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

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

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.

Registration Now Open for Lotus Laguna Seca Track Days July 18th & Nov 7th

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Crossing the Finish

Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s remaining two track days of 2016 – July 18th and November 7th. Both events will be held at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California. 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.

Pricing for each event is as follows:

July 18th: $230 for members and $250 for non-members.
November 7th: $200 for members and $220 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 MotorsportReg to sign up.

Our Laguna Seca events fill up fast so be sure to sign-up early to ensure you get a spot. Other clubs run four run groups with fewer sessions. We will be running (3) run groups, giving you a total of (7) 20-minute sessions.

Due to the restrictions imposed by Laguna Seca on the number of cars allowed on the track at one time, there will be no sharing run groups as we normally do at other venues. Also, be aware that there will be absolutely no refunds. If you cancel up to two weeks prior to the specific event 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.

Also, THESE WILL BE 90dB EVENTS! 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.

Please read your confirmation email as it has been expanded to include the general schedule.

See you at the track,

John & Scott

15 years apart

Registration Open for Lotus Club Laguna Seca Track Day February 22, 2016

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Evora S through the corkscrew

Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s first track day of 2016 which will be held at Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey, California on Monday, February 22nd. 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, and $175 for Beginners.

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.

Our Laguna Seca events fill up fast, so be sure to sign-up early to ensure you get a spot. Due to the restrictions imposed by Laguna Seca on the number of cars allowed on the track at one time, there will be no sharing run groups as we normally do at other venues. Also, be aware that there will be absolutely no refunds. If you cancel before February 8th 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.

Also, THIS WILL BE A 90dB EVENT! 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.

Please read your confirmation email as it has been expanded to include the general schedule.

See you at the track,

John & Scott

Registration Open for Lotus Club Track Day at Laguna Seca – November 4, 2015

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

Starting a new lap @ Laguna Seca

Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s last track day of the year which will be held at Laguna Seca Raceway in Moneterey, California on Wednesday, November 4th. 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.

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 via MotorsportReg.

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This will be our last track day of the year and will fill up fast, so be sure to sign-up early to ensure you get a spot. Due to the restrictions imposed by Laguna Seca on the number of cars allowed on the track at one time, there will be no sharing run groups as we normally do at other venues. Also, be aware that there will be absolutely no refunds. If you cancel before October 21st 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.v

Also, THIS WILL BE A 90dB EVENT! 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.

Please read your confirmation email as it has been expanded to include the general schedule.

See you at the track,

John & Scott

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

Sunday, August 16th, 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

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

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

Friday, March 20th, 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.

Lotus Club Laguna Seca Track Day Februrary 23, 2015

Saturday, January 17th, 2015

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Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s first track day of the year which will be at Laguna Seca Raceway in Moneterey, California on Monday, February 23rd. 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 limited number of Beginner slots that have been filled already by people emailing us directly. 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 $210 for non-members and $190 for members.

Your registration will include lunch from the Crusin’ Café. This consists of a variety of chicken and beef dishes and sandwiches as well as burgers. There will be options for vegetarians but we are still sorting through the details of all the lunch options. Approximately two weeks prior to the event you will receive an email with all the options and you will email us back your choice. If we can figure out how to use Motorsportreg for this, we’ll let you know.

Click here to sign up via www.motorsportreg.com.

This will be our only Laguna Seca event this year and will fill up fast, so be sure to sign-up early to ensure you get a spot. Due to the restrictions imposed by Laguna Seca on the number of cars allowed on the track at one time, there will be no bridging of run groups as we normally do at other venues. Also, be aware that there will be absolutely no refunds. If you cancel before February 9th 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.

Also, THIS WILL BE A 90dB EVENT! 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.

Please read your confirmation email as it has been expanded to include the general schedule.

See you at the track,

John & Scott

Traffic jam at the Corkscrew

Laguna Seca Track Day (6-Nov-14) Registration is now open

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Registration is now open for the Golden Gate Lotus Club’s last track day of the year at Laguna Seca Raceway in Moneterey, California on Thursday, November 6th. We will be running (3) run groups with approximately 20 minute sessions each. Your options will be Advanced Group, Intermediate Not-So-Fast Group, and Intermediate Fast Group. There are a limited number of Beginner slots available and those entrants will run in the Not-So-Fast Intermediate group. Beginners will be required to have a coach assigned to them to ride in the passenger seat in order to enter the track.

Price is $170 for members and $190 for non-members.

Click here to sign up via MotorsportsReg.

This event will fill up fast so be sure to sign-up early to ensure you get a spot. Due to the restrictions imposed by Laguna Seca on the number of cars allowed on the track at one time, there will be no bridging of run groups as we normally do at other venues. Also, be aware that there will be absolutely no refunds. If you cancel before October 23rd 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.

Also, THIS WILL BE A 90dB EVENT! 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.

Please read your confirmation email as it has been expanded to include the general schedule.

See you at the track,

John & Scott

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

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

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