Laguna Seca management secures funding for facility upgrades

The Monterey County Board of Supervisors has accepted a request for major funding by WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca track administration business A&D Narigi, LLC. The presentation to the board designed Wednesday morning by John Narigi to use county money to upgrade the county-controlled facility passed with four out of the 5 supervisors voting in favor of the proposal.

First on the record is to change the crumbling bridge that spans the start/end line and supplies passage into or out of the paddock for the greater part of the attendees at the location. A design and style for a new, 12-foot-huge bridge that would allow for foot website traffic and golfing cart utilization to cross the monitor has been created by Monterey-dependent architects The Paul Davis Partnership at an estimated expense of $4.8 million.

Host of the very last 3 Porsche Rennsport Reunion activities, the German automobile company informed Narigi that it will not return to the Californian circuit for its following edition – planned for 2023 – without the need of a new bridge in spot. The board’s approval would look to give Porsche no rationale to glance in other places for web hosting of the following Rennsport.

Narigi’s ask for also involved funding for the resurfacing of Laguna Seca’s properly-worn track surface area, which been given it very last new layer of tarmac in 2007. Together with the bridge alternative and other modest updates to the facility in this initial funding approval, the county dedicated to spend roughly $9.8 million to modernize the ageing assets in the coming many years. To entire the complete restoration and modernization of Laguna Seca, Narigi estimates $66 million will be required in complete.

In advance of distinct timelines on the bridge substitute and monitor resurfacing can be created, Narigi and the county will want to commission and comprehensive a wide variety of environmental influence research and get approval to transfer ahead with demolition and construction at the circuit that resides within just the county park.