Bio: Joined Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in March 2015 with 25 years of motorsports public relations experience. David started out making copies in the media center at all of the NHRA national events in 1989. Since then, he’s plied his trade at Sonoma Raceway (1990-91) and with the NHRA in a fulltime position (1992-94) before moving to North Carolina, where he worked for five years at the Cotter Group and 13 full seasons with Richard Childress Racing. A two-year stay in Florida found David at 8Star Motorsports and IMSA before finally returning to the west coast.
Bio: Born on the East Coast, but raised on the West.
Hometown: Burlington, VT/ Greenbrae, CA
College: California State University Monterey Bay I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology in May 2014.
Favorite Racing Series: Moto GP
Favorite Racer: Casey Stoner
Favorite Sport Activities: I used to swim competitively. But I’ll watch practically any sport.
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: The first time I saw my uncle race AFM at Sonoma Raceway (Then Infineon Raceway) when I was 16.
Bio: Joined Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in October 2009 from RWB Marketing & Communications where he was VP of new business, and corporate and product communications at Mitsubishi Motors North America. Prior to RWB, he was director of communications at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which was formerly a longtime client of his at his own agency, VL Communications Group. As president of VL, Toepke oversaw such clients as Automobili Lamborghini USA, Bonhams & Butterfields, and American Cancer Society, among many others.
Bio: I worked in the banking industry for 10 years, and taught an adult education class on Banking Careers. I then decided to take a break for 15 years and raise my family. In 2000 I returned to work in the ticket department at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Hometown: Marina, Calif.
College: Monterey Peninsula College, University California Santa Cruz.
Favorite Sport Activities: Walking
Favorite movie: Phenomenon, Lonesome Dove
Favorite music: Pop, Country, Christian
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, painting, crafts.
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
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