What: One of North America’s finest, longest running auto racing series, the Pirelli World Challenge, will crown their 2015 champions at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, at its season finale.
The popular Series features more than 80 cars from more than 15 manufacturers including Acura, Aston Martin, Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Kia, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Lamborghini, Nissan, McLaren and Porsche that are battling wheel-to-wheel. The competition consists of six classes of vehicles: grand touring (GT); touring car (TC); grand touring sport (GTS); touring car B-spec (TCB), touring car A (TCA) and Porsche GT-Cup (GT-Cup).
When: September 11-13, 2015
Tickets: Tickets will go on sale in December.
Parking: Free parking available.
Gates: Open at 7 a.m.
TV Times: Broadcast channel/air dates and times TBA. Please check back for updated information.
What: The eni FIM Superbike World Championship, GEICO Motorcycle U.S. Round features international 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 skilled riders, as it is the series’ only visit to the United States. Nearly 30 riders line up on the starting grid, making for an entertaining sprint toward the tight Turn 2 and continuous hard-fought battles for the lead throughout the course.
When: July 17-19, 2015
TV Times: Race will be broadcast on the beIN network.
What:The Monterey Pre-Reunion provides guests with the chance to see more than 300 race cars competing prior to the following weekend’s big Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The paddock is bustling and the racing action intense as these historic cars, some of which are fully restored while others carry the patina of yesteryear, run in their respective race groups according to era, engine size and car type.
When: August 8-9, 2015
1947-1955 Sports Racing and GT
1955-1961 Sports Racing under & over 2000cc
1958-1963 Formula Junior
1961-1966 GT under 2500cc
1963-1966 GT over 2500cc
1968-1976 Formula 5000
1970-1979 Sports Racing under 2000cc
1973-1991 FIA, IMSA, GT, GTX, AAGT, GTU/GTO
Tickets: $25 per day and available for purchase at the paddock admission gate or ticket office.
What: Porsche Rennsport Reunion V will be the world’s greatest gathering of Porsche race cars and the drivers who drove them to victory. Hosted by Porsche Cars North America, it will assemble the widest variety of Porsche’s most historic racing models from the nimble 550 Spyder of the mid-Fifties through the mighty 917 and 956/962 of the Seventies and Eighties to the highly successful RS Spyder of the last decade.
Last held in 2011, Porsche Rennsport Reunion is nirvana for not only Porsche enthusiasts, but everyone interested in motorsports and automobile history. A special Porsche Concours will also be held, showcasing some of the finest road-going Porsches in one location.
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.