Known around the world as one of the greatest racing facilities, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is run by SCRAMP (Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula) a 501(c)4 non-profit organization. Comprised of a group of dedicated and passionate volunteers, SCRAMP takes pride in providing a wonderful guest experience while simultaneously giving back to the local community.
SCRAMP volunteers work hard and long hours to support an event. Since 1957 SCRAMP has been supporting world class motorsport events on the Monterey Peninsula and we couldn’t do it without the efforts of thousands of individual and group volunteers from all over the world.
Whether you are looking for a team building event, want to network, learn soft skills such as working with the public, or you just want a way to give back to your community, we welcome you to volunteer your time and services.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is a highly sought-after facility by car and motorcycle clubs, driving programs, automobile companies, and not to mention major racing series who annually compete here. Consequently, the calendar fills up quickly, upon approval by SCRAMP and the County of Monterey Parks Department.
For information on renting Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, please refer to the calendar, the accompanying Track Rental FAQ or contact us at 831-242-8201 and ask for our Track Rental Manager.
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: 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: After college went to work at Maryland Naval Shipyard for 20 years. When it closed was transferred to the Navy’s Fleet Numerical Center in Monterey. Retired in 2007. Began coming to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca while in high school in 1969. Started volunteering in 1996 after moving to Monterey.
Hometown: Los Gatos, CA
College: Azusa Pacific University
Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP
Favorite Racer: Wayne Rainey
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: Sitting in the stands watching a Demolition Derby
Favorite Book: The Glass Castle
Favorite Movie: Life is Beautiful
Hobbies: Hiking, Zumba, and Reading
Something no one else knows about you: I’ve never lit a match. I’m terrified of fire.