Here's Everything You Can Learn About Laguna Seca In About Five Minutes

You may think this is all just an excuse for me to play video games when I’m supposed to be “at work” You’d be right. But this is also an excuse for you to learn about glorious race tracks and cars all across the world, in hopefully entertaining fashion. This is Track Pack.


Yes. I know I am pasty.

Right now the idea is to race for three laps on a track in Forza 7, while we spout facts and figures about the tracks and the cars we’re driving. First up is Laguna Seca, right in the heart of all the festivities that make up Monterey Car Week, in a Fiat 124 Abarth. We’ll have different guests each time, too, and this week it’s Jalopnik’s own Kristen Lee.


In this episode of Track Pack you’ll learn about:

  • What it’s like to actually visit the Monterey Historics at Laguna Seca (hint: a lot of old, sweaty dudes)
  • Why Laguna Seca was even created in the first place
  • The production car lap record at Laguna Seca!


Track Pack is still very much a work in progress, and we’re interested in your feedback. Should it be longer, and packed with more facts? Who should we have on it? And what car games and/or tracks would you like to see? We’re just starting out in Forza 7 for now, but we’re not limiting ourselves to a particular game or track.

Let us know in the comments below, and hopefully I’ll be able to play many, many more videos games while I’m at “work” in the future.

Deputy Editor, Jalopnik. 2002 Lexus IS300 Sportcross.

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Can you give us your opinion as to how fun Laguna Seca actually is?  Like, I get there’s a lot of hype around the track, but for me, I put it near the bottom of tracks I’ve been to in terms of thrill.  So many tracks, even just in California, are more fun.