The tradition of memorable sports car racing will continue at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2014 with the addition of America’s all-new premier sports car racing series: The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship May 2-4, 2014.
A special thank you to our photographic team of Michael Troutman (DMT Imaging), Bob Heathcote (Bob Heathcote Photography), Bobby Nichols (f28 Imaging) and Mike Doran who all contributed their exemplary creative services.
The Naval Postgraduate School Cycling Club will be hosting the Twilight Cycling ride at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Wednesday, October 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The cost is $10 per rider and all riders must have a helmet.The Twilight Rides are informal and the 2.238-mile track will be open to all levels of cyclists. There will also be a seven-lap circuit race, as well as a gravity race from the top of the Corkscrew.
The January 16th Twilight Cycling, presented by Rabobank, will benefit Cub Scout Pack 13 of Salinas. Scouts (boys and girls) as well as area bicyclists who are invited to experience the thrill of the 11-turn, 2.238-mile world famous race track that is normally reserved for motorcycles and race cars.
Activities will start at 4 p.m. when the race track and paddock are open to all Scouts for obstacle course drills and short races for one hour. From 5-7 p.m. it is open track for all participants (Scouts, bike clubs and individuals).
Capturing his first-ever pole position, LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl will start from pole position with a qualifying time of 1.21.176. This is Bradl’s second year running in the premier class, after having captured the 2011 Moto2 World Championship.
Rounding out the top five are Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez, Go&Fun Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi and Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Cal Crutchlow.
Rookie sensation Marc Marquez of the Repsol Honda Team made a surprising and bold pass over Valentino Rossi in The Corkscrew to move into striking distance of pole sitter Stefan Bradl to win the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix.
“I’m quite happy with the first day, it was not so bad and we stayed with the top guys in the two practices. It’s a very difficult race track to find the right settings. It is very physical for sure and Sunday will be a very long race. I feel quite confident with the bike, it’s not so bad but we have to try to do better and improve the balance, braking and acceleration. We are working to improve our performance as we are not so far from the top but we are not yet there. We hope to improve tomorrow to find a better balance for going faster and to get a good rhythm.”