The stars of the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series will visit
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca September 7-8. The Continental Tire
Sports Car Series, powered by MAZDA, will feature competition in
the Daytona Prototype class, and the Grand Touring (GT) category.
Grand-Am racing events typically feature some of the most
exciting competition in all of racing, with drivers bumping and
barging their way past each other in the race to the checkered
Work starts in earnest this week for the owner of CJ Wilson
Racing as the Major League Baseball season gets underway after
six weeks of pre-season training. For All-Star pitcher, CJ
Wilson’s Austin based Grand Am Continental Tire Sports Car
Challenge team; Round 3 at Barber Motorsports Park offers the
chance of a fresh start and a genuine swing at the title next
With uniqueness and modernity at the forefront, the new United
SportsCar Racing platform was revealed (#TheReveal) today at
Sebring International Raceway, resulting from the merger of
GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series presented by
It had been a long time since Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty last
won a Rolex Sports Car Series race – Montreal in 2011 to be
exact. Saturday, all the stars aligned for the two-time DP
champs, who scored a popular home-state victory for GAINSCO/Bob
Stallings Racing in the inaugural GRAND-AM race at Circuit of The
With a merger of the two finest in sports car racing series on
tap for 2014, their separate return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
next year will surely be a treat for race fans. The American Le
Mans Series will compete May 9-11 and GRAND-AM Road Racing will
race September 7 and 8 with two competitive series, Rolex Sports
Car Series and Continental Tire Challenge, within the Continental
Tire Sports Car Festival, powered by Mazda event.
The stars of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series are returning
to Monterey this week for the Continental Tire Sports Car
Festival, powered by Mazda.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of our season-ending race
with some of the most competitive sports car racing of the year.
Tickets are available at the ticket office and at the admission
gates on race days.
GRAND-AM’s top-tier Rolex Sports Car Series has established
itself as one of the most competitive professional road racing
championship in North America. For 2013, the Rolex Series expands
to a three-class format, allowing the entrance of new cars and
technologies in the newly formed “GX” class.
The Daytona Prototype category that was launched as the series’
flagship class in 2003 has attracted the attention of superstar
drivers and universally recognized teams through its extremely
raceable and relatively affordable format. The DP class moved
into a new phase in 2012 with the introduction of the third
Like the DP class that has redefined prototype sports car racing,
the GT class has done the same for high-performance,
production-based sports car racing. With an eye toward the
cost-containment and close competition, the GT category provides
a stable battleground for the world’s top automobile
manufacturers. Famed European automobile builders Ferrari and
Audi entered the division in 2012 with new cars built
specifically for the Rolex Series. The production-based GX class
was added to feature cars and technologies not currently involved
in the Rolex Series.
Rules are being developed to allow for the exploration of a wide
variety of alternative technologies and alternative fuels. This
could include turbocharged engines; fuels other than gasoline,
such as clean diesels; and hybrid powertrains.
The GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, featuring
straight-from-the-showroom American muscle cars and the hottest
imports, is also back in 2013 for its 13th season of competition
under the GRAND-AM umbrella. The Continental Tire Sports Car
Challenge routinely features some of the largest fields anywhere
in the world.
September 7-8, 2013
Advance purchase general admission starting at $20 or a three day
pass for $60. General admission and paddock is free for Children
12 and under with a paying adult. Hospitality packages starting
Rolex Sports Car Series – Sunday, September 8
Star Mazda and USF 2000
Parking and Gates:
Free parking available. VIP Parking: $25. Gates open at 7
SPEED has the broadcasting rights to this event. Air dates and
times are TBA. Please check back for updated information.
ALL VEHICLES WITHOUT A PARKING PASS ARE INSTRUCTED TO ENTER THE
RACEWAY VIA SOUTH BOUNDARY RD.
BARLOY CANYON (WATKINS GATE) ENTRANCE IS CLOSED.
The South Boundary Entrance will be open to all in-bound and
out-bound traffic. Vehicles will be parked on a
first-come/first-served basis, with some parking areas restricted
to vehicles with parking passes only.
A full complement of marketing tools are available at all Mazda
Raceway Laguna Seca events for companies looking to pull ahead of
the competition. Fully integrated exposure components and custom
tailored sponsorship packages can be designed to maximize
corporate exposure and drive sales.
Track Exposure Opportunities
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca can deliver your corporate message with
a variety of cost effective and efficient promotional vehicles.
Select any or all of the following opportunities to create an
indispensable mark with both associates and consumers.
For those seeking the ultimate comfort, style, and sophistication
while being in the center of it all, are the Premier Pit Row
Suites. These elegantly appointed, climate-controlled luxury
suites provide guests with indoor seating and outdoor bi-level
seating. Located directly above pit lane, these suites offer a
prime location showcasing the exciting pit-stop and racing
action. Yet at the same time, serenity is only feet away as the
interior of each suite is equipped with televisions with live
feed of the event, a private restroom and wet bar.
These chalets are adjacently located to each other and all offer
groups a comfortable, private entertainment facility conveniently
located just steps from reserved seats in the highly sought after
Turn 11 grandstands.
A feeling that is a world apart while being in the middle of the
action, barbecue island is the track’s answer to fun and freedom
at the races. Surrounded by Laguna Seca’s picturesque lake, the
island features a custom-built barbecue facility, shaded trellis,
picnic tables and an unmatched level of privacy amidst the race
Watching the on-track action is easy thanks to Barbecue Island’s
location – a quick walk from Turns 2, 3, 4, and 5. Let us help
customize any island program with tenting, private grandstands,
catering, beverage service, and much more.
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.