be hosting the Twilight Cycling ride at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Wednesday, August 18 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. This Twilight ride replaces the Twilight ride that was scheduled for August 10.
The fields are set for Sunday’s AMA Pro Road Racing National Guard SuperBike and Daytona SportBike races here at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix. In National Guard SuperBike, Ben Bostrom, riding the Pat Clark Motorsports Yamaha, took his first pole of the 2010 season with a lap of 1:24367/95.497 MPH. Bostrom had posted the fastest time in the morning qualifying session but went slightly quicker in the afternoon.
Yamaha Motor Corporation U.S. executives announced today at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix that they have agreed to renew their sponsorship as the Official Motorcycle of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.
The AMA Pro SuperSport riders put on quite a show today in the action packed 18 lap race here at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix event. Riding his LTD Racing Yamaha with an engine that hadn’t turned a lap until the warm-up lap, Huntley Nash endured a red flag race stoppage and relentless pressure from Top Gun rider Tyler O’Hara and went on to take his second career AMA Pro SuperSport win.