LOVE TRACK DAYS? WE HAVE MORE THAN ANY OTHER CALIFORNIA OPERATOR
If you own a high-performance street car, you most certainly love to test the limit of your vehicle. There is only one challenge – you can’t do so safely, and legally, on public roads. In order to let your vehicle live up to its potential, you’ll need to gain access to a proper racing circuit on which to turn it loose. This is where Sears Point Racing Experience track days come into the picture.
THE SEARS POINT DIFFERENCE
At Sears Point, we offer a unique variant of Track Days called ‘Track Days Plus’. These are basically track days with the addition of light instruction from top professional instructors to help you improve your driving skills. The instructors at Sears Point are all professional, full time instructors not simply program participants that lend a hand to new drivers, so they are highly qualified to help you sharpen your track driving performance. Our team of professional racers and instructors are focused on one goal – your development as a driver.
TRACK DAY PLUS
To qualify for Track Day Plus, Sears Point offers three stages of intensive driver training – Performance Driving Schools Stage 1, 2 & 3, each designed to advance your skills on the track. Once you graduate Stage 3, you will be gain approval to join Track Day Plus events.
This day-long class blends classroom and in-car work to allow you to learn the fundamentals of controlling your car on a track. Cornering technique, lateral load transfer, trail braking and threshold braking are among the theories presented and practiced in this program.
Those who have completed Stage One (or have the necessary driving experience) can register for Stage Two of our Performance Driving Program. Track time is the main focus of this program, with four separate 30-minute lapping sessions highlighting the day.
Successfully completing Stage Two will enable you to move to Stage Three. This stage is perfect for drivers looking to perfect their craft, shaving off those final tenths of seconds in their lap times. Five 25-minute lapping sessions allow you generous time to hone your skills which are observed by instructors, providing feedback and further coaching by in-car radio and in debriefs between sessions.
There is certainly plenty of fun to be had at Sonoma Raceway simply by visiting Sears Point Racing Experience for a Track Day Plus event. However, when you feel the need to move around the track in faster and faster times, our Performance Driving Program offerings are the logical next step.
TRACK DAY ELIGIBILITY
Track day operators typically divide drivers up into groups based on experience – A, B, C, and D. Drivers in the A Group are complete beginners when it comes to track driving, while those in the D Group are either professional drivers or racers.
The Track Day Plus events offered by Sears Point are meant to cater to drivers in the B and C categories. If you are currently an A-level driver, we recommend you complete Performance Driving Stage 1 and 2 prior to visiting us for a track day. Those who are in the D category are welcome to join the C group for a track day, but we also have other driving opportunities which may better suit your needs. Please contact us for details.
To qualify for the B and C groups, check out the points listed below.
B GROUP QUALIFICATIONS
Complete Performance Driving Stage Two, or meet the following requirements
C GROUP QUALIFICATIONS
Complete Performance Driving Stage Three, or meet the following requirements.
CREATE LASTING MEMORIES
Track day experiences are memorable whether you come by yourself or with a group of friends. Even if you have been driving your personal vehicle for many years, it is likely that you still do not know what it is capable of achieving when given the opportunity. During a day at the track, you will have the chance to explore the limits of your vehicle – for perhaps the first time. By developing your skills with the help of our talented, friendly, and experienced team, you will have the confidence necessary to tear around the Sonoma Raceway in an impressive time.
There are few experiences quite like track days, so contact Sears Point Racing Experience right away to get started. We look forward to seeing you on the track!