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.

Thunderhill 5 Mile track day (10-Sept-2015)

This is a reminder that registration is open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club Thunderhill Track Day on Thursday, September 10th, 2015 in Willows, California. We be running the 5-mile long, 27-turn track configuration in the standard counter-clockwise direction WITH THE BYPASS.

We will have two run groups – Group A and Group B, with sessions lasting approximately 25 minutes. This should give each driver approximately 3.5 hours of track time. Group A will have open passing for experienced drivers with 20+ track days/race experience or equivalent. Group B will have restricted passing rules for Novice/intermediate and less aggressive drivers.

Price will be $200 for members and $220 for non-members. You can become a GGLC member for $25. Additional drivers sharing a car in a single run group are $60. Two drivers sharing a car and driving in both groups will each have to pay full price.

We are accepting a limited number of beginners at this event who will be assigned a coach. These individuals will run in Group B with the Novice/Intermediate drivers. Price for Beginners is $155. Thunderhill is a good track to learn on, if you know anyone who might be interested in attending this event, you can direct them to the Motorsportreg.com website where they can sign-up.

All types of cars are welcome to attend. Formula cars will be allowed in the open passing group only. Convertibles must have roll-over protection which mounts at four points. No “Style Bars” will be accepted. Factory installed roll hoops are acceptable.

The year is passing by quickly and this is our second to last track day of the year so do not miss out on this great opportunity to run the 5-mile Thunderhill course. Click here to sign up via MotorsportsReg

Also, be remember that Thunderhill Raceway strictly enforces a 104dB sound limit.

Please read your confirmation email as it includes the general schedule and other important information.

See you at the track.

John & Scott

Thunderhill West July 6

After a hugely successful 5 mile track outing, your friends at the GGLC have rented the new 2-mile course at Thunderhill West for Monday July 6. Come celebrate our nation’s birthday with speed and style on the twisty course. We will run our usual format with Beginners and Novices grouped in the same session, and Intermediate and Advanced drivers in their own sessions. Beginner drivers (zero days experience) will have a coach assigned to them. Intermediate drivers should have a minimum 10 track days experience or equivalent.

Price for this event is $165 for members and $185 for non-members and includes lunch provided by the Thunderhill Grill. You can get an additional $10 off if you run a GGLC Trackdays sticker on your car promise to leave it there until your next GGLC event. Stickers will be available at the event. Membership can be purchased at the time of registration for $25. Cancellations by June 22 will receive full money back. Cancellations after June 22 will receive a raincheck only if this event breaks-even financially. Go to gglotus.motorsportreg.com to sign up.

Registration Open for Lotus Club Track Day at Thunderhill Raceway May 26, 2015

Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club Thunderhill Track Day on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in Willows, California. We will be running the 5-mile long, 27-turn track configuration in the standard counter-clockwise direction. This is the Tuesday after Memorial Day, so make a nice four-day weekend for yourself and enjoy the fun. There are not many opportunities to run the 5 mile course, and this is guaranteed to be a beautiful spring day with green grass, snow on the mountains, crystal blue sky with assorted white cumulus clouds, and a wonderful 82F temperature.

We will be running 3 different Run Groups – Advanced, Intermediate, and Novice, each with unique passing rules. Advanced sessions will allow open passing everywhere, Intermediate sessions will allow open passing on most short and long straights, and Novice sessions will allow open passing on the long straights only. Passing is always allowed everywhere and in all groups with a point-by.

The Novice Group is intended for drivers with 1-5 days experience. The Intermediate Group is restricted to drivers with 5-15 track days experience. Advanced Group is for drivers with 15+ track days or race experience. Price will be $200 for members and $220 for non-members. You can become a GGLC member for $25. Additional drivers sharing a car in a single run group are $60. Two drivers sharing a car and driving in both groups will each have to pay full price.

We are accepting a limited number of Beginners (zero track days experience) at this event who will be assigned a coach. Beginners will run in the Novice sessions. Thunderhill is a perfect track for first-timers so if you know anyone who might be interested in attending this event, direct them to the Motorsportreg.com website to sign-up.

All types of cars are welcome to come out and join us. Race cars, including Formula cars, are allowed in the Advanced Group. Convertibles must have a roll bar with rear braces. – no “style bars” will be allowed. Factory installed roll hoops and integral roll-over protection are acceptable.

The Lotus Club will be providing lunch from the Thunderhill Grill for all entrants.

Click here to sign up via MotorsportReg

Also, remember that Thunderhill Raceway strictly enforces a 104dB sound limit.

Please read your confirmation email as it includes the general schedule and other important information.

See you at the track.

GGLC Thunderhill 5 mile event (11-Sept-14)

The Golden Gate Lotus Club will be hosting an Open Track Day on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, California. We will run the new 5-mile long, 27-turn track configuration in the standard counter-clockwise direction but this time it will be WITH THE BYPASS.

Due to the length of the track, we will have only two run groups – Group A and Group B, with sessions lasting approximately 25 minutes. This should give each driver approximately 3.5 hours of track time. Group A will have open passing for experienced drivers with 20+ track days/race experience or equivalent. Group B will have restricted passing rules for Novice/intermediate and less aggressive drivers. Price will be $175 for members and $195 for non-members. You can become a GGLC member for $25. Additional drivers sharing a car in a single run group are $60. Two drivers sharing a car and driving in both groups will each have to pay full price.

All types of cars are welcome to attend. Formula cars will be allowed in the open passing group only. Convertibles must have roll-over protection. Factory installed roll hoops are acceptable.

