SPEEDCOM Communications Named Presenting Sponsor of Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series Monterey Festiv
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MONTEREY, Calif. (February 16, 2009) - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has announced an expansion of its partnership with SPEEDCOM Communications as the presenting sponsor for the 2009 Monterey Festival of Speed. SPEEDCOM was named the Official Communications Supplier of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during last year's Monterey Festival of Speed and this latest development builds on what has already become a strong partnership between the two organizations.

The Monterey Festival of Speed presented by SPEEDCOM Communications officially kicks off the 53rd season of racing at the world-renowned race track on May 15-17. It features the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 along with the Grand-Am KONI Sports Car Challenge, Mazda MX-5 Cup and Ford Racing Mustang Challenge as support series.

"All of us at SPEEDCOM are thrilled to be a part of the Monterey Festival of Speed," said SPEEDCOM Chief Executive Officer Toto Lassally, who runs the company from its Daytona Beach, Florida headquarters. "We now have a two-tiered relationship with Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and we couldn't think of a better facility or organization to help us build the SPEEDCOM brand on the West Coast. Our strong position at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca perfectly complements our solid presence in the Daytona Beach-area motorsports community."

Established in 1996, SPEEDCOM is the world leader in motorsports radio and communications systems and also offers a related line of high-performance products and accessories for companies and competitors in all facets of the motorsports industry. Created and owned by racers for racers, only SPEEDCOM has first-hand experience in understanding the needs of competitors - behind the wheel and in the pits - and the incredible demands required of equipment and reliable communications in all forms of racing.

"It is partners such as SPEEDCOM which give us an extra level of confidence to our race operations," said Gill Campbell, CEO/General Manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. "SPEEDCOM complements the event and guarantees that all of our race communications happen seamlessly and clearly."

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was established in 1957. The world-renowned raceway has been operated since its inception by the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), a not-for-profit 501C(4) corporation. Each race season, SCRAMP donates its net proceeds to the volunteer groups that help put on the races.
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