Continental Tire Sports Car Festival Powered by Mazda
- When: Thursday, July 7, 2011, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Where: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas
- Cost: $25 - $300
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Sports
The Sports Car Festival uses good old fashioned horsepower and friction to heat up the track, and style and design to heat up race fans, with gear, meet-n-greets, vendors and food swirling all throughout the paddock. The revved up engines will also be provided by the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series-- one of the most competitive professional road racing championship in North America--featuring not-street-legal BMW's, Porche's, Ferrari's, Corvettes, etc. souped up for the fans viewing pleasure. Also racing will be the Mazda MX-5 cup and the Superstars of Superkarts (grown men who drive big and very fast go-carts). Thursday has practice and a sunset bike ride, Friday is the qualifying rounds for the respective races and the checkered flag will be waved on Saturday. [SP]
8am-8pm Thu; 8am-6pm Fri; 8am-5:55pm Sat. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas. $25-$300. 242-8201, www.mazdaraceway.com.