Registration Open for Lotus Club Thunderhill 3-Mile Track Day, September 26, 2019

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Come join the Golden Gate Lotus Club for this open track event at Thunderhill Raceway Park on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

We will be running the 3-mile Thunderhill East track in the standard counter-clockwise direction WITH THE BYPASS. All types of cars are welcome at our events. Click here to sign up via MotorsportReg.

Price is $165 for members and $185 for non-members. You can become a GGLC member for $25 when you register and take the member discount immediately.

This event will be divided into 3 run groups running every 20 minutes. You will sign up for Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced, depending on your skill level and your experience.

Advanced Group is for experienced drivers with 15+ track days/racing experience or equivalent. Intermediate Group is for drivers with a minimum of 7 track days experience, and Novice Group will be for drivers with at least 1 trackday of prior experience. Sign-up for whichever group is appropriate for your experience level. If you sign up for a particular group and decide at the track that you are not comfortable in that run group, ask a GGLC official to switch groups, we can usually accommodate this.

Open wheeled cars will be allowed only in the Advanced Group.

Be aware that Thunderhill has a sound limit of 104dB and that limit will be enforced.

We have a limited number of openings for Beginner drivers (ZERO DAYS EXPERIENCE ONLY!) who will receive 1-on-1 coaching from an experienced driver. Beginner drivers will run in the Novice Group.

Within a few days of registering, you will receive a confirmation email with some event details. Read this email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, check your SPAM folder.

See you at the track.

Scott & John

Registration Open for Lotus Club Laguna Seca Track Day, June 24, 2019

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Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s fourth track day of 2019 which will be held at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California on Monday, June 24th.  

We will be running (3) run groups with approximately 20 minute sessions each.  Your options will be Advanced Group, Intermediate Group, and Novice Group.  There are a very limited number of Beginner slots available for drivers with ***NO*** track day experience.  Beginners will run in the Novice Group and will be required to have a coach assigned to them to ride in the passenger seat in order to enter the rack. 

Price is $230 for members and $250 for non-members. You can become a Lotus club member for an annual cost of $25.  This entitles you to a $20 discount on all track days for one year. 

Please go to www.motorsportreg.com to sign up.

THIS WILL BE A 90 dB EVENT and will be strictly enforced!  DO NOT RELY ON LIFTING AT THE SOUND BOOTH – if your exhaust or intake is loud, take measures to reduce your levels before the event.

There will be absolutely no refunds.  If you cancel before June 10th and we can fill your spot, we will give you a rain check for a future event.  If we cannot fill your spot, there will be no rain checks given. 
Only sign up if you know you can attend.  We will run this event rain or shine.

Please read your confirmation email as it will include the general schedule. If you do not receive a confirmation email within a week of registering, check your SPAM folder.

This event is bound to fill up fast, so be sure to sign-up early. 

See you at the track,

GGLC Track Day Team

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Registration Open for Lotus Club May 16th Thunderhill West Track Day

Come join the Golden Gate Lotus Club for an open track event at Thunderhill Raceway Park on Thursday, May 16, 2019. We will be running the 2-mile Thunderhill West track in the standard counter-clockwise direction.  All types of cars are welcome at our events.

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Price is $165 for members and $185 for non-members.  You can become a GGLC member for $25 when you register and take the member discount immediately. If you are a Lotus owner registered for the West Coast Lotus Meet, you can take an additional $15 discount when you register.  

Lunch will be provided from the Thunderhill Grill for all registered drivers. 

This event will be divided into 3 run groups running every 20 minutes. You will sign up for Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced, depending on your skill level and your experience. Advanced Group is for experienced drivers with 15+ track days/racing experience or equivalent. Intermediate Group is for drivers with a minimum of 7 track days experience, and Novice Group will be for drivers with at least 1 track day of prior experience.  Sign-up for whichever group is appropriate for your experience level. If you sign up for a particular group and decide at the track that you are not comfortable, then ask a GGLC official to switch groups.  We can usually accommodate this.  Open wheeled cars will be allowed only in the Advanced Group.

We have a limited number of openings for Beginner drivers (zero days experience) who will receive 1-on-1 coaching from an experienced driver. Beginner drivers will run in the Novice Group.

Be aware that Thunderhill has a sound limit of 104dB and that limit will be enforced.  

Because the West Coast Lotus Meet is being held in conjunction with this open track event, run groups could fill up quickly, so sign up early to ensure you get a spot.

Within a few days of registering, you will receive a confirmation email with some event details.  Read this email.  If you do not receive a confirmation email, check your SPAM folder.

See you at the track.


Registration Open for Lotus Club 2-Mile Thunderhill Track Day September 27th, 2018

Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s 5th open track event of the year at Thunderhill Raceway Park on Thursday, September 27, 2018. At this event we will run the 2-mile West track in the standard counter-clockwise direction. All types of cars are welcome at our events.

