Bio: After graduate school Derek worked with the City of Monterey’s Recreation and Community Services Department for eight years and following five years as Facilities Coordinator at the City of Monterey Sports Center he made the move to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Hometown: Concord, CA
College: Chico State
Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP and Indy Car
Favorite Racer: The Bandit
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: Watching figure 8 racing at a local dirt track growing up.
Favorite Book: Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
Monthly twilight rides allow cyclists to experience the excitement of pedaling Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, an 11-turn, 2.238-mile course. The ride is highlighted by the legendary Corkscrew turn that drops an equivalent of 5 1/2 stories. Rides run from 5:30–7:30 p.m., and are open to all levels of cyclists. Helmets are required and the cost is $10 per rider.
HMSA members are dedicated to the restoration, preservation and racing of historic race cars. These events are true race meetings comprised of practice sessions and races. Run groups are arranged by speed potential and age of the cars entered for a particular event. Although wheel to wheel racing is common, drivers are encouraged to respect the historic value of the machines.
The hallmarks of a typical HMSA club event are non-spectator, exclusive, semi-competitive with nothing to be won except great experiences, plenty of track time and the camaraderie of fellow members