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2015 Turn 5 - Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix

Audi Club NA - Golden Gate Chapter

Saturday, May 2 — Sunday, May 3, 2015
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Salinas, CA

Registration closed April 26, 2015 11:59 PM on April 26, 2015 11:59 PM PDT Registration ends April 26, 2015 11:59 PM on April 26, 2015 11:59 PM PDT Registration opens March 24, 2015 10:00 AM on March 24, 2015 10:00 AM PDT Registration runs from March 24, 2015 10:00 AM to April 26, 2015 11:59 PM

Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix featuring the "TUDOR UNITED SportsCar Championship Series" at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca: May 2nd & 3rd 2015

Get the BEST VIEW by joining Audi Club Golden Gate Chapter’s 8th Annual “Turn 5 Hospitality Pavilion and Car Corral”

“The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is America’s premier road racing series and is entering its second season with ferocity and international driving stars. For fans, the racing is non-stop as there are two styles of cars competing: Prototype and GT (Grand Touring). Each style also has two classes, Pro and Pro-Am for a race within a race.”

Join your fellow motorsports enthusiasts for a thrilling weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (MRLS) and enjoy the camaraderie of the AUDI CLUB GOLDEN GATE CHAPTER at the famous AUDI CLUB “TURN 5 HOSPITALITY PAVILION and CAR CORRAL”

During the event we will serve morning coffee & and breakfast items and we will serve assorted snacks throughout the weekend plus free soft drinks & water. Corkscrew Ale will be on-tap along with high quality local wines for a nominal charge.  On Sunday we will also have an On-Site BBQ lunch prepared by locally famous Tarpy’s Roadhouse all from within and around the full-sized pavilion situated near the inside corner of the best of MRLS trackside locations: TURN 5.   In addition, several of our AUDI CLUB SPONSORS will be present and ready to help you learn about the latest accessories to enhance the performance of your car. 

Participants will have access to special events featuring some of the Audi R8 LMS teams, which are participating in the Grand Prix and will also have the opportunity to win hot-lap rides of the track in Audi SportsCar Experience’s R8 cars driven by professional drivers.

This event is brought to you with sponsorship from: Audi of America, Audi Club North America, the Golden Gate Chapter of the Audi Club, Stevens Creek Audi, Griffin Motorwerke, OnEdge Performance Tires, Tudor Wines and Griot's Garage.  Without this very generous support, the cost of the weekend would be significantly higher.  Be sure to let our sponsors know that you appreciate their participation in motorsports, we certainly do!

We have negotiated an excellent value for our friends and members with discounted event entry tickets for a two-day race ticket (Saturday and Sunday, the 2nd and 3rd May).  Every ticket holder who wishes to enjoy entrance into the Audi Club Turn 5 Hospitality Pavilion must also purchase a Hospitality Pass. Teenagers and children are welcome and each has separate, lower pricing.  A separate Audi Car Corral Pass should be purchased for each car that is to be parked in the Preferred Parking BLUE ZONE adjacent to our tent. Purchasers of Audi Car Corral Passes must also purchase at least one Hospitality Pass. 

You can purchase all of the tickets you need right here on MotorsportReg.com. 

Here's how it works:

For those who wish to purchase the discounted two-day race ticket plus entry into the Hospitality Pavilion and the Audi Car Corral, please purchase one “Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix” Race Event Entry Ticket per person, one Hospitality Tent Ticket per person, and one Audi Car Corral Pass per vehicle.  When you go to register, select as many per-person tickets as you need, and if you are all coming in one car - you'll only need one car corral pass.

Grand Prix Pricing; Hospitality Pavilion Access, Pricing and Hospitality Rules

Two day “Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix” General Admission and Paddock Ticket: $55. (Note: General Admission & Paddock admission is free for Children 12 and under accompanied by a paying adult.)

