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Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Laguna Secac

 

The Track: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is an 11-turn, 2.238-mile jewel of a road
course on California’s beautiful central coast.

2.238 miles, 11 turns (1 esse, 4 right, 6 left)
Direction is counter clockwise
Elevation range: 749’ – 929’
Width range: 30’ – 50’
Acreage: 542 acres

Sector references: turn 11- SF – Start/Finish straight, turn 2 – Andretti
hairpin, turn 2-5 – The Infield, and turn 8/8a – The Corkscrew, turn 9 –
Rainey Curve – The Rahal Straight, between turns 6-7


The Corkscrew: While the track is a favorite of racers and fans worldwide, many focus on
one specific section – officially Turns 8 and 8A or, more commonly, The
Corkscrew.

The Corkscrew is one-of-a-kind in motorsports and here is what makes
the hard-left, hard-right combination so spectacular:

At the apex to Turn 8 (the lefthander and entry to The Corkscrew), the
elevation change is a 12% drop.

By the time a racecar reaches the apex of Turn 8A (the righthander), the
elevation is at its steepest – an 18% drop.

The Corkscrew drops 59 feet between the entrance of Turn 8 to the exit
of Turn 8A – the equivalent of a 5 ½ story drop – in only 450 feet of track
length.

From Turn 8 to Turn 9, the elevation falls 109 feet, or just over 10 stories


Track Map 1c

Track Map 2c

 

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