A1 GP at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
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Nation Building: The A1 GP at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

The A1 Grand Prix of Nations roared into Monterey, California in March and
proceeded to lay a claim to one of best set of on track battles in the long, storied
history of Laguna Seca Raceway. While the A1GP will never be mistaken for the
ALMS, a great many of the team personal are familiar faces to fans of sports car
racing and as Kerry Morse points out, if it is at Laguna Seca, it is going to get
covered. The weekend was something else.

With heavy rain and snow in the surrounding coastal mountains rearing its head
gaining track time was a small problem.  With a break in the weather, our friend and
photographer Bruce Benedict was on the move capturing this montage of colors in
this race of nations. With the roar of the small but enthusiastic crowd and the rain
coverd track, the rooster tails were flying with blinding spray as the cars headed up
to the corkscrew and down. Then, as if by magic, blue skies…

                                                                       Terry Burkhart
                                                                                             April 2006

Pakistan - Adam Khan
USA - Bryan Herta
Pakistan - Adam Khan
Mexico - Salvador Duran
China - Tengyi Jiang
Brazil - Christian Fittipaldi
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