With a new naming rights sponsor comes significant changes to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.
At the top of the list will be a change in direction of the famous racing circuit. Racers will now run the 2.322-mile, 11-turn track counter-clockwise. This change in direction makes Turn 1 the slowest corner on the track. As competitors accelerate out of the exit of Turn 1 and head up to the Camber Curve they are set-up for the newly named Screw-Up section. This section, formerly the daunting Corkscrew, now leads onto the Scuderia Straight. Speeding down the Scuderia Straight, drivers make a three-story drop downhill toward Turn 7, the fastest turn on the track. Coming under the Tire Foot Bridge, competitors navigate Turn 9 as they head to the Magnussen Hairpin, Turn 10.
Once through the hairpin they will head up the hill to the starter stand at Turn 11. The reverse in course will also require fueling from the right side of the car.
Other changes include title changes to the parking and camping areas as well the addition of a WeatherTech Girls Lounge at the apex of Turn 6.