Register for Motor Madness II

May 21-23, 2021 at Willow Springs International Raceway

WERC: 4 hours on Friday, May 21.

HPDE, Time Trial (TT), Road Racing, Enduro
Competition Drivers’ School

Registration closes at 9pm on May 18, 2021.

  • There is a discount for registering before May 7.
  • On May 7, the price to register for racing and WERC increases by $50.
  • After registration closes on May 18, you can only register on-site, at the track.
  • On-site registration prices increase by $50 for all categories.
TT Driver Screening
  • If you register for TT, you must be pre-approved by the group leader prior to the event or have a TT license.
  • If you do not have a NASA Competition License or TT license, you MUST e-mail Greg Greenbaum, [email protected], for screening and approval.
Tech Information
  • Tech will be available on Friday, May 21, 3-6pm.
  • Fees:
    • 2021 Season Renewal (valid tech from 2020): $20.00
    • Initial Certification w/ Logbook: $40.00

Transponders
You need a transponder if you participate in Time Trial. Please provide number during registration, or rent one. 
Do not rent a transponder if you participate in HPDE 1-2, since you are not timed.

Competition Drivers’ School
Due to popular demand, we are offering a 2nd competition drivers’ school this year. Register now because it sells out fast!

The NASA Competition Drivers’ School (Comp School) is for experienced drivers who wish to obtain their NASA Provisional Racing License. The instructor-led training includes eight on-track and eight classroom sessions, as well as a final exam. Class limited to 30 students.

Eligibility Requirements

Proof of prior experience in one of the following:

  • HPDE 4
  • Time Trial
  • Open passing environment

All candidates must submit a summary of their driving experience to Steve Stepanian, Chief Instructor: [email protected]

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Cancellation Policy

HPDE/Time Trial/Competition Drivers’ School/Open Track:
  • Full refund less $30.00 processing fee, with at least 1 week notice prior to the event.
  • No refunds or credits if you cancel less than 1 week prior to the event.
  • No refunds or credits if you have mechanical problems or your car does not pass tech inspection. No exceptions.
Race Groups:
  • If you registered at least 14 days in advance of the event AND notify us within 5 days after the missed event, we will carry over the fees to a future event without penalty or provide a full refund, less a $30 processing fee.
  • No partial refunds.
  • This policy does not apply to special events.
  • No refunds or credits if you have mechanical problems or your car does not pass tech inspection. No exceptions. Once the car hits the track all fees are non refundable.

Ryan Pond and Blake Minasian Split Wins at Auto Club Speedway

With the future of Auto Club Speedway in question, NASA SoCal Spec Miata racers converged in Fontana, Calif., for what should be the first of their last two events at this track. As reported on Racer.com in September, 2020, the NASCAR-owned track is slated to be converted from a 2-mile oval with a road course in its infield to a half-mile short track starting in 2021.
When the NASA SoCal 2021 season was initially unveiled, there were no dates at Auto Club Speedway on its schedule. That changed in February when NASA SoCal announced two 2021 dates at the venue.
Saturday morning started out damp and slick, but the track dried for qualifying, which put Ryan Pond on pole, with MX-5 Cup racer Chris Nunes in second and Blake Minasian in third.
Those three formed the front pack for the entire race. Pond led for most of the race, but fell back to

READ MORE AT NASA SPEED NEWS MAGAZINE!

Event Schedule: April 17-18, 2021 at Buttonwillow Raceway Park

Here is a pdf of the schedule: Sched-BW-April-2021-FINAL-1

Track configuration: Sat- #13 CW / Sun- #14 “A” Section

TIMED RACES START WHEN PACE CAR LEAVES & INCLUDE COOL-DOWN LAP, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED.
Subject to change! Check posted schedule before driving on track.
Gates open Friday at 3pm and remain open 24-hours until 6pm on Sunday.

Schedule for Saturday, April 17

Duration Start Time End Time Activity
7:00 5:00 PM TECH AND REGISTRATION OPEN
  8:00 AM SHARP 8:25 AM MANDATORY DRIVERS’ MEETING FOR HPDE & TT DRIVERS ON THE PATIO. 

FAILURE TO ATTEND WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF TRACK TIME. (Race Mtg. Later)

