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“The Best in the World”

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
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3 Lap Ride at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with a Pro Driver
Ranked #2 of 29 things to do in Salinas
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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.
Salinas, California
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“The Best in the World”
Reviewed July 16, 2012

You love races, come here. Great races, beautiful surrounding areas to view and visit.

Visited June 2012
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“A historical tribute to Monterey”
Reviewed July 13, 2012

Known to many in the auto world, Laguna is an awesome historical place to watch see world class racing. Couple that with being in gorgeous Monterey County where there is so much to see and do when not at the raceway and the trip becomes much more than just a race weekend.

Visited July 2012
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Marina, California
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“One of the Worlds Best Racing Facilities”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

If you have never watched a race at Laguna Seca you are really missing out. We won some tickets at a silent auction and had a great time at the ALMS race. They race all kinds of vehicles there from classics to motorcycles.

Visited October 2011
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Mercer Island, Washington
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“World Class California Style”
Reviewed July 3, 2012

Attended the MotoGP professional motorcycle races last year for the first time. I have been coming to motorcycle and car races at Laguna since the early 80's but this world class event is special. Motorcycled down the coast from Seattle and had a great time in Monterrey. The action on Cannery Row was almost as entertaining as the races. But the races.............ah, there is nothing like being there.

Visited August 2011
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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“Parking is a long ways from paddock area”
Reviewed May 18, 2012

We are race officials, and need to park about a 10 min walk from the paddock. And, that is getting there at 6am, if later, would have been more. They should have a shuttle service for early people. Track is exciting.

Visited May 2012
Thank Carl W
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