Today was the day everyone was waiting for, or at least the 30 or so thousand people flocking to the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion were waiting for it: the chance to see 45 competition Shelby Cobras charging around California’s famously challenging 2.238-mile road course known as Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The Cobras are part of the Reunion’s celebration of the Shelby Cobra’s 50th Anniversary, and besides those signed up for racing, there were hundreds more in the paddock, surrounding corrals, and even in a museum-quality Heritage Display, not to mention those driving the s
It’s not every day that the chairman of an automobile company swaps his suit and tie for a Nomex driving suit and straps himself into a race car, but that’s Ludwig Willisch’s style. As head of BMW North America, Willisch will pilot a 1975 BMW 3.0 CSL at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion August 17-19 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
With hundreds of thousands of fans flocking to the Monterey Peninsula to attend the races at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the facility is enhancing their experience by partnering with local business to offer great discounts.
The Corkscrew Passport app has launched and is now available for free download on iTunes. The new app allows users to make reservations at participating partner restaurants, get directions and post to the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca fan wall.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will kick off the 2013 race season with the American Le Mans Monterey May 9-11. Last year’s champions and Northern California based team Muscle Milk Racing will return to defend their title against challengers and 2011 champs, Dyson Racing.
With a university, two community colleges and numerous private and public high schools within just miles of its facility, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is now offering 20 percent off general admission tickets for all 2013 race events.