|Mazda And SCRAMP Confirm Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Partnership Through 2016|
| Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today announced it has extended its naming rights agreement for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) for another five years. The agreement was ratified by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and extends the two organizations' relationship, which began in 2001, through 2016. The world-famous Monterey, Calif., facility is home to one of the finest natural road-racing courses in the world, and has been a mainstay of professional auto and motorcycle racing since 1957.
Mazda's support has helped enable SCRAMP, operators of the Raceway, and Monterey County to make Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca one of the finest racing facilities in the world. Over the past decade, the circuit has received such major improvements as permanent pit lane garages, permanent luxury hospitality suites and expanded track runoff areas, plus spectator enhancements ranging from a new scoring trylon with hi-definition monitors to radar-controlled speed signs over the track's two straightaways.
Jay Amestoy, Vice President, Public Affairs and Motorsports for MNAO, said, 'We first fell in love with this track and the Monterey peninsula as fans in the 1970s and '80s when Mazda was new to the U.S. and we were establishing our name with the American public and race fans. Our successful partnership with SCRAMP and the Monterey County Parks Department during the last dozen years has made the raceway our home-away-from-home. At Mazda, we don't have company picnics, we have track days. We are enthusiasts at heart, and it shows in the vehicles we build. No Mazda reaches the showroom without extensive development and testing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.'
During its 50-plus years of racing, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has established itself as the premier road-racing track in North America. Worldwide, it is mentioned in the same breath with other historic tracks such as Le Mans, Nurburgring, Monaco and Silverstone. It is common for overseas tourists to visit Mazda Raceway even when there are no on-track activities. One of the reasons is that it is home to one of the most famous series of turns in motor racing, the Corkscrew, turns 8a and 8b, which has a heart-pounding six-story drop in elevation.
|PORSCHE ANNOUNCES DATE CHANGE FOR RENNSPORT REUNION V – NOW SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2015• The world's largest gathering of Porsche race cars, drivers and fans moves forward two weeks|
Atlanta. Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca have announced today that the next Porsche Rennsport Reunion will now take place at the famed California racetrack the weekend of September 25 - 27, 2015, two weeks earlier than originally planned. The date change is due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict with the World Endurance Championship (WEC) racing series....
|IMSA, FERRARI CHALLENGE NORTH AMERICA ANNOUNCE THREE-YEAR EXTENSIONFerrari Challenge North America To Continue Under IMSA Sanction Through 2017|
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2015) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Ferrari Challenge North America today announced a three-year extension of its partnership to continue running the Ferrari Challenge under IMSA sanction in North America through the 2017 season. Established in 1993, and now in its 22nd year, Ferrari Challenge also has series in Europe and Asia Pacific.
|A DAY OF CLASSICS – VOLKSWAGEN TRIO EXTENDS ITS LEAD AT THE 'MONTE'Volkswagen duos defy difficult conditions at the Rally Monte Carlo|
◾Ogier/Ingrassia, Latvala/Anttila and Mikkelsen/Fløene lead rivals by just short of a minute
◾Day three: extremely tricky tyre selection for infamous 'Monte' stages
Three doses of pure 'Monte' – Volkswagen overcame extremely demanding conditions and a hugely difficult tyre selection to extend its three-car lead at the top of the overall standings at the Rally Monte Carlo. With just the final Sunday of rallying to come, Sébas....
|YOUNG LAMBORGHINI STARS STAYING BUSY WITH TESTING, DAYTONA RACE ROLESDAYTONA, Fla. (January 23, 2015) - Two of the young stars of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America are staying busy in the offseason, both on and off track.|
Andrew Palmer, the 2013 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Final champion, and Cody Ware, the 2014 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America Rookie of the Year, are members of the Lamborghini Young Drivers Program.
This objective of the program is to develop the all-around skills - on and off the trac....
|BIG GAINS IN PERFORMANCE EQUALS MORE CONFIDENCE FOR MAZDA TEAM AND DRIVERSJanuary 22, 2014 (IRVINE, Calif.) – At this weekend's Rolex 24 at Daytona, Mazda's two SKYACTIV Prototype cars will have the only diesel power-plants in the season-opening TUDOR United SportsCar Series race. The diminutive inline four-cylinder 2.2-litre Mazda engine continues into 2015 with its unique compound turbochargers and a host of stock-based components. Hard work over the winter has led to big improvements, helping set lap times at the recent Daytona International Speedway test se....|