On behalf of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, welcome to our world-renowned road racing facility. Our communications department is standing by to provide you with prompt, accurate and helpful assistance to make your job easier and your experience memorable.
To ensure a safe working environment, certain policies and guidelines have been established, which are discussed below. Individuals requesting a media credential must be currently working on assignment and fully complete the online application form.
An important part of a race weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is the operation of the Pace Car and Safety Vehicles. These vehicles are used to pace the races to the green flag, as well as to bring the race cars under control in the event of a full-course yellow flag. They are also used for demonstration laps for VIPs and special guests.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is the only race track to have its pace car program involved in every major event each year and throughout every aspect of the facility. Started in 2003 with the support of Mazda, the program has an impeccable safety record of more than 5,000 track laps without a single injury, accident or failed car part.
The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Pace and Safety Car program has has hosted a number of illustrious guest drivers such as Mario Andretti, Danny Sullivan and Nigel Olson, famed drummer for Elton John. The team has also welcomed some famous guests in the passenger seat including Brad Pitt, Patrick Dempsey, F1 Legend Phil Hill, Carroll Shelby, famed Mazda RX-8 designer Ikuo Maeda and Peter Birtwhistle Chief Designer of the Mazda MX-5, among others.
Track fees are all-inclusive and include the paddock, classroom, six radios and the public restrooms in the Garage/Suite building.
Track & Paddock Rental Fees:
November – April
Monday – Thursday
Friday – Sunday
May – October
Monday – Thursday
Friday – Sunday
Team practice days are available at an unlimited sound level. These track days rent for $12,500.00 per day, plus associated costs, such as insurance, workers and ambulances, etc. These days are exclusively for teams that need to practice for a scheduled event here.
There is a maximum of 30 vehicles or motorcycles permitted on track at any one time. Additional fees of $2,000 per day for 31-35 per race group are also available.
Associated Track/Paddock Rental Costs:
Track Rental Supervisor – $200.00 per day – Direct pay day of rental
Sound Tester – $100.00 per day – Direct pay day of rental
Independent Turn Workers/Track Worker – $100.00 per day/per person
Gate Workers – $100.00 per day/per person
Paddock Camping (Club Rate) – $1,000.00 per night
Radios (additional) Peninsula Communications – Direct
Standby ALS Ambulance American Medical Response – Direct
Standby Fire Crew/Truck (Salinas Rural Fire Dept.) – $1,800.00 (Approx.) per day
An automobile museum that springs to life is one way to describe the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. It is an international gathering of rarely seen race cars that spans decades of racing history by returning them to the race track to compete as they once did. Entering its 38th year of vintage racing, the event is a cornerstone with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance of the famed Monterey Classic Car Week that annually attracts thousands to the picturesque Monterey peninsula for events, auctions and a sundry of activities.
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In GRAND-AM Road Racing, the Rolex Sports Car Series features Daytona Prototypes and production-based GT cars running simultaneously. The Daytona Prototype (DP) category has revolutionized sports car racing with ample battles at the front of the field and close finishes in practically every race. Like the DP class that has redefined prototype racing, the GT class has done the same for high-performance, production-based sports car racing.
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