This past weekend, Sonoma’s Infineon Raceway staged the second
Ferrari Racing Days of the season, the first in North America,
providing the perfect backdrop to a special event that saw over
four hundred Ferrari owners take to the track. Providing further
excitement were the Ferrari Challenge races and sessions for
those entered in the F1 and XX programmes, who were able to drive
their own cars, under the guidance of engineers from the Corse
Clienti department and instructors, including the Scuderia’s Marc
As Ferraris challenge the race track May 18-20 for Ferrari Racing
Days, owners of the prancing horse may take their place alongside
them in the paddock with the new Ferrari Car Corral.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s Car Corral experience includes two
three-day general admission and paddock tickets with open
grandstand seating, two souvenir programs and exclusive premium
parking in the paddock with other Ferraris, all for just $75.
“We are inviting Ferrari owners to join in on the fun of this
exhilarating single marquee race series,” says Gill Campbell,
CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “Ferrari
enthusiasts will have their own spot in the paddock amidst the
action of Ferrari Racing Days.”
The series allows owners and gentleman drivers seeking to sharpen
their skills to compete against each other on some of the finest
race tracks in the U.S. and Canada. The vehicles have the same
overall appearance and engine as road-going Ferraris while
utilizing track-oriented modifications and features.
Ferrari 458s will compete against their predecessor the F430s in
the Ferrari Challenge. There will also be separate 599XX and FXX
races. The highlight of the weekend might just be the F1 Clienti
races, where the high pitch whine of these extraordinary machines
reverberates through the race track and surrounding hillside.
There is a nothing like the sound of an F1 tearing down the
The new Ferrari Corse Clienti racing season will get under way on
18 March at the Japanese circuit of Suzuka with the year’s first
Ferrari Racing Days. This special event will not only host the
inaugural round of the Ferrari Challenge Asia Pacific, but offer
the Asian public the chance to see together on track the main
non-competitive activities offered by the Maranello company,
among them the exclusive XX and F1 Clienti programmes.
Ferrari Racing Days return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with
three full days of racing with the Ferrari 458 Challenge along
with historic Formula 1 cars and Corse Clienti programs. The
Ferrari Challenge series allows Ferrari owners the opportunity to
compete wheel-to-wheel while providing Ferrari enthusiasts the
chance to watch the Prancing Horse run in their natural
environment – the race track.
May 18-20, 2012
Advance purchase general admission is $25 or a three day pass is
available for $50. General admission and paddock is free for
Children 12 and under with a paying adult. Hospitality starts at
Corse Clienti – including F1 Clienti, 599XX, FXX races, F458
Challenge & F430 Challenge race
Parking and Gates:
Free parking available. VIP parking: $25.
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Bud Moeller let us put a camera on his Barrichello F1 Clienti car
while he was at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca last week. This
one is of Bud doing a shakedown lap after being rolled out. We
wanted to show off just a tease and take you on a shakedown lap
with our friend and regular Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Participant Bud Moeller and his F2003 GA chassis #228 Formula 1
Clienti car which was originally driven by Rubens Barrichello. It
was a rare privilege to ride along with Bud, who was having so
much fun driving his newest F1 car.
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.
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.