*Wear Mask @ Meetings*

0:20 8:00 AM 8:20 AM RACE GROUP A – WARMUP CHECK TRANSPONDERS;
0:20 8:20 AM 8:40 AM RACE GROUP B – WARMUP CHECK TRANSPONDERS;
0:20 8:40 AM 9:00 AM RACE GROUP C – WARMUP CHECK TRANSPONDERS;
0:20 9:00 AM 9:20 AM Time Trial
0:05 9:20 AM 9:25 AM Course Check- Time Permitting
0:20 9:25 AM 9:45 AM HPDE 3 & 4
0:20 9:45 AM 10:05 AM RACE GROUP A – QUALIFYING   CHECK TRANSPONDERS;
0:20 10:05 AM 10:25 AM HPDE 1 & 2
0:20 10:25 AM 10:45 AM RACE GROUP B – QUALIFYING   CHECK TRANSPONDERS;
0:05 10:45 AM 10:50 AM Course Check- Time Permitting
0:20 10:50 AM 11:10 AM Time Trial
0:20 11:10 AM 11:30 AM RACE GROUP C – QUALIFYING    CHECK TRANSPONDERS;
0:20 11:30 AM 11:50 AM HPDE 3 & 4
0:00 11:50 AM 11:50 AM RACE GROUP A, B, C Drivers’ Meeting @ Patio (Sat & Sun) *Wear Mask*
0:20 11:50 AM 12:10 PM HPDE 1 & 2
0:50 12:10 PM 1:00 PM Lunch Break & Course Check
0:20 1:00 PM 1:20 PM Time Trial
0:20 1:20 PM 1:40 PM RACE GROUP D- WERC Enduro Qualifying
0:05 1:40 PM 1:45 PM Course Check- Time Permitting
0:30 1:45 PM 2:15 PM RACE GROUP A- RACE 
0:20 2:15 PM 2:35 PM HPDE 3 & 4
0:05 2:35 PM 2:40 PM Course Check- Time Permitting
0:30 2:40 PM 3:10 PM RACE GROUP B – RACE 
0:00 3:10 PM 3:10 PM WERC ENDURO – Drivers Meeting @ Patio *Wear Mask*
0:20 3:10 PM 3:30 PM HPDE 1 & 2
0:05 3:30 PM 3:35 PM Course Check- Time Permitting
0:30 3:35 PM 4:05 PM RACE GROUP C- RACE
0:20 4:05 PM 4:25 PM Time Trial
0:20 4:25 PM 4:45 PM HPDE 3 & 4
0:20 4:45 PM 5:05 PM HPDE 1 & 2
1:10 5:05 PM 6:15 PM Evening Break
3:00 6:15 PM 9:15 PM WERC 3HR Endurance Race

Schedule for Sunday, April 18, 2021

Duration Start Time End Time Activity
7:00 5:00 PM TECH AND REGISTRATION OPEN
  8:00 AM SHARP 8:25 AM MANDATORY DRIVERS’ MEETING FOR HPDE & TT DRIVERS ON THE PATIO.
FAILURE TO ATTEND WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF TRACK TIME. (Race Mtg. Later)
*Wear Mask @ Meetings*
0:20 8:00 AM 8:20 AM RACE GROUP A – WARMUP CHECK TRANSPONDERS;
0:20 8:20 AM 8:40 AM RACE GROUP B – WARMUP CHECK TRANSPONDERS;
0:20 8:40 AM 9:00 AM RACE GROUP C – WARMUP CHECK TRANSPONDERS;
0:20 9:00 AM 9:20 AM Time Trial
0:05 9:20 AM 9:25 AM Course Check- Time Permitting
0:20 9:25 AM 9:45 AM HPDE 3 & 4
0:20 9:45 AM 10:05 AM RACE GROUP A – QUALIFYING   CHECK TRANSPONDERS;
0:20 10:05 AM 10:25 AM HPDE 1 & 2
0:20 10:25 AM 10:45 AM RACE GROUP B – QUALIFYING   CHECK TRANSPONDERS;
0:05 10:45 AM 10:50 AM Course Check- Time Permitting
0:20 10:50 AM 11:10 AM Time Trial
0:20 11:10 AM 11:30 AM RACE GROUP C – QUALIFYING    CHECK TRANSPONDERS;
0:20 11:30 AM 11:50 AM HPDE 3 & 4
0:00 11:50 AM 11:50 AM RACE GROUP A, B, C Drivers’ Meeting @ Patio (Sat & Sun)- **Wear Mask**
0:20 11:50 AM 12:10 PM HPDE 1 & 2
0:55 12:10 PM 1:05 PM Lunch Break & Course Check
0:20 1:05 PM 1:25 PM Time Trial
0:35 1:25 PM 2:00 PM RACE GROUP A- RACE 
0:05 2:00 PM 2:05 PM Course Check- Time Permitting
0:20 2:05 PM 2:25 PM HPDE 3 & 4
0:35 2:25 PM 3:00 PM RACE GROUP B – RACE 
0:20 3:00 PM 3:20 PM HPDE 1 & 2
0:05 3:20 PM 3:25 PM Course Check- Time Permitting
0:35 3:25 PM 4:00 PM RACE GROUP C- RACE
0:20 4:00 PM 4:20 PM Time Trial
0:20 4:20 PM 4:40 PM HPDE 3 & 4
0:20 4:40 PM 5:00 PM HPDE 1 & 2
HPDE Group Definitions

HPDE 1: Novice. Instructor assigned, passing on main straights only.
HPDE 2: Beginner. Instructors optional, but encouraged. Passing on main straights only.
HDPE 3: Intermediate. Passing areas more liberal and increasing as day progresses.
HPDE 4: Advanced. Passing allowed anywhere using caution
Time Trial: Advanced. Passing allowed anywhere using caution; compete for fastest lap times.

Race Group Definitions

Group A: American Iron, ST, SU, GTS, Spec MX-5, Spec Z, Spec Iron, Thunder Roadster
Group B: 944 Spec, HC, SM
Group C: SE46, SE30, Spec 3
Group D: WERC Enduro (Saturday only)

Event Officials

Event Director: Mike Collins
Registration: Cathy De Leon, Tessa Kyriakopoulos
Race Director: Shawn Meze
HPDE 1-2 Leader: Mike Peters
HPDE 3-4 Leader: John Matthew
Chief Instructor: Fulton Haight
Time Trial Director: Greg Greenbaum
Operations: Colleen Charrette
Communications: Christina Moreno
Timing: Corla Wade
Chief of Tech: James Bowers
Chaplain: Aaron Schwartzbart

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