Worth A Tow Race Planner, Vol. 5 2015

Features, Racing I By Winding Road Staff I February 02, 2015
These are the dog days of winter, but just a glance at the calendar says the time for racing has arrived (if it hadn’t already).
 
Below are some of our picks for events worth a tow in the upcoming 8 weeks. If you have an event, or know of one, that you think people should know about, you can post it here: https://windingroad.com/forums/amateur-motorsports-tracks-and-events/
 
Iconic Track
 
Track: Texas World Speedway
 
 
Location: College Station, TX
 
Dates: April 24-25, 2015
 
Host: NASA Texas Region
 
Event: NASA Texas Spring Fling
 
Format: Club race, Time Trial, HPDE
 
Backstory: Built in 1969, one year after Michigan International, Texas World Speedway was originally known for its superspeedway that played host to Indycar and NASCAR events until the early 1980s. In recent years, it has operated as a club road racing track with an interesting 2.9 mile road course that uses a small stretch of the superspeedway. TWS will close this year to become a real estate project, so this is your last chance to run this course that many Texas racers love.
 
 
 
Driver School – Road Racing
 
Track: Daytona International Speedway
 
 
 
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
 
Dates: April 11-12, 2015
 
Host: Central Florida Region SCCA
 
Event: Driver School and PDX
 
Format: SCCA school (get your license in one weekend)
 
 
 
Atmospherics
 
Track: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
 
Location: Salinas, CA
 
 
Dates: March 27-29
 
Host: San Francisco Region SCCA
 
Event: Regional 3&4
 
Format: Club race
 
Backstory: Laguna Seca is on the Monterey peninsula, near Carmel and Big Sur. Nearby you will find many excellent restaurants, spas, hotels, golf courses (Pebble Beach, Spyglass), historic buildings, art galleries and parks. All of this is located on or surrounding the Pacific Coast Highway, a scenic and twisty road whether you head north or south.
 
 
 
Track Day/High Performance Driver Education
 

  
Track: Virginia International Raceway  
 
Location: Alton, VA
 
Dates: February 28 – March 1, 2015
 
Host: Chin Motorsports
 
Event: March at VIR
 
Format: HPDE
 
 
If you’re new to Track Days, check out our guide: http://bit.ly/1Cjev70
 
 
Endurance
 
Track: Harris Hill Raceway
 
 
Location: San Marcos, TX (between Austin and San Antonio)
 
Dates: February 21-22, 2015
 
Host: ChumpCar World Series
 
Event: When Hill Freezes Over
 
Format: ChumpCar Double 6 (12 hours, 6 on Saturday, 6 on Sunday)
 
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