Monterey Festival of Speed
- When: Friday, May 16, 2008, time TBA
- Where: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas
- Cost: Not available
- Age limit: Not available
Stuffed with screeching lazer-swift Rolex Series sportscars, the Laguna racetrack can look a little crowded. But those tight quarters can appear roomy compared to the social schedule a serious race fan could assemble over the course of the weekend. One potential script: fan party at the Mucky Duck Friday; autograph sessions, ice cream social, practice rounds and two races Saturday; and a sequence of serious showdowns Sunday, featuring three back-to-back contests: the Atlantic Championship, the Formula BMW Americas and Historic IMSA. (See Sports story.) [MCA]
Fri: 5-8pm/fan party; Sat: 8am-6:30/practice rounds and racing; Sun: 8:45am-5:30/warm-ups and races. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Monterey. $20-$35/day; $50/two-day pass; $60/three-day; $125/three-day with pit lane access. 1-800-327-SECA.