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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-15-2018, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Willow Springs membership?

It appears that Willow Springs has an inexpensive annual membership (~$100) which allows use of the track on Fridays for test and tune sessions. Is anyone on here a member whoís run these sessions? Would be interested in hearing what they are like.

I assume itís intended for race cars, but you can bring a road car if it has rollover protection, 5 point harness, and a fire extinguisher. Not sure if rollover = full cage or if the hoop on the chassis in the Elige would qualify.

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I don't think that's correct. Last time I checked, annual membership was required to go to a test and tune day. After that, you still have to pay the daily car and driver fee. Also, cars need to be race prepped.

Here, just checked.....

http://www.willowspringsraceway.com/page.php?id=13
Check out the test and tune section

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I don't think that's correct. Last time I checked, annual membership was required to go to a test and tune day. After that, you still have to pay the daily car and driver fee. Also, cars need to be race prepped.

Here, just checked.....

Rental Rates | Willow Springs International Raceway | Since 1953
Check out the test and tune section

Jose
Youíre right. Annual fee plus daily fee. Still, cheaper than a track day.

As for race prepared, I emailed them and they said as long as it has 5 point harness, rollover protection and a fire extinguisher it can get on track. I agreed, though, that it is probably intended just for race cars.

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It's been a while but when I used to race, I would usually do the test and tune day to get more track time. You'll be on track with some really fast full on race cars but if you've been on track before and have some experience you should be ok. If you are relatively new, do some time trials first. Get used to it and get some instruction. Test days are open passing and no corner workers so it can get a bit hairy if your not used to it. Usually though, you can time it so you have the track so to yourself, for a few laps at least.

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Is it for streets of willow or big willow? I would be more comfortable on streets since its lower speeds. I may consider this
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