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. Note that there is a
$10/person gate fee charged to everyone, including spectators.
SCHEDULE: You should plan
to show up at the track by 60-90 minutes before your first meeting. This meeting
is MANDATORY for all drivers unless you have received prior clearance to miss
it. Please check in BEFORE unloading or working on your car. The Drivers'
Meeting may begin as early as 7:40am (depending on your run group). Cars
typically go on track at 8:00am for the Advanced groups.
The snack bar will be open
for breakfast (I recommend the breakfast burrito) and lunch.
Either a TOW HOOK or some
TOW POINT is highly recommended 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.
If you do not have a tow-point, we will be forced to figure one out on
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
There is a track event checklist
available if you're not sure what you should bring:
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 will be available
Friday and Saturday nights. If you forgot the $25 camping add-on to your
registration, or if you changed your mind about camping, email
firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add/remove it for you. The camping fee is just
$25 per driver—any non-driving friends, family, and crew do not incur an
TRANSPONDERS: If you forget
to turn in your transponder at the conclusion of an event, you will be
responsible for shipping it back ASAP. See the FAQ section at
http://www.speedventures.com/Faqs/Default.aspx for shipping instructions. In
addition, a $20 administration fee may be charged to process your return.
GARAGES: To reserve a
garage, contact the Buttonwillow office directly: (661) 764-5333 or
Please see our FAQ for commonly