1/16/2017 - Inaugural Spring Classic Set for May 19-21 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Historic Race Cars to Battle at Spring Classic
Photo: Expect cars like this Audi LMP at the inaugural Spring Classic Credit: John R. Hendrick
Salinas, CA -- Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has added a new event to its 2017 schedule. The Spring Classic will take place on May 19-21 at the fabled raceway.
Recognizing the demand and popularity of vintage automobile racing, the three-day event was created to showcase racing from several different eras. The event boasts nine different race groups that will qualify on Friday, May 19, and race on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21.
The nine groups of historic race cars that will be in competition include 1967-1972 Formula B, 1973-1984 SCCA Production GT Cars, 1966-1972 Trans-Am, 1966-1974 Can-Am, 1973-1979 Formula Atlantic, 1966-1972 Trans-Am 2.5 Liter, 1983-2007 World Sports Car Le Mans Prototype, 1979-1994 Historic Stock Cars, and 1967-1984 Formula 1. Two-wheel enthusiasts can also enjoy historic motorcycles making exhibition laps each day.
The primary focus of the groups are race cars from the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.
"Adding the Spring Classic to an exciting slate of events this season is a great way to celebrate 60 years of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca," said Gill Campbell, CEO and general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. "The response to vintage racing has sparked a demand by automobile enthusiasts all over the country. We are happy to be able to provide a showcase for race cars from those eras at the Spring Classic in addition to the earlier eras of automobile racing that are at the forefront of our Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion."
Owners and drivers interested in participating, may complete an entry request at www.springclassic.org. Cars will be evaluated by an experienced panel of individuals who will examine each cars authenticity and relevance to the group.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is home to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion (Aug. 17-20), the largest event during Monterey Classic Car Week, which is described as a museum springing to life. The high demand to participate in the event 550 cars of historical significance are accepted based on authenticity, race provenance and period correctness out of more than 1,000 entries and extraordinary popularity created the need for a new event for vintage cars from around the country to race on the historic track.
Ticket sales begin at 8 a.m. PST on Feb. 1, and for more information and prices, call 831-242-8200. Due to demand, Premier and Reserved camping must be ordered by phone.