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 racing facility was born on November 9, 1957.
Tickets for the much-anticipated return of INDYCAR to Monterey County’s WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca will go on sale October 17, beginning at 8 a.m. PT. The INDYCAR Grand Prix of Monterey that serves as the season finale on September 20-22, 2019 will be the first time the green flag has been waved at an Indy car event on the 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course since 2004.
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca is saddened to confirm the death of a corner worker as a result of an accident that occurred on the track Sunday during an independent rental. As per the facility’s safety protocols, all subsequent sessions were immediately suspended. The safety of all participants, track personnel and those involved with any event is the facility’s first priority and were reflected in the prompt actions that were implemented.
The entire racing community is saddened by this loss.
This year’s championship-winning Pirelli World Challenge GTS drivers and teams are among the GT4 class entries set for the California 8 Hours sports car spectacular, the final event on the Intercontinental GT Challenge, at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca on October 26-28.
There is so much to see and do when visiting Monterey, whether it’s making a quick overnight stop to see a race, or if you’re making a weekend of it and checking out all the cool attractions in the Monterey County area.
Some of the coolest and trendiest apparel in all of motor racing, from jackets and sweatshirts to ball caps and tees, are available in our onsite store in the paddock. But, be also sure to visit our online souvenir store to browse the exclusive merchandise.
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