International driving stars regularly competed and the atmosphere was both racing and a social happening. Supervisor Mary Adams [email protected] “This news comes as a surprise to the SCRAMP organization,” said Tim McGrane, CEO of WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and SCRAMP.
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The noose was tightening around SCRAMP ’s neck. For the first time since 1957, Laguna Seca Raceway (currently known as WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca) will not be managed by SCRAMP (Sports Car Racing Association of … Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is an 11-turn, 2.238-mile jewel of a road course on California’s beautiful central coast. the Laguna Seca concession in 2014 and instead opted for a month-to-month agreement, the County finally offered a degree of clarity regarding SCRAMP… SCRAMP Board of Governors President Michael Smith has been appointed temporary CEO of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as the former CEO Gill Campbell will move into a new role as Senior VP of Event Operations. SCRAMP May Be Replaced As Laguna Seca Manager November 14, 2019 For 62 years, the Sports Car Racing Association of the Monterey Peninsula (SCRAMP) has overseen the iconic Corkscrew race track that has hosted the NTT IndyCar Series and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Of course, SCRAMP is … SCRAMP has managed Laguna Seca Raceway for 62 years. In 2018, the SCRAMP-run Laguna Seca Raceway attracted 263,888 attendees and generated $84.4 million in direct spending generated by event attendees over 26 days of the seven major events. The former military facility, which is considered a public park, is owned by Monterey County. 2019 saw SCRAMP orchestrate the long-awaited and highly-successful return of IndyCars to Laguna Seca, with a larger than anticipated spectator count for the weekend.
The fate of the SCRAMP organization and an agreement to continue to operate the Laguna Seca Raceway is in the hands of five publicly elected officials, the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. The beginnings of Laguna Seca Raceway is traced back to the Pebble Beach Road Races that began in 1950. To paraphrase, the past three years have been good for Laguna Seca not because of SCRAMP, but in spite of it, and A&D Narigi was the only viable option going forward.
Although no leading candidates to replace SCRAMP have been named, the ACAO is known to have met or interviewed with a number of parties and individuals to lead Laguna Seca … In order to keep the track operating, the county essentially bought SCRAMP’s assets and then hired SCRAMP back to administer the business of Laguna Seca. And by 1956, this popular race had swelled to more than 50,000 spectators crowding the tree-lined forest course. In January 2019, SCRAMP made a last-ditch effort to get ahead of ongoing controversy by hiring its own accounting consultant, Hayashi Wayland, to tell it where it … SCRAMP, which at first objected to county officials’ conversations with representatives from ISC, later proposed running Laguna Seca in partnership with them.