In Photos: 2014 Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix – Laguna Seca

By | June 16, 2014

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

The fourth stop on the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship 2014 calendar is the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix.

With this being the first season of TUSC, and this their first stop at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, things were bound to be different. First off, cars, a lot more cars. So much so, there wasn’t enough room on pit row. The solution? Split the race into two different, shorter races. Each race, 2 hours in length from the typical 4+ hours of the ALMS days. The first race would be the GTD and PC class machines. Essentially all the Pro-Am teams. Beyond the spec PC cars, we saw cars from Audi, BMW, SRT Viper, Ferrari, Aston Martin, and Porsche. All racing for the number one spot. The second race was the “pro” classes, P and GTLM. Think factory and privateer teams. Think prototypes. Think Corvettes, Porsches, BMWs, SRT, and lest I forget, Ferraris.

And for those that haven’t raced on, or visited Laguna Seca, GO! From the beauty of the city of Monterey, to the iconic corkscrew and history of the track, you really can’t go wrong!

So, enjoy the photos and you can view each race embedded below.

And as always, we would like to thank the staff of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for their help over the long race weekend!

Race #1, PC and GTD.

Race #2, P and GTLM.

[photos | mike gillilan]

 


1 Comment

Kory on June 23, 2014 at 10:20 am.

In my humble opinion, I feel Mr. Gillilan is one of the top racing photographers in the world. These pictures were not only entertaining to look at, they told an awesome story. Thank you.

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