Monterey Sports Car Championships

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Monterey Grand Prix
ALMS Monterey Logo.jpg
Laguna Seca.svg
United SportsCar Championship
Venue Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Corporate sponsor Continental Tire
First race 1950
First USCC race 2014
Duration Two 2 Hour races
Previous names Pebble Beach Road Races
Monterey Triple Crown
Monterey Sports Car Championships
American Le Mans Monterey
Most wins (driver) 5 drivers tied (3)
Most wins (team) Audi Sport North America (6)
Most wins (manufacturer) Porsche (9)

The Monterey Grand Prix (formerly run under various names) is a sports car race held annually at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The event began in 1950 as a race on the roads of Pebble Beach, California. In 1951, it was added to the new SCCA National Sports Car Championship. When Laguna Seca Raceway was built in 1957, the races moved there. The event fell dormant after the National Championship was discontinued in 1957, but was revived by the SCCA's new United States Road Racing Championship in 1963. The race fell dormant again in 1969, and was revived in 1973 with the IMSA GT Championship. From 1999, the event was a part of the American Le Mans Series, until the series merged with the Rolex Sports Car Series in 2014 to form the United SportsCar Championship.

Pebble Beach[edit]

Year Drivers Team Car Duration/Distance Race Title Report
Non-Championship
1950 United States Phil Hill United States Phil Hill Jaguar XK120 M 100 miles (160 km) Pebble Beach Road Race report
SCCA National Sports Car Championship
1951 United States Bill Pollack United States Tom Carstens Allard 2J-Cadillac 100 miles (160 km) Pebble Beach Cup report
1952 United States Bill Pollack United States Bill Carstens Allard 2J-Cadillac 100 miles (160 km) Del Monte Trophy report
1953 United States Phil Hill United States Phil Hill Ferrari 250 MM Vignale Spyder Series I 100 miles (160 km) Del Monte Trophy report
1954 United States Sterling Edwards Ferrari 340 MM 100 miles (160 km) Del Monte Trophy report
1955 United States Phil Hill Ferrari 750 Monza 100 miles (160 km) Del Monte Trophy report
1956 United States Carroll Shelby United States Dick Hall Ferrari 750 Monza Scaglietti 100 miles (160 km) Del Monte Trophy report

Laguna Seca[edit]

Year Drivers Team Car Duration/Distance Race Title Report
SCCA National Sports Car Championship
1957 United States Pete Lovely United States Fred Armbruster Ferrari 500 TR Pebble Beach Races report
1958

1962
Not held
United States Road Racing Championship
1963 United States Chuck Parsons United States Chuck Parsons Lotus 23-Ford 150 miles (240 km) Laguna Seca 150 report
1964 United States Jim Hall United States Chaparral Cars Chaparral 2A-Chevrolet 150 miles (240 km) report
1965 United States Jim Hall United States Chaparral Cars Chaparral 2A-Chevrolet 150 miles (240 km) report
1966 United States Charlie Hayes McLaren Elva Mark II-Chevrolet 150 miles (240 km) Monterey 150 report
1967 United States Lothar Motschenbacher McLaren Elva Mark II-Chevrolet 250 km (160 mi) report
1968 United States Mark Donohue United States Roger Penske McLaren M6A-Chevrolet 150 miles (240 km) Pimm's Cup Trophy report
1969

