HMSA Returns to Laguna Seca for the First Race in a Year

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Montrose, CA — The Historic Motor Sports Association announced yesterday that it’s returning to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for a season-opening March 13-14 race.

“At one point I just started to think we were never going to be able to go back to racing or anything normal from our past,” HMSA President Cris Vandagriff said. “There will be some modifications to the event to ensure safety is paramount on and off the track, but it will be worth any slight changes just so we can get cars back on the track.”

Vandagriff said he can’t imagine kicking off the season anywhere else.

“Monterey is just a beautiful part of the world and the race track is a great place for the racers to shake off the cobwebs of going a year without racing while enjoying the scenery and benefits such as being able to run 105 dBs around the epic twists and turns.”

“You don’t get many opportunities to run Laguna Seca and because we have been away from racing for a year, I think we might see some incredible cars and we will all be a little more grateful to be able to get together,” Vandagriff said. “The track is super fast, technical and has this allure. Laguna Seca is Laguna Seca. It’s going to be a great way to come back to racing.”

As state and local regulations on races and public events evolve, HMSA will make event announcements. So far, the HMSA Spring Club event is the first of two events that Vandagriff and his team have already confirmed for the 2021 season. HMSA will host its annual event, the Sommet de Legendes at the Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant July 9-11 but HMSA members will also have a chance to participate in an exhibition racing class during the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, which was moved to September.