What does a Hollywood star; hometown boy; professional athlete and country music icon have in common? They, and many other well-known names, all have an interest in the outcome of this weekend’s Continental Tire Sports Car Festival, powered by Mazda (Sept. 7-9) at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The fourth annual Race ‘N’ Rod Nationals presented by Mothers, Saturday, September 8th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature a stunning colorful array of some of the most beautiful cars and trucks ever built and customized. The popular event will be held in the Yamaha Marketplace during the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival powered by Mazda September 7-9, 2012.
Participants may enter for a low $35 fee that includes two Saturday race day general admission tickets, a T-shirt, Poker Run, Mothers Goody Bag and an on-track parade lap.
Recurrent Technologies, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s official technology provider, recently completed Phase Two of a comprehensive network upgrade that consisted of a failover capable Cisco-powered network.
GRAND-AM Road Racing Montreal 200
Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas had their second win of the season in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series’ Montreal 200, clinching the Ganassi operation’s 150th win in all forms of major motorsports.
Pruett, who drove the anchor leg, led the final 37 of 66 laps in the two-hour race in the No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley. Pruett slipped by Ryan Dalziel’s No. 8 Starworks Motorsport Ford/Riley for the lead just past the halfway mark, and then kept the advantage after the final series of pit stops several minutes later.
GRAND-AM Road Racing Continental Tire 200, Watkins Glen International
Ryan Dalziel held off teammate Sebastien Bourdias to give Starworks Motorsports its second consecutive Rolex Series victory in Satruday evening’s Continental Tire 200 pesented by Dunn Tire.
Ending weeks of speculation, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd announced today that Valentino Rossi has signed on to ride for the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP™ team for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
Rossi won four of his seven MotoGP™ World Champion titles while with Yamaha. He will once again join teammate and rival, current MotoGP™ Championship points leader and 2010 World Champion, Jorge Lorenzo in the Yamaha garage.
GRAND-AM Road Racing
Next race: Continental Tire 200, Watkins Glen International, August 10-11
American Le Mans Series Mid Ohio Sports Car Challenge
Muscle Milk’s Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr won the American Le Mans Series race Saturday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Dyson Racing’s Chris Dyson and Guy Smith finished second, a lap back in a Lola Mazda.
The winner of the GT class was the Corvette driven by Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner.
The 2012 GEICO Motorcycle AMA Pro Road Racing season is quickly becoming a numbers game.
That is, the historic numbers two-time defending AMA Pro National Guard SuperBike Champion Josh Hayes continues to accumulate as he storms through the ‘12 campaign in unprecedented fashion.
The Monster Energy Graves Yamaha-backed superstar was untouchable once again as he continued to run roughshod over the competition at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the MotoGP World Championship paddock watching on shortly after contesting the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.