Posted on 10. May, 2012 by in Mazda Canada

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Mazda and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca extend partnership for 5 some-more years of world-class highway racing

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Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Continues to Showcase a Best Road Racing on Two and Four Wheels

MONTEREY, Calif., May 10, 2012 — Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) currently announced it has extended a fixing rights agreement for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with a Sports Car Racing Association of a Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) for another 5 years. The agreement was validated by a Monterey County Board of Supervisors and extends a dual organizations’ relationship, that began in 2001, by 2016. The world-famous Monterey, Calif. trickery is home to one of a excellent healthy road-racing courses in a world, and has been a buttress of veteran automobile and motorcycle racing given 1957.

Mazda’s support has helped capacitate SCRAMP, operators of a Raceway, and Monterey County to make Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca one of a excellent racing comforts in a world. Over a past decade, a circuit has perceived such vital improvements as permanent array line garages, permanent oppulance liberality suites and stretched lane runoff areas, and witness enhancements trimming from a new scoring trylon with hi-definition monitors to radar-controlled speed signs over a track’s dual straightaways.

Jay Amestoy, Vice President, Public Affairs and Motorsports for MNAO, said, “We initial fell in adore with this lane and a Monterey peninsula as fans in a 1970s and ‘80s when Mazda was new to a U.S. and we were substantiating a name with a American open and competition fans. Our successful partnership with SCRAMP and a Monterey County Parks Department during a final dozen years has done a raceway a home-away-from-home. At Mazda, we don’t have association picnics, we have lane days. We are enthusiasts during heart, and it shows in a vehicles we build. No Mazda reaches a salon but endless growth and contrast during Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.”

During a 50-plus years of racing, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca has determined itself as a premier road-racing lane in North America. Worldwide, it is mentioned in a same exhale with other ancestral marks such as Le Mans, Nurburgring, Monaco and Silverstone. It is common for abroad tourists to revisit Mazda Raceway even when there are no on-track activities. One of a reasons is that it is home to one of a many famous array of turns in engine racing, a Corkscrew, turns 8a and 8b, that has a heart-pounding six-story dump in elevation.

According to John Pinio, Monterey County Director of Parks, a attribute between Mazda and a County has been one of agreeable cooperation. “The County receives a extensive boost from Mazda’s ongoing appearance in a facility,” Pinio said. “Mazda has been an ideal corporate partner and overtly cares about ancillary a village in ways that go over a normal sponsorship.” 

“I can’t start to contend adequate about a partnership with Mazda. Through a support of Mazda North American Operations, and a dedicated government who share a passion for engine racing, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is means to attract world-class racing to California’s Central Coast. It is one of a primary mercantile engines for a Monterey Peninsula,” pronounced Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “A dozen years of operative together has raced by, and we are looking brazen to what will hopefully be another dozen.”

The latest information and eventuality tickets for Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca can be found during Spectator events for 2012 include:

May 11-12           American Le Mans Monterey, presented by Patrón

May 18-20           Ferrari Racing Days

July 27-29           Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix featuring a MotoGP World Championship

August 11-12      Monterey Pre-Reunion

August 17-19      Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion

September 7-9    Continental Tire Sports Car Festival, powered by Mazda, featuring the
GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series


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SCRAMP has operated Laguna Seca Raceway given a opening in 1957. The non-profit classification has employed a raceway as a means to advantage internal free and non-profit organizations while compelling mercantile vitality of a surrounding area. The formula have been astounding, as SCRAMP has distributed roughly $12 million to over 100 Monterey Peninsula free and use groups over 5 decades in operation. SCRAMP and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca have determined themselves as a many critical mercantile and free classification in Monterey County.


About Mazda

Mazda is a number-one code for road-racers opposite North America. Thousands of Mazda-powered grassroots racers contest in several classes with a SCCA and NASA, highlighted by Spec Miata, a world’s largest spec category with over 2,500 cars built. In 2006 Mazda determined a MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development Ladder to support racers in relocating adult by a ranks. In 2010 this was stretched to embody a Mazda Road to Indy. Key to Mazda’s success is vital partnerships with a Skip Barber Racing School and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.


Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and oversees a sales, marketing, tools and patron use support of Mazda vehicles in a United States and Mexico by scarcely 750 dealers. Operations in Mexico are managed by Mazda Motor de Mexico in Mexico City.


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