Bio: After graduate school Derek worked with the City of Monterey’s Recreation and Community Services Department for eight years and following five years as Facilities Coordinator at the City of Monterey Sports Center he made the move to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Hometown: Concord, CA
College: Chico State
Favorite Racing Series: MotoGP and Indy Car
Favorite Racer: The Bandit
First Time You Realized You Like Racing: Watching figure 8 racing at a local dirt track growing up.
Favorite Book: Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
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: I recently graduated in 2011 with a Journalism Media Studies Bachelor’s degree and a minor in economics. I joined Kappa Alpha Theta in college and I am an active alumna member. I have worked in retail since I was 17 years old and interned for a television news station in San Diego, San Diego 6- The CW, as an Event Marketing Intern. Hometown: Salinas, California College: San Diego State University Favorite Racing Series: Porsche Rennsport Reunion
We want to ensure every guest enjoys their experience at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and does so in a safe and fun environment. Please do your part in extending the same courtesies to others attending.
Glass bottles or containers are not allowed at Mazda Raceway
Coolers and non-glass beverage containers are allowed
Bring and use sunscreen regularly
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water.
Riders of motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles must wear an approved helmet
Bicycles, including mountain bikes, may only be ridden on paved roads and are not allowed in the paddock
Motorized vehicles, bicycles, roller blades or skateboards are not allowed in the Marketplace
Pets are allowed, but with significant restrictions. Pets on a leash are allowed in the campgrounds and parking areas, but not in heavy traffic areas. Pets are not allowed in spectator areas, paddock, grandstands, hillsides or Marketplace
Fireworks are illegal at Mazda Raceway. Anyone caught with fireworks will be cited and expelled
All California Vehicle Code rules and regulations apply while at Mazda Raceway
The RV dump station will open approximately one hour after the last race on Sunday. Dumping of “gray water” on the ground is prohibited
Only licensed vehicles may be operated on perimeter roads
Quiet hours in the campgrounds are observed between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m.
No freestanding scaffolding or structures are permitted in the camping areas
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
The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula is overseen by an all-volunteer board of directors. These men and women provide their guidance and countless hours of service to ensure the smooth and successful operation of this world-renowned racing circuit.
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: 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