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mazda raceway laguna secaMONTEREY, Calif., April 6, 2017 - Tremendous headway has been made just 90 days into the County of Monterey’s three-year management agreement with the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP). During this brief time, work throughout the facility has accelerated as the Sea Otter Classic and 2017 racing season draw near.
The County of Monterey’s adoption of SCRAMP to assume management control of the entire Laguna Seca Recreation Area, with the exception of the Shooting Range, is resulting in a true partnership and the transition has been seamless for customers. Camping reservations, for instance, are now handled year-round by the onsite Ticket Office and Welcome Center for convenient one-stop reservations.
The new partnership now allows SCRAMP to manage reservations for the Lakebed, BBQ Island and Hospitality Pavilion with its expansive views overlooking the race circuit and rolling hillside. The venue is able to accommodate groups of 50 to 850 and offers an abundance of free parking. A dedicated sales team is coordinating all activities.
Among the projects currently underway at the facility include painting all the buildings; campground repairs; new fencing, drainage and culvert repairs; and extensive landscaping. Additional projects on the immediate horizon include new restrooms and shower facilities for campers and visitors, along with a long-term plan for future infrastructure. Moreover, SCRAMP is building a central database that prioritizes all maintenance or replacement projects to recommend to the County for 2017 and beyond.
“There has been more forward-thinking activity in the facility in the past 90 days than we have seen in a long time,” commented Gill Campbell, CEO and general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. “The partnership set forth with SCRAMP by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors and County staff is working smoothly, and will be greatly benefitting track renters, sponsors, local businesses and the community at large. We look forward to the next 90 days’ progress.”
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s major event season features Ferrari Challenge, May 12-14; the inaugural Spring Classic vintage car race and historic motorcycle exhibition, May 19-21; Motul FIM Superbike World Championship GEICO U.S. Round featuring MotoAmerica, July 7-9; Monterey Pre-Reunion, August 12-13; Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 17-20; Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix (IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship), September 21-24; and Pirelli World Challenge, October 12-15.
About Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is a world-renowned 2.238-mile traditional road course that was built in 1957, then known as Laguna Seca Raceway, by the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP). SCRAMP is a non-profit 501(c)(4) corporation with the purpose of managing the County of Monterey-owned Laguna Seca Recreation Area.

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