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Willow Springs [Big Willow] track day 11/04/2021 #2962969
09/11/21 12:41 PM
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Alltime Racing's semi-annual track day (Fall version) is Thursday 4 November 2021.
$375, or $300 early bird discount if you beat the upcoming 15 September deadline.

Held on the Big Willow track at Willow Springs in Rosamond CA (northeast of L.A. along the SR-14 Antelope Valley Freeway).

Having attended both Speed Ventures and Alltime Racing track days, I can tell you that the latter is much less frenetic than the former.

Lighter attendance means a day at the track with Alltime Racing means:
Plenty of high-speed track time and challenge from similarly-skilled drivers, if you fall into that group.
Very supportive to the newbie, if you have never been to a track day.
A place for you on the track if you fall in between the two extremes.

Bench racing, swapping of lies, grilling, and 12 ounce curls on the Wednesday afternoon before.

It always amazes me how many attendees come from greater distances, compared to just a few from the L.A. area.
One would think with almost 20 million people in the L.A. basin, more drivers would cruise out just past Lancaster to blast around "The Fastest Road in the West".

Questions or reservation payments:

therren_2000@yahoo.com

Alltime Racing
14750 Miller Ave
Gardena, CA 90249


professional-looking video for the ambiance of a typical track day:
https://youtu.be/C7f5dF2cVaE

not-quite-as-professional in-car video of a session:
https://youtu.be/-MdMcTJqsBM


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Re: Willow Springs [Big Willow] track day 11/04/2021 [Re: 68HemiB] #2963279
09/12/21 03:25 PM
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I have spectated several times as I really have no desire to build and a run a track car. It's always a great time. Last time (two years ago) was on my 60th birthday. A group always heads to a restaurant for dinner and my wife is usually the only woman there.

So, even if you aren't planning to run, head on out and watch. It's a few dollars to get into the track.

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Re: Willow Springs [Big Willow] track day 11/04/2021 [Re: 68HemiB] #2963927
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Fun videos up


If you can't dazzle them with diamonds, don't waste your time, because nothing will
Re: Willow Springs [Big Willow] track day 11/04/2021 [Re: jcc] #2964313
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Wow . . . WAY back in 2007 I had driven my "new" Crossfire down for the Springfling and decided to take part in the All Time track day . . . OMG !! It was such a FUN day !!! I think I went through over 1/2 tank of fuel just on the track !!! Having never been on a track before, I was in the newbie group. Even getting one of the instructors to ride along with me, then swap seats and show me what I should be doing !! . . . by end of day I was going 35mph faster around the track than when I started. Love to get back down again for another fun, instructional day. I do believe that a day on the track can make you a better driver, during your daily drives, too.

Good luck and enjoy your track day !!!

Crossfire & Cobra on Willowsprings.jpgcrossfire at willowsprings.jpg
Re: Willow Springs [Big Willow] track day 11/04/2021 [Re: a12rag] #2964717
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Originally Posted by a12rag
... I think I went through over 1/2 tank of fuel just on the track !!! ...


As much as Half A Tank?

muwhahahahahahahaha

Those were the days.
I am now a bit more aggressive, and I can burn well over two tanks' worth during a day on Big Willow.

And don't be like me, in my earlier days (way back in 2017):



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Big difference to feed a 3.2litre V6, 6spd, versus Big Hell Kitty !! . . .heh heh heh . . . wish I had a camera mounted like you had !

Re: Willow Springs [Big Willow] track day 11/04/2021 [Re: jcc] #2984657
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Originally Posted by jcc
Fun videos up


Well, the day has come and gone.
It came within inches of being cancelled due to low turnout (come on all youse L.A. basin guys...!).

Low turnout meant plenty of open track time, albeit with less playmates with which to play.

Some had shown interest in videos, so here's a sample:


More videos from the day can be found on that same HeckCat channel.


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Re: Willow Springs [Big Willow] track day 11/04/2021 [Re: 68HemiB] #2985537
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Curious, is the track bumpy, or is that the camera mount movement shake or a little of both, or are you fairly stiff sprung?


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Re: Willow Springs [Big Willow] track day 11/04/2021 [Re: jcc] #2985617
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Originally Posted by jcc
Curious, is the track bumpy, or is that the camera mount movement shake or a little of both, or are you fairly stiff sprung?


Car is not especially stiff (It's a street car with track tires).

Track is a bit bumpy, exacerbated by the choice of camera mount.
To get the windshield view and the gauges and the infotainment screen, I have it on an arm mounted to the passenger seat headrest LS riser.
No weight in the seat = a little bit of flopping.

I might try some footage with it mounted to the driver seat headrest RS riser (if the arm gets it far enough past my shoulder).
That seat isn't usually empty...


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Re: Willow Springs [Big Willow] track day 11/04/2021 [Re: 68HemiB] #2986770
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For further clarification, you can view the following video, and advance to 3:50 to see the rear camera,
and wait 10 seconds [or advance to 4:00] to see the inside camera:



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Re: Willow Springs [Big Willow] track day 11/04/2021 [Re: 68HemiB] #2988407
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Totally my fault, but I'm just seeing this today! I would have loved to go. Next time!







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