A contingent of 12 Kiwi F5000 racers will be heading abroad to represent New Zealand at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion meeting at the infamous Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, in California.

The event takes place between August 13–16, and is a celebration of classic cars and motoring history. The F5000 division will include racers from the USA, Canada, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, who will compete at the pre-reunion race meeting at Laguna Seca.

“It’s a big deal, alright,” says the president of the New Zealand Formula 5000 Association, Roger Williams. “Monterey is one of the three big historic race meetings they have in the States each year, but the last time the Formula 5000s ran there [Laguna Seca] as an SCCA category was in 1976.”