Interest high in Porsche's Laguna Seca race

The Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway in October is in line to draw one of the largest crowds in track history. More than 50 drivers have said yes to the race so far.

The field includes Vic Elford, who won the Monte Carlo Rally and scored Porsche first overall win at the 24 Hours of Daytona; Porsche 962 driver James Weaver of Dyson Racing; Gijs van Lennep, the Dutch Porsche 917 and 911 driver; IMSA co-champ Chip Robinson; Can-Am champion George Follmer; Formula One driver Dan Gurney; and Le Mans titlist Hurley Haywood.

More than 50 drivers of similar stature have already said “yes” to Porsche’s invitation for the October 14 – 16, 2011 Rennsport event, and the rest of the names will be announced as the event gets closer.

Confirmed attendees at the Oct. 14-16 events will include engineer Norbert Singer, "the father of the Porsche 962," and Alwin Springer, former president of Porsche Motorsports North America.

Carlos de Quesada – a 2004 Rolex 24 winner in a Porsche – will bring his 1980 Porsche 935 K3 to the even. Other cars that will be on hand are the 1980 Sebring overall winner driven by Dick Barbour and John Fitzpatrick, the 1967 2.0-liter 911T entered by David Alvarado, a rare Porsche 906 and a Petersen/White Lightning Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (996).

And, with over 200 cars already set to be shown off, Porsche is waiting for large collectors such as the Collier Collection, Brumos Racing, Gunnar Racing and the Porsche factory museum to announce which cars they are bringing to the event.

You can reach TorqueNews.com's Hawke Fracassa at [email protected]

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