Golden Gate Lotus Club Track Days
How to Enter
GGLC Track Day Rules
Track Day Car Prep
GGLC 2024 Track Days

Feb 3 - Streets of Willow
Feb 25 - Laguna Seca
Mar 31 - Sonoma Raceway
May 3 - Thunderhill East
May 11 - Buttonwillow
July 3 - Sonoma Raceway
Sep 3 - Sonoma Raceway
Sep 16 - Laguna Seca
Nov 8 - Laguna Seca
Nov 24 - Big Willow, Willow Springs

The GGLC welcomes all manufacturers at GGLC Track Days, not just Lotus owners. Come out and join us! GGLC Track Days are designed to allow Lotus and sports car enthusiasts enjoy driving in controlled conditions without random traffic and law enforcement. GGLC 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 SA2015 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.

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

    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

    GGLC Track Event - September 3, 2024 - Sonoma Raceway

    Registration is OPEN!

    Entry Fee: $278 for GGLC Members and $298 for non-members
    1/2 day discounts are available.  Choose to drive only 3 sessions in the morning or afternoon for $155 member/$175 non-member

    Cancelations with full refund are allowed before Aug 20

    All brands of cars are welcome. Pre 1980 open wheel cars are allowed in the Advanced Group only.  Later open wheeled cars are not allowed.

    Beginner drivers (zero track days previous experience) are allowed and will be required to have a GGLC approved coach in the passenger seat. Space limited for beginners.

    Helmets must be rated SA2015 or later.  Motorcycle helmets are not allowed.  Eye protection is required for open cars.  Head and neck restraint systems are STRONGLY recommended for all drivers and passengers.  If you are using a 4, 5, or 6 point harness then a head and neck restraint system is required.  

    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.

    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.

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

    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


    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.