2010 Monterey Historic Automobile Races: Classes and Eligibility Announced
Next year’s Monterey-week races at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will feature historic Trans-Am saloons, an all-Bugatti ‘Grand Prix’ and the first appearance of classic NASCAR racers.
The races, which will book-end the annual Pebble Beach festivities, will be held on 7-8 August (Pre-Historics) and 12-15 August (Historics) 2010. The ‘Featured Classes’ for 2010 will be Formula 1 1966-1983, Trans-Am 1966-1972, drum-braked NASCAR Stock Cars 1966-1975 and a ‘Bugatti Grand Prix’.
Other categories that will be included are: pre-1949 sports and racing cars; 1947-1955 GT and sports cars; 1947-1955 GT and sports-racing cars; 1955-1962 GT cars, 1955-1961 sports-racing cars under 2000cc; 1955-1961 sports-racing cars; 1961-1966 GT cars under 2500cc; 1964-1972 FIA Manufacturers' Championship cars; 1971-1976 FIA Manufacturers' Championship cars; 1973-1982 IMSA, GT, GTX, AAGT cars; 1981-1989 FIA Manufacturers' Championship and IMSA GTP cars; 1959-1966 sports-racing cars; 1963-1966 GT cars over 2500cc; 1958-1963 Formula Junior cars.
Phew. Whatever the line-up, historic racing at the wonderful rolling Californian track is a must-see on any trip to Monterey. The event will be sanctioned by the Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) and the deadline for entry form submissions is 31 January 2010.
For further information, see www.mazdaraceway.com where entry forms can be downloaded.
You can read our impressions of a first visit to the Mazda Raceway, in August 2008, HERE.
Text: Steve Wakefield
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