American Le Mans Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
- When: Friday, May 11, 2012, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Where: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas
- Cost: $40 - $295
- Age limit: Not available
- Categories: Outdoor, Sports
Laguna Seca's famous corners and wicked corkscrew look to heat up yet again. Southern California favorites Bryan Sellers and Porsche Factory driver Wolf Henzler of Team Falken Tire based in Fontana are looking to redeem themselves after last year's disappointing finish in the six-hour endurance race. The #17 was forced to quit with just two hours to go after a collision damaged their rear end. Team Falken Tire is putting their best (read: lead) foot forward this year, racing a new 2012 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. But, that's just the drama in one of a dozen sprints, heats, laps and demonstrations spread out over three days of high-octane-sports-car craziness a race fan can stand. Don't forget your earplugs. [JE]
8am-6pm Fri; 7:45am-8:15pm Sat. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway, Salinas. $40-70/general admission; $60-80/2-day admission; $80/2-day flagroom level access ages 5-12; $250/Saturday flagroom level acess; $295/2-day flagroom level access. 242-8201 or 1-800-327-7322. http://www.mazdaraceway.com.