Thursday, July 01, 2004


World Superbike Weekend approaches, and I refuse to call the raceway anything other than "Laguna-Seca"

Don't get me wrong, I do understand the need for corporate sponsorship in motorsports. But I can't seem to get used to saying "Infineon Raceway" or "Mazda Raceway at Laguna-Seca" and therefore, I won't. It just doesn't sound right. C'mon, these are historic racetracks were talking about. Sadly, it seems even the great road courses of America are going the way of American Airlines Center and Erickson Stadium.

I promise not to badmouth the current sponsors of these tracks, but if I open the paper some morning and find that they've changed Watkins Glen to "Wal-Mart International Sportscar Course," I'm going postal.

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