Bio: Executive Assistant (2011-Present)
Hometown: Valley Springs, CA
College: California State University of Monterey Bay
Favorite Racing Series: American Le Mans
Favorite Sport Activities: Hockey
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: My first day out at Mazda Raceway when I could hear the Ferrari’s racing just outside my office.
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby
Favorite movie: Hunger Games and Finding Nemo
Hobbies: Deep sea fishing, running, and photography… just to name a few
Home Town: Red Bluff, California
College: Monterey Peninsula College
Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP
Favorite Racer: Nicky Hayden
Favorite Sport Activities: Trail running
First time you know you liked racing: At age 8 my Dad built me an electric go-cart I’ve been fascinated with cars, motorcycles and racing every since.
Favorite Book: Blue Highways, William Least Heat Moon
Favorite Movie: Office space
Hobbies: Running, travel, riding motorcycles, SCRAMP
Something no one knows about you: I’m an open book!
Bio: First race was in 1966; became Assistant Director in 1998 and joined the Board of Directors in 2004; in 2007 was appointed the track archivist.
Personal Career: Joined the fire service as a Firefighter – 1984 Cachagua (Calif.) Fire Protection District, Volunteer Fire Dept – promoted to Captain in 1996; promoted to Department Training Officer in 1998. Currently department Captain/Training Officer
Bio: Graduated from the School of Optometry at Berkeley (Calif.) and been in private practice in Salinas (Calif.) since 1984.
Hometown: Salinas, Calif.
College: University of California Berekely
Favorite Racing Series: I have always enjoyed Open Wheel racing especially on a road course. Most racing on road courses.
Favorite Racer: Bobby Unser Sr.
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: When I was a young child and would watch races on TV with my dad.
Favorite movie: Bullit
Favorite music: Rock & Roll, Jazz
Bio: Born and raised in Bakersfield, CA. I just graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a major in English and minors in Sports Management and Education. I’ve had several jobs/internships in the sports industry ranging from soccer promotions, sports broadcasting, and game management.
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
College: University of California, Santa Barbara (Go Gauchos!)
Favorite Racing Series: NASCAR, Formula 1, World Rally Championship, MotoGP
Favorite Racer: Adrian Fernandez, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Jack Sprague, Rick Mears
Bio: Joined Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in April 2011 from Ventana Inn & Spa where she was the Director of Sales & Marketing. Prior to Ventana, Johanna was the Marketing Director at the San Luis Obispo County Visitors & Conference Bureau. Other positions include Marketing Communications Manager (Sea Island Resorts), Senior Account Executive (Hunter Public Relations) and Sales/Public Relations Associate (Resort at Squaw Creek)
Hometown: Woodland, Calif.
College: California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo
Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP
Bio: Joined Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in October 2009 from RWB Marketing & Communications where he was VP of new business, and corporate and product communications at Mitsubishi Motors North America. Prior to RWB, he was director of communications at the Los Angeles Auto Show, which was formerly a longtime client of his at his own agency, VL Communications Group. As president of VL, Toepke oversaw such clients as Automobili Lamborghini USA, Bonhams & Butterfields, and American Cancer Society, among many others.
Bio: Started out life as a Navy brat, then grew up to be just a regular one.
Hometown:Pacific Grove, CA.
Favorite Racing Series:The old IMSA series
Favorite Racer: Danny Sullivan
Favorite Sport Activities: Basketball, Biking. Walking
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: When my Dad took us to Laguna Seca Raceway in 1968
Favorite Book: The Old Man and The Sea
Favorite movie: The Princess Bride or Animal House
Favorite music: Most anything as long as it’s on and it’s loud