The tradition of memorable sports car racing continues at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda featuring the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is America’s premier road racing series and is entering its second season with ferocity and international driving stars. For fans, the racing is non-stop as there are two styles of cars competing: Prototype and GT (Grand Touring). Each style also has two classes, Pro and Pro-Am for a race within a race.
The Monterey Pre-Reunion provides guests with the chance to see more than 300 race cars competing prior to the following weekend’s big Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The paddock is bustling and the racing action intense as these historic cars, some of which are fully restored while others carry the patina of yesteryear, run in their respective race groups according to era, engine size and car type.
Described as a museum springing to life, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the largest event held during the famed Monterey Classic Car Week, and is the only event where cars are doing what they were originally intended to do…race. Approximately 550 race cars are invited to compete in the world’s premier motoring event, and are accepted based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness.
Hosted by PCNA, Rennsport Reunion V will, once again, bring together an extraordinary gathering of significant Porsche vintage and current race cars, as well those who have designed, engineered, and driven them to victory in the world’s most famous sports car races. The three-day program of on-track competition will be complemented by a Concours d’Elegance, which is open to invited race participants, and special activities celebrating each of the six decades of legendary Porsche race cars.
The Monterey Peninsula’s love affair with world-class racing traces its beginnings to the inaugural running of the Pebble Beach Road Races in 1950. Those sports car events quickly outgrew the public roads of the Del Monte Forest and a beautiful new road racing facility was born on November 9, 1957.
For the caretakers of period-correct historic race cars, November 17 will likely now be marked on their calendars, as it is the opening day entry requests can be submitted to compete in the annual Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 13-16, 2015 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced today that the next Porsche Rennsport Reunion will again take place at the famed California race track the weekend of October 9-11, 2015.
Before filling up on all the delicious Thanksgiving Day dishes and settling in to watch the football games, entire families can participate in a little morning exercise at the second annual Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Turkey Trot to benefit the Food Bank for Monterey County. For only a $10 cash or check donation, visitors can enjoy a run, jog or walk on the 2.238-mile race circuit from 7 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 27.
The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula extends a heartfelt THANK YOU to all our volunteers, guests, participants, Mazda, sponsors, journalists, County of Monterey and all our wonderful residents for supporting Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The SCCA National Championship Runoffs was a tremendous capper to an exciting 2014 race season. Stay tuned for news on 2015…which will be a fabulous one that brings thrills to the hills of Monterey.
There is so much to see and do when visiting Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, whether it’s making a quick overnight stop to see a race, or if you’re making a weekend of it and checking out all the cool attractions in the Monterey County area.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca offers some of the coolest apparel in all of motor racing, from wind-breakers and sweatshirts, to ball caps and jackets. Be sure to visit the track souvenir store and make your choice.
There are numerous ways to get your brand noticed through a marketing and advertising program with Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, either through a custom-built official partnership all the way up to an event title sponsorship.