What: The inaugural Aston Martin Motorsports Festival brings together owners, racers and enthusiasts of one of the legendary English brands – Aston Martin.
Bringing added thrills to the festival is the Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of North America. This is a seven-event, 14-race, multi-round series that competes on some of the finest road courses in North America with entrants set to race the Vantage GT4 race car – derived from Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage road car.
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.
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.
This year, the 100th anniversary of the iconic Italian automaker – Maserati – will be the featured marque.
When: August 14-17, 2014
Tickets: Advance purchase general admission starts at $50 (Friday), three-day passes are $130 and both include a complimentary souvenir magazine. General admission and paddock is free for Children 12 and under with a paying adult. Hospitality packages range from $200-$510.
Pre-1940 Sports Racing and Touring Cars
1927-1951 Racing Cars
1955-1962 GT Cars
1963-1966 GT Cars over 2500cc
1973-1981 FIA, IMSA GT, GTX AAGT, GTU Cars
1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars over 2000cc
1955-1961 Sports Racing Cars under 2000cc
1970-1979 Sports Racing cars under 2000cc
1947-1955 Sports Racing and GT Cars
1963-1972 FIA Mfg. Championship
1981-1990 FIA Mfg. Championship, IMSA GTP/1980-1991 GTO
1961-1966 GT Cars under 2500cc
1963-1974 Can-Am & USRRC
1974-1980 Formula Atlantic
Gates: Open at 7 a.m.
TV Times: Fox Sports 1 has the broadcasting rights to this event. Air dates and times will be announced in August.
The eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round features riders, teams and manufacturers racing high-performance bikes very similar to the ones right off the showroom floor.
There is plenty of nail-biting racing to enjoy with two races during the weekend. This is the one chance to see these international riders, as it is the series’ only visit to the United States. Approximately 25 riders line up on the starting grid, making for an entertaining field and hard-fought battle for the lead at every turn.
July 11-13, 2014
TV TimesBeIN Sports TV has the rights to all World Superbike races. Check you local cable provider to locate BeIN Sports TV on your channel lineup or find the race schedule online at www.beinsports.tv/motor-sports.
Advance tickets range from $20 for a Friday-only ticket to $70 for a three-day General Admission ticket. Children 12 and under are free with paid adult.
Gates open at 7 a.m.
South Boundary is open for automobiles and motorcycles
Barloy Canyon (Watkins Gate) Open for Motorcycles only
Highway 68 is open for vehicles with permits and motorcycles with a Blue or Green parking tag
Free motorcycle parking is available. Automobile parking is: Friday – $5; Saturday – $10; Sunday – $10. A 3-day automobile parking pass is $20.
The Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, powered by Mazda, features the Monterey debut of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, America’s all-new premier sports car racing Series. The Series was created by the merger of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car and American Le Mans organizations, both of which had a long history of competing at Mazda Raceway. The TUDOR Championship features two styles of cars, Prototype and GT (Grand Touring). Each style of car has two classes, Pro and Pro-Am, meaning there are four classes of racing on track together, each with their own battle for the lead.
Four other very competitive Series will also be competing, the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Mazda MX-5 Cup, IMSA GT3 Challenge by Yokohama and making its first-ever appearance, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo.
When: May 2-4, 2014
Feature Race: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Tickets: Advance purchase general admission: $65 for a two-day pass. General admission and paddock is free for Children 12 and under with a paying adult. Hospitality packages range from $250-$510.
Support Races: Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Mazda MX-5 Cup and IMSA GT3 Challenge by Yokohama.
The Ferrari Challenge returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with three full days of racing where fans can see the swift and exotic Ferrari 458 Challenge cars attacking the technically-demanding 11-turn road course. The series allows Ferrari owners the opportunity to compete wheel-to-wheel while providing Ferrari enthusiasts and motorsport fans the chance to watch the Prancing Horse run in its natural environment – the race track.
When: May 16-18, 2014
Tickets: Advance purchase daily general admission is $20 or a three-day pass is available for $40. General admission and paddock is free for Children 12 and under with a paying adult. Hospitality starts at $300.
