The American Le Mans Series’ first six-hour race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will feature the most race cars for a Series event at the famed Monterey, Calif., venue in a decade. In addition to the nine races for the weekend, there is plenty of action to enjoy off track as well
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced that the drivers from the American Le Mans Series, Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship, the Patrón GT3 Challenge by Yokohama, USF2000, the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear and Playboy Mazda MX5 Cup teams will be on track – but on bicycles to kick-off American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patrón. The Twilight Ride will take place on Wednesday, May 19 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on the world-renowned circuit and fans are invited to join them.
Mention Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to anyone who has been to the famed Monterey circuit, and more often than not two words come to mind.
Year in and year out, the Corkscrew proves to be one of the most difficult corners in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. It’s one-of-a-kind in motorsports, and here is what makes the hard-left, hard-right combination so spectacular:
• At the apex to Turn 8 (the lefthander and entry to The Corkscrew), the elevation change is a 12 percent drop.