Tue, Oct 3, 2023

Sonoma Raceway October 3, 2023

Sonoma Raceway

About this event


  • We are only running 4 groups and each group will get six 20 minute sessions.   Yes, that's 2 hours of tracktime for only $350.
  • $50 discount if this will be  your first track event with the GGLC
  • We will  have 2 open passing groups, one for fast cars, and one for not so fast cars.  To quality for for Fast you must be able to make a 1:50 or better lap time.
  • $350 for 6 twenty minute sessions
  • Cancellations with full refund are allowed before September 19.
  • All brands of cars are welcome. 
  • Novice and Intermediate groups will have open passing on the long straights and pointbys required on the short straights and in turns.
  • Advanced group are open passing.
  • Open wheel cars are allowed in the Advanced Group only.
  • Beginner drivers (zero track days previous experience) are allowed and will be required to have a GGLC approved coach in the passenger seat.

The Golden Gate Lotus Club has been running open track events for over 20 years.  We are a non-profit group and our goal is to provide low-hassle open track days for minimum cost with maximum track time. 

All brands of cars are welcome at our events.  Typical events are about 20% Lotus and 80% other cars.   Lemons-type race cars are allowed if they are in excellent mechanical condition (Lemons cars will receive a special safety inspection at the track).  Open top cars must have a roll bar with rear braces or factory installed roll-over protection (pop-up bars or similar).  Open wheel race cars are allowed in the Advanced Group only.  Roll bars in open cars must pass the broomstick test.  (top of drivers helment must not be above the top off the roll bar and windscreen.  

Helmets must be rated SA2015 or later.  Motorcycle helmets are not allowed.  Eye protection is required for open cars.  Head and neck restraint systems are STRONGLY recommended for all drivers and passengers.  If you are using a 4, 5, or 6 point harness then a head and neck restraint system is required.  


Event requirements

This event will run rain or shine. 

You are solely responsible for the safety of your car.  We may choose to inspect cars for safety at any time for any reason.  Lemon's type cars and cars with damaged bodywork will receive a special safety inspection at the track.  Any size water, brake fluid, or fuel leaks will disqualify you.  Minor oil leaks are typically acceptable.

You are responsible for any damage you cause to the track or facilities.  Any extra charges from the track for cleanup, fire, damage, etc may be charged back to you and we will decide this on  a case-by-case basis.

Your helmet  must be rated Snell SA 2010 or later.  Motorcycle helmets are not allowed.

All cars must have numbers on both sides of the cars for Identification.  Pick any number.  Digits must be 6” tall minimum.




Sonoma Raceway

Sonoma, CA
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Golden Gate Lotus Club

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