Oct 22-24 Laguna Seca - Global Tuner Grand Prix

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This looks cool!!! Lets get a big group to go!

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October 22 at 7:00am - October 24 at 6:00pm

Location Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Global Tuner Grand Prix is being held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, October 22 -24, 2010. This is a 3 day , No Sound restriction event, Spectator-pro format event.

This is the only event of its kind in North America where the best tuners and racers in the world will compete for the fastest lap time around this legendary circuit. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is the only track in North America where lap times for production cars are recognized by major manufacturer's world wide as well as the media from around the world. A lap time here is used as a measuring stick for a vehicles performance. (Equivalent to Nurburgring in Germany) The GTGP is the Main Event of the weekend with ALMS style open grid for teams and spectators.

Unlike similar events held at remote race tracks, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is a world renown racing facility and the GTGP captures world renown automotive performance companies and enthusiasts. The GTGP is where the best in the world will compete head to head over the course of 3 days. Top manufactures, tuners, drivers and teams from around the world will converge on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for 3 days of competition. Whether you are in the GTGP or the GTGP Challenge race you will experience the best that motorsport has to offer, from the competitors, vendors, manufactures to spectators and fans. This is an event not to be missed as the world will be watching the best in the business go to battle.

The GTGP consists of 3 classes of cars, open to all Import, European and Domestic vehicles. This includes Street, Tuner and Unlimited. The 3 different classes each are bracketed in 3 categories that include FWD, RWD and AWD. In addition to these 3 classes GTGP will accept experienced Time Trial and Auto X competitors. We welcome all the top performance tuners in the world including all manufactures.

The GTGP Challenge Race is an all out wheel to wheel no holds barred 50 minute sprint race. The best of the best will compete for the top of the podium. Staged as a wheel to wheel race where anything can happen and the competition will be fierce. The field will consist of 60 entries of mixed makes and models. Automobiles will range from Porsche Cup, to Corvette, Viper, Skyline, EVO, STI, BMW M3 and more.

For over 50 years top manufactures have tuned and tested at this facility, major championships have been decided here and history has been made in all forms of motorsport at this legendary circuit. Today major automotive magazines along with top manufactures rely on this circuit to be a measuring stick to judge a cars performance. This is the only track in North America that rewards a complete package in terms of a vehicles performance and is also recognized by every automotive manufacture in the world.

The 11 turn configuration is one of the most challenging racing circuits in the world with each corner and each straightaway testing both man and machine and pushing them beyond limits, yet each section offers different challenges. A lap time recorded at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is a testament to both a driver's skill and a car's performance and is recognized around the world.

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Global Tuner Grand Prix

Global Tuner Grand Prix Vendors

The 2010 GTGP is the inaugural event that will take place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca annually. Open to spectators this 3 day weekend is promoted on the calendar as a premier weekend at this facility presenting 1 of 4 professional no sound restriction competitions.

This unique festival of speed brings together motorsports and performance aftermarket communities in while offering something for everyone with our event features and strategic alliances. The GTGP offers a trade show atmosphere at a professional race venue immersing the consumer in a focused environment showcasing the best of what the industry has to offer while displaying its proven performance on the race track.
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I ordered my tickets a while ago with VIP parking, what is the difference? Can it be switched to corral?
Done, So are we putting together a corral? Whats the headcount? We need to do this quick.

no clue, email the guy and let us know.

Hi Mike,

VIP parking and Corral Parking are located in similar areas-both will be in the Lakebed. The main difference between the two is that VIP parking is sold to individual fans at $20 and is an open lot, not organized by make or type of car. Corral parking, meanwhile, is a reserved area for a car club sold at $10 each. The area reserved for the car club becomes theirs for the weekend and allows for a social area for members of the club, which couldn't be done in the regular VIP parking area. In terms of location though, they will be very similar for this event.


Ryan Hundley
Assistant Operations Manager
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
[email protected]
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1. Fred 2010 GT3RS (Sat/Sunday)
2. Mike 07 997TT (Fri-Sun)
No mention of it.

It is only $10 per car with a minimum of 10 cars, that is a no brainer even if 5 of us show up.

I'd join Fred, but I've already purchased the VIP parking as well. Mike, did they mention in their email to you that you can get a refund/or switch to corral parking?
Received my tickets yesterday with vip parking that will need to change to corral. Will there be a Patron courtesy tent?...??

1. Fred - GT3RS (Sat and Sunday) Saturday parade lap
2. Kelvin - Cayman S (Sat) Saturday parade lap, VIP changed to corral
3.BG -porsche(sat and sun) everything
4. Ed - E55 (sat)
5. Toby - BMW - Saturday, everything.
6. Mike - 997TT (Sat-Sun) Saturday parade lap, VIP changed to corral
1: Area 5 sounds like a no brainer, but the grassy areas will have more action and foot traffic.

What do the people with VIP parking passes need to do, to transfer to corral?

Are you going to set up a caravan?
Weather is not looking so good this weekend
I'll bring plenty of disposable ear plugs incase you are wimp like me... Hit me up Saturday morning if you need a pair.
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