One of the biggest draws of the Laguna Seca track is the infamous Corkscrew— a series of turns starting with a blind crest in a big left hander, dropping 59 feet (that’s almost six stories) in just 450 feet of track, before changing directions completely. Libations and carnival style food are available atop the dusty hill, where you’ll find most of the race watchers planted. From one side of the Corkscrew hill you can watch riders blast through one of the most exciting corners in the world, and from the other side you can see every other turn on the track. There’s no actual structured seating up there, so bring a blanket or a folding chair to avoid stickers from the dry grass.
Navigate the Sea of Booths!
Down below you’ll find hundreds of booths and kiosks peddling their wares, with steep discounts and tax breaks— everything from the top new motorcycle technology to $5 t-shirts and figurines. Every major manufacturer (and some smaller ones, too) rolls out their model line-ups for display and demo rides. There are plenty of booths offering free services and contests to enter, like the kings of motorcycle law: Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys. Join BAM, their free breakdown & legal assistance program, and you’re automatically entered to win a 2016 Indian Dark Horse. It’s a win-win!
6. Experience the Races
You get to see one-of-a-kind race bikes up close and in person, talk to racers, watch them spray each other with champagne on the podium… the list goes on and on. No matter where you’re standing, when the racing starts, you’re in for a treat. The sound echoing off golden ridges encompassing the 2.238 mile, 11 turn track can make a race fan a little emotional. It’s a visceral experience that can only be understood by doing.
So, whether you’re located in California or New York,
add Laguna Seca racing to your list of must-see motorcycle events.
Three days of beautiful scenery and amazing motorcycles, exciting racing and a historical element that feeds the overall energy and wonder of the weekend.
You won’t regret it.