Hospitality Pricing Per Person:

  • Adult: $65 (early bird special until midnight April 15th), $95 regular price  (April 16th until April 26th)
  • Teens: $25 (13-16 years of age)
  • Child under 12: Free (please select the appropriate number of free Child Passes during registration).

Purchasing Hospitality Access provides you with the following:

  • Snacks, soft drinks, and bottled water, all complimentary, over the course of the 2-day event
  • SWAG, provided to you at the check-in station, located at the Hospitality tent
  • Special access to technical sessions describing the workings of the GTD Class, R8 LMS car, given only to the Audi Club guests
  • A full, catered BBQ lunch on Sunday, including locally brewed Corkscrew Ale draft beer, served from an iced keg, plus excellent quality local wines (Beer & Wine at a nominal charge)
  • Closed circuit TV access to over 25 video channels, including all corners, and multiple in-car cameras
  • Protection from the wind, cold, and/or rain in a large tent, with 3 walls of protection from the elements, including a wrap-around window wall for additional live-action viewing
  • Tables and chairs allow you to relax between practice, qualifying and race segments
  • Exclusive trackside viewing area, now extended 160' between turn 4 & 5
  • Exclusive Turn-5 viewing area, renowned for being the best viewing area at the track

AUDI Corral Parking Pass: $25 (see details below)

Audi Club members are encouraged to invite and bring friends. These guests do not have to be Audi Club Members or be Audi car owners to enjoy the hospitality of the Audi Club for this event.  Just the same, please be prepared to cheer for the Audis, as flags from other marques will be absent within this hospitality tent area.  Special access badges or wristbands will be used to designate that you have access to the Hospitality area.  These badges will be given out to you when you visit the Golden Gate Chapter’s trailer to check in for the event.  It will be located immediately outside of the Hospitality tent, onsite at TURN 5, Laguna Seca Raceway.  Look for the banners and flags. 

Obtaining Audi Car Corral Passes and Parking rules

You may only purchase this option up to midnight April 26, 2015.  On April 28th, passes will be mailed to all recipients, to the address that is listed by you on Motorsport.reg. Please check your receipt and your MotorSportReg profile for accuracy.  If you have any special requirements for the mailing of the pass, please send them directly to Chuck Farrell at chuck@audiclubgoldengate.org.  In the event that you do not receive your pass in time for the race, please contact Chuck.  You must have a Car Corral Pass in order to park in the Audi Car Corral.  Please note that parking in the Car Corral will be organized so that Audi marque cars will be grouped together nearest the hospitality tent.

Preliminary list of special events (subject to change)

Paul Miller Racing Team has offered to provide Audi Club members with a "tech talk".  The theme of the talk is the R8 LMS car, raced by Paul Miller and Flying Lizards in the GTD class, alongside the Daytona Prototype sports cars.  Much of exactly what happens during the race weekend will be finalized between now and the day of the race, but other things we're working on with Paul Miller and Flying Lizards and the other Audi Teams can include the following.

  • Autograph session with the drivers at the Audi Club Hospitality area
  • A briefing from Paul Miller, Flying Lizards or Audi Sport Customer Racing about the technology that has been developed for the R8 LMS racecar
  • Hear first hand, from the Driver's perspective and experience, what it's like to share the track with this multiple-class group of high-performance cars

For a preview of the events scheduled by Laguna Seca for this three-day event of practice and racing please visit: http://www.mazdaraceway.com/continental-tire-monterey-grand-prix


Make note that this year, the events surrounding the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix will be very popular so hotels may be at a premium; you should book early.

Member Alert:

This gathering of motorsports enthusiasts for the TUDOR UNITED Sports Car Championship is sure to be popular.  Join in early, 150 Maximum Participants and 100 Cars!

Stay Tuned for a complete daily schedule of events including all of the autograph, tech and Q&A sessions – we will keep you posted.  If you have any questions, contact the event master –Chuck Farrell (chuck@audiclubgoldengate.org)


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