Price is $155 for members and $175 for non-members. You can become a GGLC member for $25 when you register and take the member discount immediately.

This event will be divided into 3 different groups on track with 20 minute sessions. The three run groups will be as follows: Advanced Group for experienced drivers with 15+ track days/racing experience or equivalent, Intermediate Group for drivers with at least 7 track days experience, and Novice Group for drivers with at least 1 track day experience. Each group will have seven 20 minute sessions. Sign-up for whichever group is appropriate for your experience level. Open wheeled cars will be allowed only in the Open Passing Group.

We have a limited number of openings for Beginner drivers (zero days experience) who will receive 1-on-1 coaching from an experienced driver. Beginner drivers will run in the Novice Group.

Click here to sign up via MotorsportReg.

There will be absolutely no refunds and we will run the event run rain or shine. Cancellations before 9/13/2018 will receive a credit for a future track day which will be good for one year from the cancellation date. Cancellations after 9/13/2018 will receive a credit ONLY if the event sells out.

Open top cars MUST have a roll bar that attaches at four locations on the body/chassis. Decorative, or “Style Bars” are not allowed. Factory installed roll-over protection including pop-up bars are allowed. Drivers of open top cars must wear eye protection.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email within a week. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EMAIL, it has the general schedule as well as answers to commonly asked questions.

See you at the track.

Registration Open for Lotus Club Laguna Seca Track Day July 15, 2018

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Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s fourth track day of 2018, which will be held at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California on Sunday, July 15th, 2018.

We will be running (3) run groups with approximately 20 minutes sessions each. Your options will be Advanced Group, Intermediate Group, and Novice Group. There are a very limited number of Beginner slots available. Beginners will run in the Novice Group and will be required to have a coach assigned to them to ride in the passenger seat in order to enter the track.

Price is $240 for members and $260 for non-members.

You can become a Lotus club member for an annual cost of $25 which entitles you to a $20 discount on all track days for one year. Click here to sign up via www.motorsportreg.com.

THIS WILL BE A 90 dB EVENT and the sound level will be strictly enforced! DO NOT RELY ON LIFTING AT THE SOUND CHECK – if your exhaust or intake is loud, take measures to reduce your level.

Crossing the Finish

Being a Sunday in July, this will be popular event so be sure to sign-up early to ensure you get a spot. There will be absolutely no refunds. If you cancel before July 1st AND we can fill your spot, we will give you a rain check for a future event. Only sign up if you know you can attend. We will run this event rain or shine.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email within 1 week. Read your confirmation email, it has answers to many questions that are asked on a regular basis such as the general schedule of the day. If you do not receive a confirmation email within 1 week of registering, check you SPAM folder.

See you at the track,

John, Scott and Rita

Registration Open for Lotus Club 3-Mile Thunderhill Track Day March 28th, 2018

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Come join the Golden Gate Lotus Club for this open track event at Thunderhill Raceway Park on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

We will be running the 3-mile track in the standard counter-clockwise direction. All types of cars are welcome at our events. We typically have about 20 Lotus cars and the remainder is an array of different brands.

Price is $155 for members and $175 for non-members. You can become a GGLC member for $25 when you register and take the member discount immediately.

This event will be divided into 3 run groups running every 20 minutes. You will sign up for Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced, depending on your skill level and your experience.

Advanced Group is for experienced drivers with 15+ track days/racing experience or equivalent. Intermediate Group is for drivers with a minimum of 7 track days experience, and Novice Group will be for drivers with at least 1 track day of prior experience. Sign-up for whichever group is appropriate for your experience level. If you sign up for a particular group and decide at the track that you are not comfortable, then ask a GGLC official to switch groups. We can usually accommodate this.

Open wheeled cars will be allowed only in the Advanced Group.

We have a limited number of openings for Beginner drivers (zero days experience) who will receive 1-on-1 coaching from an experienced driver. Beginner drivers will run in the Novice Group.

Weather should be good for this event and anyone who has been to Thunderhill in the spring time can appreciate the mild temperatures that are typical for that time of the year. In addition, we have not been to the 3-mile Thunderhill track in years – this event should fill up fast, so sign up early to ensure you get a spot.

Click here to sign up via MotorsportReg.

Within a few days of registering, you will receive a confirmation email with some event details. Read this email. If you do not receive a confirmation email, check your SPAM folder.

See you at the track.

John &Scott

Registration Open for Lotus Club Laguna Seca Track Day February 26th, 2018

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Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s first track day of 2018 which will be held at Laguna Seca Raceway in Moneterey, California on Monday, February 26th. We will be running (3) run groups with approximately 20 minute sessions each. Your options will be Advanced Group, Intermediate Group, and Novice Group. There are a very limited number of Beginner slots available. Beginners will run in the Novice Group and will be required to have a coach assigned to them to ride in the passenger seat in order to enter the track. If we can find more coaches, we will send out an announcement for additional beginner slots.

