Nigel Olsson, a driving force behind Elton's music for many years, will drive a pace car during the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion featuring the 60th anniversary celebration of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Described as a museum springing to life, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 17-20, is the largest event held during the famed Monterey Classic Car Week. Approximately 550 race cars are invited to compete in the world’s premier motoring event and are accepted based on the vehicle's authenticity, race provenance and period correctness. Formula Junior will be celebrated across two run groups at the Reunion during their 60th anniversaries, and the 70th anniversary of Ferrari will be recognised.
The drummer will provide hot laps for Rolex guests and other VIPs throughout the weekend.
He is a longtime motor racing enthusiast and has completed and served as a pace car driver for the Historic Motor Sports Association, which provides the technical scrutineering and on-track coordination for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.