Corvettes 2-3-4 in race 4B for 1963-1966 GT outpace those in other race groups
Laguna Seca celebrates its 60th year since its first race on November 9, 1957 won by Pete Lovely driving a Ferrari.
# 75 Tommy Steuer lost by a whisker to the # 61 Cobra 289 of Loren Liebel. Close behind was # 32 FI driven by Kyke Kelley followed by # 5 Jeff Abramson. Each has enjoyed past success at Laguna Seca.
# 60 Tony Hart, 14th received the annual John Fitch award given to car owner that best embodies the spirit of Corvette racing.
# 165 Chris Springer finished a credible 8th in a 1965 Corvette raced by the late Jim Herlinger.
Just four (4) straight axle Corvettes finished race 1B for 1956-62 GT cars. # 91 Les Alexander best at 17th. # 59 Ron Cressey was 19th followed by # 56 Bryan Hill 27th and # 157 Jim Gallucci 34th.
# 57 Dave Roberts notable DNS
# 88 Mike Malone, 7th in race 7B for 1973 – 1991 IMSA GTO/GTU and Trans Am cars appears to be the newest owner. Original historic built in 1988 by Pacific Summit Racing for Darin Brassfield. (Trying to reach Mike Haemmig to confirm).
Re-broadcast on CBS Sports indicated light attendance at the Sunday races vs big crowds at Pebble Beach Concours. Trend seems towards “show” vs “go”. News re County Directors concerned about economic future unsettles track ownership and operations.
Results compiled by Jan Hyde with thanks to Barry Toepke, director of marketing at Mazda Laguna Seca.