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January 28, 2023

Velocity Invitational returns to Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca for weekend of motorsports

SALINAS — Velocity Invitational, a motorsports and lifestyle event, returns to Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas this weekend with a lineup of the world’s best cars competing on the track.

“Velocity Invitational is now entering its third thrilling year,” said Velocity Invitational Founder Jeff O’Neill. “Thanks to the support of event sponsors and the fans who join us each year, we’ve been able to turn up the dial. Expect more cars, food, wine and even better facilities for visitors to enjoy this year.”

Off-track luxury viewing areas will serve fine wines and gourmet food, allowing spectators to enjoy the action in comfort beginning Friday, Oct. 14, and continuing through Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16. Tickets for the event are available at velocityinvitational.com.

Returning in 2022 will be the much loved “Minis vs. Mustangs” race group, which saw some of the most action-packed racing at the 2021 event. With Mustangs dominating the straights and Minis the corners, there is no shortage of excitement during this rare night race. 

Fans can also expect many world-class vintage sports and racing cars from the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, McLaren, Bugatti and more.

Once again, Velocity Invitational will welcome partner Mclaren Racing, which will reprise its participation by bringing the Mclaren Racing Formula 1 team for the only West Coast showcase of modern Formula 1 cars. The event will also see expanded vintage racing groups showcasing some of motorsport’s most iconic vehicles on track and on display.

In addition, DirtFish Rally School will have a stunning collection of rally cars this year.

“It’s an honor to have such historic and cutting-edge race cars attend our event from all eras,” O’Neill said. “It’s my goal to have the best of the best on display at Velocity Invitational, and the racing pedigree of these race cars will be right at home in the pits and on the track this year.”

The expanded event plaza will feature a luxury viewing area and Velocity Lane Lounge, catering to enthusiasts and spectators of all ages.

New this year will be “The Oasis,” a beverage garden at the heart of Laguna Seca featuring luxurious air-conditioned accommodations and a wonderful view of the on-track action. The wine, spirit and beer-focused area will feature some of the region’s best, including Robert Hall, Ram’s Gate and more.

For more information on the event, visit velocityinvitational.com.

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