Worth A Tow Race Planner: Vol. 8, Winter 2015

By Winding Road Staff

February 23, 2015

Here are our picks for races worth a tow to in the next 8 weeks:
Track Day/HPDE
Track: Barber Motorsports Park
Location: Birmingham, AL
Dates: April 18-19, 2015
Host: Chin Motorsports
Format: Track Day/HPDE
Backstory: Barber Motorsports Park has to rank as one of the most beautiful tracks in the U.S. Not only that, the course is twisty, with ample elevation change. And, for good measure, Barber has an on-site motorcycle and race car museum that is worth a visit on its own.
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Driver School and Season Opener
Track: Blackhawk Farms Raceway
Location: South Beloit, IL
Dates: April 24-26, 2015
Host: SCCA CenDiv (Chicago/Milwaukee/Madison/Rockford)
Format: Licensing School and Club Race
Backstory: Blackhawk Farms, which is about 90 minutes outside Chicago, is an ideal track for a school. It is short enough to avoid overwhelming the student  but complex enough to allow instructors to demonstrate many skills.
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Iconic Track
Track: Thunderhill Raceway (3 Mi.)
Location: Willows, CA
Dates: April 18-19, 2015
Host: NASA NorCal
Format: HPDE, TT and Club Race
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Track: Road Atlanta
Location: Braselton, GA
Dates: April 23-26
Event: The Mitty
Host: Historic Sportscar Racing, Ltd.
Format: Club Race
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Track: Virginia International Raceway
Location: Alton, VA
Dates: March 28, 2015
Event: The Old Car Dominion 12
Host: ChumpCar World Series
Format: 12 hour endurance race
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