On behalf of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, welcome to our
world-renowned road racing facility. Our communications
department is standing by to provide you with prompt, accurate
and helpful assistance to make your job easier.
To ensure a safe working environment, certain policies and
guidelines have been established, which are discussed below.
Individuals requesting a media credential must be currently
working on assignment and fully complete the online application
How do I apply?
All requests must be made online. Click here
Who may apply for credentials?
Media credentials are only issued to journalists from legitimate
and recognized news outlets. This includes: newspapers,
magazines, news services, racing publications, television and
radio. Spouses or significant others may not apply.
Internet-only sites will only be considered if they are original
news content providers. Enthusiast and fan websites, or
those that cover one team or driver, will not be approved for a
media credential. Team credentials must be obtained from that
What do I need to submit with my request for
Credentials must be requested by the editor with his/her
contact information, should verification be required. Previous
proof of published coverage from within the past year may be
What are some reasons for denying a request?
The request is incomplete, is not from an approved media outlet
or too many individuals have applied from a single outlet.
Requests will automatically be denied from individuals in
marketing, public relations, sales, etc. Only working journalists
are eligible for media credentials.
How do I obtain a photo credential?
Due to insurance requirements, photo credentials are extremely
limited and only available to qualified photographers.
Photo credentials are generally not provided to freelance
photographers or stock photo services who are unable to
provide an affiliation to a credible and approved media outlet.
All photographers must attend a mandatory photographers meeting
held inside the Media Center to receive numbered photo vests.
Meetings are typically held each morning to review vantage
points, safety rules, gate access and any event-related updates.
Nobody is allowed entrance into the designated photo stations
without an issued photo vest.
Are parking passes available?
If your media credential was approved, each media outlet will
typically receive one parking pass. This is due to the limited
How and where do I obtain my credentials?
All media credentials must be individually obtained from the
media registrar located at the Embassy Suites hotel in Seaside,
unless otherwise indicated. Photo identification is required, and
a liability and risk waiver must be signed before the credential
is furnished. The Embassy Suites hotel is located approximately
10 miles from Laguna Seca Recreation Area. Directions and hours
will be provided upon acceptance.
Will I have access to the Media Center?
Media credentials allow access to the Media Center, which is the
three-story building located in the paddock near the start/finish
line. Seating and Internet access is available on a first-come,
Thank you for your interest in visiting WeatherTech Raceway
Laguna Seca and covering our events. Please contact our Public Relations
Manager with any questions you may have or if we can be
of further assistance.