In case you missed the roar and rumble of more than 550 historic and authentic race cars participating in last month’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, now’s your chance. Speed TV crews captured the colorful sights and sounds of this automotive museum springing to life and will present it to viewers beginning on Sunday, September 11 at 12:30 PDT.
Cobra, one of the most recognized and iconic names in the motorsports and automotive worlds, will be the featured marque at next year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion on August 17-19, 2012. Today’s announcement was made at the closing awards ceremony by Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca who was accompanied by the growl of a Cobra driving on stage.
The smile he so easily wears belies the competitive spirit of Bryan Sellers. Below the surface of the Braselton, GA-driver simmers a passion forged through a lifetime of racing. Once the trademark orange and black helmet goes on and the once easily approachable driver slides behind the wheel of the No. 17 Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, one of sports car racing’s true “nice guys” makes the switch to one of its fiercest competitors. He is a Dr. Jekyll in the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca paddock and a Mr. Hyde on the track.
Every second in the pits is time lost on the race track . . . teamwork counts.
Pit stops in the ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey, presented by Patrón play a significant role in the race’s outcome. There are very specific rules and a unique style to pit stops, practices that trace back in the history of Le Mans-style racing. Two pit stops are typically made during sprint races (2:45). In longer races, such as the one at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, race cars will usually pit about every 50-60 minutes.
The high-tech world of endurance sports cars visits Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the form of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Highlighting cars that compete in the legendary 24 Heures du Mans, high-speed, high-tech race cars from Mazda, Accura, and Aston Martin vie for the event title over a gruelling six-hour race that tests man and machine. Throughout the race weekend fans are treated to autograph sessions, tech talks, and the ever-popular pre-race grid walk. Although the stars of the ALMS series take center stage, other on-track action includes races for the Porsche GT3 Cup, World Challenge, Protoptype Lites, and the Star Mazda open-wheel series.
We’re only days away before some of the world’s premier athlete drivers arrive into Monterey for the six hour endurance race – the ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey, presented by Patron. As the season winds down, the race for overall top honors remains strong. This is Round eight of a nine race season.
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (ALMS) today announced its association with the Unlimited Racing Championship (URC) as the new “Heritage Series” for the 2012 season and beyond. The URC will feature identically built NuArt CanAm cars reminiscent of the “glory days” of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup (Can-Am) from the 1960-70s.
Today’s announcement was made on the first practice day of the ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey, presented by Patron, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Aston Martin Racing won its first overall race in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron, and Dyson Racing and BMW Team RLL each clinched driver and team championships on Saturday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Stefan Mucke, Adrian Fernandez and Harold Primat won the six-hour ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patron in their Aston Martin-powered Lola coupe. The trio battled all day with Dyson Racing and Oryx Dyson Racing Lola-Mazdas, and Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing’s Lola-Aston Martin.
Anticipation for the first-ever West coast appearance of Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV October 14-16 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is running high. Complementing the more than 350 of the rarest Porsche race cars competing on the track will be an unprecedented field of 800-plus Porsches staged in the traditional car corral area. The demand is so swift and the support from the Porsche Club of America so positive that an additional parking area with limited space is being designated as another Porsche car corral.