2016 ROLEX PRE-REUNION GROUP 11 AT MAZDA RACEWAY LAGUNA SECA
Hello again Racing Ears,
Well get comfortable with this journal-cast. This journal-cast is just a hair over 90 minutes. This group was my favorite of the weekend. I love group 11 which is 1981-1991 FIA / IMSA GTO and GTP cars because they are a step back in my memory from when I was a child and my Dad brought me to Sears Point and Laguna Seca to enjoy these race cars in their heyday.
It was great to finally see and hear the 1991 Mazda 787 and the Pete Halsmer 1991 GTO Mazda RX7. Also, after 15 years, it was amazing to see and hear the 2001 Team PTG #6 BMW M3 GTR that was originally driven by Hans Stuck, Boris Said, and Bill Auberlen. Plus some other great cars including the Dan Gurney #98 Toyota Celica GTO originally driven by Chris Cord and #99 by Willy T. Ribbs. Plus a few Porsche 935’s, Porsche 962’s, Irv Hoerr’s Olivetti #6 Oldsmobile Cutlass, Scott Pruett’s #11 Ford Mustang, plus Bruce Canepa man handling the Hotchkiss Wynns Oil #10 Porsche 962.
Many thanks also go to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for allowing me access for the racing weekend.
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