I just pulled up the schedule for GP to plan our summer vacations and see that Laguna Seca is no longer on the circuit?? What the hell?:fail
You say you lived there, but I don't see how you could have, and posted what you have. The track is not 7 miles from the nearest road. It's less than a mile from Highway 68.Stnkbug- you are mostly right, however, even when I lived there 00-01 there were people trying to limit the number of events Laguna could host, because of the noise. Which I never understood, cuz the track is about 7 miles from the nearest road. Probably just a bunch of crybabies bitching about crowds of 'those people' (us motorcyclists) showing up there.
All I remember going there is driving forever on windy two lane to get to the entrance of the actual track. In 05, I went to the moto gp race, we parked on the side of the highway and hitchiked in because of the traffic.You say you lived there, but I don't see how you could have, and posted what you have. The track is not 7 miles from the nearest road. It's less than a mile from Highway 68.
it also has homes developed around it.
Try Google earth, or maps.google.com to get a feel for it's location.
I believe DORNA extended with Indy after it became apparent that Laguna was in trouble. See, there is some kind of local government involvement with the track that limits their amount of sponsor involvements which, in turn limits their income for an event like GP. They can no longer afford the sanctioning fee.So do I, and so do most of the riders. Unfortunately Dorna signed a multi year contract though.
We lost a gun club recently. Started 55 years ago.They build houses around the race track, Then the people who knowingly bought the houses next to the race track complain about the noise