It seems that despite efforts by Monterey County to entice International Speedway Corporation (ISC) into running Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the France Family business will not submit a proposal to the county regarding the operations and management of Laguna Seca, after all.
The news is a win for the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP), which has operated Laguna Seca for the past 58 years, as a non-profit operation.
Issuing a statement in response to ISC’s decision, SCRAMP President Gregg Curry said the following:
“Our intention from the beginning, and remains the same today, is for SCRAMP to retain the concession agreement with the county and continue our 58-year management and operation of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.”
“We have been given the opportunity to submit a new proposal and look forward to submitting it to the county for review in a fair and open process.”
It would seem likely now that SCRAMP will continue to operate Laguna Seca, assuming of course that the organization and Monterey County can come to terms on renewing their contract, and repairing what can only be described as a strained relationship.
Source: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca; Photo: © 2013 Daniel Lo / Corner Speed Photo – All Rights Reserved