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.
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.
GRAND-AM’s top-tier Rolex Sports Car Series has established itself as one of the most competitive professional road racing championship in North America. For 2013, the Rolex Series expands to a three-class format, allowing the entrance of new cars and technologies in the newly formed “GX” class.
The Daytona Prototype category that was launched as the series’ flagship class in 2003 has attracted the attention of superstar drivers and universally recognized teams through its extremely raceable and relatively affordable format. The DP class moved into a new phase in 2012 with the introduction of the third generation prototype.
Like the DP class that has redefined prototype sports car racing, the GT class has done the same for high-performance, production-based sports car racing. With an eye toward the cost-containment and close competition, the GT category provides a stable battleground for the world’s top automobile manufacturers. Famed European automobile builders Ferrari and Audi entered the division in 2012 with new cars built specifically for the Rolex Series. The production-based GX class was added to feature cars and technologies not currently involved in the Rolex Series.
Rules are being developed to allow for the exploration of a wide variety of alternative technologies and alternative fuels. This could include turbocharged engines; fuels other than gasoline, such as clean diesels; and hybrid powertrains.
The GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, featuring straight-from-the-showroom American muscle cars and the hottest imports, is also back in 2013 for its 13th season of competition under the GRAND-AM umbrella. The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge routinely features some of the largest fields anywhere in the world.
September 7-8, 2013
Advance purchase general admission starting at $20 or a three day pass for $60. General admission and paddock is free for Children 12 and under with a paying adult. Hospitality packages starting at $300.
Rolex Sports Car Series – Sunday, September 8
Star Mazda and USF 2000
Parking and Gates:
Free parking available. VIP Parking: $25. Gates open at 7 a.m.
SPEED has the broadcasting rights to this event. Air dates and times are TBA. Please check back for updated information.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) for its 15th and final season of sports car racing.
ALMS is the Global Leader in Green Racing, its technology-intensive race cars showcase tomorrow’s automotive advancements as the Series encourages automotive manufacturers to test their latest technical innovations on the race track. Featuring multiple classes of high-tech sports cars competing together in each race, ALMS provides a dynamic that offers constant passing and on-track battles throughout.
There are three classes of high-tech, high-speed Le Mans prototypes (P1/P2/LMP) and two for GT cars (GT/GTC) from Acura, Porsche, Mazda, Corvette, Aston Martin, Ford, Dodge, BMW, Jaguar and Ferrari competing in a four-hour race taking competitors from daylight to dusk, pushing drivers’ and crews’ mental and physical abilities.
May 9-11, 2013
Advance purchase general admission: $60 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-$495.
3:30-7:30 p.m., Saturday May 11
Mazda MX-5 Cup, Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda and IMSA GT3 Challenge by Yokohama.
Parking and Gates:
Free parking available. VIP parking: $30.
Gates open at 7 a.m.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 – 1:00 p.m. PDT – ESPN2
Live Streaming: Saturday, May 11, 2013 – 3:15 p.m. PDT – ESPN3/XBOX LIVE
Live Qualifying: Friday, May 10, 2013 – 4:45 p.m. PDT – ESPN3/XBOX LIVE
Ferrari Racing Days return to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with three full days of racing with the Ferrari 458 Challenge along with historic Formula 1 cars and Corse Clienti programs. The Ferrari Challenge series allows Ferrari owners the opportunity to compete wheel-to-wheel while providing Ferrari enthusiasts the chance to watch the Prancing Horse run in their natural environment – the race track.
May 18-20, 2012
Advance purchase general admission is $25 or a three day pass is available for $50. General admission and paddock is free for Children 12 and under with a paying adult. Hospitality starts at $300.
Corse Clienti – including F1 Clienti, 599XX, FXX races, F458 Challenge & F430 Challenge race
Parking and Gates:
Free parking available. VIP parking: $25.
Gates open at 7 a.m.
The Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on July 8-9, 2011 with the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival, powered by Mazda.
One of the most competitive professional road racing championships in North America, the series’ Daytona Prototype (DP) class has attracted the attention of superstar drivers and universally recognized teams, in the process revolutionizing sports car racing with close-fought battles at the front of the field and close finishes.
The 2011 season will be the fourth in GT for team owner/driver Patrick Dempsey with his Mazda RX-8 race car and team.
Feature Race: Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series
Saturday, July 9, 2:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 9, 9:15 – 10:10 a.m. Mazda MX-5 Cup
Saturday, July 9, 10:45 – 1:15 p.m. Continental Tire Challenge
Saturday, July 9, 5:30 – 5:55 p.m. World Superkarts
Why Go?: The race is a battleground for the world’s top automobile manufacturers where high-performance, production-based cars go wheel-to-wheel for top honors. The lightning quick Daytona Prototypes race simultaneously, making the on-track racing one of the most thrilling of the season with non-stop passes.
If you are a Porsche enthusiast, mark your calendar for the weekend of October 14-16 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. You’ll see an unprecedented gathering of significant Porsche vintage and modern race cars, along with meeting those who have driven them to victory in the world’s most famous sports car races, for the extraordinary Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV.
Sponsored by Porsche Cars North America, Porsche Rennsport Reunion makes its first appearance on the west coast. Make your plans now to immerse yourself in what will be a truly memorable weekend dedicated to Porsche’s legendary motorsports heritage.
“The Rennsport name has become a staple fixture for international collectors and racers over the past 10 years by providing a one-of-a-kind gathering to Porsche fans,” said Detlev von Platen, president and CEO of Porsche Cars North America. “Being that this is the first time a Rennsport will be staged on the west coast, enthusiasts will now have an opportunity to participate and immerse themselves in this rare Porsche experience.”
Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV will assemble the wide variety of Porsche’s most historic racing cars. This includes models like the nimble 550 Spyder of the mid-‘50s to the mighty 917 and 956/962 of the ‘70s and ‘80s to the highly successful RS Spyder of the last decade. Special tribute will be paid to the numerous racing versions of the Porsche 911 and their countless victories on the dawn of what will become another milestone of this iconic sports car from Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.