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
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.