Anyone who still believes Grand Am is the only road racing series that has close
racing has either been drinking too much of that foul tasting Kool-Aid mixed in
Daytona or have spent that latter part of 2007 living in a cave. The ALMS finale at
Laguna Seca was just the latest example of the superiority of this series which
marries high technology, car manufacturer enthusiasm, steel balled drivers and
kick-ass racing. Game over cave dwellers!
Laguna Seca in October. Can the racing life get any better? Gil Campbell and
company were the perfect hosts to 40,000 fans, a paddock full of teams and
media from around the world. Great weather, a super battle between Audi and
Porsche (and a lingering “what if” the increasing fast Highcroft Acura wasn’t taken
out of race), an historic first for Ferrari, delivery by the Risi boys, and Halloween
mask paint schemes on the Corvettes. So to answer the question, can it get any
better? You bet….just wait and see what is coming in 2008 and beyond. The first
bit of news will come at SEMA in early November and much more to come in the
weeks and months to follow. Buckle up and enjoy the ride.