The buildup from the incredible finish to last year’s AMERICA’S TIRE 250 and the previous day’s Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge 120 set a high standard for the feature event of this weekend’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, and teams from the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship again rose to the occasion at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca with an unpredictable race that entertained fans and viewers from start to finish.
A thrilling finish at the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge 120 and qualifying to shape a captivating AMERICA’S TIRE 250 on Sunday highlighted Saturday action at the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
Military Appreciation Day gratitude and beautiful weather enhanced the atmosphere of the crowd amid a day of exciting racing from the sports cars on the 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course. The competition intensified with tight season championship battles looming over the penultimate round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The first day of racing activity set a thunderous tone amid the gorgeous Monterey County backdrop for the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix featuring AMERICA’S TIRE 250. The Prototype, GT Le Mans, and GT Daytona cars competing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship delivered fast times and thickening plot lines that will keep fans captivated throughout the event.
Porsche passion fueled a record turnout of fans at Rennsport Reunion VI, the latest iteration of the world’s largest Porsche festival. The family reunion of historic race cars, legendary drivers and engineers, and Porsche owners and enthusiasts packed WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, for four days, Sept. 27-30. Race champions and contenders from 70 years of Porsche motorsports roared around the iconic 2.238-mile track while around 2,000 vehicles from past and present were on display.
An incredible four-day celebration of the cars, drivers and people who contributed to Porsche’s substantial racing legacy took place at Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI. Monterey County hosted the German automaker at the iconic WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the largest Porsche gathering yet.
Porsche enthusiasts have arrived in droves to attend Porsche Rennsport Reunion VI to take part in a celebration of the German manufacturer’s seven decades of brilliance on the race track and the road. One standout on the third day of the four-day event had little to do with pushing the boundaries to go faster. The first-ever Porsche tractor race held at 1:15 p.m. provided levity with 17 tractors racing from the starting line to the Mother’s Polish bridge between Turns 4 and 5 from a Le Mans-style start.
Jonathan Rea and Cameron Beaubier did the double by backing up their Race 1 victories on Saturday with second wins in exciting fashion at the conclusion of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round featuring MotoAmerica Championship of Monterey.
Gorgeous weather gracing the scenic hillsides of the Monterey Peninsula set the backdrop for a thrilling day of racing at the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Winners in the first of two races were decided with Kawasaki rider Jonathan Rea continuing to rewrite the history books with another victory followed by a celebration for the ages.
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca hosted a fun-filled evening in downtown Monterey with a number of race cars competing in the Monterey Pre-Reunion. We’re gearing up for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Aug. 23-26.
The third day of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion produced the largest turnout thus far at the four-day event at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Fans swarmed to see the action on-track during the first of two days of winners being decided as well as the unforgettable moments on the Paddock Stage presented by Audi.
Below is a rundown of the facts and events that have made the 45th incarnation of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion so memorable with one day remaining.
The penultimate day of action at the Intercontinental GT Challenge California 8 Hours at Monterey County’s WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca decided the grid positioning for tomorrow’s eight-hour endurance event and awarded champions in Blue Marble Cocktails Radical Cup North America.
The leaders in the Intercontinental GT Challenge categories are Mercedes-AMG Team Strakka Racing (GT3), Strakka Racing (GT3 Pro-Am), US RaceTronics (GT Cup), Team Panoz Racing (GT4) and Herta Autosport (TCR).
Friday action at the Intercontinental GT Challenge California 8 Hours featured some of the best drivers from around the globe adjusting their GT machinery to the 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course at Monterey County’s WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
Last year, the inaugural edition of the California 8 Hours – the longest ever race at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca in its 60 years of existence – proved to be the season decider. Audi Sport Team Magnus took the win with their R8 LMS GT3, driven by Pierre Kaffer, Kelvin Van Der Linde and Markus Winkelhock. For the latter and for Audi that was enough to claim the drivers’ and manufacturers’ titles respectively.
There is so much to see and do when visiting Monterey, whether it’s making a quick overnight stop to see a race, or if you’re making a weekend of it and checking out all the cool attractions in the Monterey County area.
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