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WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca takes another step in building towards its future by announcing Timothy P. McGrane as Chief Executive Officer of the County of Monterey-owned facility, effective June 1.
McGrane is a lifelong automotive enthusiast with an extensive background in event management, fundraising, and sponsorship acquisition. He has been involved with classic car auctions for 30 years, the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance through various associations for 25 years, and most recently served as Executive Director of Blackhawk Automotive Museum since 2013.
Monterey Motorsport Park — an exclusive, upscale garage-condo facility and car community located adjacent to Monterey Regional Airport minutes from WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca — has been named the Official Storage Solution for the track’s 2018 season. As part of its association with WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey Motorsport Park will have a booth in the vendor paddock for the track’s 2nd Annual Spring Classic May 18–20, highlighting golden eras in racing from the 1960s through the 2000s.
Lexus race fans will now experience amazing as the County of Monterey announced today the addition of Lexus as its official luxury vehicle at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (WRLS).
As part of the partnership, the Lexus GS F will serve as the official pace car for races taking place at the iconic circuit as well as support vehicles throughout the facility. In addition, Lexus will have a select amount of track days to enable the luxury brand to introduce customers to its performance vehicles through exhilarating on-track activities.
The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), the management company for the Monterey County-owned Laguna Seca Recreation Area, is charging into 2018 with its foot on the pedal. The season, which gets underway April 19-22 with the Sea Otter Classic, is the most ambitious yet for the iconic race facility.
Nestled in the coastal hillsides of the scenic Monterey Peninsula, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful motorsports facilities in the world. Its aesthetic appeal is now further enhanced with the addition of giant artwork of the legendary Mazda 787B to the hillside visible to those traveling the Monterey-Salinas Highway (State Route 68). The mural painted on a plywood board stands at 32 feet long and 10 feet tall.
Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca today announced the next Porsche Rennsport Reunion will take place at the famed California race track in 2018. The upcoming Family Reunion has been expanded to four days and will be held September 27-30, 2018.
The partnership between the County of Monterey and Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) continues to reap benefits for visitors enjoying the Laguna Seca Recreation Area. Eyes from around the world will be tuning in to watch this week’s Motul FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO U.S. Round where 21 riders compete for valuable world championship points on their lone appearance in North America. An additional 94 riders will swell the paddock who are competing in three classes of the MotoAmerica Honda Championship of the Monterey Peninsula.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the entire Laguna Seca Recreation Area are experiencing rapid improvements ahead of schedule. The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula’s (SCRAMP) two biggest events, the Superbike World Championship July 7-9 and Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Aug. 17-20, are just around the corner and the facility will be looking its best in many years.
The rich and storied history of then-named Laguna Seca Raceway officially began November 9, 1957 with the inaugural race called the Eighth Annual Pebble Beach Road Races. This was a continuation of the racing through the forest at nearby Pebble Beach that began in 1950 and ended six years later.
The year-long 60th anniversary celebration of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca kicks off with a new logo that bridges the past and present of the iconic circuit.
The new logo will be used throughout Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s diamond anniversary. It features elements of the original 1957 design such as the sports car and the Cypress tree landmark. The number 60 is inscribed on the race car, and the shape of the famed 11-turn raceway is incorporated prominently in the text.
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