What: Described as a museum springing to life, the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is the largest event held during the famed Monterey Classic Car Week, and is the only event where cars are doing what they were originally intended to do…race. Approximately 550 race cars 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.
The event relives motorsport history at the iconic circuit, which has been the scene of America’s golden years of sports car racing since its inception in 1957. In addition to the entertaining on-track action, there are always engaging autograph opportunities with legendary drivers, Q&A sessions, and fine wine and cheese tastings among the myriad of activities.
When: August 13-16, 2015
Featured Marque: Shelby GT350 Mustang – 50th anniversary
Pre-1940 Sports Racing and Touring
1963-1966 GT over 2500cc
1973-1981 FIA, IMSA, GT, GTX, AAGT, GTU
1981-1991 FIA Manufacturers Championship; IMSA GTO/GTP
1955-1961 Sports Racing over 2000cc
1955-1961 Sports Racing under 2000cc
1970-1984 Sports Racing under 2100cc
1947-1955 Sports Racing and GT
1961-1966 GT under 2500cc
1968-1976 Formula 5000
1967-1984 Formula One
1965-1970 Shelby Mustang
Tickets: Full packages are available and may be previewed HERE
What: The tradition of memorable sports car racing continues at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda featuring the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is America’s premier road racing series and is entering its second season with ferocity and international driving stars. For fans, the racing is non-stop as there are two styles of cars competing: Prototype and GT (Grand Touring). Each style also has two classes, Pro and Pro-Am for a race within a race.
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: General Admission and Paddock tickets can be purchased at the admission gates for $30 per day (Friday, Saturday or Sunday); $70 for 3-day pass; and $50 for a Saturday/Sunday pass. General admission and paddock admission is free for Children 12 and under with a paying adult. A Thursday only paddock entry ticket may be purchased for $20.
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.
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.