Official Press Release


Speed Ventures presents the 9th Annual REFUEL Clean Power Motorsports Event at MAZDA Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Now in its ninth year, REFUEL welcomes electric cars and motorcycles to MAZDA Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California, to showcase clean power transportation technology in a motorsports setting. Presented by Speed Ventures, California's leading recreational motorsports sanctioning body, REFUEL is an opportunity to push the boundaries of EV performance.

Speed Ventures will provide track time and basic performance driving instruction for drivers of electric cars and riders of electric motorcycles. The event is open to production EVs as well as to conversions and purpose-built all-electric race cars.

We expect this year to be the most competitive yet in the all-electric REFUEL Time Trial competition which includes classes for production vehicles, conversions, and prototypes. Pro and amateur EV race teams are poised to set lap records at the world famous MAZDA Raceway Laguna Seca.

The REFUEL 2017 Clean Power Motorsports Event will offer the following:

  • Drive your EV or Electric Motorcycle on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca at speed and receive basic performance driving instruction
  • Participate in the REFUEL Time Trial to see who is the fastest EV driver at MAZDA Raceway
  • A Parade Lap on The World Famous MAZDA Raceway Laguna Seca is open to all EVs in attendance (low speed, passengers are allowed, no helmets required)
  • Free charging stations for REFUEL track and Time Trial participants. (charging is available to participants only)


Since 2001, Speed Ventures has become one of the largest recreational motorsports organizations in the U.S. introducing thousands of drivers to the sport of road­racing at events held year­round on the best tracks in California, Nevada, Texas, and beyond. Speed Ventures provides practice and test days, instruction for beginners, time trial competitions and wheel­to­wheel racing. Speed Ventures also hosts corporate and media events and partners with a number of other racing organizations.

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