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Event Details

Thunderhill Raceway Park, Willows CA

Feb 24 - Feb 25, 2024 / Entry Deadline: February 03, 2024
Jank of the West 2024 (3-Mile)

Schedule

Schedule

FORMAT
The entire race will be run on Thunderhill's 3-mile Classic layout. Saturday will run the Classic Direction (Counter-Clockwise). Sunday will run the Classic Reverse Direction (Clockwise).

SPECTATORS
All-access / all-weekend spectator pass is $30 (click here); spectator pass covers race days and pre-race test & inspection day. Spectators have full paddock access but DO NOT have hot-pit access. Spectators are not allowed to touch a race car—anyone wrenching, fueling, etc. needs to register on a team as a crew member.

SCHEDULE
Pre-Race
All rookies must watch the Virtual Rookie Meeting

Thursday, 22 February 2024
5:30pm: Gates open for early arrivals (estimated)
10pm: Gate registration closes (no armband, no entry)

Friday, 23 Feburary 2024
7am: Gate registration open
9am-5pm: Optional Friday Test Day. This is a Thunderhill-operated event. Click here for more info and to sign up.
Noon-5pm: BS & Tech. Teams are assigned specific tech times. That’s your time. No changes. Tech Times are here.
Noon-5pm: Gear tech
TBA: Track walk is only allowed after track cleaning has been completed, so listen for announcements: DO NOT go on track without clear staff approval. No motorized vehicles, careful bicycles ok.
9pm: Gate registration closes (no armband, no entry)

Saturday, 24 February 2024
7am: Gate registration open
9 am am: Mandatory drivers meeting
9:30 am: Grid time--show up soon!
10 am-5 pm: Race session I - Classic Thunderhill 3-Mile, Classic Direction
7pm: Gate registration closes (no armband, no entry)

Sunday, 25 February 2024
7am: Gate registration open
9am-4pm: Race session II - Classic Thunderhill 3-Mile, Reverse Direction
4:30 pm: Awards Ceremony
7pm: Vodden’s PA piped directly to all phones within two miles. Better get far away.

PARKING/PADDOCK/FACILITIES
•Parking is first-come first-served unless reserved parking is specifically mentioned by Lemons or offered by the track. 
•Every team entry (ie, one racecar) gets 20x40' in the main paddock. Anything that doesn't fit in that box must be moved to spectator/overflow parking (shown on the paddock map).
•Race control is off-limits to participants and spectators.

PARTICIPANT ARRIVAL / CHECK-IN / TECH
•All participants must be pre-registered.
•Check the Paddock Map to see where stuff's located.
•Check the Event Schedule to know when stuff happens. 
•GO TO DRIVER-GEAR TECH (near HQ or Tech) ANYTIME during Tech hours. (PUT ON AND WEAR your full safety gear, including the head/neck restraint--don't make us dig through some sweaty-ass gear bag)
•GO TO DRIVERS-LICENSE CHECK (at HQ) ANYTIME during Tech hours. Show your valid, current, unrestricted street license to receive the required Lemons Driver wristband. (Legit hard cards only--insurance requires us not to accept photos or copies.)
•GO TO CAR TECH AT YOUR ASSIGNED TECH TIME. Bring your car and COMPLETED tech sheet; assigned Tech times are linked from the Event Schedule one week before the event. 

FUELING
•Fueling only in hot pits (or track's permanent pumps where provided).
No fueling in paddock during the race.
•Everyone in fueling area must be in full safety gear.
•Registered drivers & crew only in fueling area--no spectators.
•No staging: Bring your supplies, fuel up, then take everything away again.
•No assigned or saved hot-pit spots.
•Don't park support vehicles near the fuel area.
•Kill switch off; no one in car; drip pan; dedicated extinguisher person are all mandatory while fueling.
•Only fueling, driver change, windshield cleaning, and cool-suit ice changes allowed in the hot pit. For everything else (tire pressure, fluid checks, engine swaps) go to the paddock.
•If using track pumps, no one can be in the car and kill switch must be off.
•If using track pumps, full gear recommended but not required.
•Using the track pumps means using the track pumps--your own fuel or jugs aren't allowed there.

Pits and Paddock

Pits and Paddock

PADDOCK SPACE IS LIMITED: Every team entry (ie, one racecar) gets 20x40' in the main paddock. Anything that doesn't fit in that box must be moved to spectator/overflow parking (shown on the paddock map)
OVERNIGHT CAMPING: One camping fee (paid in the team's online reg) covers overnight dry camping for all team members
ELECTRICAL HOOKUPS: First come, first served
GARAGES: None
FUEL SOLD ON-SITE: Yes
PADDOCK SPEED LIMIT: 10 mph
NO FIREARMS OR FIREWORKS
NO DRONES ALLOWED
NO STAND-UP SCOOTERS
PADDOCK VEHICLES MUST BE LIT AT NIGHT


ADDITIONAL TRACK-SPECIFIC RULES
GRILLS/FIRES:
Consult track website for specific rules
SOUND LIMIT: Strictly enforced by track at 103db
SPECIAL PADDOCK VEHICLE RULES: No ATVs, motorcycles, or other motorized vehicles off pavement
FUEL DROP FEE: Thunderhill charges a drop fee for bringing in 55-gallon or larger containers--inquire with track before bringing large fuel containers onsite
WASTE OIL: Recycle at marked stations near fuel pump; all other used fluids must be taken away by teams

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