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Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

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Address: 1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908-8937
Phone Number: 831-242-8201
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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Good to see the 'Corkscrew bends'

Stopped off here as we are huge motorsports fans and it was on our way. Entered the raceway and managed to park right by the corkscrew bends to watch some club car racing. There... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 1, 2016
Jackie M
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Stopped off here as we are huge motorsports fans and it was on our way. Entered the raceway and managed to park right by the corkscrew bends to watch some club car racing. There didn't seem to be anyone about except people taking photos. It was great to actually be there and appreciate the way the track falls away on... More 

Thank Jackie M
Yoxall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Being motorsports fans from UK it was worth a quick visit to take a look at the track whilst in the area. The guy on the gate allowed us in for 15 mins to take some photographs. Lucky to see a car on the track. Pity we were not there when racing was taking place but enjoyed it nevertheless. Sadly... More 

Thank ChrisJane25
Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

I spent two days( Friday and Saturday) last week for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports reunion. I had a great time photographing the vintage race cars at the Corkscrew(turn 8) and at the grandstand at turn 5. Plus, you get to walk through the pit area. Except for this year, I am able to photograph the Superbike races every year. It... More 

Thank 427BeatleBob
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

So many people visit the Monterey Peninsular for a variety of reason, mostly golf and tourist related events. I have been to the area many times and on several occasions I have heard racing cars in the distance. For those of you that do not know, there is the best road racing venue in the US just inland from Monterey.... More 

Thank Eric M
Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

A great weekend. Fantastic access to the pits and a petrol heads must do event. In my opinion it needs more big screens around the track. Radio earpieces so you can hear the commentary over the noise and more seating to rest and eat. Otherwise a well organised event.

Thank Tamarisk59
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Great spot loved the set paddock setup and the casual atmosphere went to the Rolex historic races . lots to see

Thank uli1
Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

MRLS (Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca) is my home track and I could not be happier with it. Legendary turns like the corkscrew and turn 9 make it both technically challenging and a great course to go 10/10ths on as it's much safer than it was back in the 70s and 80s. The one enormous downside (which generally doesn't effect me)... More 

Thank DC2SF2SC
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Always has been a dream to watch a race here, walk down the corkscrew and see it in real life, not just the video game! Almost had the chance to ride the track, but that plan fell through. Still an amazing track and can't wait to get back there! Bucket list!

Thank Al S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

This was our first year here and it took us a good 30 min to find where we needed to go to just get in. Once your in it easy to just walk around and find your way but it would be nice to have more seating areas and bathrooms (not Porta potties.) We did have to ask one person... More 

Thank Jlhavlin
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

We spent the weekend at Laguna Seca for the World Superbike and Motoamerica races. Everyone was great. Thank you for hosting such a fun event and making it easy to be there!

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