Mazda Raceway Honored by Monterey County Business Council
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| Bestowed With Tourism Economic Vitality Award
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was among six local businesses honored by the Monterey County Business Council at its 16th Anniversary Gala held this past Saturday. The world renowned race track received an Economic Vitality Award in the tourism category for its ongoing work in attracting significant business revenue and worldwide media exposure to the Monterey Peninsula.
'Tourism is the lifeblood of this county,' says Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, who accepted the award on behalf of the organization. 'By bringing spectators and competitors to the area for our events we hope that we are improving the livelihoods of our friends and neighbors.'
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca was established in 1957 and has been operated since its inception by the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), a not-for-profit 501c(4) corporation. Each race season, SCRAMP donates its net proceeds to the volunteer groups that help organize the races.
|2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion|
The 2.23 mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca road circuit is one of the iconic venues in the United States and in the world. Complete with its famous 'Corkscrew' and six-story drop, this iconic circuit played host to another couple of GT racing icons during its Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
On August 19-21 of this year Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca served once again as the backdrop for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. Over 550 cars, covering 17 classes would descend through the 'Corkscrew' revitalizing the imagination.
Ever since opening in 1957, Laguna Seca has played host to just about ....