What: The inaugural Spring Classic is an exciting new vintage car race with unlimited sound that primarily celebrates the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. This will be a relaxed showcase for phenomenal race cars that will appeal to racing and automobile enthusiasts nationwide.
When: May 19-21
1967-1972 Formula B
1973-1984 SCCA Production GT Cars
1973-1979 Formula Atlantic
1966-1972 Trans-Am 2.5 Liter
1983-2007 World Sports Car/Le Mans Prototype
1979-2006 Historic Stock Cars
1967-1984 Formula 1
Historic Motorcycle Exhibitions
Sports car racing’s booming popularity following WWII resulted in the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and the CASC (Canadian Automobile Sports Club) founding the Can-Am Series for Group 7 type sports racers in 1966. Armed with sponsorship from Johnson Wax, the Can-Am Series was the best paying racing series in the world. As a result, it attracted the best of the best in the world of international auto racing. Formula One world champions John Surtees, Jody Scheckter, Jack Brabham, Graham Hill, Phil Hill, Denny Hulme, Jackie Stewart, and Mario Andretti and Indy 500 winners A.J.
The Spring Classic vintage car race and historic motorcycle exhibition to be held on May 19-21 features 10 run groups with racers from around the country excited to take part in the inaugural event during Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s 60th anniversary celebration.
Participants in the 1966-1972 Trans-Am and 1966-1972 Trans-Am 2.5 Liter groups, in particular, are sure to be a large attraction. The groups had been a fan favorite at the iconic race track at past events, and for good reason.
The inaugural Spring Classic celebrates the popularity of vintage automobile racing in a three-day unlimited sound event that showcases racing from several different eras.
The nine groups of historic race cars that will be in competition are: 1967-1972 Formula B, 1973-1984 SCCA Production GT Cars, 1966-1972 Trans-Am, 1966-1974 Can-Am, 1973-1979 Formula Atlantic, 1966-1972 Trans Am 2.5 Liter, 1983-2007 World Sports Car – Le Mans Prototype, 1979-2006 Historic Stock Cars, and 1967-1984 Formula 1. Two-wheel enthusiasts can also enjoy historic motorcycles making exhibition laps each day.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has added a new event to its 2017 schedule. The Spring Classic will take place on May 19-21 at the fabled raceway.
Recognizing the demand and popularity of vintage automobile racing, the three-day event was created to showcase racing from several different eras. The event boasts nine different race groups that will qualify on Friday, May 19, and race on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21.
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