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Zak Brown Wins Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion

August 24, 2012

BY Paul Altieri

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The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion saw Zak Brown drive his United Autosports Porche 962 to victory in both races at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca over the past weekend. According to event attendance and participation reports from the Rolex-sponsored event, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports was the largest historic racing event in America.

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Monterey Motorsport Reunion

Zak Brown’s #16 Porsche 962 turned the heads of race fan as he dominated the event. “I’m really pleased with our performance this weekend at the largest historic event in the US,” said Brown. “I enjoyed total reliability and the car showed itself to be a true race winner after 26 years.”

The flawless Porsche had been the winning car in 2010 when ex-Formula 1T driver Stefan Johansson drove it to victory. Beyond the Rolex event, the Porsche 962 goes down in history as one of the most successful sports cars. The car was at its prime between 1985 and 1987 and owns a 120 chassis that has been heavily modified by the Dyson Racing team. The historic race car won its debut race in 1986 at the Six Hours of Riverside and also was the winning car at Watkins Glen in 1987.

The Real Winner

A Rolex Daytona is the perfect fit for an event like the Monterey Motorsport Reunion.

A beautiful Rolex Daytona ref. 116520 matches the Monterey Motorsport Reunion.

The other star of the show was the Rolex Daytona, with its classic styling and high-tech feature set. First made popular by Paul Newman back during his race career in the 1970s and 80s, the Rolex Daytona continues to be the official watch of both racecar drivers and race fans alike. The latest Rolex Daytona model features has a durable 40 mm, waterproof (up to 330 feet), self-winding technology, and Rolex Chronograph. The watch’s signature sweeping second hand simplifies split second lap timing. Plus, the Rolex Daytona comes in a variety of classic styles and precious metals to fit many tastes.

Collectors around the world are constantly seeking out the pre-owned Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman” and other rare models. Without a doubt, Paul Newman would have enjoyed the Rolex Monterey Motorsport reunion and Zak Browns heroic win witnessed by thousands of race fans from around the world.

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