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.
The following categories define the 27 classes that compete in SCCA Club Racing National events throughout the year and their participation totals determine which will take part in the Runoffs:
• Production – Series produced cars which are allowed a range of performance modifications while retaining their original design, structure and drive layout;
• Formula – The six formula classes are all single-seat, open-wheel race cars;
• Prototype – Purpose-built road racing cars with full composite bodies, yet underneath, these cars are pure racing machines;
• Sedan – Comprised of American muscle cars such as Camaros, Firebirds, GTOs and Mustangs with production-based chassis and modified suspensions and brakes;
• Touring – High performance cars which, because of their performance potential, required some changes to their wheel/tires and suspension components;
• Grand Touring – Purpose-built, highly-modified “silhouette” replicas of series-produced sports sedans;
• Super Touring – Designed to allow late-model production-based cars more extensive modifications such as including wings, engine swaps, etc.,
• Spec Miata – Provides the opportunity to compete in low cost, production-based cars with limited modifications, suitable for racing competition.
When: October 10-12, 2014
Tickets: Advance purchase general admission is $25 per day and $60 for a three-day pass. General admission and paddock is free for Children 12 and under with a paying adult. Hospitality starts at $300.
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 accepted to compete in the world’s premier motoring event, based on the car’s authenticity, race provenance and period correctness.
The 2013 featured marque has long been considered America’s sports car, the celebrated Chevrolet Corvette, which celebrates its 60th anniversary.
August 16-18, 2013
Advance purchase general admission starts at $50 (Friday) and three-day passes are $130 and includes a complimentary souvenir magazine. General admission and paddock is free for Children 12 and under with a paying adult. Hospitality packages range from $200-$495.
Parking and Gates:
Free parking available. VIP Parking: $75. Gates open at 7 a.m.
A one hour feature on the 2013 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion will air on Fox Sports 1 on Sunday October 13 at 2 p.m. PT and then again on Thursday October 17 at 9 a.m. PT.
What: Returning to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the FIM Superbike World Championship features riders, teams and manufacturers (Aprilia, BMW, Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki) racing high-performance bikes very similar to the ones right off the showroom floor.There is plenty of nail-biting racing to enjoy with two races during the weekend.This is the one chance to see these international riders, as it is the series’ only visit to the United Stat
Boasting the largest spectator attendance of any race held at Mazda Raceway, the Red Bull United States Grand Prix, featuring the MotoGP World Championship, returns to Monterey for its ninth consecutive year.
The Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix is three-days of adrenalin rushes and heart-pounding racing as the world’s best motorcycle riders challenge one of the most technically-demanding race tracks on the international 18-race MotoGP schedule. MotoGP features multinational riders onboard complex prototype machines.
Three Americans, Colin Edwards, Ben Spies and former World Champion Nicky Hayden will wave the stars and stripes while going against popular international riders like nine-time World Champion Valentino Rossi and reigning World Champion Jorge Lorenzo.
July 19-21, 2013
Advance purchase general admission starts at $40 or a three day pass for $90. General admission is free for Children 12 and under with a paying adult. Paddock Pass (limited availability) $50. Hospitality package range from $365-$775.
Please note that all tickets will be scanned at each entry point.
MotoGP – Sunday, July 21
AMA SuperSport – Saturday, July 20
Daytona SportBike and National Guard Superbike – Sunday, July 21
There is free motorcycle parking in the Purple 11 lot all weekend. Premium paid parking in the GEICO Motorcycle Red 9 is $50 for a weekend pass or $25 on Sunday only.
Car Parking and Gates:
An auto parking pass is required to bring your vehicle in the facility on all three event days. The prices are as follows for Purple 10 general auto parking:
Friday – $10
Saturday – $10
Sunday – $20
3-Day – $30
There is a FREE shuttle from CSUMB available on Sunday only. Reserved parking: $20-$50. Gates open at 7 a.m.
SPEED will broadcast both the MotoGP Saturday qualifying and Sunday’s MotoGP race live.