2017 REFUEL Clean Power Motorsports Event at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
The ADDRESS for Mazda Raceway is 1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway (HWY 68), Monterey, CA 93908.
To reach the TRACK, enter the Laguna Seca Recreation Area off HWY 68 (there's a large Mazda Raceway sign there). Drive up the "A" Road to a roundabout. Take a right on Perimeter Road (heading east). This will wind around the outside of the course and cross a bridge over the straight between Turn 5 and Turn 6. Follow this road down to the gate that leads into the Paddock.
The REFUEL PITS will be at the opposite end of the Paddock from the entry gate. You will see signage on the chainlink fence along the hot pits. This is where we plan to have power available for recharging.
CHARGING: Power in the Paddock for recharging will come from the grid through temporary power boxes we're paying to have installed. We will do our best to accommodate everyone's charging needs but there are a limited number of tie-ins available to us. The power will be RV-style hookups, 50amp 240 volts. If you have access to any sort of travel adapters, you'll want to bring them. We ask that all drivers and riders be courteous and share the hookups for recharging during down time. Only vehicles participating in the REFUEL Time Trial will have charging "privileges" in the Raceway paddock. All others must agree to charge in the outer lots south of the paddock near the lake. This is the only way we can accommodate more EVs for this event without bringing in generators. If there is enough charging capability in the paddock for non-TT participants, we ask that you request permission to charge in the paddock before doing so. The TT (and thus paddock charging for cars) is limited to 35 vehicles. Please be aware that we may limit participation in the TT to experienced drivers. If you want to sign up for the TT but are not able to, we may be able to accommodate additional drivers who are willing to charge in the outer lot.
CHARGING for SPECTATORS/PARADE LAPS: No charging will be available to spectators or those participating in the parade lap. Please bear in mind that the campgrounds and paddock charging facilities are reserved primarily for REFUEL participants driving on the racetrack.
CAMPING: There is no camping overnight in the paddock. Campsites in the Laguna Seca Recreation Area can be reserved from the County of Monterey: http://www.mazdaraceway.com/pages/camping.
ENTRANCE FEE: There is no entrance fee for this event.
REGISTRATION will take place between 8:00am and 8:45am. Other non-REFUEL run groups will be on track during REFUEL downtime and their registration takes place before REFUEL's. Please do not try to register before 8:00am, but please arrive by 7:15 to find your pit spot and begin prepping your car.
The DRIVERS/RIDERS meeting will take place at 9:00am followed by additional instruction for those who are new to driving/riding on track.
HELMETS are required for everyone on track and for the autocross (but not for the parade laps). Passengers are allowed but also must have helmets. If you do not have a helmet, please reserve one in advance with Speed Ventures ($40 each).
FULL LEATHERS are required for all motorcycle riders.
Some of you have asked whether or not KARTS would be allowed at the event. We will have very limited (1 or 2 laps) practice available to electric karts. Karts will be allowed to participate in the REFUEL Time Trial.
Rental TRANSPONDERS are available for timing. These attach temporarily to your car or bike and allow your lap-times to be recorded and are REQUIRED for participation in the REFUEL Time Trial. Transponders are $30 each for rental. Transponders are required for those participating in the REFUEL Time Trial.
The REFUEL TIME TRIAL Competition is open to fully electric cars and motorcycles only. The classes for cars are PROTOTYPE for non-homologated, purpose-built, and experimental electric vehicles cars, CONVERSION for all converted production vehicles and PRODUCTION for production cars. The classes for motorcycles are PROTOTYPE for non-homologated and purpose-built race bikes and PRODUCTION for all stock or converted production bikes.
There will be a TIME TRIAL meeting midday which all TT competitors must attend.
There will be a TROPHY CEREMONY for the Time Trial at the end of the event.
If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us: email@example.com