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Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

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Address: 1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908
Phone Number: 831-242-8201
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: The Monterey Peninsula's love affair with world-class racing traces its...
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.
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Laguna Seca (Mazda) Raceway

A very nice track, very popular with both spectators & drivers alike. I competed there myself many years ago; lots of fun! Home of the famous "corkscrew"- now turn 8A- at the top... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Monterey, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A very nice track, very popular with both spectators & drivers alike. I competed there myself many years ago; lots of fun! Home of the famous "corkscrew"- now turn 8A- at the top of the hill, it's a very nice place to visit during one of the many events, both amateur & pro alike. Most events have lots of features-... More 

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Salinas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

They have handicap parking There are trolleys that will pick you up in the parking lot and bring you down to the entrance(not required, but a donation is appreciated). It is loud and crowded, my kind of place! The only thing that is lacking is shade, any shade, because there isn't any. It wouldn't stop me from going, but some... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We stopped in coming from Monterey since that was rained out. Easy to come in, no fee. Has plenty of viewpoints to check out and sits on a national forest for a nice view. There was an AMG workshop day so the Mercedez were learning autocross and running the track.

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Helsinki
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

You can easily come to the track as a quest. The are some view points for taking some pictures. In the center of the track there is a store to buy some nice suveniers for the motor enthousiastics back home.

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Lumberton, Texas
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12 reviews 12 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
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
10 helpful votes 10 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 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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