Dan Gurney, 1931-2018


Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca joins the racing community in mourning the loss of racing legend Dan Gurney on January 14. He was 86.

Gurney was a winner in Formula One, NASCAR, Indy Car, Trans-Am, Can-Am, and sports cars. Off the track, he was a gentleman and an innovator. He popularized the “Gurney flap” and the use of full-faced helmets as well as the podium champagne spray. Among the highlights at our track was paying tribute to him at the 2010 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

Rest in peace, Dan.