|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.
|BMW TEAM RLL FINISHES 3RD AND 4TH AT VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAYWoodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 24, 2014 . . . BMW Team RLL put in a strong performance in today's TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway, finishing 3rd and 4th in the headlining GTLM class.|
John Edwards and Dirk Müller raced to a second-consecutive podium with a third place finish in the No. 56 BMW Z4. They completed 82 laps of the 3.27-mile, 17-turn VIR circuit in the 2.75-hour contest, finishing only .764 seconds behind the winning Ferr....
|PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE AND PEBBLE BEACH TOUR D'ELEGANCE PRESENTED BY ROLEXCLASSIC MASTERPIECES ON TRACK AND FIELD|
The Monterey Classic Car Week is one of those rendezvous moments: a must genuine must-do in a world seemingly full of unique and iconic events. The week features concours, tours, racing and auctions; it offers something for everyone interested in the history of the automobile or, indeed, society, given the impact the car has had in its century or so of popular appeal. In 2014, four events stood out head and shoulders above the other happenings. ....
|MY YACHT™ CONCOURS MAKES WAVES IN MONTEREYLos Angeles, CA August 21st, 2014 – In a busy automotive week full of parties held in houses, tents, and parking lots, My Yacht Group's Concours event created a uniquely prestigious evening aboard Motor Yacht Acania, the 136-foot superyacht originally commissioned by Al Capone in 1929. Moored in Breakwater Cove Marina for the second year, the cream of the motoring world, discerning HNW guests, Olympic athletes , and distinguished brand partners led by Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors AG en....|
|DORAN RACING, BELL RACING SET TO TACKLE VIR ON SATURDAYLEBANON, Ohio – This weekend Doran Racing, Tim Bell Racing and other IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) teams return to VIRginia International Raceway (VIR), a 3.27-mile, 18-turn road course and resort in Alton, Virginia that Car and Driver magazine named one of the top six road courses in North America.|
The series hasn't raced at VIR since 2011, although for several years the facility was the site of its season finale. VIR was on the schedule in the series' inaugural se....
|MAZDA FOUNDATION ISSUES $25,000 GRANT TO THE SPCA FOR MONTEREY COUNTYThe Mazda Foundation (USA), Inc. believes strongly in helping furry friends (and some not so furry) who find themselves neglected, homeless or injured. On Saturday, August 16th, the Mazda Foundation presented the local, independent SPCA for Monterey County with a generous $25,000 grant.|
'The work that the SPCA of Monterey County does is so important to this community – their doors are open to all animals in need - from dogs and cats to horses, wildlife, exotics, and more,' said Robert Davis, ....
|LEGENDARY RACER STEVE MILLEN AND HIS NO. 75 NISSAN 300ZX TAKE TO THE TRACK IN MONTEREYMONTEREY, Calif. – For race car driver Steve Millen, anniversary gifts don't get any sweeter than this.|
To mark the 20th anniversary of his – and Nissan's – win at the 1994 24 Hours of Le Mans, Millen brought his legendary No. 75 Nissan 300ZX twin turbo racer out of retirement at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in California.
'This Monterey historic reunion is the biggest and best of the classic car races in America,' said Millen. 'I've always come up here as a spectator thin....