Archive for May, 2015

Denise McCluggage Passes

MONTEREY, Calif. – May 7, 2015 – The following is a statement from Gill Campbell, CEO/General Manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, on the passing of legendary sports car racer and journalist Denise McCluggage, who passed away May 6 at the age of 88:
She was the keynote speaker at the 2013 AROC National Convention in California

Denise was a pioneering leader in the world of motorsports. Her accomplishments behind the wheel of a sports car as well as a journalist were unparalleled. She earned race-winning trophies, awards for her writing from a very unique perspective, and well-deserved induction into multiple halls of fame. On top of that, she was a fashion trendsetter with her hallmark polka dot driver’s suit and helmet. I had the great fortune of spending time with her over the years and I was in awe every time I was in her presence. She will be dearly missed but her powerful legacy will live on.

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