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Simraceway F3 Racing Series

Popular series returns with larger grids and new venues


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  • Modular pricing structure means races cost just $1,495
  • Single class and identical equipment breeds intense competition
  • Class-leading safety and limited crash damage liability


Affordable Formula Racing on Multiple Tracks


Simraceway‘s pioneering open-wheel series is back for the summer of 2015 with a new name and a third West Coast circuit awaiting its drivers. Following sold-out summer and winter championships, the 2015 Simraceway F3 Summer Racing Series promises to be the most exciting yet.

Watson_150418_3464_HighResThe series’ industry-leading training car, the Lola Simraceway Formula 3 offers drivers a stimulating, super-safe introduction to competitive, open-wheel racing.

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Watson_150419_4703_HighResOur unique, modular approach to pricing, which allows competitors to control their costs, brings formula racing firmly within reach with prices starting at $1,495!

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Watson_150419_5343_HighResThe series visits Sonoma Raceway, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and Buttonwillow Raceway Park for 7 race weekends, each including 2 races with full qualifying sessions.

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To find out more about the Simraceway F3 Racing Series, or to book your seat, contact us today.



Lola Simraceway Formula 3: Class-Leading Safety


fia-logoSpeed is the most common measurement of how a race car performs. However, an equally-important–and often overlooked–component is that of safety.


Lola SRW F3_FrontBeing the fastest, most capable school racing cars around, our Lola Simraceway Formula 3 racers perform amazingly on the track. However, unlike many other school cars, they also comply with the FIA’s strict crash safety standards.


Built of carbon-fiber, their one-piece monocoque shells are strong enough to withstand extreme impacts with little deformation. These “survival cells”, combined with front and rear crash boxes, make them one of the safest vehicles in racing.





The Simraceway F3 Racing Series’ unique, modular pricing model allows entrants to take complete control of their costs, without compromising safety or competitiveness. The elements below can be purchased separately, depending upon each driver’s requirements.

Qualifying session and race$1,495
Additional tire sets$1,395 per set
Practice sessions$695 per session
Crash damage insurance (caps liability at $4,750 per incident)$795 per day
VIP guest hospitality (includes breakfast, lunch, and snacks)$50
Media pack$395
Away race premium (applies to events away from Sonoma Raceway)$750 per race
Procrastination Fee (applied when booked less than 30 days from a race date)25% increase to all fees

Crash Damage


Competitors are responsible for all crash damage. However, liability can be limited to $4,750 per incident with the $795 purchase of a full day of crash damage insurance. We strongly advise competing drivers to consider taking this insurance out for practice sessions as well as on race days. Please contact us for more information.

Podium Resized

The Simraceway Championship


All races carry points for the Simraceway Championship. Drivers wishing to compete in this championship must complete at least 10 of the 14 scheduled races. Those entering more than 10 races will have their best 10 scores used when calculating the final standings.


Race Weekend Format


Simraceway F3 Racing Series race weekends feature two races, one on the Saturday and one on the Sunday. Each day typically comprises two 40-minute practice sessions, one 30-minute qualifying session, and a 40-minute race session, which includes 30 minutes of racing. The following timetable is indicative only:


  • 09:00 – 09:40 am: First Practice
  • 10:20 – 11:00 am: Second Practice
  • 12:30 – 13:00 pm: Qualifying
  • 14:00 – 14:40 pm: Race
Practice 24/7 in Simraceway’s Online Racing World


Online practice using the Lola Simraceway Formula 3 racer at Sonoma Raceway and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, is available 24 hours a day thanks to our very own racing simulation, Simraceway Online Racing World.

Simraceway F3 Summer Racing Series, 2015 Schedule


Race 1April 18thSonomaRaceway ResizedSonoma_long2_web_tracksOutline
Race 2April 19thSonomaRaceway ResizedSonoma_long2_web_tracksOutline
Race 3May 30thLaguna Seca ResizedSonoma_long2_web_tracksOutline
Race 4May 31stLaguna Seca ResizedSonoma_long2_web_tracksOutline
Race 5June 13thSonomaRaceway ResizedSonoma-Chute
Race 6June 14thSonomaRaceway ResizedSonoma-Chute
Race 7August 22ndSonomaRaceway ResizedSonomaIndy2012
Race 8

August 23rdSonomaRaceway ResizedSonomaIndy2012
Race 9

September 17thSonomaRaceway ResizedSonomaIndy2012
Race 10
September 18thSonomaRaceway ResizedSonomaIndy2012
Race 11October 10thSonomaRaceway ResizedSonomaClassic
Race 12October 11thSonomaRaceway ResizedSonomaClassic
Race 13November 9thSonomaRaceway ResizedSonoma_long2_web_tracksOutline
Race 14November 10thSonomaRaceway ResizedSonoma_long2_web_tracksOutline


2015 Simraceway F3 Summer Racing Series Race Reports and Standings: View
Competitor Eligibility


The Simraceway F3 Racing Series is principally open to graduates of the Simraceway Performance Driving Center’s Formula 3 Racing School program. However, those with equivalent racing experience will also be considered for entry.  Please contact us to confirm your eligibility.

Series Rules and Regulations


A full copy of the rules and regulations will be made available to competitors attending each event.

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Get in Touch or Book Your Seat


To find out more about the Simraceway F3 Racing Series, or to book your seat, contact us today by:


  • Calling 1 800 733 0345
  • Emailing [email protected]
  • Clicking the red tab at the bottom of the screen


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