Booking a track day can be pretty intimidating, even for those of us who get to ride on a track fairly often. The genius behind SportbikeTrackGuide.com agrees with me, which is why he developed a site that aggregates all of the upcoming track day info into one place.
How does one end up at a track day without a car? In my case, it was because I foolishly agreed to ride shotgun across the country from New York to California, in a smelly friend’s Ford Fiesta ST, all so he could do a track day at Laguna Seca. But I’d be be damned if I wasn’t going to make an event out of my…
From their classic 1950s 550 racers to their newest 24 Hours of Le Mans winner—this is the history of Porsche, told in 20 race cars over a single lap of Laguna Seca.
America is a huge domestic market. Much as we produce a lot of corn for our own consumption, we also produce a lot of racing just to be enjoyed by Americans. But there is (and has been) a lot of very important international events held here.
For five years, the Rennsport Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has been the world’s largest and arguably greatest gathering of Porsche race cars, street cars, collector cars and most importantly, devoted fans. It is quite simply Porsche Heaven.
Light crowd numbers and restraints on large-scale events plague Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, causing the speedway’s potential success to fall back on hopes of attracting a new management company. But with the withdrawal of a proposal from the candidate with perhaps the most proven track record (no pun intended), the…
Northern California has pretty much the best environment in the world for preserving, preparing, and running classic race cars. Check out the cars that NorCal’s top vintage event of the year, the Monterey Motorsports Reunion held at Laguna Seca, and you’ll see what I mean.
The events during Monterey Car Week embody what I consider to be the best and worst of car culture.
We’re at the Rolex Motorsport Reunion at Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca in a comfy Roadtrek CS Adventurous. We’ve got shade, music, and sweet sweet Jalopnik stickers. We’re in Blue Mazda 2 parking (thanks Mazda!).
Call it the “Curious Case of Road Course Confusion in Monterey County.”
Since 1957, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has been in the local hands of The Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula, or SCRAMP. However, Racer reports that talks started in June for the International Speedway Corporation to possibly take over the track’s operations. SCRAMP is not happy.
Mantella Autosport crew member Joe Ferguson had a surprise after their last race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca: a suit. He was planning on marrying fiance Clair on the Monday following the Continental Team Sports Car Challenge’s race weekend there, but he found a surprise waiting at the Corkscrew.
Tudor United SportsCar is at Laguna Seca this weekend for the Monterey Grand Prix, so that’s the perfect excuse to post this qualifying lap aboard Dion von Motlke’s Paul Miller Racing Audi R8 LMS. Crank up the volume and drown out all the lesser noises in your space with wonderful V10 sounds.
The Wienermobile is a legendary vehicle, but I'm not quite sure it's the best track vehicle. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca didn't care. Here's the everyone's favorite rolling hot dog going down the Corkscrew.
Mercedes flew Chris Harris out to California to drive the 2016 Mercedes-AMG GT and well, you can guess what happened when they left him with Laguna Seca and a twin turbo V8 sports car.
At the Sports Car Club of America's National Championship Runoffs this weekend, a protest was made that penalized the top six cars in its über-popular Spec Miata class, preventing them from winning the class over a modification to the engine heads. Oops!
Watch the best amateur racers in the country fight for a national title—even if you're not near a racetrack this weekend. The Sports Car Club of America will be broadcasting their National Championship Runoffs at Laguna Seca live online, starting at 8:30 a.m. PDT on Friday.
Porsche factory racing driver and all around American bad ass Patrick Long straps into a glorious 1967 Porsche 911 S vintage racer and uses every single one of the 8100 rpms at his disposal to chase much faster cars at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca during the 2014 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
There's too many great race car noises to definitively say which is the best, but this Mazda 787 is certainly up there.