Media Credentials

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Media Credential Application

Welcome to the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca media credential section. Our professional communications team is looking forward to working with journalists who visit from around the world. We have one goal: To simply make your job easier. Please explore this section and contact us should you need additional assistance.

Please keep in mind that credentials will only be issued to individuals working on assignment from a recognized media organization that regularly provides original, primary source news.

Click HERE to begin the Media Credential application process.

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca appreciates legitimate media coverage; however, application for credentials does not guarantee approval.

Be Prepared Before You Start

With your online application you will need to provide a letter of assignment. Included in the request should be the names and titles of the individuals assigned to cover the event(s).

If your media organization covered events in 2018, please include a clipping of your coverage. If this will be your organization’s first visit to the raceway, please provide a sample of coverage from other related events from the 2018 calendar year.

If you have any questions or concerns you may direct them to: 

Credential Committee
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
P.O. Box 2078
Monterey, CA 93942

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Media Credential FAQs
Helpful information about applying for media credentials for an event

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 form.

How do I apply?

All requests must be made online. Click here to apply

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 team.

What do I need to submit with my request for consideration?

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 requested.

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 onsite parking.

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, first-served basis.

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.