The tradition of memorable sports car racing will continue at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2014 with the addition of America’s all-new premier sports car racing series: The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
This entirely new series created by the merger between the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series retains the very popular format of races within a race, providing plenty of on-track action and constant passing.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will become the seventh track to host the National Championship event in the Runoffs’ 50-year history, and marks the return of the Runoffs to the West Coast for the first time since the now-closed Riverside International Raceway in 1968. The SCCA National Championship Runoffs has crowned Club Racing National Champions in a winner-take-all, single race format since 1964. Through 24 separate races over three days, the 2013 edition will crown champions in 28 Runoffs-eligible classes.
Can I drive my personal car/motorcycle on the track?
The easiest way to obtain track time on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is to join one of the many clubs that rent the track throughout the year. There are organizations for both cars and motorcycles that offer an affordable way to get on the track. Take a look through the track calendar to see what clubs are renting the track and when, then contact the respective club (by simply clicking on the club/organization name on the calendar) and ask about membership and specifications for going on track.
Do you have track days for the public?
Demand to use Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is high and it’s unfortunately impossible for us to offer open track days. Throughout the year, however, a variety of clubs, enthusiast groups and schools rent the track and offers these programs to consumers. Take a look through the calendar to see what clubs are renting the track and when, then contact the organization and ask about membership and specifications for going on track
How do I join a track day?
Please review our track calendar to see who is renting the track on any given day. For your convenience, contact information is provided if there is an opportunity to join the fun.
Do you offer gift certificates for track days?
The Skip Barber Racing School offers gifts certificates for the variety of racing schools it holds at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Please contact all other track renters directly to inquire about gift certificates.
Does the track offer tours?
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is located in a Monterey County park and throughout most of the year (except on major event weekends, when a ticket is required) the public is encouraged to come and visit the spectacular setting. Although there are no formal track tours available, you can explore the facility and enjoy some of the breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean from high atop The Corkscrew where, on a clear day, you can see Santa Cruz in the distance.
SCCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RUNOFFS
What: The SCCA National Championship Runoffs is the end-of-year championship race for the Sports Car Club of America Club Racing’s amateur competitors. Divisional champions and other top drivers from the SCCA’s 115 regions are invited to participate at the Runoffs, which consist of practice, qualifying and three days of racing, Friday through Sunday. National Championships are awarded to the winners of each class in a winner-take-all, single race format.
What: Described as a museum springing to life, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is a cornerstone of the Monterey Peninsula’s Classic Car Week. Approximately 550 vehicles 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.
Monthly twilight rides allow cyclists to experience the excitement of pedaling Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, an 11-turn, 2.238-mile course. The ride is highlighted by the legendary Corkscrew turn that drops an equivalent of 5 1/2 stories. Rides generally run from 5:30–7:30 p.m. (5-7 p.m. in the winter months), and are open to all levels of cyclists. Helmets are required and the cost is $10 per rider.
Special Note: November Twilight Cycling time is moved to 5:00-7:00 pm due to Daylight Savings.