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Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

1021 Monterey-Salinas Hwy., Salinas, CA 93908
831-242-8201
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Ranked #1 of 20 Attractions in Salinas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Race Car Tracks
Owner description: The Monterey Peninsula's love affair with world-class racing traces its beginnings to the inaugural running of the Pebble Beach Road Races in 1950.... more » Owner description: The Monterey Peninsula's love affair with world-class racing traces its beginnings to the inaugural running of the Pebble Beach Road Races in 1950. Those sports car events quickly outgrew the public roads of the Del Monte Forest and a beautiful new road facility was born on November 9, 1957.Since then, Monterey has been visited by some of the most prestigious racers in history; Roger Penske, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Kenny Roberts, Bobby Rahal, Wayne Rainey and Valentino Rossi to name a few. The late 60's and 1970's may be remembered as the "Can-Am Years," but it was also the debut of Trans Am, IMSA and AMA motorcycles. CART Indy Car racing and Grand Prix Motorcycling put their stamp on the track in the 80's and 90's. More recently, the huge evolution MotoGP has created a phenomenal global following for the track.Today, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts five world-class race weekends each season, with elite road racing series from around the world visiting the Monterey Peninsula every year. « less
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Lumberton, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A great location, great weather, and the beautiful Monterey Bay minutes away. What more could you ask for in a race venue. A bucket list location for a racing enthusiast.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A totally different track and surroundings from what we have in the Southeast. The track was challenging for the drivers. The views were awesome.

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Port Coquitlam, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Access to the paddock and ease of movement around the track. Food vendors are reasonably priced for the venue, and the beer garden was well priced with an excellent selection. Track announcers very informative about current events around the track.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My fiance is an avid racing enthusiast and Laguna Seca was on his bucket list. So on our trip to Monterey, this was an absolutely must-see. The SCCA championship was there the weekend we were in town and we went on Friday. The entry fee was a steal, the parking was easy, and prices inside the gates were surprisingly reasonable.... More

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Ashton-under-Lyne, England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My brother was super excited that this was close to our hotel and so we drove up, the man on the gate let us in for free as we only wanted a quick look for 20 minutes. There was a race on which was really exciting to see. We parked in a high up area for a good look at... More

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Thailand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I dropped by on a non-race day just for a look and had a look around - wonderful circuit with friendly staff. That corkscrew turn is awesome!

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Bali, Indonesia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Spectacular track and very technical. The cockscrew will take the wind out of you, and rewards when you get it right.

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Bella Vista AR
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Facilities are very nice. Food vendors had everything you needed and the food was delicious. Now let's get to the track and the wonderful people who make it all happen WOW HATS OFF TO YOU ALL!!! Even during someone's off track excursion, the corner workers got the flags out; drivers off the track and wreckers and emergency crews out PDQ... More

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Naples, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Iconic and legendary race track. Take the family for a great time. We went for Monterey Historic week and it was incredible. Nuff said!

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Paddock close to pits ... like the track elevation changes (at the corkscrew)! Close to senic area of Big Sur.

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