WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca
June 23, 2024
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (previously known as Laguna Seca Raceway) is a paved road racing track used for auto and motorcycle racing, originally constructed in 1957 near Salinas and Monterey, California, USA. The current racetrack is 2.238 miles (3.602 km) in length with a 300-foot (91 m) elevation change. It has eleven turns, including the famous “Corkscrew” at Turns eight and 8A. A variety of racing, exhibition, and entertainment events are held at the raceway, ranging from superkarts to American Le Mans racing to music festivals. The name was Laguna Seca, which is Spanish for “dry lake.” The area where the track is was originally a lake. The course was originally built around the lake, which has since dried up entirely. An artificial pond has since been added.