There are nearly 2,500 volunteers who make events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca possible. Here is a list of some of the clubs that volunteer their time during race weekends.
Air Force Boosters
Al-Kadosh Shrine #14
All Services Airborne
Alvarez H.S. NJROTC
American Legion Post 587
Aptos Sea Lions/Lioness
Boy Scout Troop 93
Boy Scouts King City
Boy Scouts Troop 127
Carmel Host Lions
Carmel Valley Rotary
Correctional Peace Officers Foundation
Disabled American Veterans
Defense Language Institute
Fleet Numerical Meteorology Oceanography Center – Morale, Recreation, & Welfare
Los Banos Explorers
Greenfield PD Explorers – Post 306
Hollister Sheriff Explorer
Masonic Youth Group
Monterey Bay Special Olympics
Monterey Bay Teen Challenge
Monterey Bay Veterans
Monterey County Home Charter School
Monterey Food Bank
Monterey High School Auto Club
Monterey High Volleyball
Monterey Bay Vietnam Veterans
Monterey Sheriff M/C Squad
Monterey Ski & Social Club
P.G. Volunteer Fire Department
Pacific Grove Lions
Salinas PD Explorers
San Jose State University Society of Automotive Engineers
Soledad H.S. NJROTC
Soledad H.S. Wrestling Team
Soul’d Out Christian Center
VFW post 10110 Aptos
Monterey County Vietnam Veterans
Los Banos CHP
San Benito Co Sheriff Explorer Hollister
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is situated within the Laguna Seca Recreation Area, which is operated by the Monterey County Parks Department. The area is a must-see for naturists, hikers, bicyclists and anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
Visitors can camp on the surrounding hillsides for a serene view of the Salinas Valley. Both RV and tent camping are available in a clean, friendly environment.
The park is just a short drive from the Monterey Peninsula, Salinas Valley, Carmel Valley and Big Sur. In addition to great camping facilities, Laguna Seca Recreation Area has a Rifle and Pistol Range, which offers a safe shooting environment with a well-trained professional staff. For large groups, the Red Bull Energy Center is available for rent and is a beautiful venue for weddings, retirements, corporate dinners, conferences, etc.
The Laguna Seca Recreation Area is also home to Skip Barber Racing School, Sea Otter Classic Sports Festival, Spirit West Coast, Cherry’s Jubilee and other activities that are held throughout the year.
Bio: I got into Motorsports after being in the hotel industry for many years; my last position was as a Catering Conference Planning Manager.
Hometown: Manchester, Iowa
Favorite Racing Series: All of them, there is something about each of the series that runs with us that I enjoy.
Favorite Racer: Wayne Rainey, and Scott Pruett
Favorite Sport Activities: Rollerblading, Mountain Biking, Skiing,
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: three months after getting the job at the track, standing at the start…what a rush!
Bio: Dubbed the “Stick & Ball Guy” by Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO Gill Campbell, Steve spent his first 10 years after college in the baseball industry with the San Francisco Giants organization where he honed his skills and talents in sports marketing, corporate sponsorships, and strategic business marketing practices.
In 2000 was hired by MGO Marketing Group in Lafayette, Calif. to help manage the opening of three new AAA minor-league baseball stadiums in Sacramento and Fresno, Calif., and Albuquerque, NM.
Bio: Over 30 years in the financial services industry beginning, with a management training program with Bank of America. In 1983 began a Securities career with Yates, Downer, Dyer and Kirkpatrick in Carmel, Calif. Spent 13 years with the late George Yates working with large institutional accounts. I am registered with the NAS. as a general securities representative with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc., and with the State of California as a Registered Investment Advisor. A Marine Corps veteran and live in Carmel, Calif.
Hometown: Cygnet, Ohio
Favorite Racing Series: American Motorcycle Association
Favorite Racer: Wayne Rainey
Favorite Sport Activities: Football, Baseball
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: Driving Farm Equipment
Favorite Book: Civil War Books
Favorite Movie: The Great Escape
Favorite Music: Country Western (oldies), Classical
Hobbies: Reading, Traveling, Relaxing
Something no one else knows about you: There are no secrets
Bio: Currently a senior paralegal with Century Aluminum, joined Century in August 2006. Prior to this was senior paralegal and customs compliance manager with Tanimura & Antle, one of America’s largest privately held agribusiness companies beginning in March, 1995. Prior to this was the corporate paralegal with the Salinas, Calif., law firm of Noland, Hamerly, Etienne & Hoss, one of the largest and oldest law firms in the California Central Coast region. Areas of expertise include corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, real estate, California water law, and PACA.
Bio: 1980 – 1989: Kleinwort Benson (Channel Islands), Jersey, Channel Islands, UK; foreign exchange and precious metals dealer
1989 – 2000: National Hot Rod Association, Glendora, Calif.; writer/photographer National DRAGSTER, Director of International Relations, Director of Field Marketing
2000 – 2007: Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, Calif.: Vice President of Marketing
Hometown: Nottingham, England
College: Nottingham, England
Favorite Racing Series: sprint car racing
Favorite Racer: Gary Page
Favorite Sport Activities: Soccer, fencing
Bio: Retired from the Burlington Northern Rail Road as Pacific Northwest Regional Director, responsible for running inter-modal terminals (piggyback trains) from Portland, Ore., to Fresno, Calif. Currently General Manager: Terry Johnson Trucking Co, Inc., Coalinga, Calif.
Hometown: Lemoore, Calif.
College: St. John’s
Favorite Racing Series: F1, Indy Car.
Favorite Racer: Danica Patrick, of course!
Favorite Sport Activities: Fishing, camping, golf, trail rides (horses), anything outdoors.