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Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Off and Running as New Sanctioning Body of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

By: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca | Photos Courtesy of: Kristen Finley

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Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) is in full force at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this week and last in its debut as the new official sanctioning body of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and Monterey Pre-Reunion.

In a new multi-year partnership announced last September, HSR is currently providing for the first time at WeatherTech Raceway its expertise and vast collective experience in vetting entries, competitor and participant registration, full technical scrutineering and race event operations for the blockbuster Monterey Reunion events.

The HSR crew turned in a well run and tireless performance in last week’s Monterey Pre-Reunion and has now shifted firm focus to this week’s featured Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.

“One of our big changes for this year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion has been the addition of HSR as our new sanctioning body, and they are off to a fantastic start,” said John Narigi, President and General Manager of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. “We worked with them last week during the Pre-Reunion and were immediately impressed by the professional but uncomplicated approach David Hinton and his entire team bring to the job. It is evident early on they are racers helping racers and bring a can-do and positive approach to the entire operation. We are looking forward to working with HSR again in the week ahead.”

Established in the mid-1970s, HSR is currently operated by Hinton, who acquired majority ownership of the organization in 2012 in partnership with the late George Tuma. Hinton has served as HSR President ever since, and under his leadership the organization has seen one of the biggest periods of growth in the more than 40-year history of HSR.

“All of us at HSR are truly honored to be here in support of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and Monterey Pre-Reunion,” said Hinton, who has been a regular participant in both events. “It is our goal to always provide the best competitor and event experience possible, and it is a privilege for HSR to be entrusted with filling an important role in maintaining the very high standards of race cars and driving we have all come to expect at the Monterey events.”

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.

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