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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
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

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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Racer Review: Legendary Track ; 'Locals' Need to Chill about the dB Limit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Santa Cruz, California
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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank ryanpeg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the SBK races. Had a great weekend at Laguna Seca. The races are exciting and the corkscrew one of my favorite places to watch the races. Although, turn #2 is my new choice to watch the races.

Thank tgerb
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Ok this review is a little late but I am headed to Misano for the Motogp this September and it brought me back to the last race that Motogp had at the Laguna Seca Circuit just outside of Monterey, Ca.. WSBK now goes there which is great but just something about a 270 BHP motorcycle screaming around the undulating, earthquake... More 

Thank Jordan G
Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I have been coming back to this track for years. It is probably one of the nicest road courses in the country. Ranks up there with Road America, Lime Rock..... The management has added small improvements for the fans just about every year. It is far different from my first visit in 1975. When coming to this track, be sure... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We attended the IMSA races here in April. This is a fascinating, technical road course- wonderful for drivers but just ok for fans. It can be challenging for fans to move to different parts of the track, however there are lots of shuttles to help. Lots of hills, and it can be hot and dry, and cold and windy all... More 

Thank Keith S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We are visiting from Colorado and decided to go to the Continental Monterey Grand Prix here and boy was it amazing. The track is set up very nicely so you can view multiple multiple spots of the track, you can sit in the stands in a few spots or bring your own chair and kick it where ever you want... More 

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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Was able to start and finish my bike race on the raceway, just knowing of all the race cars that have driven over the same road makes you ride even faster. I am so excited to be able to be a part of this event, Sea Otter Classic and will continue to participate every year!

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