Fri, Dec 30 - Sat, Dec 31, 2011

Laguna Seca HPDE, TT, Race, Weekend

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

About this event

12/13/11 - PLEASE NOTE: Solo/HPDE is sold out, with a wait list of 12-13 people. There is a very small probability of getting into this run group. Point By group has about 3 people on the wait list, so there might be some chance of getting into that group. Race group is full, but no wait list.

Wrap up 2011 at Laguna Seca!


Racing - Time Trials - High Performance Driver's Ed

All makes and models welcome!

We won the Laguna Seca lottery this year! Join us at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway for our last event of the year, and the first time since 2004. Laguna Seca is a hard track to get, so don't miss this opportunity. We have lots of run groups, including High Performance Driver Education (HPDE), Time Trial/Time Attack, and wheel-to-wheel racing.  You will get about 2 hours of track time each day. Laguna Seca is the premier race track on the west coast, located in beautiful Monterey, and features the world famous "Corkscrew".  Run groups will be limited to 30 cars, and we will sell out!

Our run groups:

-      HPDE:  For people who have not driven on the track before or who are uncomfortable driving solo.  This will be a highly controlled driving training environment, including classroom and in-car instruction. Stock seat belts are fine!

-      Solo Group:  Passing only on straights and only with a point-by. This is for people with roughly 1 to 7 track days or who think they would be uncomfortable with less restrictive passing. Stock seat belts are fine!

-      Point-By Group:  Passing is allowed anywhere on track but only with a point-by.  This is for people who have about 7 to 20 track days. Stock seat belts OK for 2000 & newer cars unless significant engine mods or race tires. 

-      Open Passing Group:  This is for people with 20-plus track days or drivers with race or race school experience. For very experienced drivers & faster cars, passing anywhere on the track with no point-by required. 5 or 6 point harnesses required.

-      Race:  Wheel to wheel racing action. This is for drivers with race or race school experience.



Accommodations - Laurel Inn Motel, 801 W. Laurel Dr, Salinas CA 93906. Ph: 831-449-2474

The Club has blocked off 40 rooms at the Laurel Inn Motel, Dec 29-31.  The rate per night is $67 single or double.  To make reservations call the above number and tell them you are with the Alfa Romeo Club.  The block will be held until Dec 15th.

Continental breakfast is included.  Refrigerators and coffee makers in all rooms.  The Inn is also making available to us their conference room for all 3 evenings.  After the track Saturday, we will have a special New Years Eve get-together.

DIRECTIONS: On US-101 N, take exit 330 for Laurel Dr, turn right on W Laurel Dr, destination will be on the right.

Friday Night Dinner - Gino's Fine Italian Food, 1410 S Main St, Salinas,  Drinks - 6:30 PM, Diner 7:00 PM

We’ll be meeting at Gino’s Fine Italian Food after Friday’s event.  We’ll be ordering off the menu, separate checks.  The menu offers a great selection of pastas, pizza, fresh seafood, chicken and steaks, including fabulous pizza.  Don’t miss this, otherwise you’ll wish you had gone when you hear about it at the track on Saturday. Approximately 7 PM. Join us for bench racing, tall-tale telling, great food & friends! 

New Years Eve Dinner - Hey, it will be New Year's Eve! We will arrange a dinner or get-together Saturday night. After all, do you really want to be out on the roads back to Southern California on New Year's Eve?

You can find more details at:

Sorry, but due to the nature of this event, we will not be accepting AROSC certificates.

AROSC, the Alfa Club - Taking it to the track since 1972!

Event requirements

Note: Laguna Seca has a very strict decibel level restriction, 92 db MAXIMUM.  They employ 2 technicians checking daily. 1st time over limit is a warning, 2nd time and your car is off the track for the weekend!

Quick summary of required safety equipment: 

Required Safety Equipment:

All Time Trials & HPDE Cars:

  • Factory seat belt in good working order.
  • Snell 2000 or better helmet.
  • Gloves - leather or Nomex. No holes or synthetic materials.
  • Natural fiber clothing extending from neck to wrist & ankles.
  • Convertibles: Must have Roll bars extending 2” above top of helmet. “Factory” or “street” bars acceptable for HPDE & Solo groups only.

Additional Equipment, Point-by Time Trials cars:

  • Five point harness if car is 1999 or older, or heavily modified.

Additional Equipment, Open Passing Time Trials and Race cars

  • Five point harness.
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Nomex driving suit (Race).
  • Full cage (6 pt min) with some exception (Race).
  • Arm Restraints, open cars (Race)


Please refer to the AROSC Self Tech form for complete information: 


AROSC Members Only Discount Code:

MEM 2 DAY for full weekend sign-ups.

Entries (102)

Jeff Wilcox
Scott Wilcox
David ORourke
Lawrence Jen
Chistopher Dooley
Bob Dooley
TC Kline
Michal Karpinski

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Salinas, CA
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