Date(s) - Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Willow Springs International Raceway
Details are still being finalized, but please save the date for the 2017 Test Fest/Track Day event at Willow Springs Raceway. We’ve made quite a few changes to this year’s event that are designed to increase the number of vehicles manufacturers bring to the event, deliver more quality seat time behind the wheel for our members, and improve event coverage.
8:00 am – Registration opens; Coffee and cold drinks sponsored all day by Nissan; snacks sponsored by Toyota
9:00 am – Track talk – All things open for driving: Track opens/street drives/off-road
11:30 to 1pm – Roaming lunch sponsored by Hyundai, dessert sponsored by Lexus
12:30 to 1pm – Track closes
1:30 to 4:30pm – All things open for driving: Track opens/street drives/off-road
4:30 pm – Track closes
5:00 to 7:00pm – “Beat the Traffic” Afterparty at BeX Bar and Grille sponsored by Volkswagen, with bowling sponsored by General Motors
Note New for 2017 Driver Qualifications:
Journalist and Analyst members in good standing will be able to drive on both off-road courses and the street drives without restriction.
However, driving on the racing circuits at Willow Springs will be on an INVITE ONLY basis. This is a new policy for 2017.
Once the application is submitted, the Track Day committee will review the member’s qualifications and determine if they have sufficient experience to drive vehicles on the track. While proof of a racing license is obviously beneficial, the Track Day committee is more interested in safe attendance at recent track events with a major manufacturer.
Current Vehicle List (as of November 2, 2017):
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio – Track; Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti – Street drives
BMW Alpina B7 – Street drives; BMW M550xi – On-track; BMW X3 30i – Street drives; BMW X3 M40i – On-track
Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 – Off-road
Dodge Challenger Hellcat Widebody – Track; Dodge Durango SRT – Track
Fiat 124 Abarth – Track; Fiat 500X – Street drives
Ford F150 2.7L EcoBoost – Street drives; Ford F150 3.3L V6 – Street Drives; Ford F150 3.5L EcoBoost – Street drives
Genesis G80 Sport – Street drives
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk – off-road; Jeep Compass Trailhawk – Off-road
Hyundai Elantra GT – Street Drives
Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400 – Street Drives; Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 – Street Drives
Kia Soul Turbo – Track, street drives
Lexus LS – Street drives; Lexus LC – On-track
Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Grand Touring – Hot laps; Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD – Off-road
Mercedes-AMG E63 S – On-track; Mercedes-AMG GT S – Street Drives
MINI Countryman SE PHEV – Street drives
Mitsubishi Outlander – Street Drives
Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition – Street drives; Nissan Rogue Sport – Display only; Nissan TITAN – Off-road
Ram Power Wagon – Off-road
30th Anniversary Saleen Mustang Track Edition – Hot laps, Track
Subaru Crosstrek – Off-road; Subaru Impreza – Street drives; Subaru BRZ – On-track
Toyota Camry – Street Drives; Toyota C-HR – Street drives; Toyota 4Runner – Off-road
VW Atlas – Street Drives; VW Beetle Coast – Street drives; VW Jetta GLI – On-track, Street drives; VW Tiguan – Street drives
“Beat the Traffic” After Party at BeX Bar and Grille.
Please join us for free appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks sponsored by Volkswagen, and Bowling sponsored by General Motors, at Bex Bar and Grille from 5 to 7pm, while you wait out the evening’s traffic.
We have reserved a block of 15 King and double-Queen rooms for Monday night, November 6, at the TownePlace Suites by Marriott (2024 W Ave J-8, Lancaster CA 93536; 661-723-6709) for $120 per night. Five additional rooms are available for Tuesday night, November 7, for those who would prefer not to drive home that night. Discount code is “MPG.” Reservations must be made by October 17 to receive this rate.
We have reserved a block of 20 rooms for Monday night, November 6, at the Springhill Suites by Marriott (1811 W Ave J-12, Lancaster CA 93534; 661-729-2390) for $114 per night. Discount code is “MPG.”
View the complete 2016 Track Days flickr photo album with more than 200 photos by Myles Regan at https://www.flickr.com/photos/79965779@N05/albums/72157671907294274/with/29912473084/