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2017 L.A. Car Connection & JDRF Charity Track Day Event

Willow Springs International Raceway

March 23, 2017

About Track Day

Now in its sixth annual track day event, L.A. Car Connection (LACC) and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) have worked together to create a memorable experience for LACC clients and JDRF supporters in the effort to raise money for type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Car enthusiasts are invited to bring cars from their personal collections and drive on a world renowned raceway. Drivers of all experience levels are welcome. No prior track experience is required.

Not a driver? Don’t worry. Attendees are invited to join as spectators where they will be gripped from the sidelines or given the opportunity to ride in the passenger seat of the many high-performance cars at the track.

Optimum track time on a world renowned raceway is the ultimate experience for any car enthusiast. Drivers of all experience levels are welcome. No prior track experience is required. This is an opportunity to be involved in an amazing event for a great cause.

What to Expect

The event starts off the evening before on Wednesday, March 22nd with the annual “Fast Track” Kickoff Party hosted by L.A. Car Connection at the Embassy Suites in Palmdale. If you plan to arriving the night before and attending the party, please reserve your hotel rooms in advance.

Official Track Day commences on Thursday, March 23rd. Continental breakfast and a BBQ lunch is provided to all event attendees courtesy of LACC. Registered driver participants will attend a mandatory driver’s meeting the morning of. Drivers are then categorized into groups based on skill level. For those who would like professional on-track instruction, there will be professional drivers available for one-on-one sessions.

PARTICIPANT OPPORTUNITIES

Driver: $400

Get on the track and drive for a good cause. Drivers of all experience levels are invited to drive – no prior track experience required. Transponders tracking lap times are provided along with a personal time report. Professional helmets are also provided at no additional cost. Track time is based on level of experience. All drivers are required to attend a driver and safety training briefing from one of our professional driving instructors.

Spectator: $200

Don’t plan on driving? You can still come out and support a great cause! Whether gripped from the sidelines or riding along side in the passenger seat with unlimited passenger time. All passengers will receive professional helmets.

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Driver Add-Ons

The following packages are available to those registered as drivers.

VIP Car Transport Package: $300

We understand that Willow Springs can be far for some. This is why we offer vehicle transport from L.A. Car Connection’s offices in Westlake Village. Your vehicle must be dropped-off no later than Monday, March 20th. Your vehicle will be available for pickup after 3pm on Monday, March 27th.

 

VIP Garage Suite Package: $300

Premium garage space for your vehicle at Willow Springs Raceway along with premium hospitality including buckets with ice and water, cooling towels, director’s chairs and personalized signage at your garage. Limited availability of four garage suite packages so act fast before they are sold out.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Investing in L.A. Car Connection’s Track Day Event is investing in the lives of the millions affected by type 1 diabetes. Since the first track day event in 2011, LACC has worked with JDRF to raise close to $500,000.  By joining LACC & JDRF Track Day as a 2017 Track Day Sponsor, you are becoming a hero to the millions of children and adults affected by type 1 diabetes. Because of the commitment and generosity of supporters and sponsors like you, JDRF is able to continuously work towards finding a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). These life-changing breakthroughs in T1D treatments and therapies couldn’t happen without you.

Our sponsorship packages offer full participation in all aspects of the Track Day. More than anything, we understand that heroes come in all shapes and sizes, so we welcome opportunities to work directly with companies to customize a sponsorship package that will meet their specific needs. For more information, please download our sponsorship book or get in touch with Krista Skellern at krista@lacaronnection.com or 818-340-9858.

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Additional Information

All online registrations can be completed through JDRF’s website. To register online, please visit https://jdrf-losangeles.ejoinme.org/registersixthannualtrackday.

If you would like to pay via check, please download this form, complete and return to JDRF at the following address:

Attn: Siquem Serna
JDRF LA Chapter
811 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90017

JDRF TAX ID: 23-1907729

We also host a pre-party the night before the event. This year’s kick off party is taking place Wednesday, March 22nd. We have a block of rooms reserved at the Embassy Suites in Palmdale. Rooms are limited so act fast! Please click this link to book your rooms.

Drivers Meeting

On the morning of Track Day, all drivers are required to attend an informational driver’s meeting. If you do not attend the meeting, you will not be allowed on the track. The meeting is at 9:00 AM on March 23rd.

Vehicle Inspection

Your car must be inspected prior to Track Day. Please take your car to a qualified mechanic (ASE certified) for technical inspection and have the checklist signed-off and stamped no earlier than one year prior to the event. Each participant is solely responsible for the condition of the vehicle to be driven during this event.

Click here to download the technical inspection checklist.

Vehicle Information & Driver Skill Level

Please submit your vehicle information and your skill level as a driver by visiting this page.

All drivers are welcome to purchase HPDI (High Performance Drivers Introduction) insurance coverage, but it is not required. This is strictly up to each individual driver to decide if HPDI Insurance is appropriate for you. Not having this insurance coverage will in no way affect your attendance at the event or your ability to take your car onto the track.

The policy is through Lockton Motorsports and they are set up to help you today in acquiring a track policy for the event. Please read thoroughly and if you have any questions about any of the details of the policy, make sure to contact Lockton Motorsports. Keep in mind that this is strictly a 1-day event policy and is valid only for our event on March 23rd, 2017.

Vehicle Inspection

If you purchase insurance, Lockton Motorsports requires that your car be inspected prior to Track Day. Please take your car to a qualified mechanic (ASE certified) for technical inspection and have the checklist signed-off and stamped no earlier than one year prior to the event. Each participant is solely responsible for the condition of the vehicle to be driven during this event.

Click here to download the technical inspection checklist.

No prior track experience is required. Drivers of all levels are welcome.
Yes! We will provide a continental breakfast and BBQ lunch to all registered participants – drivers and spectators.
Track Day takes place at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, California. Rosamond is located about 25 miles outside of Palmdale.

There is a fuel facility at the track for both regular octane and 110 octane racing fuel. However, fuel prices are extremely high. We recommend filling up before getting to the track. There are several gas stations in the city of Rosamond.
Unfortunately, no. To respect the privacy of our clients, celebrities that attend as well as other regulations, drones are not permitted on the premises.
If you plan to get behind the wheel without a professional instructor present in the passenger seat, you will need to register as a driver regardless if you are bringing a car or not. For example, if you have a friend bringing a car that you will be allowed to drive, you will still need to register as a driver even if you are personally not bringing a car.

Still have more questions? Please send an email to info@lacarconnection.com and we are happy to answer any questions you have.

Thank You to Our Amazing Sponsors

Please note that this event is non-refundable. The event will take place, rain or shine.