MONTEREY, California (August 16, 2023) – Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) has returned for the third-straight year to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (WRLS) as the official sanctioning body of this weekend’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and the Monterey Pre-Reunion. Another successful and smoothly run Pre-Reunion last weekend has paved the way for this weekend’s blockbuster Rolex Reunion that begins Wednesday and runs straight through Sunday at WRLS.
After debuting at the Monterey Reunions in 2021 to begin a multi-year partnership, HSR once again provides this year its ample collective experience and expertise in race event operations, full technical scrutineering, competitor and participant registration and reviewing entries for the blockbuster Monterey events that are generally regarded as the premier historic and vintage motorsports events in North America.
In line with the growth and stature of the more than week long Monterey Reunion schedules, HSR successfully took on additional responsibilities at last year’s events, including the inaugural Corkscrew Hillclimb that now brings the curtain down on the Rolex Reunion on Sunday.
This year will see the same level of hands-on support from HSR during the Rolex Reunion as well as a return visit to WRLS this fall for Rennsport Reunion 7 where HSR debuts as the sanctioning body for the robust schedule of on-track competition events at the world’s largest gathering of Porsche race cars and drivers.
“The expertise, professionalism and welcoming spirit shown by the HSR team is aligned with how we want to treat our entrants,” said John Narigi, President and General Manager of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. “HSR is a first-class organization that cares deeply about car authenticity and customer relationships to keep elevating the Rolex Reunion experience.”
Established in the mid-1970s, HSR is led by HSR President David Hinton, who was a majority owner for the last 10 years and guided HSR’s sale to IMSA early in 2022. Hinton remains at the helm as president and continues to steer the organization through one of its biggest periods of growth in the more than 40-year history of HSR.
“After another fantastic Monterey Pre-Reunion last weekend we couldn’t be more prepared and motivated to do our part in making this the best Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion yet this week” Hinton said. “It’s a privilege to be welcomed back by all of the participants and everyone at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for our third year, and the enthusiasm and energy you feel from the moment you first arrive never wanes throughout the more than week-long schedule. It is truly an honor for HSR to be a part of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.”
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the largest event held during the famed Monterey Classic Car Week. More than 500 race cars are invited to compete in this internationally recognized motorsports celebration each year and are accepted based on each car’s authenticity, race provenance and period-correct compliance.
A wide variety of ticket options, from single-day admission to top-shelf hospitality and suite packages, are available at weathertechraceway.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the admissions gate.
About HSR: An International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) property, Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) was formed in the mid-1970s with an event at Road Atlanta. There was one goal then and it remains true today: to celebrate the race cars from the past. As a “time machine” of sights and sounds, HSR provides a venue for competitors and spectators alike to share in the wonderful history and excitement created by the cars that competed at race tracks around the world. HSR currently sanctions eight vintage and historic racing events at some of the world’s most renowned race tracks, including Road Atlanta, Sebring International Raceway, Daytona International Speedway and more. The complete schedule and full event information can be found on HSR’s website at www.HSRRace.com. Look for the HSR Channel on YouTube and follow HSR on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HSRrace/ and on Twitter and Instagram at @HSR_race. A dedicated website for the Classic 24 Hour at Daytona presented by IMSA is available at www.Classic24hour.com.