1973
Not held
IMSA GT Championship
19741 United States Elliot Forbes-Robinson United States F.A.R. West Racing Porsche Carrera 100 miles (160 km) Monterey Triple Crown report
United States Milt Minter United States Toad Hall Motor Racing Porsche Carrera RSR 100 miles (160 km)
19751 United States Peter Gregg United States Brumos Porsche Porsche Carrera RSR 100 miles (160 km) Monterey Triple Crown report
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck Germany BMW Motorsport BMW 3.0 CSL 100 miles (160 km)
19762 United States Al Holbert United States Holbert/Dickinson Racing Chevrolet Monza 100 miles (160 km) Monterey Triple Crown report
19772 United States Danny Ongais United States Interscope Racing Porsche 934 100 miles (160 km) Monterey Triple Crown report
1978 United States George Follmer United States Vasek Polak Porsche 935/77A 100 miles (160 km) Monterey Triple Crown report
1979 United States Peter Gregg United States Brumos Porsche Porsche 935/79 100 miles (160 km) Winston GT Monterey Triple Crown report
1980 United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United States Dick Barbour Racing Porsche 935 K3 100 miles (160 km) Datsun Monterey Triple Crown report
1981 United Kingdom Brian Redman United States Cooke Woods/Garretson Lola T600-Chevrolet 100 miles (160 km) Datsun Monterey Triple Crown report
1982 United States John Paul, Jr. United States Holbert Racing Lola T600-Chevrolet 100 miles (160 km) Datsun Monterey Triple Crown report
1983 United States Al Holbert United States Holbert Racing March 83G-Chevrolet 100 miles (160 km) Monterey Triple Crown report
1984 United States Randy Lanier United States Blue Thunder Racing March 83G-Chevrolet 100 miles (160 km) Red Lobster Monterey Triple Crown report
1985 United States Al Holbert United States Holbert Racing Porsche 962 300 km (190 mi) 22nd Annual Nissan Monterey Triple Crown report
1986 Germany Klaus Ludwig United States Zakspeed USA Ford Mustang Probe GTP 300 km (190 mi) Monterey Triple Crown report
1987 Germany Klaus Ludwig United States Bayside Disposal Racing Porsche 962 300 km (190 mi) Nissan Monterey Triple Crown report
1988 Not held
1989 Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck United States Audi of America Audi 90 Quattro 1 Hour Toyota Monterey Grand Prix report
1990 Not held
1991 United States Davy Jones United States Bud Light/Jaguar Racing Jaguar XJR-16 300 km (190 mi) Grand Auto Supply Monterey Camel GT report
1992 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio II United States All American Racers Eagle Mk III-Toyota 2 Hours Grand Auto Supply Monterey Camel GT report
1993 United States P. J. Jones United States All American Racers Eagle Mk III-Toyota 1 Hour, 45 Minutes Monterey Camel GT report
1994 United States Andy Evans
Spain Fermín Vélez
United States Team Scandia Ferrari 333 SP 2 Hours Monterey Sports Car Grand Prix report
1995 Not held
1996 Not held
1997 United States John Paul, Jr.
United States Butch Leitzinger
United States Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford 1 Hour, 45 Minutes VISA Sports Car Championships report
1998 United States Bill Auberlen
Belgium Didier de Radigues
Germany BMW Motorsport Riley & Scott Mk III-BMW 2 Hours, 30 Minutes VISA Sports Car Championships report
American Le Mans Series
1999 Finland JJ Lehto
United Kingdom Steve Soper
Germany BMW Motorsport BMW V12 LMR 2 Hours, 45 Minutes VISA Sports Car Championships presented by Honda report
2000 Italy Rinaldo Capello
United Kingdom Allan McNish
Germany Audi Sport North America Audi R8 2 Hours, 45 Minutes Globalcenter Monterey Sports Car Championships report
2001 Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Germany Audi Sport North America Audi R8 2 Hours, 45 Minutes Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Mazda report
2002 Germany Frank Biela
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Germany Audi Sport North America Audi R8 2 Hours, 45 Minutes Monterey Sports Car Championships report
2003 Germany Marco Werner
Germany Frank Biela
Germany Infineon Team Joest Audi R8 2 Hours, 45 Minutes Fry's Electronics Sports Car Championships report
2004 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
Germany Pierre Kaffer
United States ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 4 Hours Audi Sports Car Championships report
2005 United Kingdom Tom Chilton
Japan Hayanari Shimoda
United Kingdom Zytek Engineering Zytek 04S 4 Hours Monterey Sports Car Championships report
2006 United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello
United States Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI 4 Hours Monterey Sports Car Championships report
2007 United Kingdom Allan McNish
Italy Rinaldo Capello
United States Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI 4 Hours Monterey Sports Car Championships report
2008 Germany Marco Werner
Germany Lucas Luhr
United States Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI 4 Hours Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón report
2009 Brazil Gil de Ferran
France Simon Pagenaud
United States de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-02a 4 Hours Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón report
2010 Australia David Brabham
France Simon Pagenaud
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
United States Patrón Highcroft Racing HPD ARX-01C 6 Hours American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patrón report
2011 Mexico Adrián Fernández
Switzerland Harold Primat
Germany Stefan Mücke
United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 6 Hours ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patrón report
2012 Germany Klaus Graf
Germany Lucas Luhr
United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03a 6 Hours American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patrón report
2013 Germany Klaus Graf
Germany Lucas Luhr
United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03a 4 Hours American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patrón report
United SportsCar Championship
20143 Netherlands Renger van der Zande
Germany Mirco Schultis
United States Starworks Motorsport Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet 2 Hours Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered By Mazda report
United States Johannes van Overbeek
United States Ed Brown
United States Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b 2 Hours
^1 Doubleheader events in 1974 and 1975
^2 IMSA were also the headlining race at the Monterey Grand Prix in 1976 and 1977
^3 Split races in 2014

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