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Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

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Address: 1021 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908-8937
Phone Number: +1 831-242-8201
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
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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Rolex historic meeting 2015

Great track. Best viewing vantage point end of start finish straight on outside of track near toilet block (which was locked when it definitely should not have been). No shade... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2015
Perth Western Australia
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Perth Western Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Great track. Best viewing vantage point end of start finish straight on outside of track near toilet block (which was locked when it definitely should not have been). No shade but good elevated viewing. Probably can see 50% of track here. Parking poorly organised for general parking. A non sensical parking colour coding system used with no guidance as you... More 

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

I came to California for the Concours D' Elegance. I thought the best way to start was to go to the pre-reunion race. There is also a race at the other end of the week-the reunion. This is the best way to go. First, costs were $25.00 for pit passes, which you MUST have so that you can see the... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

One on the key factors in differentiating good venues from not-so-good ones is the manner (and manners) with which the crowd is accommodated. MRLS does this with aplomb, and with some of the nicest folks in the business. As race tracks go, this one is exceptionally well organized, with perhaps the greatest array of viewing spots. Perfectly situated near Monterrey... More 

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Vacaville, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

My husband and I went there for a track event this last Monday. Very fun! The only thing that was frustrating was that the bathrooms by the restaurant were closed and we had to use the ones by the garage. Not that big of a deal though. The food was great! We had the Teriyaki Chicken Plate and it was... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

What a weekend! Great track. Iconic. Sitting on the cork screw watching the riders flick-flack round the top and drop six storeys in a second was incredible. Had to stop at The Corkscrew Inn at the top of the hill. Great view and craft beer. Can't fault the organisers. Traffic flow in and out of the circuit was a breeze.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Fun day at world superbike races! Great food and services here. Lots of restrooms. Best thing for us were the little golf cart taxis, some driven by local veterans. My partner had really sore foot and these folks made it possible for him to get around with less pain!

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

First of all this is motorsports paradise with a full schedule during the summer months. The viewing from anywhere on the circuit is second to none and this is one of the few tracks you can camp trackside. The pit suites are fabulous and the catering pretty good. The paddock is a great place to get up close to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

If you never get to drive any other road course, drive this one. Check out the on-site racing school: look at the list of champions that went thru there. Personal best: in a Barber event, I got to within 110% of the best lap in my event.

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San Diego, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015

Its a great place to go for the Le Mans races or the F1. There is a real good BBQ place by the paddocks. I love the view from the top of the corkscrew.

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Saint Neots, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015

We called by having no idea if we would even be able to get in, not knowing it is much more than just a racetrack. We were on our honeymoon for 3 weeks in California touring and my husband wanted to see what we could see. He was not disappointed. For $8 at a gate we got to enter the... More 

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