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Monterey Motorsports Reunion 2019

August 18th, 2019

August 15-18, 2019 ; Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at WeatherTec Raceway, Laguna Seca

We raced with Geirheads Racing (Geir Ramleth). We ran our 1970 Titan Mk.6 Formula Ford with the team, Mikel Miller raced the orange 1970 Titan Mk.6 Formula Ford, Geir drove his 1967 Lotus 51 Formula Ford, Mike Wirrick drove his 1972 Lola T204.

Tom Fallon and John Collins of Throttle Therapy Garage prepared the cars.

We finished 7th place overall (5th in class) out of 56 entrants. Mikel finished 1st overall. Mike Wirrick finshed 15th. Geir did an amazing job to finish 23rd driving the oldest Formula Ford in the race!


Sonoma Speed Festival 2019

June 23rd, 2019

Representing Motorsports Market, Art attended the 2019 Sonoma Speed Festival this June, sharing a 1999 Martini Picchio SR2 with fellow driver Andrew Wait. A 3.0 liter sports racer, the Picchio previously raced in the FIA sanctioned Sports Racing World Cup Championship in Europe in 1999 and 2000 at tracks such as Spa, The Nurburgring, Monza, Imola, and Donnington. Supported by Competition Touring Cars (“CTC”) out of Sonoma – headed by Brian Garzelli and with help from Ron, Taylor, and Andrew – the team qualified in 3rd, an impressive spot behind and ahead of much more powerful cars. However, in an unfortunate turn of events the left front axle broke at the end of qualifying, and they were not able to compete.

SportsCarDigest photo provided by: Sonoma Speed Festival 2019 – Photo Gallery (photos: Victor Varela)


Historic Formula Ford Racing Records (2019 … 2017)

January 1st, 2019

April 28, 2019 – David Love Memorial (Sonoma)
17 year old Gunnar Hebert ran a flawless, perfectly judged weekend, his first at Sonoma, his first in a Formula Ford and his first race after a stellar performance at the SCCA driver’s school.

March 31, 2019  – Laguna Season opener
Group 2 qualifying saw Art Hebert on the historic and overall pole, .2 sec head of John Hill, followed by Andrew Wait, Martin Lauber, Chris Porritt, Dave Zurlinden, Todd Strong, Danny Baker, Ed Lauber, and Laurent Parmantier all separated by less than a second.

2018 – The Historic Formula Ford Championship
Podium was headed by Series Champion Art Hebert, followed by Martin Lauber and Andrew Wait (presented by racing Legend Lynn St James).

September 21, 2018 – The Crossflow Cup (Portland) round 4, at the Columbia River Classic hosted by SOVREN.
In the end the Historic Ford Podium saw Art Hebert in P1, followed by Tom Kreger, and Andrew Wait.



National Championship

January 1st, 2015

In 2014, Art put the Motorsports Market 1963 Lola Mk.5A in Victory Lane for the Inaugural Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. To date this is the largest vintage car race ever held in the U.S. with nearly 750 entries.

In 2015, Art captured his second National Championship at Sonoma Raceway.


2014 CSRG 11th Annual Charity Challenge – Sonoma Raceway

October 30th, 2014


Overall and FJ-3 Art Hebert 1963 Lola MK-5
FJ-2 Marc Nichols 1960 Kieft
FJ-1 Mark Sange 1959 Lancia Dagrada
By CSRG (Classic Sports Racing Group)

“We had one hell of a Formula Junior turnout at the recent Charity Challenge. For those who are not familiar with Juniors, the cars were driven by the young gunslingers of the ’50s & early ’60s. Think of karting today & that’s what Juniors were 50 years ago… Here’s a story about the weekend sent to us by West Coast Juniors organizer Karol Andrews” …


Formula Vintage

January 1st, 2013

The Circuit of the Americas raceway in Austin, Texas is the first raceway in the United States built specifically to host Formula One, and has been the sole site of the U.S. Grand Prix since 2012. In 2013, the inaugural Formula Vintage race was held in conjunction with the U.S. Grand Prix for the first time, in front of 110,000 fans. Art placed first in the inaugural Formula Vintage race, driving a 1977 Chevron B39 Formula Atlantic. World champion Sebastian Vettle of Redbull Racing placed first in the Formula One race later that afternoon. The first-place winners received their trophies from racing legend Mario Andretti.


Classic Victory For Larkspur’s Hebert, Marin Independent Journal

June 6th, 2011

Art Hebert takes the checkered flag and Kentfield’s Jeff O’Neill takes a bow during the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival.
By Derek Wilson, June 6, 2011

“Larkspur’s Art Hebert isn’t slowing down, and neither is his 1963 Lola. Hebert led wire-to-wire for his second consecutive class win Sunday at the Sonoma Historic Motorsports Festival at Infineon Raceway” …



Formula Atlantic – March

January 1st, 2011

Motorsports Market began racing the March 79B – F1 driver Derek Daly’s pro Formula Atlantic car for 1979 – in 2011. The car was run by Fred Opert Racing, who also ran factory supported team cars for Keke Rosberg and other F1 drivers. The March is one of the last flat bottom Formula Atlantic cars built, and is highly competitive in the historic Formula Atlantic series. The 1,100 lb. monocoque chassis is powered by a 1600 c.c., 240 h.p. Cosworth BDD with a Hewland FT-200, five speed, gearbox.


Formula Jr – Lotus

January 1st, 2009

In 2009, Motorsports Market added a 1961 Lotus 20/22 Formula Junior, chassis number 20-J-935, originally raced out of Millerton, New York, the headquarters of Lotus East U.S. Racing.

First raced at the 2009 CSRG Charity Challenge, the Lotus has finished on the podium in nearly every race.