Vintage Can Am cars radical machines for their time, more than a decade's worth of historic NASCAR Winston Cup cars, two groups of Porsches from the Porsche Club of America and both old and new Mini-Coopers will grace the world-renowned 2.238-mile, 11-turn facility located just off the Monterey-Salinas Highway.
"We are constantly striving to put together packages that will entertain not only first-time visitors to our track but also hard-core race fans," said Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca General Manager Gill Campbell. "We feel we have accomplished that with the exciting lineup we have for our 2003 season-ending event in October.
"Can Am cars and Porsches were major players in putting Laguna Seca on the racing map. No one can question the impact Winston Cup has had on the worldwide racing scene and we have a very significant lineup of these powerful machines coming. And everyone loves the Mini-Coopers, which have just recently gone back into production.
Vintage Can Am entries include Penske cars driven by Mark Donohue and George Follmer, the sleek Shadow, Peter Revson's McLaren and other McLaren Factory Team cars among others.
The lineup of historic Winston Cup cars includes a host of machines previously driven by title contenders such as Swervin' Ernie Irvan, the late Dale "The Intimidator" Earnhardt, "King" Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon, the late Davey Allison, Darrell Waltrip and a pair of cars campaigned by Lake Speed.
Among the many non-racing activities will be a "Brats & Brew" beer tasting and festival.
Ticket information for the U.S. Sports Car Invitational October 3-5, 2003 is available by calling 1-800-327-SECA or logging on to www.laguna-seca.com/tickets or www.ticketmaster.com.
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