HPDE organized by
Mini Thunder
Sat, Feb 13 - Sun, Feb 14, 2016

Mini Thunder VII Presented by Niello MINI

Thunderhill Raceway Park

About this event

Welcome to MINI Thunder VII presented by Niello MINI of Sacramento

Join us for this all day track event of HPDI (High Performance Driving Instruction) at the SCCA track at Willows California.

This track was designed and built by the members of the San Francisco SCCA. It's a wonderful track with great facilities.

Due to popular demand and an expected large turnout we have chosen to run the newly modified 5 mile circuit. This will allow us to run larger groups without traffic issues.

We will be running beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Race Prep/Coaches. Coaches MUST sign up as coaches and be approved by Eric Diamond or Norman Nelson.

The cost is $275 per single driver/single Mini entrant.

For Shared Entries: If you are registering as primary driver with a co-driver, the 1st driver must register using the Shared Mini option and pay the total amount of $400.00, the 2nd or co-driver must also register using the Co-Driver option as a Co-driver at zero cost.. Price includes loads of track time, turn workers, tow-trucks, flaggers, instructors, lunch.

T-Shirts are now available  in limited sizes and subject to stock. We have extended registration to Feb 10, 2016. We had to order event shirts in time to have them ready. Any entries on or after may not include an event shirt.

This event is for MINI/Mini Coopers only, any model, year, or variation. You will see other makes and models entered. These cars are coaches and will be running in the coaches/race-prep group, NOT with Beg, Int., or Adv.

Spectators are welcome to come out free of charge and see what it is all about.


Event requirements

Participants must be 18 years old, have a valid driver’s license and proof of current insurance. Guests must be 18 years old to take free rides (Parade Laps) @ Lunch. You must fill out the on-line registration form & vehicle technical check list,

You will need a SA 2005 or newer rated helmet. That is “A” for automotive and not “M” for motorcycle. Thunderhill has approximately 60 rental helmets available at the track @ $35/day. Be sure to get to the track early to get your helmet. If you decide to purchase a helmet we suggest that you purchase a SA 2010 or newer.

This event is open to all MINI/Minis of all types and models. You may notice other cars entered. These are coaches and instructors cars.

This year we will hold our Pre-Registration, Casino Night, Dinner and Prizes at the Willows Roadhouse @ 610 South Tehama, Willows, CA. We will be able to set up registration early with plenty of space for everything. Please RSVP via email if you plan to join us for Saturday night. Pooper@wildblue.net .

We have arranged for some dinner specials which we will publish details soon.

There is an ATM at Thunderhill.

Entries (147)

Stephen Ayers
Rahim Yaseen
Matthew Roseman
Shannon McPartland
Heather Cheung
Maggie Elorza
Pat Kelley

Thunderhill Raceway Park

Willows, CA
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HPDE organized by

Mini Thunder

Event over!