More than $1,500 and a barrel of donated food was raised this morning at the inaugural Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised go to the Food Bank for Monterey County.
The $1,500 raised enables the Food Bank to purchase $7,500 worth of food for families in need.
It was an international affair, as well. Visitors from Japan, the Netherlands, England and across the country who were visiting Monterey for the holiday weekend enjoyed the experience.
Officials from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Sports Car Club of America confirmed today the dates of the 2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs®, October 6-12, 2014.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will become the seventh track to host the National Championship event in the Runoffs’ 50-year history, and marks the return of the Runoffs to the West Coast for the first time since the now-closed Riverside International Raceway in 1968.
The tradition of memorable sports car racing will continue at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2014 with the addition of America’s all-new premier sports car racing series: The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship May 2-4, 2014.
A special thank you to our photographic team of Michael Troutman (DMT Imaging), Bob Heathcote (Bob Heathcote Photography), Bobby Nichols (f28 Imaging) and Mike Doran who all contributed their exemplary creative services.
The Naval Postgraduate School Cycling Club will be hosting the Twilight Cycling ride at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Wednesday, October 16 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
The cost is $10 per rider and all riders must have a helmet.The Twilight Rides are informal and the 2.238-mile track will be open to all levels of cyclists. There will also be a seven-lap circuit race, as well as a gravity race from the top of the Corkscrew.
The January 16th Twilight Cycling, presented by Rabobank, will benefit Cub Scout Pack 13 of Salinas. Scouts (boys and girls) as well as area bicyclists who are invited to experience the thrill of the 11-turn, 2.238-mile world famous race track that is normally reserved for motorcycles and race cars.
Activities will start at 4 p.m. when the race track and paddock are open to all Scouts for obstacle course drills and short races for one hour. From 5-7 p.m. it is open track for all participants (Scouts, bike clubs and individuals).
Capturing his first-ever pole position, LCR Honda’s Stefan Bradl will start from pole position with a qualifying time of 1.21.176. This is Bradl’s second year running in the premier class, after having captured the 2011 Moto2 World Championship.
Rounding out the top five are Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez, Go&Fun Honda Gresini’s Alvaro Bautista, Yamaha Factory Racing’s Valentino Rossi and Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Cal Crutchlow.