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|America's most popular form of motorsports will nudge its way onto the vintage race scene this summer when 27 historic stock cars participate in the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Scheduled for August 17-19 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, the event will feature the Shelby Cobra as its traditionally feted annual marque, but the addition of the stock cars promises to add a new dimension to the hundreds of sports and race cars entered in the historic race. Familiar brands such as Chevrolet Monte Carlo, Ford Thunderbird, Buick Regal, Pontiac Grand Prix, Oldsmobile Cutlass and Chevrolet Nova, among others, will recreate a rich history that was made famous by superstar drivers. Above the car doors, fans will recognize names such as Rusty Wallace, Dale Earnhardt, Darrell Waltrip, Ricky Rudd and Richard Petty. The group is limited to 1974-1990 stock cars with disc brakes and includes the 1988 Daytona 500-winning Buick Regal that was driven by Bobby Allison; Richard Petty's 1979 season-winning Chevrolet Monte Carlo; and the 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix road car that Rusty Wallace used to capture the 1989 Winston Cup Championship. 'This is the first year that such late-model stock cars have been invited to run at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion,' said Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, adding that in 2010, a group of 1959-1975 stock cars ran, which was highly popular with younger guests. 'Our mission is to share the wealth and breadth of motorsports history with the thousands of guests who enjoy celebrating historic race cars. The younger audiences surely will recognize these stock cars that once competed at the country's well-known speedways like Daytona and Talladega, and watching them navigate the tricky Corkscrew will be most entertaining.' The stock car group is one of 17 race groups at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, which this year celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Shelby Cobra. In honor of the anniversary and the late Carroll Shelby, a group of 45 Shelby Cobras that once competed in the 1960s will line up on the grid in what will be a thunderous start to their race. Adding to the celebration will be many former employees of Shelby American and former colleagues of Carroll Shelby who are expected to be in attendance. Already, there are more than 200 Shelby Cobras committed to the Cobra Corral to complement the 45 competition cars entered in their race. Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion advance general admission tickets start at $50. A three-day ticket is only $130 and includes a complimentary souvenir magazine. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Hospitality options begin at $200 per person. For more information on the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion or to purchase tickets, call 800-327-7322 or visit www.MazdaRaceway.com.|
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Scotts Valley & Monterey, Calif., June 19, 2013 – Bell Helmets and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, today unveiled a commemorative helmet in honor of the 2013 Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, taking place July 19-21 at the famed Northern California raceway. A limited run of the helmet will be available for purchase online during the weeks leading up to the ev....
|GREG BIFFLE GIVES FORD MOTOR COMPANY 1,000TH NASCAR VICTORY AFTER WINNING AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY◾Ford Motor Company has won 1,000 NASCAR races in the Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series combined.|
◾Jim Roper won the very first NASCAR-sanctioned stock car race in a Lincoln when he was deemed the winner at Charlotte on June 19, 1949.
◾Ford Motor Company has won 20 manufacturer titles and 13 driver championships in NASCAR's top three series.
DEARBORN, MI, (June 16, 2013) – Henry Ford's win over Alexander Winton on Oct. 10, 1901 in what proved to be his only race a....
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MONTEREY, Calif., June 12, 2013 – The roaring sounds of motorcycle engines will meet the soothing sounds of the Caribbean this year, as race fans attending the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will be treated to the reggae-styling of The Original Wailers.
The Original Wailers will be performing on Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m. on the GE Capital Financial Stage in the Yamaha Marketplac....
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50 Anni di Passione, 50 years of passion, is the year long theme for the Ferrari Club ....
|FORD RACING WINS 200TH NASCAR NATIONWIDE SERIES RACEToday's win by Trevor Bayne at Iowa Speedway is the 200th for Ford Racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and the 999th all-time victory for Ford Motor Company in the NASCAR's top three series combined. Mark Martin is Ford's all-time NASCAR Nationwide wins leader with 47, including the very first series victory for the manufacturer on May 30, 1987 at Dover International Speedway.|
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|Shelby Performance Parts Introduces Highly Anticipated Wide Body Kits For 2010-2014 MustangLas Vegas – June 6, 2013 – Shelby Performance Parts (SPP), a division of Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK), has now introduced the highly anticipated Shelby Wide Body Kit for 2010-2014 Mustang and Shelby models. The Shelby Wide Body package was unveiled on the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this January, and was recently released for 2005-2009 Mustang and Shelby cars. Shelby Per....|
| Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Receives Fleet Of Stylish New 2014 MazdasMONTEREY, Calif., June 5, 2013 — Kicking off the 2013 race season, Mazda North American Operations has delivered a fleet of 15 special liveried 2014 Mazda6 sedans, CX-5 sport utility vehicles and powerful MX-5 sports cars to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.|
Since Mazda became title sponsor of the iconic motorsports and events facility in 2006, located in the destination-rich Monterey Peninsula, Mazda has had a prolific presence. The 'Soul Red Metallic' vehicles are stylishly emblazoned with....