Bobby Rahal has won more Champ Car races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as a driver and team owner than anyone else in the history of the storied race track. Now his name will be linked to the facility in perpetuity.
In a dedication ceremony during September’s ALMS round, the challenging section of Laguna Seca from the exit of Turn 6 up the hill to the entrance of the Corkscrew was renamed “The Rahal Straight,” honoring one of the great friends of this historic venue.
“Laguna Seca has always had a special place in my heart,” said Rahal, who won the Champ Car race here as a driver four consecutive years in a row from 1984–1987. “To have a section of what is one of the crown jewels in American road racing bear my name is an honor beyond belief. I am truly humbled.”