The Sports Car Club of America has announced the host sites of the next three SCCA® National Championship Runoffs®, including the first visit for amateur road racing’s top event to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in 2014. Daytona International Speedway, in 2015, and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, in 2016, will also hold events over the next three years.
The return to the west coast and Monterey’s Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca comes 50 years after the inaugural event at Riverside in 1964. The event alternated between Riverside and Daytona for six years.
Car Corrals are fun, owner-gatherings being organized by Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the Continental Tire Sports Car Festival, powered by Mazda, September 7-9, 2012.
The $60 car corral experience includes a three-day general admission and paddock ticket with open grandstand seating, a souvenir program and exclusive premium parking with other vehicles of the same brand – BMW, Audi, Mini Cooper, Porsche, Corvette or Mazda.
Entry application forms for the 2012 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and Pre-Reunion are now being accepted. For added convenience, the form is available online or a downloadable pdf.
The Governing Committee will evaluate each car entry to examine its historical significance, race provenance and period-correctness before making a final determination. The deadline to submit a car for consideration is January 31, 2012.
Pre-1940 Sports & Touring cars
1927-1951 Racing cars
1974-1980 Formula Atlantic (FAtl)
1981-1989 FIA Mfg. Championship & IMSA GTP
1973-1982 IMSA, GT, GTX, AAGT, GTU/GTO
1962-1967 Shelby Cobra
1974-1990 Stock Cars with disc brakes
1955-1962 GT cars
1960-1968 Sports Racing USRRC
1963-1966 GT cars over 2500 cc
1955-1961 Sports Racing cars under 2000cc
1958-1963 Formula Junior cars
1955-1961 Sports Racing cars over 2000cc
1947-1955 Sports Racing and GT cars
1961-1966 GT cars under 2500cc
1970-1979 Sports Racing cars under 2000cc
With a dramatic swoop of the cloth shielding the painting from view, the official poster art of the 2012 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion was unveiled today at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca CEO/general manager Gill Campbell and the race track’s official artist, Bill Patterson, were on hand for the reveal which took place in front a crowd of race enthusiasts and motorsports journalists.
Shelby Cobra is this year’s featured marque and is a name that evokes images of muscle, brute power and American ingenuity. This year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 17-19 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, is expected to be the largest 50th anniversary celebration of the esteemed marque.
“The Cobra represents more than a car. It represents an era, the best of American can-do ingenuity and bench top engineering. It’s the perfect marriage of brawn and brains and an unapologetic demand to win,” said Bill Patterson. “It launched a copy cat war that continues unabated 50 years on, and inspires a generation of enthusiasts and artists, including this one.”
This year’s poster captures the Shelby Cobra as it crests The Corkscrew, the signature turn of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and site of many breathtaking racing moments. The artwork will be featured on the souvenir magazine and limited-edition posters that will be sold exclusively through the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca souvenir store.
A highlight of the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, which will include 550 of the finest authentic, period-correct, sports cars in the world in 17 race groups, is bound to be the dedicated race of 45 authentic Shelby 289 and 427 Cobras. Their thunderous engines will surely turn heads as the green flag waves and they power past the start line.
In addition to the bustling race paddock filled with pre- and post-war cars, visitors can stroll among hundreds of classics in the Yamaha Marketplace and adjacent car corrals. While Shelby Cobras will be taking center stage in the race paddock and car corral (they are, after all, the most replicated cars of all time), there will be car corrals for nearly every marque, including Mustang, Alfa Romeo, Corvette, Porsche, Ferrari, Mazda, Pantera and many more.
Advance purchase general admission tickets start at $50 with a three day pass for $130. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult. Hospitality options start at $200 per person. Free parking is available and VIP parking can be purchased for $75.
Visitors who want to get as close to the on-track action as possible at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion has the opportunity with in the Gran Turismo Rev Limiter Zone, August 17-19 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Polyphony Digital, Inc., creator of the widely popular Gran Turismo racing simulation video game, returns for the third consecutive year as sponsor of the Gran Turismo Rev Limiter Zone. Located near the start/finish line in the pits, fans can receive unparalleled access and fence-free viewing for optimal photographing as the cars accelerate by.
Shelby Cobra. The name evokes images of muscle, brute power and good ol’ American ingenuity. This year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is likely to be the largest 50th anniversary celebration of the venerable marque and, as such, auto enthusiasts and hopeful participants are gearing up for the August 17-19 event 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.