The Streets of San Jose may never be the same after drivers from the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship get their race cars into full gear as they do a few laps around Plaza de Cesar Chavez in the Mini Grand Prix of San Jose on Wednesday, April 30, 2014.
The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion is likened to a museum that springs to life each August on the Monterey Peninsula. And this year is no exception as 550 historic and period-correct race cars have been accepted to compete in 15 race groups over the four-day gathering, August 14-17 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
In honor of National Military Appreciation Month (May) Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will be offering FREE general admission to all active military in uniform and veterans with military ID who attend the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, powered by Mazda on Saturday May 3, 2014.
Think of three exotic car companies that have long filled the dreams, and walls, of little boys around the world. It’s not hard to imagine that those likely marques originate near one another in Italy.
It’s the year of tre in Monterey as Italian exotics – Lamborghini, Ferrari and Maserati – showcase their remarkable pedigrees at three separate events held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. And each one will assuredly bring smiles to visitors of all ages who are strolling through the race paddock or watching from hillsides and grandstands.
The Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, powered by Mazda, features the Monterey debut of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, America’s all-new premier sports car racing Series. The Series was created by the merger of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car and American Le Mans organizations, both of which had a long history of competing at Mazda Raceway. The TUDOR Championship features two styles of cars, Prototype and GT (Grand Touring). Each style of car has two classes, Pro and Pro-Am, meaning there are four classes of racing on track together, each with their own battle for the lead.
Four other very competitive Series will also be competing, the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Mazda MX-5 Cup, IMSA GT3 Challenge by Yokohama and making its first-ever appearance, the Lamborghini Super Trofeo.
When: May 2-4, 2014
Feature Race: Sunday, May 4, 2014
Tickets: Advance purchase general admission: $65 for a two-day pass. General admission and paddock is free for Children 12 and under with a paying adult. Hospitality packages range from $250-$510.
Support Races: Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Mazda MX-5 Cup and IMSA GT3 Challenge by Yokohama.
Now’s the time to race toward the VIP Flagroom for the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, powered by Mazda before it’s too late. Demand has already exceeded capacity for the Premier Pit Row Suites, thereby making the Flagroom the ideal, and remaining hospitality option.
The canopied tent is ideally perched between Turns 4 and 5 with expansive views of Turns 2, 3, 4 and 5 as drivers position themselves for the critical uphill climb toward The Corkscrew.
Beginning Monday, April 7 for three weeks, participating Papa Murphy’s stores throughout California will offer its customers a discount coupon for a Sunday, May 4 ticket to the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix, powered by Mazda.
The big prize, too, is a text-to-win contest where five lucky winners will take their place on the starting line prior to the May 4 race to see who draws the one key that will start the Mazda3. That lucky winner who starts the engine will take home a brand new Mazda3.