Thunderhill East May 16 Track Day

Registration is now open for our event at Thunderhill East on the Classic 3 mile layout. Enter early to get the nice discount.

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  • $205 for GGLC members and $225 for non-members.  You can join the club for $25 when you sign up and  take the $20 discount immediately.
  • Additional $20 off if you register by March 31.  Yes that’s right, total price is only $185 for members who sign up quickly.
  • Cancellations with full refund are allowed before April 30.
  • All brands of cars are welcome.
  • Each group is scheduled for 7 twenty minute sessions.
  • We have a few spots open for beginners who have never driven on a racetrack before.  We will pair you with a personnal coach.
  • Novice and Intermediate groups will have open passing on the long straights and pointbys required on the short straights and in turns.
  • Advanced group is open passing.
  • Open wheel cars are allowed in the Advanced Group only.

The Golden Gate Lotus Club has been running open track events for over 20 years.  We are a non-profit group and our goal is to provide low-hassle open track days for minimum cost with maximum track time. 

All brands of cars are welcome at our events.  Typical events are about 20% Lotus and 80% other cars.   Lemons-type race cars are allowed if they are in excellent mechanical condition (Lemons cars will receive a special safety inspection at the track).  Open top cars must have a roll bar with rear braces or factory installed roll-over protection (pop-up bars or similar).  Roll bars in open cars must pass the broomstick test.  (top of drivers helment must not be above the top off the roll bar and windscreen.  

Click here to sign up via MotorsportReg

Future GGLC dates:

July 7 Sonoma Raceway

September 2 Sonoma Raceway

October 15 Streeets of Willows at Willow Springs

GGLC @ Sonoma Raceway on April 10, 2022

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The GGLC has just secured a single run group at Sonoma Raceway on Sunday April 10, 2022.  We are sharing the day with LightSpeed.   This is for Intermediate and Advanced drivers only and you will be mixed in a single run group.  We will have open passing on most of the course with pointbys requried in the more tricky and high speed turns.  You must have 15 trackdays mininmum experience and be comfortable in a mostly open passing format.  Price is $285 for five 20 minute sessions and you do not have to be a GGLC member.  Go to http://msreg.com/gglcsonoma   to register.  Hurry up because this is certain to sell out fast.

2022 GGLC Track Day Schedule Released

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Mark your calendars!!!

The GGLC 2022 Track Day Schedule (subject to change)

Feb 5 – LCOSC Streets of Willow

Feb 23 – GGLC Laguna Seca

Mar 14 – GGLC Buttonwillow

May 16 – GGLC Thunderhill East

July 7 – GGLC Sonoma Raceway

Sept 2 – GGLC Sonoma Raceway

Oct 15 – LCOSC Streets of Willow

Registration will open on MotorsportReg a few weeks before each event. For more info about track days with the GGLC please visit the club track day page.

Join the FUN!!!

Registration for ButtonWillow track day (May 29, 2021) is now open

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Registration to the GGLC track day at Buttonwillow Raceway on May 29, 2021 are now open at MotorsportsReg.  This event is open to all types of cars.  Open top cars must have a roll bar or factory installed popup bar/rollover protection.  Open wheel cars will only be allowed in the Advanced Group.  We will not conduct a tech inspection of your car unless its appearance indicates that we should.  Lemon’s type cars are welcome but we will likely take a close look at it before  we let you on track.  Any fuel or water/water leaks or loose parts are reason for rejection.  Small oil leaks are acceptable.  You are responsible for making certain that your car is track-ready.  All cars must have 6″ tall numbers on both sides.  Pick any number.

We are running BOTH directions at this event, going clockwise in the morning and counterclockwise in the afternoon.  We did this a few years ago at Buttonwillow and again last season at Thunderhill 5-Mile and it was very popular both times.

We are running 3 groups and each group will get 7or 8 twenty minute sessions.  

Advanced Group is for Drivers with 15+ track days experience or equivalent.  This group will be open passing without point byes.

Intermediate Group is for drivers with 5+ track days experience or equivalent.  This group will allow open passing on most short and long straights without a point bye and passing in turns and braking zones with a point bye.

Novice Group is for drivers with 1+ track days experience or equivalent.  This group will allow open passing on the long straights only and passing with a point bye in turns and braking zones.

Sign up for the appropriate group.  If you decide at the track that you should be moved to a different group we can normally accommodate this.  

At this time we are not accepting Beginners drivers with zero days track experience.  If Covid condition improve so that we can put a coach in the passenger’s seat then we will allow beginners to signup

Damage to the track, walls, facilities, etc may be charged back to the responsible person.  Special charges for fire crews, oil cleanup, etc  may also be charged back to the responsible driver.  We will decide this on a case-by-case  basis.   

Price for this event is $195 if you register by January 31 and $215 after this date.  You can also get a additional $20 discount if you are a GGLC member or purchase a GGLC membership during registration.    We do not offer money back refunds.  If you cancel by May 14 you will get a credit for a future event that is transferable to other people.  No refunds or credits will be offered after May 14.  If Covid prevents the event from taking place or the government prevents you from traveling you will be offered a full refund.

The Driver’s meeting may be online or in-person depending on the Covid situation at the time.

Waiver’s will likely be signed online through Speedwaiver and you will receive a notice about this later.

Click here to sign up via MotorsportsReg

We also have the following events scheduled:
February 27 at Streets of Willows – registration open
March 29 at Laguna Seca (registration will open soon)
July 17 at Thunderhill West (not fully confirmed yet)
September 17 at Laguna (not fully confirmed yet)
October 5 Thunderhill 5-mile (not fully confirmed yet)

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