Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
(previously known as Laguna Seca Raceway
) is a paved road racing track
in central California
used for both auto racing
and motorcycle racing
, originally constructed in 1957 near both Salinas
The current racetrack is 2.238 miles (3.602 km) in length with a 180 feet (55 m) elevation change. It has eleven turns, including the famous "Corkscrew" at Turns 8 and 8A. A variety of racing, exhibition and entertainment events are held at the raceway, ranging from superkarts
to sports car racing to music festivals.
The name Laguna Seca is Spanish
for "dry lake" - the area where the track now lies was originally a lake, and the course was built around the dry lake bed. After the course was reconfigured, two artificial ponds were added.
Subcategory Detail:Road Racing
Keywords:Corkscrew, D1505MRLS, Laguna, Mazda, Monterey, Raceway, Salinas, Seca
© Action Sports Photography, Inc.