Twilight Cycling, presented by Rabobank, will be held October 8 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. during the SCCA National Championship Runoffs where the paddock will be full of more than 500 race cars from all over the U.S. and Canada as their drivers compete for the ultimate amateur racing prize.
Monthly twilight rides allow cyclists to experience the excitement of pedaling Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, an 11-turn, 2.238-mile course. The ride is highlighted by the legendary Corkscrew turn that drops an equivalent of 5 1/2 stories. Rides generally run from 5:30–7:30 p.m. (5-7 p.m. in the winter months), and are open to all levels of cyclists. Helmets are required and the cost is $10 per rider.
What: The SCCA National Championship Runoffs is the end-of-year championship race for the Sports Car Club of America Club Racing’s amateur competitors. Divisional champions and other top drivers from the SCCA’s 115 regions are invited to participate at the Runoffs, which consist of practice, qualifying and three days of racing, Friday through Sunday. National Championships are awarded to the winners of each class in a winner-take-all, single race format.
The following categories define the 27 classes that compete in SCCA Club Racing National events throughout the year and their participation totals determine which will take part in the Runoffs:
• Production – Series produced cars which are allowed a range of performance modifications while retaining their original design, structure and drive layout;
• Formula – The six formula classes are all single-seat, open-wheel race cars;
• Prototype – Purpose-built road racing cars with full composite bodies, yet underneath, these cars are pure racing machines;
• Sedan – Comprised of American muscle cars such as Camaros, Firebirds, GTOs and Mustangs with production-based chassis and modified suspensions and brakes;
• Touring – High performance cars which, because of their performance potential, required some changes to their wheel/tires and suspension components;
• Grand Touring – Purpose-built, highly-modified “silhouette” replicas of series-produced sports sedans;
• Super Touring – Designed to allow late-model production-based cars more extensive modifications such as including wings, engine swaps, etc.,
• Spec Miata – Provides the opportunity to compete in low cost, production-based cars with limited modifications, suitable for racing competition.
When: October 10-12, 2014
Tickets: General Admission and Paddock tickets can be purchased at the admission gates for $30 per day (Friday, Saturday or Sunday); $70 for 3-day pass; and $50 for a Saturday/Sunday pass. General admission and paddock admission is free for Children 12 and under with a paying adult. A Thursday only paddock entry ticket may be purchased for $20.
Please do not use general GPS coordinates for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. For entry, please use the following directions:
From Highway 1: Exit on Hwy 218 (Exit 403) Seaside/Del Rey Oaks exit, travel East and continue for approximately 4 miles. Turn left on Gen. Jim Moore Blvd. Turn right on South Boundary Rd. and follow the signs to the Raceway.
From Highway 101: Take the MontereyPeninsula/Sanborn Rd exit. Travel West on Sanborn Rd to South Main St/Hwy 68. Make left turn onto Hwy 68. Take the Reservation Rd. exit; turn left on Del Monte Blvd. which turns into Hwy 1. Take Hwy 218 (Exit 403) Seaside/Del Rey Oaks exit, travel East and continue for approximately 4 miles. Turn left on General Jim Moore Blvd. Turn right on South Boundary Road and follow the signs to the Raceway.
SOUTH BOUNDARY ROAD
Latitude = 36 35′36.38″N
Longitude = 121 49′52.10″W
More than 500 cars are now entered for the SCCA National Championship Runoffs, October 10-12, making it a thunderous nonstop three days of racing. Qualifying occurs earlier in the week, so when it comes to the weekend, visitors will see 27 different races, with each one crowning a national champion.
And for many drivers, this will be their first visit to the challenging road course, which was recently named the Number 1 race track in the United States.
Mark your calendars now to see these championship races at their inaugural visit to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.