Bio: After graduate school Derek worked with the City of Monterey’s Recreation and Community Services Department for eight years and following five years as Facilities Coordinator at the City of Monterey Sports Center he made the move to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Hometown: Concord, CA
College: Chico State
Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP and Indy Car
Favorite Racer: The Bandit
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: Watching figure 8 racing at a local dirt track growing up.
Favorite Book: Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
Bio: Born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. I just graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a major in English and minors in Sports Management and Education. I’ve had several jobs/internships in the sports industry ranging from soccer promotions, sports broadcasting, and game management.
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
College: University of California, Santa Barbara (Go Gauchos!)
Favorite Racing Series: NASCAR, Formula 1, World Rally Championship, MotoGP
Favorite Racer: Adrian Fernandez, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Jack Sprague, Rick Mears
Arguably the greatest all-around racing driver of his time and a true icon of the motor racing world, Sir Stirling Moss will be the honored guest at the Picnic in the Park at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion on Saturday, August 16. Historian Murray Smith will conduct the always engaging noontime session in the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca marketplace where fans may bring their lunch, listen to stories and ask questions. The Saturday-only picnic is a popular activity that allows fans to engage with a driving legend.