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“Noises, colors...fast cars and motorcycles...crazy people...what's not to like...”

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Ranked #2 of 31 things to do in Salinas
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Aptos, California, United States
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“Noises, colors...fast cars and motorcycles...crazy people...what's not to like...”
Reviewed November 20, 2012

This is one of the best places in America to watch cars and motorcycles go 200+ miles per hour...the track is very visible from most of the area and the track itself is challenging and well designed...you can go fast, but you need to know how to do well at Laguna Seca..... There is a racing school on the site, so if you really want to ...you can try for yourself....

Visited August 2012
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Monterey, California
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“Legendary raceway.”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

World famous, unique raceway. Year-round races that aren't too crowded or pricey. Motto GP weekend is huge! Biggest event and arguably, party of the year!

Visited June 2012
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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“If you are a race fan, this must be on your bucket list”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

Laguna Seca, for car and bikerace fans ...... this is such a nice place to visit, a race fans heaven, close to Monterey, hour and a half from San Fransisco, walk to the Corkscrew and see moves that you thought a bike or a car couldn't do ..... i have seen Inycar, AMA Superbike and World Superbike .... and had the time of my life, be sure to get a paddock pass, to see and talk to all your heros !!

Visited July 2012
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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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“Corkscrew!”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Great circuit, plenty of undulations! Paddock was level so wheelchairing around was relatively easy.

Visited November 2011
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Great Races”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

Much delays getting in and out of race track. Neighbors are ruining the race track. They make it difficult for specators to get in/out of in an efficient manner.

Visited August 2012
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