Worth A Tow Race Planner, Vol. 5 2015

By Winding Road Staff

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: http://www.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.
More information: https://www.nasaproracing.com/events/2052
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)
More information: http://www.cfrscca.org/?page_id=439
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.
More information: http://www.sfrscca.org/content/view/8959/210/
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
More information: http://www.chinmotorsports.com/VIR.aspx
If you’re new to Track Days, check out our guide: http://bit.ly/1Cjev70
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)
More information: http://www.chumpcar.com/events.php