Race cars and springtime weather set the stage for the historic and contemporary racing at one of the premier road courses in North America — WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. With a combination of clear and cloudy skies and cool, windy conditions throughout the weekend, the track conditions were ideal for the eleven groups of cars that took to the turn, 2. This included a featured reunion and race for Historic Trans Am cars from the s and early s. In addition to the featured Trans Am racers, the Speedfest Laguna Seca provided a fantastic opportunity for racing enthusiasts to watch and hear some vintage race cars outside of the larger historic motorsport events. Engen screamed to a best
The race would end up being one of his toughest, and proudest, victories. Parnelli Jones is pictured in his garage in front of a photo of that race. And as I went underneath him, he was looking in his mirror at another car because he was defending himself. And he ran in the side of me, knocked me off the course.
Originally known as the Trans-American Sedan Championship , the name was changed to the Trans-American Championship for and henceforth. Champion drivers have been officially recognized, and Drivers' Championships awarded since the season. Since , Trans Am has been a national series Continental U.
Consisting of under In , the over 2. Photo courtesy Ford Motor Company. If you missed the chance to see these cars run back in the day, piloted by legendary drivers, this is the next best thing.