So many facilities, almost all it seems these days, are so decorated with someone's idea of 'nice' that the core values are long gone. Those who idealize fancy grounds and in your face cosmetics might make them feel accomplishment but the core value becomes mute as the core people move in to more simple venues.
Real auto racing people know KISS, keep it simple stupid, and that it contributes to more successful racing. They also know hard work and getting dirty is a big part of it and are much more content at comfortable venues such as Mazda Raceway. The fancy gussied up facilities have no soul, no fan loyalty, just regiment and high prices driven by" make as much money as possible".
Those operating and the volunteers are absolutely to be commended. Surrounded by an area that is unique in the country, possibly the world, Mazda Raceway is a jewel, even visually as it displays the "as it was intended" better than any raceway in the country. The effects of modern 'gingerbread' is, thank goodness, missing.
Visiting Mazda Raceway for a true automobile racer is a step back in time, an up close and personal experience, one can mingle with hero's and winners as casually as at a fast food outlet, not possible at most facilities. Food outlets are 'Mazda Raceway specialties' and the lack of consumer labels totally delightful! For those visiting often, remembering the face of a vendor and striking up conversation is common. not an exception.
The excitement of driving for 8 hours to arrive at Mazda Raceway alone is enough, the excitement after arriving cannot be topped! Where can one wrap their fingers around the wire of a chain link fence and experience the thrill of race cars passing under full power, or maybe the best place in the world, the fence at the Cork Screw?
The short video of my 74 yellow roadster running' the Screw' during the track laps sent to me by one of the actual racers is priceless. Where do racers send fans video they can cherish? Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca, is where this does happen.
From the heart and enough I hope?
If not I can say more, much more. LOL
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.