Golden Gate Lotus Club Track Days
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GGLC Track Day Rules
Track Day Car Prep
 
GGLC 2023 Track Days

Feb 4, Saturday - Streets of Willow - Willow Spring Raceway
March 2 - Sonoma Raceway
March 2 - Sonoma Raceway
Apr 23 - Chuckwalla Valley
June 30 - Sonoma Raceway
Oct 3 - Sonoma Raceway
Oct 30 - Laguna Seca Raceway

The Golden Gate Lotus Club is pleased to announce another full season of Lotus Open Track Days in 2021! There are 3 GGLC Tracks Days are on the 2021 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. Emailevents-at-gglotus.org

HELMETS & ON-TRACK APPAREL
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.

TRACK DAMAGE & CLEAN-UP
The Golden Gate Lotus Club may ask the driver that has a mechanical failure or damages to track property (on or off track) that results in additional costs charged to the GGLC by the track, to either pay the track directly for the costs or reimburse the GGLC.

The GGLC recognizes that unfortunate things happen at the track that are outside of the driver's control. As a result, in the event that the track applies any additional charges to us for any clean-up, damage to track property, etc., we will now consider whether to pass on these additional costs to the responsible driver on a case-by-case basis.

The GGLC prices our events with the intent to break-even and any additional costs we incur come straight out of club funds which ultimately has a bearing on our ability to host these events.

"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 events@gglotus.org

    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 events-at-gglotus.org


    GGLC/LCOSC Track Day - Saturday, Feb 4 - Streets of Willow, Willow Springs International Raceway

    Come join the Golden Gate Lotus Club & Lotus Club of Southern California for this Lotus Track Day on the Streets of Willow on Saturday, Feb 4th.

    Registration is open! is open and will close on Feb 2, 2022. As always, GGLC/LCOSC members and fellow Lotus owners will get priority.

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

    With only three run groups and a limit of 45 cars, this is guaranteed to be an awesome trackday with all the track time you could ever hope for. To further help drivers work on their skills, we’ve also reserved the Balcony should you desire to run car control exercises to better understand the limits of your car. This is a special treat that is not available at trackdays run by other organizations and really helps drivers understand the limits of their cars.

    We will be running Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced run groups. Advanced Group is for experienced drivers with 15+ track days/racing experience or equivalent who are comfortable with open passing conditions. Intermediate Group is for drivers with a minimum of 5 track days experience. Novice Group will be for drivers with at least 1 track day of prior experience.

    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 and we highly encourage beginners to make use of the Balcony for car control exercises. If you are a new or novice track day driver and desire such coaching, please email lotusclubofsocal@gmail.com

    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.

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

    Helmets are required and must be Snell SA2015 or better.

    We will run the event run rain or shine. Cancellations before January 15 will receive a credit for any future GGLC run track day (LCOSC is a subsidiary of GGLC) which will be good for one year from the cancellation date. Cancellations after January 15 will receive a credit ONLY if the event sells out.

    We have a low registration limit to ensure the best possible trackday experience, so register now! We hope to see you on track!

    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.

    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.

    Registration will open shortly

    Questions can be directed to events-at-gglotus.org


    GGLC Track Event - March 2, 2023 - Sonoma Raceway

    Registration is OPEN!

    Entry Fee: $350 for GGLC Members and $370 for non-members

    We will run 8AM to 5PM with one hour for lunch.  Each Group should get one 20 minute session every hour for a total of 6 sessions per day per group.  

    4 Run Groups - Advanced Group will have open passing with no pointby required. Intermediate and Novice Groups will have open  passing on many of the straights, and passing with a pointby on the rest of the course. 

    The groups will be classified as follows:

  • Novice Group - You must have a minimum of 1 track day or equivalent previous experience. Passing without a point-by will be allowed on the long straights only. Passing in turns will be allowed with a point-by.
  • Intermediate Group - You must have a minimum of 5 track days previous experience or equivalent. 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 15 track days experience or equivalent. Passing without a point-by will be allowed everywhere including turns and braking zones.

    Passengers will be allowed if both the driver and passenger are vaccinated or from the same household.

    Any damage to the track, markers, walls, etc or incidents that cause excess charges for fire, safety, tow, or cleanup may be charged back to the driver who caused the problem.  We will decide this on a case-by-case basis.

    Helmets must be certified SA2010 or later.

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

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

    Money back cancellations will be offered before Feb 17. After Feb 17 money will only be refunded if we can sell your spot to someone else.

    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. Factory installed roll bars and hoops are OK.

    How to Enter

    Questions can be directed to events@gglotus.org


    ENTER A GGLC TRACK DAY

    On-line registration system!
    The GGLC is using MotorsportReg.com for on-line registration. First register with MotorsportReg.com (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 MotorsportReg.com registration page. Continue to the bottom of the page and click on the Registration button.

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

    CLICK TO ENTER