In honor of today, Veteran’s Day, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca announced that they will hold their second annual Military Appreciation Day with FREE general admission to all active military in uniform and veterans with ID who attend the Pirelli World Challenge Saturday, September 12, 2015.
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the most recognizable road racing cars of the ‘60s – the Shelby GT350 Mustang – as the 2015 featured marque August 13-16, 2015 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The Shelby GT350 Mustang came onto the scene just one year after the Ford Mustang debuted. Ford Motor Company, already having success with Carroll Shelby in the Cobra program, enlisted Shelby to make the new Mustang competitive. And together they did, winning three consecutive SCCA national championships in its maiden years.
Fifty-seven years ago this weekend the motor racing landscape forever changed. That’s when the first sports car race was held here at the new Laguna Seca Raceway.
The beginnings of now-named Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is traced back to the Pebble Beach Road Races that began in 1950. And by 1956, this popular race had swelled to more than 50,000 spectators crowding the tree-lined forest course. International driving stars regularly competed and the atmosphere was punctuated by both motorsport gear heads and an upscale social happening.
Before filling up on all the delicious Thanksgiving Day dishes and settling in to watch the football games, entire families can participate in a little morning exercise at the second annual Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Turkey Trot to benefit the Food Bank for Monterey County. For only a $10 cash or check donation, visitors can enjoy a run, jog or walk on the 2.238-mile race circuit from 7 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 27.