Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will host five motorsports events this year and we welcome you to apply for media credentials. Please keep in mind that credentials will only be issued to individuals working on assignment from a recognized media organization that regularly provides original, primary source news.
Individuals assigned to cover a single event, or a combination of Mazda Raceway events should apply for event credentials on an event-by-event basis.
With your online application please provide a letter of assignment on official letterhead. Included in the request should be the names and titles of the individuals assigned to cover the event(s).
2014 Media Credential Application Deadlines:
Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion - August 14-17, 2014
Application deadline: July 31, 2014
Aston Martin Festival - August 30-31, 2014
Application Deadline: August 15, 2014
SCCA National Championship Runoffs - October. 10-12, 2014
Application deadline: September 18, 2014
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca welcomes and appreciates legitimate media coverage; however, application for credentials does not guarantee approval.
Important: If your media organization covered Mazda Raceway events in 2013, please submit clips of your coverage. If this will be your organization’s first visit to the raceway, please offer samples of your coverage from other related coverage from the past year.
Getting to Will-Call and Registration at the Embassy Suites Seaside / Monterey:
Embassy Suites Hotel
1441 Canyon del Rey
Seaside, CA 93955
San Francisco and San Jose: Take Hwy 101 South to Prunedale, then Hwy 156 West to Hwy 1. Take Hwy 1 South to Seaside (Canyon Del Rey/Hwy 218 exit). Turn left under the freeway, then follow Hwy 218 two blocks to the Embassy Suites Hotel.
Sacramento: Take I-5 South to Hwy 152 West to Hwy 156 West. Take Hwy 101 South to Prunedale, then Hwy 156 West to Hwy 1. Take Hwy 1 South to Seaside (Canyon Del Rey/Hwy 218 exit). Turn left under the freeway, then follow Hwy 218 two blocks to the Embassy Suites Hotel.
Fresno: Take Hwy 99 North to Hwy 152/33 West to 156 West. Take Hwy 101 South to Prunedale, then Hwy 156 West to Hwy 1. Take Hwy 1 South to Seaside (Canyon Del Rey/Hwy 218 exit). Turn left under the freeway, then follow Hwy 218 two blocks to the Embassy Suites Hotel.
Bakersfield: Take I-5 to Hwy 46 West to Hwy 101 North to Salinas (Monterey Peninsula exit). Follow signs to Hwy 68 West. Proceed approximately four miles past the main track entrance to Hwy 218. Turn right on Hwy 218 for approximately 3 miles to the Embassy Suites Hotel.
Los Angeles: Take I-5 North to Hwy 46 West to Paso Robles. Take Hwy 101 North to to Salinas (Monterey Peninsula exit). Follow signs to Hwy 68 West. Proceed approximately four miles past the main track entrance to Hwy 218. Turn right on Hwy 218 for approximately 3 miles to the Embassy Suites Hotel.
Santa Barbara: Take Hwy 101 North to Salinas (Monterey Peninsula exit). Follow signs to Hwy 68 West. Proceed approximately four miles past the main track entrance to Hwy 218. Turn right on Hwy 218 for approximately 3 miles to the Embassy Suites Hotel.
Please follow event specific directional signage from Will Call Center to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Race Week Hours of Operation for Will Call
Thursday: 7 am – 5 pm
Friday: 7am – 5 pm
Saturday: 7am – 5 pm
Sunday: 7 am – 12 noon
We want to ensure every guest enjoys their experience at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and does so in a safe and fun environment. Please do your part in extending the same courtesies to others attending.
Glass bottles or containers are not allowed at Mazda Raceway
Coolers and non-glass beverage containers are allowed
Bring and use sunscreen regularly
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water.
Riders of motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles must wear an approved helmet
Bicycles, including mountain bikes, may only be ridden on paved roads and are not allowed in the paddock
Motorized vehicles, bicycles, roller blades or skateboards are not allowed in the Marketplace
Pets are allowed, but with significant restrictions. Pets on a leash are allowed in the campgrounds and parking areas, but not in heavy traffic areas. Pets are not allowed in spectator areas, paddock, grandstands, hillsides or Marketplace
Fireworks are illegal at Mazda Raceway. Anyone caught with fireworks will be cited and expelled
All California Vehicle Code rules and regulations apply while at Mazda Raceway
The RV dump station will open approximately one hour after the last race on Sunday. Dumping of “gray water” on the ground is prohibited
Only licensed vehicles may be operated on perimeter roads
Quiet hours in the campgrounds are observed between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
No freestanding scaffolding or structures are permitted in the camping areas
The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) has been an active and highly visible part of the Monterey Peninsula community. Since our beginning in 1957 when 62 local companies and scores of individuals offered their services and donations to make Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca a reality, SCRAMP has been a community effort.
As a not-for-profit 501(c)4 organization, SCRAMP donates proceeds to local charities and civic organizations. We have grown from presenting a single motorsport event each year to producing five major events, including the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Ferrari Racing Days, eni FIM Superbike World Championship, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and SCCA National Championship Run Offs.
Originally part of the former Fort Ord military base, Laguna Seca was turned over to the County of Monterey in 1974. The County designated the overall management responsibility to the Monterey County Parks Department. SCRAMP operates and maintains the race track and manages the racing events and track rentals that generate more than $1 million annually for the county parks department.
The SCRAMP “family” consists of thousands of volunteers, including a volunteer board of directors. These dedicated volunteers come from all walks of life and across the tri-county area to make up the work force needed to stage motorsports events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The largest group of volunteers is comprised of more than 70 charities and civic organizations whose membership numbers in the thousands.
SCRAMP includes a paid professional staff who handle the day-to-day operations.
Gregg Curry VP of Operations:
VP of Administration:
Dennis Farber Treasurer:
Lee Shepherd Secretary:
Joe Prospero Past-President:
Come Grab Life by the Moments in Monterey and learn more about our special getaways. The Monterey County Convention and Visitors Bureau followed our own CEO & General Manager Gill Campbell on her exploration of the Monterey Peninsula in this wonderful video. Check it out.
Known around the world as one of the greatest racing facilities, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is run by SCRAMP (Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula) a 501(c)4 non-profit organization. Comprised of a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers, SCRAMP takes pride in providing a wonderful guest experience while simultaneously giving back to the local community.
SCRAMP volunteers work hard and long hours to support an event. Since 1957 SCRAMP has been supporting world class motorsport events on the Monterey Peninsula and we couldn’t do it without the efforts of thousands of individual and group volunteers from all over the world.
Whether you are looking for a team building event, want to network, learn soft skills such as working with the public, or you just want a way to give back to your community, we welcome you to volunteer your time and services.