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WeatherTech Raceway Enjoying Flurry of Enhancements

Published on Tue, Aug 4, 2020

By: The LACar Editorial Staff

The entire Laguna Seca Recreation Area is undergoing updates; however, WeatherTech Raceway has become the hub of construction activity.

WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca has been unusually silent due to the COVID-19 shutdowns. The typical engine roar reverberating from the pavement has become a sound of the past. However, that’s not stopping the crews at the iconic racetrack from gearing up for the future.

The new management team for the Laguna Seca Recreation Area has initiated several improvements to enhance the guest experience looking forward. Over the initial six months, the Laguna Seca Recreation Area has remained a center of activity. The Recreation Area, which includes scenic campgrounds, biking and hiking trails, hospitality venues and the legendary WeatherTech Raceway, is seeing these improvements across the board.

Wide assortment of enhancements coming to Laguna Seca Recreation Area camper camping trailer
Wide assortment of enhancements coming to Laguna Seca Recreation Area

“The park and track departments have been working tirelessly to elevate this facility to the world-class standards that visitors expect,” said John Narigi, president and general manager of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. “Our intent is for visitors to recognize the efforts of our team and see the transformation when they arrive.”

Completed projects include:

  • Repairs to pit lane and widening pit lane entry from track at turn 11
  • New fuel pumps
  • Electronic flagging system
  • Installation of a new water well
  • Adding an in-house security department
  • Refurbishing Stewards room
  • In process of refurbishing BBQ Island
  • Painting the garages
  • Paving the Turn 4 vista
  • Painting restroom and shower facilities, and landscaping the campgrounds
  • Refurbishing interior and exterior of Pit Row suites
  • Landscaping improvements throughout the park

To keep visitors and staff safe, additional health and safety measures have been added. Plexiglass shields are being installed in the Ticketing and Accommodations office, retail store, welcome entry booth, and the Operations office where guests frequently visit. Hand sanitation and washing stations have also been added throughout the campgrounds and paddock areas to help safeguard guests and the community.

“Our intent is to provide the desired experience for our guests while keeping them as safe as possible. This includes a closed paddock to visitors, temperature checks, face coverings and physical distancing. People are understanding and accept the protocols before arriving on property and are adhering to them when they are here,” Narigi added.

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