Masters Historic Racing’s first USA stand-alone event and the first USA event of the 2021 year was the Masters Speed Festival run at Weather Tech Raceway Laguna Seca. 

In the Masters Historic Formula One USA race, Charles Nearburg’s Williams FW07C was fast. Over the start-finish hill down towards turn two, watching Charles was an education in what these Formula 1 cars can do. He went from full-out acceleration to full-out braking for turn two in what seemed to be ten feet. Great fun to watch. 

Charles Nearburg in the 1981 Williams FW07C

Timothy de Silva’s Alfa Romeo 182 V12 finished second.  The Alfa Romeo 182 V12 may have been as fast but Timothy had to start from the back of the grid. A bad oil gauge had seen him pull out of the qualifying race Sunday morning.

In the morning’s Formula 1 race Martin Lauber’s MARCH 741 finished second with Steve Romak’s MARCH 761 in third.

Master’s Endurance Legends USA race was another entertaining race. Spencer Trenery’s 2006 Riley Mk XI Gen I DP was the quickest.

Stephen Romak took his newly purchased Pescarolo Morgan to second place. Stephen suffered a small off-track in the second lap dropping back to fourth or fifth, bringing his car back through the field to second by the checkered.

Stephen Romak – 2011 Pescarolo Morgan

Masters Formula Atlantic Plus was taken by the quick Timothy de Silva in his 1976 RALT RT1 in both races. Laurent Parmentier finished both races in second in his 1977 Chevron B39. “Fast” Danny Baker finished third in his 1979 RALT RT1.

Vintage Sports Car Trophy went to Jim Bouzaglou in his 1973 Lola T292 with “Fast” Danny Baker taking second in the morning race with Gray Gregory’s 1973 Chevron B26 in third.

In the afternoon’s race “Fast’ Danny dropped out with a broken half shaft letting Gray Gregory’s 1973 Chevron B26 inherit the second place. Chris Bender’s Lola 1976 Lola T296 came home third.

The Cross Flow Formula Ford Sunday morning race went to “Fast” Danny Baker’s 1969 Lotus 61 followed by Stephen Romak’s 1970 Titan Mk6 with Martin Lauber’s 1970 Titan Mk6a in third.

“Fast” Danny Baker – 1969 Lotus 61

In this race, Stephen Romak and Martin Lauber went nose to tail from the green flag to the

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By: Dennis Gray
Title: 2021 Masters Speed Festival Photo Gallery and Report
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Published Date: Fri, 21 May 2021 04:18:48 +0000