Historic Sportscar Racing returns to Laguna Seca’s WeatherTech Raceway for a second year as the official sanctioning body of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and Monterey Pre-Reunion. Last weekend’s successful and well-organized Pre-Reunion set the stage for this weekend’s Rolex Reunion, which will begin with an expanded schedule starting Wednesday and running non-stop through Sunday on WRLS.

After debuting at the 2021 Monterey Reunions to kick off a multi-year partnership, HSR continues this year to provide its knowledge and vast collective experience in race events, full technical inspection, competitor and competitor registration and entry verification for the blockbuster Monterey events held in is generally considered the premier historic and vintage motorsports event in North America.

In keeping with the growing Monterey Reunion’s more than week-long schedule, HSR has taken on additional responsibilities this year, including hosting the first Corkscrew Hillclimb this Sunday. For the first time in WeatherTech Raceway’s 65-year history, competitors will run a cross-country course from the start/finish line before racing up the hill to the iconic Corkscrew for the finish.

“The expertise, professionalism and friendliness shown by the HSR team is in line with how we want to treat our members,” said John Norigi, president and general manager of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. “HSR is a first-class organization that cares deeply about vehicle authenticity and customer relationships to continue to enhance the Rolex Reunion experience.”

Founded in the mid-1970s, HSR is led by HSR President David Hinton, who has been the majority owner for the past 10 years and has overseen the sale of HSR to IMSA in early 2022. Hinton remains at the helm as president and continues to lead the organization through one of the biggest periods of growth in HSR’s more than 40-year history.

“The HSR was already up and running this past weekend with the Monterey Pre-Reunion,” Hinton said. “It’s a great feeling to be greeted not only by the participants, but also by our good friends at WRLS and the many volunteers who make this event one of the best in the world.”

This year, the Rolex Reunion celebrates the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and showcases an honor roll of legendary Le Mans racing cars to kick off the official centenary celebrations leading up to the landmark race in 2023 at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

“It is a great honor for HSR to participate in the first of many events that will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans,” said Hinton. “What the WRLS team has put together this weekend is something truly special, with around 20 overall Le Mans winners, numerous class winners and many significant and memorable performances at Le Mans.”

In addition to the cars competing on the track, the Grand Le Mans Heritage Show, presented by Motul, will also feature a selection of significant cars.

The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the largest event held during Monterey’s famous Classic Car Week. More than 500 racing cars are invited to participate in this internationally recognized celebration of motorsport each year and are accepted based on each car’s authenticity, racing provenance and period appropriateness.

A wide range of ticket options are available at weathertechraceway.com, from single-day admission to premium hotel and room packages. Tickets can also be purchased at the entrance.

Hinton had the pleasure of being part of the Rolex Reunion Advisory Board and Car Selection Committee this year, and helped organize several cars with strong HSR connections to participate in the Le Mans Heritage Display. HSR member Malcolm Ross brought his immaculate 1986 Le Mans overall winning Porsche 962 Rothmans #1 to the Rolex Reunion. Chassis #003, 962 was one of the stars in the line-up of Al Holbert, Derek Bell and Hans Stuck. Another long-time HSR competitor answering the call is Scott Hughes, who is showing off his BMW CSL, which Tuan Hezemans and Dieter Koester won the Le Mans class in 1973. “It’s great to see all the hard work put in by so many people come to life in the paddock and on the track,” Hinton said. “It was a real team effort this year.”

Pierre Fillon, President of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) is present at the Rolex Reunion, as is IMSA President John Doonan, who returns to WRLS with several colleagues to be part of the HSR team for Thursday .

Anyone unable to attend in person can stream the Rolex Monterey Reunion live all weekend here at RACER.com and at VintageMotorsport.com.

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For a full weekend Schedule: Click here.


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