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I'm wondering if there is enough interest in the Speed GT races at Laguna Seca in October to justify getting a club corral together at the track. I'm hoping the S60Rs will be there... looks promising.<p>The races are October 16&17 <p>What do you think?<p><br>
 

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Re: Speed GT Race at Laguna Seca (L Cordner)

Video of the S60R racer testing<p><A HREF="http://www.vcoa.org/calendarnews/displaynews.php?subaction=showfull&id=1091473170&archive=&start_from=&ucat=1" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vcoa.org/calendarne...cat=1</A>&<br>
 

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Lee,<p>I posted in the socal forum, but I am interested in coming up for the race. Please keep me updated and let me know if there is anything that I can help with.<p>Michael
 

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Re: Speed GT Race at Laguna Seca (Kirb)

Here is the latest. It looks like the team will run at Road America, then at Laguna Seca October 16, 17, 18.Greetings,<p>As requested, here is a Volvo Cars News Flash link bringing you some of <br>our latest news!<p><br>1. Volvo S60 R Racecar To Make First Appearance On Track At Road <br>America August 21, 2004<br>With final testing complete, the Volvo S60 R is set to make its racing <br>debut in the SPEED World Challenge GT race at Road America in Elkhart <br>Lake, Wisconsin, August 21st, 2004. <br><A HREF="http://www.volvocars-pr.com/index.asp?mediaid1=2085" TARGET="_blank">http://www.volvocars-pr.com/in...=2085</A> <p><br>Thank you for your interest.<p>Public Affairs<br>Volvo Cars of North America, LLC<br>One Premier Place<br>Irvine, CA 92618-2922<p>Phone: 800-970-0888<br>Fax: 949-341-6713<p>Copyright © 2004 Volvo Cars of North America, LLC <p><br>It appears the Speed GT race will be on Sunday the 18th.<p>I spoke to Christian and Dag from Volvo last Saturday at Carlsen and Volvo is definitely interested in doing something with us for the race.<p>Mike Denman is going to be helping out with tickets, etc. We have all the information on the club corral, etc. so we will be setting that up and bugging you for ticket money soon.<p>Lee
 

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Re: Speed GT Race at Laguna Seca (L Cordner)

Great news Lee! Monterey always makes for a nice weekend getaway.<p>-Michael
 

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I had this posted in General Volvo as well...<p>European Car Magazine is giving away a trip to Laguna Seca Raceway with a chance to ride in the S60R with Derek Bell. Could be fun! <br><A HREF="http://www.europeancarweb.com/winridewrite" TARGET="_blank">http://www.europeancarweb.com/winridewrite</A>/<p>Volvo Win-Ride-Write Sweepstakes<br>Ever wonder what its like to roar around the famous Laguna Seca in a world-class touring car-with a world-class driver? Is the Corkscrew really 8 stories tall? Find out for yourself as we strap you into a Volvo S60R racecar and send you out for a lap with Derek Bell at the controls! Your chance is coming October 15-17 at the final stop of SPEED GT 2004 racing series at picturesque Monterey, CA. <br>Volvo and European Car Magazine are celebrating the launch of Volvo's all new S60R racing program by giving you the chance to ride shotgun in a brand new Volvo S60R racecar competing in the SPEED GT Series. Racing legend Derek Bell leads the 4 car team for AT Speed Motorsports in the most competitive and entertaining production based racing series running in North America. Learn firsthand why the Editors of European Car magazine chose the S60R as their "Grand Prix" award winner in 2003 Winner and a guest will win a trip to the race, weekend passes and pit access to watch the team duke it out wheel to wheel for glory and bragging rights. Plus after your ride you get to write about your weekend with the Volvo S60R team for European Car Magazine! <p>Enter to win the Volvo S60R Win-Ride-Write Sweepstakes today and learn more about the amazing Volvo S60R and why it had to go racing! <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Speed GT Race at Laguna Seca (L Cordner)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>L Cordner</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Here is the latest. It looks like the team will run at Road America, then at Laguna Seca October 16, 17, 18.<p>Lee</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Lee,<p>My dates could be wrong, but isn't October 15th a friday and the 17th a sunday? Are the cars going to be running on Monday October 18th?<p><br>Michael
 

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Re: Speed GT Race at Laguna Seca (NUFAN)

OOPS. Looking at the wrong month again.<p>The Speed GT race will be on Sunday October 17.<p>Lee
 

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Update from Lee:<p>Race Fans:<p>It is HIGHLY LIKELY that the Volvo S60R team will make the races at Laguna Seca. The cars ran last weekend at Road America. We are making arrangements for the Volvo Club to have a Club Corral at the track on Sunday October 17. Mike Denman will be handling setting up the club corral and purchasing tickets. <p>If you would like to go, you’ll need to send in your money quick! Deadline for sending in the money will be September 20. This will give Mike time to get the tickets and get them mailed to you. <p>Tickets for Sunday’s race will be $20 per person plus $10 per car for the club corral parking pass. The “at the gate” price for the tickets is $30 per person.<p> <p>Send your checks to<p> <p>Mike Denman<p>901 Moon Valley Ranch Road <p>Watsonville, CA 95076<p> <p>Make Checks out to Mike Denman <p> <p>You can call Mike at for more information 831-661-0875<p> <p>We will get back to you with more details as they become available. Make sure you tell Mike the number of people, number of cars and include a return address.<p> <p> <p>Lee<p>
 

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Lee,<p>Any events planned with the race team like there were going to be at the infineon race?<p>-Michael
 

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Re: Speed GT Race at Laguna Seca (NUFAN)

Our pals at Volvo say they are going to do "something". Thier planning horizon is a little shorter than mine so stay tuned, I expect something fun will break out at the last minute. With the national meet the weekend before, I don't have time to do much except dump this on Mike.
 

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You really do a lot for the club, thank you Lee.<p>If the laguna seca VCOA event is half as nice as the poker run that mike put on last Novemeber I'll be thrilled. He really know's how to put together a good time. I'm sure that whatever is planned it will be great.<p>Now just to get my check in <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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Re: Speed GT Race at Laguna Seca (NUFAN)

Just got a call from the local Volvo rep last night... They are definitely going to be doing something at the track. They are talking about a big tent with new Volvos in it and I'm talking about them feeding us a yummy lunch. I'll let you know more as this develops.<p>Lee
 

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woo! Im glad Im making the 242 all purty again (wont be done in time for this weekend though).<p>Should be running good by next weekend too... maybe I'll recoup the ticket costs with pay per mile joy rides? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Great event Lee. You and Mike Denman did a wonderful job putting the whole thing together. I managed to get what pics I took up online:<p><A HREF="http://michael.deepnet.info/Volvo_Laguna_Seca_2004" TARGET="_blank">http://michael.deepnet.info/Volvo_Laguna_Seca_2004</A>/<p>-Michael
 
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