2010 Monterey Historics Sanctioning Body and Classes

1980 Porsche 935K3 at Monterey HistoricsMazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced the classes for the Monterey Historic Automobile Races® and Monterey Pre-Historics to give the car owners more information in assisting them in selecting which cars they would like to enter. The Entry Forms for both races are being sent out this week to prospective participants and will be available online at www.mazdaraceway.com.

The Historic Motor Sports Association (HMSA) will be the sanctioning body providing all of the rules, regulations and technical inspection for the Monterey Pre-Historics and Monterey Historic Automobile Races.

“In our continuing efforts to keep everyone informed, we are announcing the classes and making the forms readily available to participants. This gives everyone involved the information to decide which cars to enter, with enough time to get the cars ready and make arrangements,” said Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “Continuing in the tradition of this event, we anticipate cars of great heritage like the F1 cars, Bugattis in their own Grand Prix and for the first time – NASCAR with drum brakes.”

2010 Monterey Historic Automobile Race Featured Classes

Formula One 1966-1983
Trans-Am 1966-1972
Stock Cars (with drum brakes) 1966-1975
Bugatti Grand Prix

Additional 2010 Monterey Historic Classes

Pre-1949 Sports and Racing Cars
1947-1955 GT and Sports Cars
1947-1955 GT and Sports Racing Cars
1955-1962 GT Cars
1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars under 2000cc
1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars
1961-1966 GT Cars under 2500cc
1964-1972 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars
1971-1976 FIA Mfg. Championship Cars
1973-1982 IMSA, GT, GTX, AAGT Cars
1981-1989 FIA Mfg. Championship & IMSA GTP Cars
1959-1966 Sports Racing Cars
1963-1966 GT Cars over 2500cc
1958-1963 Formula Junior Cars

The deadline for Entry Form submissions is January 31, 2010 to afford the selection committee ample time to review and select the period-correct historic cars.

The Monterey Historic Automobile Races will be held August 12-15, 2010. Tickets are on sale by phone (800) 327-7322 or at www.mazdaraceway.com. The featured marque will be announced shortly as will the schedule of when the classes are running.

[Source: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca; photo credit, Dennis Gray]

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  1. Good. Once every few years I like to step away from the track and enjoy some of the other activities in Monterey to a fuller degree. This apparent dilution of the race event will make it much easier to do so in 2010. That said, it is sad to see an event that has been world class lose its luster.

    Cheers