100% correct, County of Monterey owns the land and leases it to SCRAMP. The combination of county and state regulations on public land being leased is what restricts many of the updates SCRAMP has proposed over the years. I remember when the track was reconfigured, it took years and an act of god. Old config was good, new config is better especially for fans. When I stopped driving I was asked to join SCRAMP. Problem was the time commitment and the politics - both I would be a bit too vocal about.Part of the trouble is that Laguna Seca is a publicly owned park and beholden to the local tax payers and park regulations. Unfortunately this relationship means that the park system keeps them afloat but also holds them back from being a truly great experience. Many private investors have tried to buy them, but it never pans out. The politics around Laguna Seca is totally mind numbing. I know enough folks to have worked there ( I almost did) and had some "3 beer conversations" with enough SCRAMP board members to know that it's a pretty unfortunate cycle they are trapped in.