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Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix

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The Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix featuring AMERICA'S TIRE 250 (with various names) is a sports car race held annually at WeatherTech 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.

Monterey Grand Prix
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VenueWeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
Corporate sponsorContinental Tire
First race1950
First USCC race2014
Duration2 hour 40 minutes
Previous namesPebble Beach Road Races
Monterey Triple Crown
Monterey Sports Car Championships
American Le Mans Monterey
America's Tire 250
Most wins (driver)5 drivers tied (3)
Most wins (team)Audi Sport North America (6)
Most wins (manufacturer)Porsche (9)

Between 1999 and 2013 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 BeachEdit

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

Laguna SecaEdit

^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 and 2016
Year Drivers Team Car Duration/Distance Race Title Report
SCCA National Sports Car Championship
1957   Pete Lovely   Fred Armbruster Ferrari 500 TR Pebble Beach Races report
1958

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

1973
Not held
IMSA GT Championship
19741   Elliot Forbes-Robinson   F.A.R. West Racing Porsche Carrera 100 miles (160 km) Monterey Triple Crown report
  Milt Minter   Toad Hall Motor Racing Porsche Carrera RSR 100 miles (160 km)
19751   Peter Gregg   Brumos Porsche Porsche Carrera RSR 100 miles (160 km) Monterey Triple Crown report
  Hans-Joachim Stuck   BMW Motorsport BMW 3.0 CSL 100 miles (160 km)
19762   Al Holbert   Holbert/Dickinson Racing Chevrolet Monza 100 miles (160 km) Monterey Triple Crown report
19772   Danny Ongais   Interscope Racing Porsche 934 100 miles (160 km) Monterey Triple Crown report
1978   George Follmer   Vasek Polak Porsche 935/77A 100 miles (160 km) Monterey Triple Crown report
1979   Peter Gregg   Brumos Porsche Porsche 935/79 100 miles (160 km) Winston GT Monterey Triple Crown report
1980   John Fitzpatrick   Dick Barbour Racing Porsche 935 K3 100 miles (160 km) Datsun Monterey Triple Crown report
1981   Brian Redman   Cooke Woods/Garretson Lola T600-Chevrolet 100 miles (160 km) Datsun Monterey Triple Crown report
1982   John Paul, Jr.   Holbert Racing Lola T600-Chevrolet 100 miles (160 km) Datsun Monterey Triple Crown report
1983   Al Holbert   Holbert Racing March 83G-Chevrolet 100 miles (160 km) Monterey Triple Crown report
1984   Randy Lanier   Blue Thunder Racing March 83G-Chevrolet 100 miles (160 km) Red Lobster Monterey Triple Crown report
1985   Al Holbert   Holbert Racing Porsche 962 300 km (190 mi) 22nd Annual Nissan Monterey Triple Crown report
1986   Klaus Ludwig   Zakspeed USA Ford Mustang Probe GTP 300 km (190 mi) Monterey Triple Crown report
1987   Klaus Ludwig   Bayside Disposal Racing Porsche 962 300 km (190 mi) Nissan Monterey Triple Crown report
1988 Not held
1989   Hans-Joachim Stuck   Audi of America Audi 90 Quattro 1 Hour Toyota Monterey Grand Prix report
1990 Not held
1991   Davy Jones   Bud Light/Jaguar Racing Jaguar XJR-16 300 km (190 mi) Grand Auto Supply Monterey Camel GT report
1992   Juan Manuel Fangio II   All American Racers Eagle Mk III-Toyota 2 Hours Grand Auto Supply Monterey Camel GT report
1993   P. J. Jones   All American Racers Eagle Mk III-Toyota 1 Hour, 45 Minutes Monterey Camel GT report
1994   Andy Evans
  Fermín Vélez
  Team Scandia Ferrari 333 SP 2 Hours Monterey Sports Car Grand Prix report
1995 Not held
1996 Not held
1997   John Paul, Jr.
  Butch Leitzinger
  Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford 1 Hour, 45 Minutes VISA Sports Car Championships report
1998   Bill Auberlen
  Didier de Radigues
  BMW Motorsport Riley & Scott Mk III-BMW 2 Hours, 30 Minutes VISA Sports Car Championships report
American Le Mans Series
1999   JJ Lehto
  Steve Soper
  BMW Motorsport BMW V12 LMR 2 Hours, 45 Minutes VISA Sports Car Championships presented by Honda report
2000   Rinaldo Capello
  Allan McNish
  Audi Sport North America Audi R8 2 Hours, 45 Minutes Globalcenter Monterey Sports Car Championships report
2001   Frank Biela
  Emanuele Pirro
  Audi Sport North America Audi R8 2 Hours, 45 Minutes Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Mazda report
2002   Frank Biela
  Emanuele Pirro
  Audi Sport North America Audi R8 2 Hours, 45 Minutes Monterey Sports Car Championships report
2003   Marco Werner
  Frank Biela
  Infineon Team Joest Audi R8 2 Hours, 45 Minutes Fry's Electronics Sports Car Championships report
2004   Johnny Herbert
  Pierre Kaffer
  ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 4 Hours Audi Sports Car Championships report
2005   Tom Chilton
  Hayanari Shimoda
  Zytek Engineering Zytek 04S 4 Hours Monterey Sports Car Championships report
2006   Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI 4 Hours Monterey Sports Car Championships report
2007   Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI 4 Hours Monterey Sports Car Championships report
2008   Marco Werner
  Lucas Luhr
  Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI 4 Hours Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón report
2009   Gil de Ferran
  Simon Pagenaud
  de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-02a 4 Hours Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón report
2010   David Brabham
  Simon Pagenaud
  Marino Franchitti
  Patrón Highcroft Racing HPD ARX-01C 6 Hours American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patrón report
2011   Adrián Fernández
  Harold Primat
  Stefan Mücke
  Aston Martin Racing Lola-Aston Martin B09/60 6 Hours ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patrón report
2012   Klaus Graf
  Lucas Luhr
  Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03a 6 Hours American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patrón report
2013   Klaus Graf
  Lucas Luhr
  Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03a 4 Hours American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patrón report
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
20143   Renger van der Zande
  Mirco Schultis
  Starworks Motorsport Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet 2 Hours (PC, GTD) Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered By Mazda report
  Johannes van Overbeek
  Ed Brown
  Extreme Speed Motorsports HPD ARX-03b 2 Hours (P, GTLM)
2015   Michael Valiante
  Richard Westbrook
  VisitFlorida.com Racing Corvette DP 2 Hours, 40 Minutes Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered By Mazda report
2016   Oswaldo Negri Jr.
  John Pew
  Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Ligier JS P2 Honda 2 Hours (P, GTLM) Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix Powered By Mazda report
  Robert Alon
  Tom Kimber-Smith
  PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet 2 Hours (PC, GTD)
2017   Marc Goossens
  Renger van der Zande
  VisitFlorida.com Racing Ligier JS P217 2 Hours, 40 Minutes America's Tire 250 report
2018   Pipo Derani
  Johannes van Overbeek
  Tequila Patrón ESM Nissan Onroak DPi 2 Hours, 40 Minutes America's Tire 250 report

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