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Trac Day Resources

 

Thanks to Hank Watts and Brad Maker for the excellent track guides covering Laguna Seca, Thunderhill and Buttonwillow.  This and additional useful information on preparing yourself for a track day with the Porsche Club of America Coastal Driving School can be found on their web site.

In addition to the resources of CDS we've found Hooked On Driving to have a variety of material useful in preparation for a trac day.  Here's a check list we like.


Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca - On Trac Training - Executive Trac Tours - On Trac Video - 4d-SPORT.com
Click image for a lap around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with Certified Porsche Club Instructor. (40 Meg.)
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Trac Guide - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
 
Click for other Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Resources
Thunderhill Raceway Park - Executive Trac Tours - On Trac Training - On Trac Video - 4d-SPORT.com
Mark, the rabbit, a veteran track day participant, demonstrates his line counter-clockwise around Thunderhill including the Turn 5 By-pass. (10 Meg)
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Trac Guide - Thunderhill Counter Clockwise
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Trac Guide - Thunderhill Clockwise
Click for other Thunderhill resources
Buttonwillow in the Miata running Config #1 counter-clockwise including the Star Mazda Turn - - On Trac Training - Executive Trac Tours - On Trac Video - 4d-SPORT.com
Click the picture for a ride with Dennis Armstrong around Buttonwillow in the Miata running Config #1 counter-clockwise including the Star Mazda Turn. - Golden Gate Lotus Club 10/17/2005 (33 Meg)
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Track Guide - Buttonwillow Clockwise
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Track Guide - Buttonwillow Counter Clockwise
Clich for other Buttonwillow resources.

 

Most Trac Days are not a substitute for high speed driving instruction. For those new to trac events and/or have limited experience driving at high speeds on track we suggest you consider gaining knowledge and track experience at any one of the many instructional track events or at a driving/racing school such as Jim Russell, Bondurant or Skip Barber.

Also recommended are the Hooked on Driving track events which are geared for those new to track events as is the San Francisco Region SCCA's Thunderhill Performance Driving School.


Here's Hooked on Driving's 2008 Schedule (subject to change).  To stay up to date on their plans we suggest subscribing to the HOD newsletter.


Don't let this be you, get some training. - 4d-SPORT.com
Don't let this be you, get some training.
For developing car control skills autocross will help and we recommned autocrosses such as Norcal UFO, SCCA's Solo2, American Autocross and/or the Marque Clubs. - 4d-SPORT.com
For developing car control skills autocross will help and we recommned autocrosses such as Norcal UFO, SCCA's Solo2, American Autocross and/or the Marque Clubs.
SFR SCCA Thunderhill High Performance Driving School - 4d-SPORT.com
Most of us are quite sure there is a race car lurking under the skin of the one in our garage and a competitive driver in our hearts. Click above for one of the best ways we know to get started.
Drive a race car. - 4d-SPORT.com
Perhaps you don't have a car you'd want to risk on the track, there are many places to rent competitive race cars delivered to the track full of gas and with a crew. One such example is Competition Autowerks below.
Race car rentals from Tom Wickersham, Competition Autowerks, San Ramon, CA. - 4d-SPORT.com
Click image above to check out race car rentals from Tom Wickersham.
15 year old Auston Harris gets a look at Laguna Seca from the passenger seat of the Team COOPER Miata prior to climbing into the Team Cobalt California Grand AM/USTCC race car. - 4d-SPORT.com
Barry giving Auston Harris a preview of Turn 2 at Laguna Seca

Stop by Auston's site for more information on his budding career as a race car driver.  If you were at Laguna Seca for the A1 League of Nations race March 10-12 and you might of caught Auston's top rookie finish in the US Touring Car Championship (USTCC) with Team Cobalt California.


 
to go to Performance Driving - 4d-SPORT.com
to go to Performance Driving