Highcroft Racing returns to a happy hunting ground at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – bringing back happy memories of clinching its 2009 American Le Mans Series championship.
And while the team is keen on repeating its title win in 2010, the Duncan Dayton-led squad has one eye on its next event – Highcroft’s debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
With Simon Pagenaud aboard a Peugeot in the French endurance classic this year, Highcroft recently secured three-time race winner Marco Werner to join Marino Franchitti and last year’s victor David Brabham.
New for 2010 is a seasonal club membership open to all kids 12 years of age and younger – The Corkscrew Kids Club.
The $20 member ship includes free admission to all Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca events and many other benefits. A free child’s admission pass to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, National Steinbeck Center Kid’s Club Pass and the MY Museum are some of the perks of the membership.
All Corkscrew Kids Club members receive a free Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca lunch bag, a special edition birthday card and many more exciting activities throughout the race season.
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón’s first six-hour race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will feature the biggest grid for a Series event at the famed Monterey, Calif., venue in a decade and one of the largest for any professional championship at the circuit. It marks the third consecutive race that the Series has seen significant entry increases over the previous year.
American Le Mans Series Monterey Presented by Patrón
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA
May 20 -23, 2010
Entry List as of 04/26/2010
Patrón Highcroft Racing Patrón/ GE/ Forbes/ Michelin/
David Brabham / Henley-on-Thames, UK
Simon Pagenaud / Indianapolis, IN
Marino Franchitti / Edinburgh, Scotland
Spectators visiting Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this year will be greeted by an impressive three-sided video display and scoring tower system from Daktronics. This state-of-the-art system features the latest in LED video technology and the capability to engage racing fans with live and recorded video images, integrated real-time race information, colorful animations and vivid graphics.
Skip Barber Racing School will head west to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this December for the 14th edition of its annual Karting Scholarship Shoot-out. The event, the largest and single most important event for karters transitioning to race cars, is scheduled for Friday, December 3rd through Monday, December 6th at the Salinas, Calif. facility.
Close to 800,000 people stop by an ARCO station every day. The fuel stops will be quicker on the streets of the Long Beach Grand Prix April 17 and at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca May 23rd. BP’s prominent west coast brand, ARCO, will be sponsoring the #16 Mazda Lola coupe of Dyson Racing for the second and third rounds of the 2010 American Le Mans Series. This is a continuation of a partnership started last year when ARCO branded a Dyson Racing Mazda Lola entry at the then season-ending race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The four-day cycling festival called Sea Otter Classic will be held April 15-18, 2010 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. For cyclists/racers who want to preview and pedal the circuit course that will be used during the Sea Otter Classic, the April 13 Twilight Ride hosted by the Don Chapin Monterey Bay Racing Team will offer that opportunity.
Circuit riders will experience the thrill of riding Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as the course includes a challenging 300-foot climb and an awe-inspiring descent down the world-famous Corkscrew.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced today that the Cooper Tires presents the USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda will be one of the support series for the American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patrón. The series joins the Playboy Mazda MX5 Cup, Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship, the Patrón GT3 Challenge by Yokohama and the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear for the event on May 21-23.
For motorsports fans there’s no sweeter sound than the high-revving engines of Formula 1 cars. And for those attending the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 12-15 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, there will be plenty to see and hear as 38 historic F1 cars will take to the grid to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Formula 1.