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Race Car Drivers Take to Two Wheels for Twilight Ride Fundraiser
I don't usually run press releases but this one struck my fancy. Ride your bike around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca? Now that's a kick. Not that this old geezer could do it but ...
Race Car Drivers Take to Two Wheels for Twilight Ride Fundraiser Raceway’s Monthly Ride Includes Grand Am Series Drivers
MONTEREY, Calif., June 30, 2011 — Race car drivers will take to the track early – on bicycles – to kick-off the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival, Powered by Mazda. Some may be using this as an opportunity to test out the 2.238-mile course on two wheels before they speed it up a bit on four.
The Twilight Ride will take place on Thursday July 7 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. on the world-renowned circuit and fans are invited to join them. The ride is free to all Continental Tire Sports Car Festival, Powered by Mazda ticket holders and $10 to all other participants.All proceeds will be donated to charity.
Bicycle riders can experience the thrill of pedaling Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as the race track includes a challenging 300-foot climb and an awe-inspiring descent down the world-famous Corkscrew.
Tentatively scheduled to ride is the Freedom Autosport Mazda Continental Tire Series team (Brad Rampelberg, Sam Barnett, Tom Long and Rhett Odoski), Team Sahlen (Will Nonnamaker), Dempsey Racing (Patrick Dempsey) and special guest, New York Jets Kicker, Nick Folk.
Remaining Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 2011 Twilight Rides are scheduled for the following dates: July 20, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 7.
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About Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was established in 1957. The world-renowned raceway has been operated since its inception by the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), a not-for-profit 501c(4) corporation. Each race season, SCRAMP donates its net proceeds to the volunteer groups that help put on the races.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s 2011 racing schedule includes Ferrari Racing Days May 21-22; Continental Tire Sports Car Festival, powered by Mazda July 8-9; Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring MotoGP World Championship July 22-24; Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 19-21; ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patrón September 16-18; and Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV October 14-16.