The first major event on the international motorsports calendar will take place this weekend when GRAND-AM Road Racing rings in the new year with the “Roar Before the Rolex 24,” a three-day test featuring a star-studded lineup at Daytona International Speedway.
Picking up where he left off last year, Scott Pruett ran the fastest laps Friday at Daytona International Speedway to lead the opening day of the “Roar Before the Rolex 24″ in the car that dominated last year’s Daytona Prototype championship.
Ryan Dalziel won the 2010 Rolex 24 At Daytona with Action Express Racing, and finished second with Peter Baron’s operation in the 2007 event. Sunday, Dalziel served notice that Baron’s Starworks Motorsport is a team to watch in the 49th running of the Rolex 24 later this month, unofficially breaking the Daytona International Speedway track record with a lap of 128.194 mph (1:39.973) in the No. 8 Corsa Car Care Ford/Riley.
One of the more popular community events held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is the monthly Twilight Cycling Ride, which gives rare access to the 2.238-mile undulating road course. This month, for a low entry fee of $10, cyclists of all ages can hit the track on Wednesday, February 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
No prior experience is necessary to ride and cyclists will have the opportunity to go where racing legends typically speed by. The Twilight is informal and helmets are required
The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) has been operating for over 50 years and created what the racing circuit, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is today.
Before the first of the fabled Pebble Beach Road Races over 50 years ago, the Monterey Peninsula was not the destination for hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the world that it is today. It was hardly known outside of California, other than by soldiers who got their Army basic training at nearby Fort Ord.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s goal with its monthly Twilight Rides is to create a safe, fun place to ride for cyclists of all ages and skills. The season kicks-off with its first ride for 2011 on January 19 from 4-6 p.m. For only $10 per rider, cyclists will have the opportunity to go where racing legends typically speed by. The rides are informal, helmets are required, and the track will be open to recreational cyclists throughout the entire time.
The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), the not-for-profit organization that operates major racing events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, announced the officers for the 2011 season.
SCRAMP officers for 2011 are Dean Fewtrell of Salinas as president, Kathy Hayworth of Del Rey Oaks as vice president of administration, James Alit of Manteca as vice president of operations, Lee Shepherd of Monterey as treasurer, Gregg Curry of Carmel Valley as secretary and Ken Lofink of Monterey will serve in the position of past president.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is sharing the love this Valentine’s Day and will be sending ticket purchasers very special M&M’s. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and M&M’s have teamed up to offer race fans special M&M’s with the track outline on the chocolate candy.