GRAHAM MORAE, OF NEW ZEALAND, WHO HAS RUN RACE IN AUSTRALIA AND ENGLAND, CAPTURED THE TWO HEATS OF THE GRAND PRIX AT THE LAGUNA SEGA RACEWAY, AT MONTERAY, CALIFORNIA.
GRAHAM MORAE, OF NEW ZEALAND, WHO HAS RUN RACE IN AUSTRALIA AND ENGLAND, CAPTURED THE TWO HEATS OF THE GRAND PRIX AT THE LAGUNA SEGA RACEWAY, AT MONTERAY, CALIFORNIA. HIS AVERAGE SPEED WAS 106.54 MILES PER HOUR.
Graham MoRae of New zealand won both heats of the Grand Prix at the Laguna Seca Recemay, at Monterey, California. McRes's average speed was 1-hundred-six-point-54 miles per hour.
McFas, who had won races in Australia and England, was entering his first competition in the United States. He was forced to start from the sixth position at Laguna Seca because his Lead Chovy racer had mechanical problems during early trials. He had been able to complete only six practice laps before the race began. Each heat in the race consisted of 40 laps of the l-and-nine-tenth-mile course, and the drivers had to negotiate nine turns on each lap.
The principal contenders in the race were David Hobbs, of England, the 1971 champion in the ??? racing series...and the L&M runner-up, Sam Posey, of San Juan Capistrano, California. In the first heat at Laguna Seca, Hobbs led most of the may, but was overtaken by McRec on the next-to-last lap, who crossed the finish line eight-tenths of a second ahead of ??? Hobbs. And in the second heat, it was posey who came in second 13 seconds behind MeRae. The race was the opener of the Sports Car Club of America's nine-race Continental championship series for formula 5-thousand cars. The victory at Laguna Seca was worth 13-thousand dollars to MoBas.