Story and photos by Dennis Gray
The Historic Motors Sports Association (HMSA) held a club event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on April 24-25, 2010.
HMSA events feature historic production cars built through 1966 and purpose-built Formula, Sports Racing and IMSA cars built through 1984. The April club event featured more than 130 vintage race cars circling the 11-turn, 2.238-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca road course in Monterey, California.
Club Event Notes: Cris Vandagriff and his HMSA crew drew a good group of cars for this club event, and, as always, they ran their race weekend on a tight schedule, with races starting and ending on time. HMSA does not release winners, lap times or qualifying times so to play along no race results will be given. Classes are gridded on a first-come, first-go basis, which makes for some interesting passing situations as the faster cars that may have been late to the pre-grid work their way through the pack. For this club weekend, exhaust noise limits were in effect, limiting some of the audible thrill of the larger bore entrants.
In addition to the “Cars of Interest” below, the field included many notable cars: Greg Whitten’s Ferrari 250 GTO (3413GT); Nick Colonna’s Lola T70 Spyder and Costin Lister Chevrolet; Pete Whitehead’s Iso Rivolta GT; the Saab 96 of Paul Perry; Pete Thelander’s 1934 MG NE; several endurance Porsches and a pair of Cobras and Gullwings.
For more information, visit www.hmsausa.com.
HMSA Club Event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – Cars of Interest
HMSA Club Event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – Photo Gallery (click image for larger photo and description)
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