Porsche Invitational, St. James dinner highlight burgeoning Laps for Laguna race weekend

The 3rd annual Laps for Laguna race weekend kicks off Friday, May 31, with notable new features and the same camaraderie participants have come to expect.

A joint venture of CSRG and the nonprofit Laguna Seca Raceway Foundation (which supports the enduring local motorsports tradition and community involvement in this international treasure, and promotes the efforts of its operator, Friends of Laguna Seca, including environmental and capital improvements, economic development, and charitable programs) the late-spring vintage races, feature unrestricted-sound CSRG run groups and a special Porsche Invitational class on the track all day Saturday and Sunday.

Registration is open until Fri, May 24, and can be found HERE.


Additionally, the event will feature several off-track activities celebrating many of the enthusiast and marque clubs in the Salinas Valley and Monterey Peninsula. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit 501(c)3 LSRF.

On Friday, May 31, Laps for Laguna will host a Local Heroes Day and will offer racecar rides around the historic circuit for employees of area companies that donate to the foundation. The day will also include a catered breakfast and other activities. The Porsche Invitational group will practice in the morning, while all other vintage classes will practice in the afternoon.

A gala dinner on Saturday, June 1, will feature racing pioneer Lyn St. James as the special guest. The former IndyCar and CART driver is one of nine women to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, and she won the Indy 500 Rookie of the Year at age 45. She also found success in endurance racing — including in the 24 Hours of Le Mans — and was inducted into the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame in 2023. St. James founded the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation in 1994. Table sponsorships for the gala are available for $5,000 each, and individual tickets are $400 which can be purchased HERE.

Members of the public are invited at no cost to enjoy taking in the sights and sounds of more than 200 vintage race cars competing on the legendary WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Ferrari, Porsche, Ford, Chevy, Alfa Romeo, BMW and many more marques will be represented. The full entry list is available HERE.

Story originally appeared on Racer