Golden Gate Lotus Club Track Days
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GGLC Track Day Rules
Track Day Car Prep
GGLC 2019 Track Days

Feb 20 Wed - Laguna Seca
Mar 25 - Thunderhill East
May 16 - Thunderhill West
June 24 Mon - Laguna Seca
Sept 26 - Thunderhill East 3 mile
Oct 28 - Laguna Seca

The Golden Gate Lotus Club is pleased to announce another full season of Lotus Open Track Days in 2019! There are 5 GGLC Tracks Days are on the 2019 calendar and there's more to come! Join the fun!

GGLC Track Days are designed to allow the Lotus and sports car enthusiast enjoy driving in controlled conditions without random traffic and law enforcement. GGLC Open Track Days are not races, but allow the driver to run at their pace and enjoy the capability of the car.

At a typical GGLC Track Day event drivers will have too much track time, liberal passing rules in the slower group, and unlimited (safe) passing in the faster group.

The basic rules at GGLC Track Days are:

  • Drive within your skill and comfort level.
  • Pass only in designated passing zones. Be courteous and responsible!
  • Drivers are responsible for insuring that their car is safe. Learn about preparing your car: CAR PREP
  • Helmets are required on track and must be Snell SA2010 or SA2015 (see below).
  • Driving suits are not required, but wear cotton clothing that fully covers your arms and legs.
  • Have FUN!

Each of our events has a limited number of spots available for first time track drivers. These spots typically sell-out very quickly. Beginner drivers will be required to take one of our designated coaches as a passenger until they are approved to drive solo. A friend or professional instructor may also serve as your coach, but this must be approved with us beforehand.

Helmets: Drivers and passengers are required to wear a helmet that meets or exceeds a Snell rating of SA2010 or newer. Motorcycle and bicycle helmets do not meet Snell SA requirements for on-track use.

Apparel: Drivers and passengers should wear full length pants and shirts on track, preferrably made of cotton fabric. Closed toe shoes are required, no sandals or flip-flops.

"Thanks for the incredible day, you guys know how to do it right!" BM

"The GGLC track event was an absolute blast. Your events are the best I have attended. Tons of track time, great respectful people and a fair number of good drivers!" BM

"Thanks for putting together a great event today. Loads of fun and more track time than I knew what to do with!!!" BM

Typical GGLC Track Day schedule (will vary by event and track)

  • Gates open at 7:00 AM
  • Mandatory Driver's Meeting 8:15 AM
  • First Group Out at 9:00 AM
  • Morning sessions from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
  • Lunch Break
  • Afternoon sessions from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

    The GGLC Track Days are not a substitute for high speed driving instruction. For those new to track events and/or have limited experience driving at high speeds on track the GGLC usually has a limited number of spots. These spots are with a coach and will help those with limited or no track experience to become aclimated with on-track driving rules and technique. Contact the GGLC Track Day chairman to reserve one of these spots - email

    As an alternative GGLC suggests you consider gaining knowledge and track experience at any one of the many instructional track events or at a driving/racing school such as:

    Questions can be directed to or to

    For 2019 GGLC Track Days - GGLC - Dietsch Motorsports "ARRIVE & DRIVE" Program

    Do want to experience driving a race ready, standard or Sport Elise? Want to save wear and tear and tires on your car? What to feeling like a Pro-driver that comes to the track and their crew is there with the car 100% ready and prepped for the track?

    Then consider the GGLC - Dietsch Motorsports Arrive & Drive program at any of the 2019 GGLC Track Days!

    For details and information visit

    GGLC Track Day - Monday, June 24, 2019 - WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca

    Come join the Golden Gate Lotus Club for this open track event at Laguna Seca Raceway on Monday, June 24.

    Registration is open!

    You do not need to own a Lotus to attend this event. We run our events totally non-profit and you will not find a better price for a full day on the track.

    You do not need to own a Lotus to attend this event.

    Entry fee is $240 for non-members and $220 for members.

    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. The groups will be classified as follows:

    Beginners (sharing track with the Novice Group)
    No previous experience is required. Beginner drivers will be requried to take a coach as a passenger until a GGLC representative approves them for solo driving. Beginner drivers will be on-track with the Novice group. There will only be a limited number of Beginner spots available for this event. If you are a new or novice track day driver and desire such coaching email

    Novice Group
    You must have a minimum of 1 track day or equivalent previous experience. This group is intended for drivers with less skill/experience. Passing without a point-by will be allowed on the long straights and some of the short straights. Passing in turns will be allowed with a point-by.

    Intermediate Group
    You must have a minimum of 8 track days previous experience. This group is intended for cars with drivers with some skill/experience. Passing without a point-by will be allowed on the long straights and some of the short straights. Passing in turns will be allowed with a point-by.

    ADVANCED Group
    You must have a minimum of 18 track days experience or equivalent. Passing without a point-by will be allowed everywhere except between Turn 7 and Turn 10 (Corkscrew section).

    Laguna Seca enforces a strict sound limit of 90db. Elise & Exige owners note that most aftermarket exhaust systems do not meet the 90db level. DO NOT COUNT ON LIFTING AT THE SOUND CHECK! If you think your exhaust and/or intake system is louder than 90db, please check it take appropriate measures. There were a number of cars that were sent home early at the last Laguna event due to sound.

    This event will run rain or shine. There will be no money back cancellations. If you need to cancel before November 3rd and we can fill your spot, then we will offer you a rain check for a future event.

    Sessions will be about 20 minutes long. You can expect to get at least 6 sessions.

    Open top cars must have a roll bar. Factory installed roll bars are okay. Open wheeled cars will be allowed in the Advanced Group.

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

    There will be no formal instruction offered at this event. You are always encouraged to ask more experienced drivers for help, advice or ride-a-longs. This is NOT a driving school and itís up to the individual drivers to request assistance.

    Click the button at the bottom of the page to register via

    We will close registration will the groups are full. We suggest that you enter early to insure a spot. This event will almost certainly sell-out.

    Questions can be directed to


    On-line registration system!
    The GGLC is using for on-line registration. First register with (no-cost procedure) and then register for the track day (you can pay using your credit card). When you click on the button below you be taken to the registration page. Continue to the bottom of the page and click on the Registration button.

    GGLC MEMBERS: When you initially register with you be asked to "Enter your membership number for the Golden Gate Lotus Club or N/A". Type in "N/A" in that field.


    You can also enter via mail. Print a copy of the entry form and follow the mailing instructions. There is a $10 handling fee for mail-in entries, be sure to add $10 to the listed entry fee.