Sat, Jan 7 - Sun, Jan 8, 2023

San Diego SCCA Track Weekend Jan 7th & 8th 2023

Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

About this event

San Diego SCCA Track Day
at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

January 7th Saturday (Track Direction - CCW) - Track Day
Max 60 Driver Entries (not counting co-drivers)

 

January 8th Sunday (Track Direction - CW) - Track Day
Max 60 Driver Entry (not counting co-drivers)

 

(Sign up for one or both days, 2-day entry gets a discount!)

A full weekend of high performance driving!  $200 for either single day or $350 for the weekend, four run sessions per day. Co-drivers (this is a shared entry with an already registered participant - same group / same car) $75.

New for this event: Passengers...yes, we are allowing passengers. This is being handled by having these participants pay a nominal fee ($20) to cover insurance and administration costs. Passengers must also already be an annual SCCA member or purchase a weekend SCCA membership for $15 (handled during registration).

SCCA Membership (but not an SCCA license) is required, weekend memberships are available for $15 during registration (this $15 can be used towards an annual membership at a later date - for assistance with procuring an annual membership please email us at info@sdrscca.com).

SCCA Track Days provide an environment for drivers who simply want to increase the enjoyment of driving their vehicle. For most drivers all it takes to be a part is your safe street car, a valid driver’s license, and an approved helmet.

That’s it. The goal is to give you a thrilling experience and stories to share, all from an environment which gives everyone a level to feel comfortable.  It is not to give a high pressure experience and high stakes of "winning." Track Days are not races - any on-track passes are limited to specific passing zones, and only with a signal known as a "point-by." 

You will receive some instruction while you’re there. That instruction comes in the form of how to safely enjoy the experience rather than how to drive at the limit. Think etiquette, track rules and awareness, how to properly enter and exit the track, learn a driving line, passing zones, and general techniques, which will help the day go smoothly and give you the tools to advance from novice to intermediate or advanced groupings.

The schedule may be adjusted closer to the event date as we balance our entires and run groups, but there will be four run sessions per group. We expect registration and drivers meetings between 7:30 AM and 8:15AM, first cars out between 8:30 AM and 9:00AM, finishing by 4:00PM, but is subject to change.

Cancelation Policy:

Drivers - Refund less $25 or Full MSR Credit towards future events for cancelations received on or before 12/24/22. No refunds or credit for cancelations (or no-shows) after 12/24/22.  Co-Drivers - Full refunds for cancelations up to 1/6/23.

Event Structure:

Novice: Generally 0-3 days track experience or anyone with more experience but not yet as comfortable on track. Session includes lead-follow familiarization lap in first session to familiarize with the track/safety protocol and session by session instructor meetings to help with questions and feedback throughout the event. Point by passing based on group progression, generally front and back straight.

Intermediate: Generally 4-10 days track experience. Point by passing on straights.

Advanced: Generally 10+ days track experience. Point-by passing on virtually all of the track, corners and straights. (For Advanced, you must be able to complete a lap at 2m 10s or better in either direction and.

No transponders will be available for this event.

Gate Fee: All guests MUST sign a waiver track waiver to be allowed on the property.  The track charges $20/person for a pass. Children Under 18 are free, but a legal guardian MUST sign a minor waiver. 

Hotel / Lodging: On-site cabins are by far the easiest - Website: Cabins — Chuckwalla Valley Raceway. Track side camping is allowed (RV, Tent, Back of your truck). RV Power hookups are available for electrical as well as black / gray water dumping (there are fees for hookups and dumping, please contact the track to get these rates). Indio is the closest town with hotels approximately 50 minutes away.

Food / Concessions: The track does sell hot breakfast and lunches with drinks at the track.

Photography: CaliPhotography will be on-site to take professional photos and slo-mo video throughout the weekend! Robert Glaze (Email: cvrlorax@gmail.com or Instagram: @cvr_lorax) always recommends planning ahead. Pre-purchasing before the weekend or before the start of each day will guarantee priority shots (and more of them).

Other raceway amenities or track information can be obtained here: Track Info — Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

UPDATED WITH NO EARLY INT BELOW:

Saturday, January 7th, 2023 (CCW)

Start Time

Activity

Notes

24 hours/day 

Gates Open 

 

7:15am

Registration Opens

 
     
 

MANDATORY DRIVER
MEETINGS

Tent at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway 

8:05 am

All Drivers Meeting

Meet at the tent.

8:15am

Novice Drivers Meeting
(Open to All)

Meet at the tent.

10:35am,11:50am,1:30pm

Novice Download
Meetings (Required)

Meet at the tent. These meetings are
mandatory for all Novice Drivers

     
 

TRACK SESSIONS

Point-by passing only, ALL GROUPS

ALL SESSIONS 

8:45am

Advanced Group
(25 min)

Open passing with point-by.

No passing on 1st lap, all sessions.

9:15am

Intermediate Group
(25 min)

Passing on straights only.

No passing on 1st lap, all sessions.

9:45am

Novice Group
(25 min)

Passing on front straight only after
lead/follow or as directed by lead
instructor.

10:15am

Advanced Group
(20 min)

Open passing with point-by.

No passing on 1st lap, all sessions.

10:40am

Intermediate Group
(20 min)

Passing on straights only, no passing on.

1st lap, all sessions.

11:05am

Novice Group
(20 min)

Passing on front straight only after
lead/follow or as directed by lead
instructor.

