Tony Karis, Santa Cruz Sentinel

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Santa Cruz Sentinel

Monterey, CA, United States

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Past articles by Tony:

Nissan featured marque at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

The history of Nissan Motorsports sits center stage as the first Japanese automaker is named the marque of the 2018 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.More than a dozen cars from Nissan’s H → Read More

Nordic Naturals Challenger: Lloyd Harris, Thanasi Kokkinakis to meet in singles final

Aptos >> South Africa’s Lloyd Harris has not dropped a set while playing at the Nordic Naturals Challenger. Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis has defeated back-to-back seeded opponents.Sunday, the two will meet in the menȁ → Read More

Nordic Naturals Challenger: Recent history on No. 1 Thomas Fabbiano’s side

Aptos >> Only two seeded players will remain when the Nordic Naturals Challenger enters the semifinal round — and both of them are positioned on one side of the men’s singles bracket.That should set up for an interesting wee → Read More

Nordic Naturals Challenger: South Africa’s Lloyd Harris continues hot streak

Aptos >> South African tennis talent Lloyd Harris continued his bid to win back-to-back challengers Thursday.The 21-year-old moved into the quarterfinals of the Nordic Naturals Challenger by beating Belgium’s Joris De Loore 6-2, 6- → Read More

Nordic Naturals Challenger: De Loore finds serve, drops Blanch in Aptos

Aptos >> Joris De Loore of Belgium and No. 7 seed Jay Clarke of Great Britain each won three-set matches to play another round of tennis at the Nordic Naturals Challenger on Tuesday.De Loore beat wild-card entrant Ulises Blanch of Florida → Read More

Spring Classic: Mix of characters, rides makes for good memories

MONTEREY >> Ed Iskenderian touted that he bluffed his way into the engine cam shaft business. Ed “The Ace” McCulloch figured out he could make a living drag racing funny cars instead of top fuel dragsters.The Spring Classic → Read More

MacNeil blazes to Trofeo Piraelli win at Laguna Seca

Cooper MacNeil exemplified the Ferrari Challenge passion, racing in two states in the same weekend.After flying from Ohio to Monterey, he won the first of two races at this weekend’s Ferrari Challenge at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. → Read More

Ferrari Challenge kicks off season at Laguna Seca

Ferrari’s North American Challenge Series opens the 2018 racing season at the newly titled WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend. Once again, the red stallions of Italy will showcase their power on the 2.238-mile circuit, touching speeds → Read More

California 8 Hours: Magnus Racing team drives Audi to win

MONTEREY >> Audi dominated the GT3 race, maintaining the lead after the completion of each hour of competition Saturday in first SRO Intercontinental Challenge GT3-GT4 eight-hour endurance event held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. McLaren → Read More

Tony Karis, Motor sports commentary: Braving it with racer Ben Barnicoat

MONTEREY >> Sanity and insanity are separated by mere moments or thoughts.The sane person interviews and admires the talent and skill of a 20-year-old racer from Sheffield, England, Ben Barnicoat. And admires his race car, a $500,000, 200 → Read More

Ocean Speedway: Fremont’s Golobic takes main event in season finale

WATSONVILLE >> Although Shane Golobic won two of the three King of the West feature races at Ocean Speedway, it took the final race of the season to win his first Taco Bravo main event.The two-time Taco Bravo champion, grabbed the lead fr → Read More

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca preps for California 8 Hours, the longest race in track history

Endurance racing: survival of the fittest meets an elaborate chess game. Or, the ultimate test of mettle and metal. Or, ...Whatever metaphor you choose, this weekend marks the debut of the California 8 Hours, the longest race in Mazda Raceway L → Read More

Ocean Speedway: Golobic wins King of the West race

Watsonville >> In the world of sprint racing, excitement is just one lap away. Friday night was no exception at Ocean Speedway.Shane Golobic won his second King of the West feature race after leading the final two laps of the 30-lap race. → Read More

Ocean Speedway: Oliveira suffers cardiac arrest in race

Watsonville >>A near tragedy was averted and a split decision culminated the two-day Pat Pettit Shootout this past weekend at Ocean Speedway.Tony Oliveira, who was running fifth in the American stock main event, suffered cardiac ar → Read More

Van Der Zande speeds his way to a win

MONTEREY >> Shades of “Zarnardi” highlighted the ending of the WeatherTech championship weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Sunday.The Ligier LMP2 prototype upstaged Cadillac’s three-car team with a late breaking → Read More

Ocean Speedway: Furr, Keldsen claim victories

WATSONVILLE >> Brad Furr won Round 13 of the Taco Bravo-sponsored 360 sprint car series, with Dakota Keldsen winning his first 4-Banger championship Friday night at Ocean Speedway.In a hotly contested battle, Furr, the 2016 Ocean Sprint c → Read More

Taylor brothers head to Laguna Seca with IMSA WeatherTech series lead

Brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor have a 26-point lead heading into this weekend’s penultimate round of the International Motor Sports Association’s (IMSA) WeatherTech championship series, being held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.Ye → Read More

Ocean Speedway: Kevin Thomas Jr. wins in California Spirit Week

WATSONVILLE >> Kevin Thomas Jr. proved that the “Alabama gang” of racers aren’t just stock car drivers. This year’s Indiana Sprint Week champion outran the “Demon” Damion Gardner for his second feature w → Read More

Ocean Speedway:

WATSONVILLE >> Justin Sanders garnered his 53rd sprint car career win, leading 21 of 30 laps Friday night at Ocean Speedway.Finishing with a quarter-lap lead was a rare sight. The well-skilled Watsonville racer usually overtakes his oppon → Read More

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion: Trip down memory lane deemed a success

MONTEREY >> Another chapter celebrating Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s 60th anniversary was successfully penned over the weekend.The track’s long, rich history is filled with an inventory of colorful personalities and jaw-dropp → Read More