The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) has been an active and highly visible part of the Monterey Peninsula community. Since our beginning in 1957 when 62 local companies and scores of individuals offered their services and donations to make Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca a reality, SCRAMP has been a community effort.
As a not-for-profit 501(c)4 organization, SCRAMP donates proceeds to local charities and civic organizations. We have grown from presenting a single motorsport event each year to producing five major events, including the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Ferrari Racing Days, eni FIM Superbike World Championship, Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and SCCA National Championship Run Offs.
Originally part of the former Fort Ord military base, Laguna Seca was turned over to the County of Monterey in 1974. The County designated the overall management responsibility to the Monterey County Parks Department. SCRAMP operates and maintains the race track and manages the racing events and track rentals that generate more than $1 million annually for the county parks department.
The SCRAMP “family” consists of thousands of volunteers, including a volunteer board of directors. These dedicated volunteers come from all walks of life and across the tri-county area to make up the work force needed to stage motorsports events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The largest group of volunteers is comprised of more than 70 charities and civic organizations whose membership numbers in the thousands.
SCRAMP includes a paid professional staff who handle the day-to-day operations.
Gregg Curry VP of Operations:
VP of Administration:
Dennis Farber Treasurer:
Lee Shepherd Secretary:
Joe Prospero Past-President:
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.
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: Grew up and went to school in Pacific Grove and enjoyed attending events at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as a young man. I worked for the Santa Clara County Parks department before moving to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Hometown: Pacific Grove, CA
Favorite Racing Series: Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
Favorite Racer: Mario Andretti
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: In 1974 I was selling tee shirts for Young Life at the track and I knew I was hooked.
Favorite Book: It is hard to pick just one.