Click here to sign up using MotorsportReg.

We are accepting a limited number of beginners at this event who will be assigned a coach. These individuals will run in Group B with the Novice/Intermediate drivers. Price for Beginners is $155. Thunderhill is a good track to learn on, if you know anyone who might be interested in attending this event, you can direct them to the Motorsportreg.com website where they can sign-up.

Thunderhill Raceway’s 104dB sound limit will be strictly enforced.

Please read your confirmation email as it includes the general schedule and other important information.

See you at the track.

John & Scott
GGLC Track Day Chairs

Thunderhill full track event registration is open

Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club Thunderhill Track Day on Thursday, June 26th, 2014 in Willows, California. This will be our inaugural event running the new 5-mile long, 27-turn track configuration in the standard counter-clockwise direction, with the Cyclone.

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Due to the length of the track, we will have only two run groups – Group A and Group B, with sessions lasting approximately 25 minutes. This should give each driver approximately 3.5 hours of track time. Group A will have open passing for experienced drivers with 20+ track days/race experience or equivalent. Group B will have restricted passing rules for Novice/intermediate and less aggressive drivers. Price will be $175 for members and $195 for non-members. You can become a GGLC member for $25. Additional drivers sharing a car in a single run group are $60. Two drivers sharing a car and driving in both groups will each have to pay full price.

All types of cars are welcome to come out and play with us. Formula cars will be allowed in the open passing group only. Convertibles must have roll-over protection. Factory installed roll hoops are acceptable.

Click here to sign up via MotorsportReg.

We are accepting a limited number of beginners at this event who will be assigned a coach. These individuals will run in Group B with the Novice/Intermediate drivers. Price for Beginners is $155. Thunderhill is a good track to learn on, if you know anyone who might be interested in attending this event, you can direct them to the Motorsportreg.com website where they can sign-up.

Sign-up early to ensure you get a spot as this event will likely fill-up fast. People are excited to experience the new track and the GGLC is one of the first groups offering it to the public.

Also, be advised that Thunderhill Raceway strictly enforces a 104dB sound limit.

Temperature on June 26 will be a very mild 82F, so it’s a great time to be at Thunderhill.

Please read your confirmation email as it includes the general schedule and other important information.

See you at the track.

John & Scott

Thunderhill Registration is now Open (12-Sept-13)

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Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club Thunderhill Track Day on September 12th, 2013 in Willows, California. This event will be run BACKWARDS (clockwise direction), with the Cyclone. Please note that this is currently our last scheduled track day for the year.

We will be running our regular Thunderhill format which allows you to bridge run groups. There will be three run groups but you will sign up for either Novice/Intermediate or Intermediate/Advanced. We will be offering early bird pricing for this event at $135 for GGLC members, and $155 for non-members. This price will increase to $155 for members and $175 for non-memberes after August 23rd, so sign up early! Additional drivers sharing a car are $50. You can become a GGLC member for $25.

We will accept 3-4 beginners at this event. Please send us an email at events@gglotus.org if you are interested and we will let you know the details of that arrangement.

Click here to sign up via MotorsportReg.com to sign up.

Be advised that Thunderhill Raceway enforces a 104dB sound limit. Please read your confirmation email as it has been expanded to include the general schedule and other important information.

See you at the track.

John & Scott

Lotus Club May 29th Track Day Registration Now Open

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Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club Thunderhill Track Day on May 29th, 2013 in Willows, California. This event will be run in the standard counter-clockwise direction, with the Cyclone.

In our continual effort to provide our customers with the maximum amount of track time, we will be running our regular Thunderhill format which allows you to bridge run groups. There will be three run groups but you will sign up for either Novice/Intermediate or Intermediate/Advanced. We will be offering early bird pricing for this event at $135 for GGLC members, and $155 for non-members. This price will increase to $155 for members and $175 for non-memberes after May 15, so sign up early! Additional drivers sharing a car are $50. You can become a GGLC member for $25.

Click here to sign up via MotorsportReg.com to sign up.

Be advised that Thunderhill Raceway enforces a 104dB sound limit. Please read your confirmation email as it has been expanded to include the general schedule and other important information.

See you at the track.

John & Scott
GGLC Track Day Chairs

Thunderhill Track Day registration is now open

Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s fourth track day of the year. This event will be held at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willlows, CA on Tuesday, September 25, 2012. We will follow our traditional format of three run groups, allowing you to bridge two run groups in order to give you maximum track time. We will be running in the normal (counter-clockwise) direction WITH THE BYPASS this time.

Participants will sign up for either Novice/Intermediate, or Intermediate/Advanced depdending on your experience level. Early Bird pricing will be $140 for members and $160 for non-members. That price will increase after 9/12/2012 to $160 for members and $180 for non-members. Click here to register and sign-up early to ensure you pay the lower price.

See you at the track

John & Scott
GGLC Track Day Chairs

Thunderhill Track Day Registration is open

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Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s third track day of the year. This event will be at Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willlows, CA on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. This will follow our traditional format of three run groups, allowing you to bridge two run groups in order to give you maximum track time. We will be running in the normal (counter-clockwise) direction and you will sign up for either Novice/Intermediate, or Intermediate/Advanced depdending on your experience level. Early Bird pricing will be $145 for members and $165 for non-members. That price will increase after 6/27/2012 to $165 for members and $185 for non-members. Click here to register and sign-up early to ensure you pay the lower price.

See you at the track

John & Scott
GGLC Track Day Chairs