Price is $220 for non-members and $200 for members until February 12th. After February 12th the price will increase to $240/$220.

You can become a Lotus club member for an annual cost of $25. This entitles you to a $20 discount on all track days for one year.

Click here to sign up using Motorsportreg.com.

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THIS WILL BE A 90 dB EVENT. Our Laguna Seca track days fill up fast so be sure to sign-up early to ensure you get a spot.
There will be absolutely no refunds. If you cancel before February 12th and we can fill your spot, we will give you a rain check for a future event. Only sign up if you know you can attend. We will run this event rain or shine.

The 90dB sound level will be strictly enforced, DO NOT RELY ON LIFTING AT THE SOUND CHECK – if your exhaust or intake is loud, take measures to reduce your levels before the event.

All open-top cars must have a roll bar attached at four locations. Factory rollover protection is allowed.

You will receive a confirmation email within a few days of registering. Please read your confirmation email as it has been expanded to include the general schedule. If you do not receive a confirmation email, check your SPAM folder.

See you at the track,

John, Scott, & Rita

Lotus track day @ Streets of Willow

The SoCal GGLC group is putting together a special Beginner/Novice only track day at Willow Springs International Raceway on their “Streets of Willows” course.

This event is specifically designed for people with little or no track experience, or drivers who really want to go back to basics with high quality, focused instruction. Everything you need to know to take your car to the track and have a safe, fun and productive time. If you have a friend that has always talked about tracking but is a bit too intimidated, this may be the perfect setting to get him started.

On Dec 17th at 7 am, we’ll be at “Streets of Willow” at Willow Springs International Motorsports Park. This 1.8 mile road course in Rosamond CA (about an hour north of the San Fernando Valley) is perfect for testing the handling capabilities of Lotus cars and drivers. The day will have a structured agenda that will include skid pad, braking and slalom exercises, classroom briefings, lead follow sessions, and open track, with a good balance of instruction time.

We are limiting this event to a maximum of about 25 students. This will insure that all students get ample instruction by experienced coaches.

Although the majority of participants are expected to be Lotus, all brands of cars are welcome.

Price is 190 for members, 210 for non-members. Direct link to register is http://msreg.com/gglcwillows

Your registration fee also includes your ticket to a track prep tech session at A-1 Automotive. We’ll start with this tech session (about a month prior to the track day) to go over prepping the car, prepping the driver, and recommended gear. Drivers will learn what to expect when they are at the track and have ample time to ask questions, since on the day of the event, you are responsible for the safety of your car.

Cancellations before 12/3/17 will receive a credit for a future track day which will be good for one year from the cancelation date. Cancelations after 12/3/17 will receive a credit ONLY if the event sells out. Open top cars must have a roll bar with rear braces. No “style bars” are allowed. Factory installed roll bars including “pop up” bars are OK.

Per usual GGLC standards, expect lots of free, hot Starbucks coffee, donuts, and other goodies.

Regards,
John, Matt, Scott, Rita, and Mark

Registration for Thunderhill 5-mile event (3 May 17) is now open

Come join the Golden Gate Lotus Club for this open track event at Thunderhill Raceway Park on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. All types of cars are welcome at our events. We typically have about 20 Lotus cars and the remainder is an array of different brands.

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Price is $200 for members and $220 for non-members. You can become a GGLC member for $25 when you register and take the member discount immediately. Register by April 21 and check the box to get the early bird discount of $20.

This event will be divided into 2 different groups on track and will switch every 30 minutes. Open Passing Group for experienced drivers with 15+ track days/racing experience or equivalent and Restricted Passing Group for drivers with 0-14 track days experience. Each group will get seven 30 minute sessions. Sign-up for whichever group is appropriate for your experience level. If you sign up for a particular group and decide at the track that you are not comfortable, then ask a GGLC official to switch groups. We can usually accommodate this.

Open wheeled cars will be allowed only in the Open Passing Group.

We have a limited number of openings for Beginner drivers (zero days experience) who will receive 1-on-1 coaching from an experienced driver. Beginner drivers will run in the Restricted Passing Group.

At this event we will run the 5-mile, 27 turn track in the standard counter clockwise direction.

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This is a May event. The weather should be perfect for a track day so it is suggested that you enter early to ensure a spot.

We will run the event run rain or shine. Cancellations before 4/23/2017 will receive a credit for a future track day which will be good for one year from the cancellation date. Cancellations after 4/23/2017 will receive a credit ONLY if the event sells out.

We will not conduct a tech inspection on your car. You are solely responsible for the safety of your car.

Open top cars MUST have a roll bar that attaches at four locations on the body/chassis. Decorative, or “Style Bars” are not allowed. Factory installed roll-over protection including pop-up bars are allowed. Drivers of open top cars must wear eye protection.

Passengers are allowed but must be at least 18 years old.

All cars must have numbers on both sides for Identification. Pick any number. Digits must be 6” tall minimum.

Click here to register using MotorsportReg.