Roger Penske was honored with induction into the Legends of Laguna Seca during ceremonies preceding this year’s mid-October American Le Mans Series finale at the track. He joins Pete Lovely, Wayne Rainey, Bobby Rahal, Dan Gurney, Eddie Lawson, and Kenny Roberts Sr. on the expanding honor roll at the Monterey Peninsula circuit.
“Roger is a true racer in every aspect of his life,” said Gillian Campbell, CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “He exemplifies what a racing legend is, and has contributed massively to the sport not just as a driver but as a team owner in multiple series.”
Penske has enjoyed a string of successes at Laguna, beginning with victories as a driver in the old West Coast Pro Series with both his infamous Zerex Cooper and one of Jim Hall’s Chaparrals, and then continuing as a car owner with numerous successes in Trans-Am, Can-Am, and IndyCar competition.
His latest winning effort came with his present program, Porsche’s factory LMP2 effort in the ALMS, victoriously debuting the all-new RS Spyder there in 2005 and following with class wins in each of the next two years.