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Mon, Apr 23


Streets of Willow Springs

LASAAC Dralle Day – Open Track & Driver Education (1)

ENJOY YOUR PERFORMANCE CAR, AT SPEED, IN A CONTROLLED OPEN TRACK VENUE. Run your car with confidence and exercise your driving abilities in a safe environment. This event is structured to be fun, educational and is available to all automobile makes and types.

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LASAAC Dralle Day – Open Track & Driver Education (1)
LASAAC Dralle Day – Open Track & Driver Education (1)

Time & Location

Apr 23, 2018, 8:00 AM

Streets of Willow Springs, 70th St. W. Rosamond, CA 93560, USA

About the event


The Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club will be hosting it's world-famous open track event at the Streets of Willow Springs on Saturday, June 16, 2018. Thru June 1st, the driver's fee for the day will be $125 members / $135 non-members. After June 1st, the driver's fee for the day will be $135 members / $145 non-members.

Last year when we announced our Open Track Event, we asked for your help... we really appreciate those who are able to register very early, so we can gauge our attendance-vs-cost requirements. So, please register expeditiously if you're able... we're giving you plenty of time to get your car ready... please tell your friends, let's get back to the track!

We will be starting the day as early as possible... so everyone gets maximum track-time... approximately 8 AM till 5 PM... which translates to 6 or 7 twenty-minute sessions per run group thru-out the day... and, yes... we will once again be running "the bowl". All makes of cars are welcome... owning a Shelby or Ford is not a requirement, all you really need is a desire and interest to exercise your car at speed in a safe environment.

Our non-profit club has organized many, many open track events at the Streets of Willow Springs since 1991. We are oriented to the car owner who wants to exercise their car in a safe environment with primarily street driven cars. Our driving instructors volunteer their time and they are made available to everyone at no additional charge. Two of our instructors, Bruce Kawaguchi and Dan Walters, have been VARA B-Production Champions. We have maintained a problem-free and safe record of track operation due to our diligent oversight and focus on safety. Other organized track events have not been as problem free.

We run three run groups: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced and limit attendance to avoid over-crowding on the track. We offer an opportunity for any level of experience to come out and have a great time in a safe environment. We provide experienced corner-workers to let you know of any potential problems while you're out on the track... others do not.

Safety is still our most important consideration.

We require the car owner to attest to the safety of their vehicle using our "self-tech" form and then provide tech inspection at the track to double-check your vehicle for safe operation. We require drivers to wear a SNELL approved helmet with an SA-2010 or later rating. And, a metal-bracketed fire extinguisher that is securely fastened, bolted or double hose-clamped to SOMETHING SUBSTANTIAL within driver’s reach.

Spectators are welcomed and encouraged to come watch.

Don't forget your helmet and a *fire extinguisher, securely mounted with a metal bracket (no bungee cords or Zip Ties). Convertibles must have a rollbar. Please read the Requirements on the application form. Willow Spring's gates open at 7AM. Saturday's tech inspection is from 7ish to 8AM, the mandatory driver's meeting is at 8:15AM. We will have instructors available at the track and there's no extra charge for this, please use their expertise, they're there to help you. See ya Saturday morning!!

*The fire extinguisher must be securely mounted, easily within the driver's reach. Install using only a metal bracket... a plastic bracket can break while on the track and then you could have a loose, heavy projectile shooting around within your car.

Some of our extinguishers have been installed in front of the passenger seat without drilling any holes in the vehicle... we fabricated a sheet metal piece and used the seat mounting bolts at the front of the seat to secure it. Others have located theirs on the seat adjustment handle on the passenger seat using hose clamps... making sure the seat is not able to slide back and forth while driving at speed. Any bolt that holds a seat belt or a seat bracket can be a location to make a mounting bracket and then attach the extinguisher to the bracket. Even lifting the plastic or metal cover on a door-sill could reveal a couple of screws to mount the bracket to. You can also install the metal bracket directly onto the floor of the car... just make sure it is secure and you don't drill thru "something important" on the other side! ; )


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