NOTE: AS OF THURSDAY AFTERNOON, 1/26, THERE IS STILL PLENTY OF ROOM IN ALL INTERMEDIATE RUN GROUPS BUT ESPECIALLY ON SATURDAY. ADVANCED GROUPS STILL HAVE ROOM BOTH DAYS BUT ARE FILLING UP. SUNDAY WHITE GROUP FOR BEGINNERS IS WIDE OPEN.
LOCATION: Buttonwillow Raceway is located just off Interstate 5 at the Lerdo Hwy exit, which is 10 miles north of the 58/I-5 interchange and 10 miles south of the 46/I-5 interchange. The track is on Lerdo Hwy, ½ mile west of the freeway
SCHEDULE: Although the schedule is subject to change at any time, generally the day will run smoothest for you if you show up at the track by 6:50am. Check-in typically begins at 7:00am and ends at 7:45am. Our drivers meeting usually starts at 7:40-8:00, but often starts at 7:40am for Advanced Group drivers. If you are in an Advanced run group, be sure to show up by 6:50am and get checked in immediately. The drivers meetings are MANDATORY for all drivers unless you have received prior clearance to miss it. Cars typically go on track at 8:00am. PLEASE SHOW UP AT REGISTRATION NO LATER THAN 7:15am if you do not want to potentially miss your first run session of the day. When you arrive at the track, please go straight to registration inside the large building BEFORE unloading your car.
Note that there is a $10/person GATE FEE charged to everyone, including spectators. The event schedule will be provided at registration when you check-in.
Speed Ventures provides a WATER dispenser with which you can refill your water bottle, canteen, cup, or camel. Please bring something to the track to drink with. The snack bar will be open for breakfast (I recommend the breakfast burrito) and lunch.
Either a TOW HOOK or some TOW POINT is mandatory on the FRONT (and recommended on the REAR) of your car before going out on track. The important thing is that you have appropriate tow points figured out that we can hook on to in order to tow you off track. Please determine appropriate tow points - it is your responsibility and we will not be responsible for any damage done to your car. A rear tow point is recommended in case we are forced to pull your car from behind.
CAR NUMBERS are required. We will have tape available at the track for making numbers. Your numbers must be at least 8" tall, located on both sides and the back of your vehicle. You should use the number you signed up with. If you would like to change it, please notify us at registration.
The TECH FORM is a must-have at the event. Be sure to print it out, fill it out before the event, and bring it with you to registration:http://www.speedventures.com/events/techform.pdf
There is a track event checklist available if you're not sure what you should bring: http://www.speedventures.com/events/trackchecklist.pdf
Our HOST HOTEL in Buttonwillow, which we hope you will support, is Motel 6 Central (661-764-5121), which includes WiFi, Speed Channel, HBO, and other amenities geared towards race car drivers and people who think they're race car drivers. NOTE: there are two Motel 6's at the Buttonwillow exit, ours is the one closest to the on/off ramp on the West side of the street. When you book your room, please state that you are with "SPEED VENTURES" to get your discount. If you have already booked a room at Motel 6 and have not mentioned Speed Ventures, please call back, let them know, and get your discount!
CAMPING is allowed on Friday and Saturday night.
Please see our FAQ for commonly-asked questions.