Birds are chattering, flowers are blooming, and we the motorsports fans are also gearing up for the season! Fan activities are not only a way for the fans to gather and share their passion for the sport, it also presents an opportunity to meet drivers/teams from their favorite racing series.
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca starts their racing season with American Le Mans (ALMS) presented by Patron. ALMS is the premier sports car championship series that specializes in promoting green/eco racing. The goal of American Le Mans, presented by Patron, is to help develop and promote vehicles that uses less fuel than traditional sports cars. The series has total of 10 races a year, with teams backed by manufacturers like Mazda, Lotus, Porsche, and more (like Nissan with their DeltaWing) who are committed to achieve excellence and develop new technologies through motorsports.
(Schedules are subject to change, will notify ASAP on twitter & here if that happens)
Fan Activities in May @Monterey:
1. May 8 Tuesday: Trivia Night at London Bridge Pub
For those who plan to arrive at Monterey early, there is a motorsports themed Trivia Night hosted by London Bridge Pub on Tuesday, May8 at 7:30pm. During the week of ALMS, the trivia night will be asking people questions about interesting facts and history of motorsports and ALMS. Winner of the Trivia night will also get a prize!! Join the party if you think you know it all!
2. May 9 Wednesday: Twilight Cycling on Track!
For those that love cycling and wants to get a taste of being on the race track even before the professional drivers do, bring your helmet and bicycles to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca May 9 at 5:30pm! For $10 dollars per rider, you get to experience the 11 turn race track and the famous corkscrew right on your bicycle!! Talk about a heart pumping thrill ride ~
3. May 9 Wednesday: Trivia Night at Mucky Duck!
If you miss the Tuesday night Trivia night, don’t worry, there is another chance for you on Wednesday night 7pm at Mucky Duck in Monterey.
Known for their hip music scene and trivia nights, Mucky Duck will also be hosting an ALMS themed Trivia Night for all to enjoy the thrill of competition! Not only it will be a good night for fans to gather and compete for a cool prize from the race track, there will also be a car competing in the racing series parked outside (if weather/other conditions permits). Those who wants to snag a photo with a race car, make sure you stop by~ Beer, music, food (mmm lamb burger), new friends, motorsports ~ Don’t miss out!
4. May 10-12 Thursday – Saturday: Fan/Driver Face-to-Face Activities!
Throughout the weekend at the race track, there are a couple autograph sessions scheduled for fans to meet their favorite drivers and get a signature! Those special sessions are listed here and also in the event program (if you get one that is!)