600+ entrants compared to 450+ in 37 past annual events - could be interesting.........
Under new management, the event was well run and a huge success - congratulations to SCRAMP, the Mazda Raceway staff and Rolex :-))
MONTEREY, Calif., August 12, 2010 -The Tribute to Dan Gurney Begins – The Spa-winning Eagle (#36) and Le Mans-winning Ford Mk IV (#1) with 18 Other Significant Gurney Cars Take to the Grid for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
The on-track action started up today with 600+ race cars in 19 race groups. For complete Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion details please visit: www.mazdaraceway.com, or call 800-327-7322.
Rolex and motor sports
Rolex has been Official Timekeeper for 24 Hours of Le Mans since 2001 and Title Sponsor of the Rolex 24 At Daytona in North America since 1992. In 1965, Rolex added the name Daytona to the dial of its Cosmograph line in tribute to this great race at the International Speedway. Ever since then, the presence of the Rolex brand in automobile racing has grown steadily.
Rolex supports the tradition of auto racing through events that celebrate design, speed and passion including the Goodwood Revival (UK), the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (USA), the Pebble Beach Tour D’Elegance presented by Rolex (USA) and the Pebble Beach Concours D’Elegance and The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering (USA). Rolex affiliation also extends to three key figures in the sport: Sir Jackie Stewart from Scotland, one of the greatest drivers of his generation, American Roger Penske, a former driver turned successful businessman and owner of the team Penske Racing, and Danish driver Tom Kristensen, record eight-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
About Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was established in 1957. The world-renowned raceway has been operated since its inception by the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), a not-for-profit 501C(4) corporation. Each race season, SCRAMP donates its net proceeds to the volunteer groups that help put on the races.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s world-class 2010 racing schedule includes the American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patrón May 21-23, the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring MotoGP World Championship July 23-25, the Pre-Reunion August 7-8, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 13-15 and the Global Tuner Grand Prix October 22-24.