11:30am

LUNCH
(60 min)

TRACK CLOSED

12:30pm

Advanced Group
(20 min)

Open passing with point-by.
No passing on1st lap, all sessions.

12:55pm

Intermediate Group
(20 min)

Passing on straights only.
No passing on 1st lap, all sessions.

1:20pm

Novice Group
(20 min)

Passing on front and back straights
or as directed by the lead instructor.
No passing on 1st lap, all sessions.

1:45pm

Advanced Group
(20 min)

Open passing with point-by.
No passing on 1st lap, all session. 

2:10pm

Intermediate Group
(20 min)

Passing on straights only.
No passing on 1st lap, all sessions.

2:35pm

Novice Group
(20 min)

Passing on front and back straights
or as directed by the lead instructor.
No passing on 1st lap, all sessions. 

3:00pm

TRACK CLOSED

We hope we see you Sunday!

 

Schedules are subject to change depending on weather, entries, or discretion of Event Chairperson.

 

Sunday, January 8th, 2023 Schedule (CW)

Start Time

Activity

Notes

24 hours/day 

Gates Open 

 

7:15am

Registration Opens

 
     
 

MANDATORY DRIVER
MEETINGS

Tent at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway 

8:05 am

All Drivers
Meeting

Meet at the tent.

8:15am

Novice Drivers
Meeting (Open to All)

Meet at the tent.

10:35am,11:50am,1:30pm

Novice Download
Meetings (Required)

Meet at the tent. These meetings are
mandatory for all Novice Drivers

     
 

TRACK SESSIONS

Point-by passing only, ALL GROUPS
ALL SESSIONS 

8:45am

Advanced Group
(25 min)

Open passing with point-by
No passing on 1st lap, all sessions.

9:15am

Intermediate Group
(25 min)

Passing on straights only.
No passing on 1st lap, all sessions.

9:45am

Novice Group
(25 min)

Passing on front straight only after
lead/follow or as directed by lead
instructor.

10:15am

Advanced Group
(20 min)

Open passing with point-by.
No passing on 1st lap, all sessions.

10:40am

Intermediate Group
(20 min)

Passing on straights only.
No passing on 1st lap, all sessions.

11:05am

Novice Group
(20 min)

Passing on front straight only after
lead/follow or as directed by lead
instructor.

11:30am

LUNCH
(60 min)

TRACK CLOSED

12:30pm

Advanced Group
(20 min)

Open passing with point-by.
No passing on 1st lap, all sessions.

12:55pm

Intermediate Group
(20 min)

Passing on straights only.
No passing on 1st lap, all sessions.

1:20pm

Novice Group
(20 min)

Passing on front and back straights or as
directed by the lead instructor.

No passing on 1st lap, all sessions.

1:45pm

Advanced Group
(20 min)

Open passing with point-by.
No passing on 1st lap, all sessions.

2:10pm

Intermediate Group
(20 min)

Passing on straights only.
No passing on 1st lap, all sessions.

2:35pm

Novice Group
(20 min)

Passing on front and back straights or as
directed by the lead instructor.

No passing on 1st lap, all sessions.

3:00pm

TRACK CLOSED

Drive home safe!

Schedules are subject to change depending on weather, entries, or discretion of Event Chairperson.

 

Event requirements

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY 

San Diego SCCA TRACK DAY RULES
Please follow the SCCA and Chuckwalla Valley Raceway RULES, and printable TECH SHEET below:
SDR Track Day / Chuckwalla Raceway Rules
SDR Track Day Tech Sheet

MANDATORY ONLINE WAIVER

For our events we utilize SPEEDWAIVER. This digital system allows you to sign all the appropriate waivers before the event to ensure on-site day-of registration is as smooth and fast as possible. As you register for the event in MSR you will need to complete your SpeedWaiver

 

HELMET REQUIREMENTS

A. Helmets meeting at least one of the following standards must be worn while on track:

1. All helmets meeting the latest or two immediately preceding Snell Founda­tion standards (SA2020, M2020, EA2016, SA2015, SA2010, SAH2010, M2015, M2010)
2. SFI standards 31.1, 41.1, 31.1A, 31.2A, 41.1A, 41.2A;
4. FIA standards 8859-2015, 8860-2010, 8860-2004;
5. British spec BS6658-85 type A are acceptable.

B. Full face shall be worn in an open vehicles without windshields. (e.g. sports racer, exoskeleton kit-cars) Face shield, goggles, or similar face protection (conventional eyeglasses are not sufficient) shall be worn while competing in any other vehicle with less than the standard-size windshield.

For maximum protection, helmets must fit securely and should provide adequate peripheral vision. The chin strap must be securely fastened.

GROUP REQUIREMENTS

Novice: Generally 0-3 days track experience. Includes first session lead-follow lap to familiarize with the track/safety protocol. Session by session instructor meetings to held with questions and feedback throughout the event.

Intermediate: Generally 4-10 days track experience. Passing on straights, point-by only.

Advanced: 10+ days track experience. Point-by passing on virtually all of the track. (For Advanced, you must be able to complete a lap at 2m 10s or better in either direction).

Entries (22)

FC
Frank Carlone
JO
Jon Ondracek
JW
Jeffrey Wilkinson
KT
Kevin Tagle
JR
Jonathan Rose
KD
Kevin Dotzler
BS
Bill Siepert
NM
Nicholas Maida

Chuckwalla Valley Raceway

Desert Center, CA
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