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DATES SET FOR 2010 MONTEREY HISTORIC AUTOMOBILE RACES® AT MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA

Aug 17, 2009

MONTEREY, Calif. (August 17, 2009) -  Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca officials today announced August 13-15, 2010 will be the dates for the 37th Monterey Historic Automobile Races.

For the true motorsports enthusiast there is no event quite like the Historic Races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  Not only are history's most significant race cars accessible in paddock areas for spectators to admire at close range but over 400 historic race cars performed, racing wheel-to-wheel and thrilled the 40,000 fans that were here for the 2009 race. 

"As we look forward to 2010 and beyond, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca's mission will be to maintain the integrity, authenticity and prestige of the Monterey Historic Automobile Races, while enhancing the enjoyment factor for the fans, participants and sponsors," said Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

The event is a cornerstone of Monterey Peninsula's Classic Car Week, a veritable feast of things to see and do for car lovers, and utilizes the renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca like no other on the facility's calendar.  With practice on Friday and warm-ups Saturday and Sunday mornings, racing begins after noon each weekend day for 15 race groups that span nearly every era of motorsports history.

The 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is nestled among the hills between Monterey and Salinas and features among its 11 turns the signature Corkscrew, which drops five stories from its entrance to the challenging hairpin turn that follows it.

Tickets for the event go on sale November 17, 2009 by phone (800) 327-7322 or at www.mazdaraceway.com

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 2009 racing schedule includes the Monterey Sports Car Championships featuring the American Le Mans Series October 9-11.


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