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August 21, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe is just weeks away from rolling into dealerships. When it does, it will bring with it 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, a zero-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds for properly equipped models, and a starting price of around $52,000. Highway 1 recently spent a day testing the seventh-generation Corvette. What did we think of it? Read the review here . PHOTOS: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Unfortunately, though our testing had us on public roads and a closed autocross course, we weren't able to get it onto the track.
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AUTOS
August 21, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray coupe is just weeks away from rolling into dealerships. When it does, it will bring with it 455 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, a zero-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds for properly equipped models, and a starting price of around $52,000. Highway 1 recently spent a day testing the seventh-generation Corvette. What did we think of it? Read the review here . PHOTOS: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Unfortunately, though our testing had us on public roads and a closed autocross course, we weren't able to get it onto the track.
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SPORTS
April 16, 1989 | SHAV GLICK, Times Staff Writer
The most competitive field of international motorcycle riders ever assembled in the United States will compete today at Laguna Seca Raceway in three world championship events. Premier race of the second Dunlop U.S. International Grand Prix over the physically demanding 2.196-mile hillside circuit will be the 500cc, which includes world champion Eddie Lawson of Upland, 1989 points leader Wayne Rainey of Downey and this year's two race winners--Kevin Schwantz of Houston and Wayne Gardner of Australia.
NEWS
April 25, 2001 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mazda North American Operations--importer of the Miata sports car--has acquired title sponsorship of California's famed Laguna Seca raceway as part of its quest to establish an identity in the United States as a performance-car company. Terms of the five-year pact were not disclosed, but insiders say it cost Mazda in the neighborhood of $10 million.
SPORTS
April 25, 1989
The condition of Bubba Shobert, motorcycle racer who suffered a brain injury at a Laguna Seca Raceway crash April 16, was upgraded from critical to serious at San Jose Medical Center. Shobert, semi-conscious, was taken off life-support systems.
SPORTS
April 18, 1989
Three-time U.S. motorcycle champion Bubba Shobert remained in critical condition with a head injury after a collision Sunday during the victory lap of the U.S. International Grand Prix at Laguna Seca Raceway. Shobert was riding beside his friend, defending 500cc world champion Eddie Lawson, congratulating him on his third-place finish. Fourth-place finisher Kevin Magee of Australia, who had slowed dramatically on the final lap, apparently ran out of fuel and was almost stopped on an uphill grade when Shobert hit him from behind.
NEWS
December 12, 1985
I appreciated Paul Dean's feature story on the Palm Springs Vintage Grand Prix ("Big Four of Grand Prix Lead the Charge at Palm Springs," Dec. 5). Dean's coverage of the event was excellent, but I want to make one correction: Bob Bondurant, one of the "Gang of Grand Prix greats," now operates the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving at Sears Point International Raceway in Sonoma, near San Francisco (so your readers do not confuse Bondurant's school with another that operates out of Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey)
SPORTS
April 19, 1989
Bubba Shobert, three-time U.S. motorcycle champion, remained in critical condition at San Jose Medical Center with head injuries suffered in an accident after the finish of the U.S. International Grand Prix at Laguna Seca Raceway last Sunday. The hospital said that the extent of any brain damage would not be known for four or five days. Shobert, of Carmel Valley in Northern California, had finished ninth and was riding beside third-place finisher Eddie Lawson on the victory lap after the race had ended.
SPORTS
September 14, 1998 | SHAV GLICK
What: "Laguna Seca Raceway: Forty Years Through the Corkscrew," by David Friedman and Mary-Ellen Wright-Rana. Price: $72 hard cover, $48 soft cover, published by Wadsworth Publishing Co., Marceline, Mo. Where available: Laguna Seca Raceway only, (800) 327-7322.
SPORTS
September 12, 1999 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rookie driver Gonzalo Rodriguez of Uruguay, in only his second race of the CART champ car series, was killed Saturday when his Mercedes-Lola crashed into a concrete wall at approximately 160 mph during morning practice for today's Shell 300 at Laguna Seca Raceway. Rodriguez, 27, died of massive head and neck injuries, according to Dr. Steve Olvey, CART director of medical affairs.
SPORTS
September 14, 1998 | SHAV GLICK
What: "Laguna Seca Raceway: Forty Years Through the Corkscrew," by David Friedman and Mary-Ellen Wright-Rana. Price: $72 hard cover, $48 soft cover, published by Wadsworth Publishing Co., Marceline, Mo. Where available: Laguna Seca Raceway only, (800) 327-7322.
SPORTS
October 8, 1994 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Paul Tracy can finish fifth or better in Sunday's Bank of America 300 Indy car race at Laguna Seca Raceway, he will give Roger Penske's team a one-two-three finish in the PPG Cup standings. Al Unser Jr. and Emerson Fittipaldi, Tracy's Penske teammates, have already clinched first and second. Tracy is 12 points ahead of Michael Andretti for third place and 10 points for a fifth-place finish would put Andretti out of reach.
SPORTS
October 18, 1992 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Bobby Rahal has won the Indianapolis 500 and two PPG Cup Indy car driving championships, but he says a victory today in the Toyota Monterey Grand Prix would be the biggest thrill of his 19-year racing career. It's not just a win at Laguna Seca Raceway--where he has won four times in the past--it's that a win in the season's final race would give him his third national championship--but his first as a car owner.
SPORTS
April 19, 1991 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
America-bashing often has been used to attract attention throughout the world, be it in politics, business or sports. Motorcycle racing is no exception. Australian rider Kevin Magee, after falling and suffering a head injury last year at Laguna Seca Raceway, near Monterey, blasted the track as being too dangerous and called on his fellow road racers to boycott the only United States stop of the world championship series.
SPORTS
October 22, 1990 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Danny Sullivan, the odd man out in Roger Penske's racing plans for 1991, made his farewell a glorious one Sunday with a wire-to-wire victory in the Champion Spark Plug 300 at Laguna Seca Raceway. "It's been an emotional thing, knowing I was leaving, but you know, the biggest supporter of all has been Roger," Sullivan said after the season's last race. "He called me last week and said, 'This one's going to be for you.'
SPORTS
September 12, 1999 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rookie driver Gonzalo Rodriguez of Uruguay, in only his second race of the CART champ car series, was killed Saturday when his Mercedes-Lola crashed into a concrete wall at approximately 160 mph during morning practice for today's Shell 300 at Laguna Seca Raceway. Rodriguez, 27, died of massive head and neck injuries, according to Dr. Steve Olvey, CART director of medical affairs.
SPORTS
October 21, 1990 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Al Unser Jr., Little Al to his racing peers and friends, is goal-oriented. Before the start of this year's CART Indy car season, the 28-year-old second generation driver set three primary goals: 1. Win the Indy car championship; 2. Win on an oval for the first time; 3. Win a 500-mile race. He accomplished them all. So what goals are left?
SPORTS
April 25, 1989
The condition of Bubba Shobert, motorcycle racer who suffered a brain injury at a Laguna Seca Raceway crash April 16, was upgraded from critical to serious at San Jose Medical Center. Shobert, semi-conscious, was taken off life-support systems.
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