See Buttonwillow-specific gate process below.
BUTTONWILLOW GATE FEE
As previous Buttonwillow racers know, the track has its own gate process--they charge $10 to every person through the gate, pre-registered, pre-ticketed or not. Sorry, but that's a Buttonwillow-specific deal.
All rookies must watch the Virtual Rookie Meeting.
Thursday, 29 Sept 2022
5pm: Gate opens--please don't arrive early!
10pm: Gate registration closes (no armband, no entry)
Friday, 30 Sept 2022
7am: Gate opens
TBA: Optional Friday Test Day. Lemons does NOT do Friday testing, but many tracks offer it separately. Signup and participation is strictly between you and the track.
Has this track released test-day plans yet? NO, sign up at track office.
Noon-5pm: BS & Tech. Teams are assigned specific tech times. That's your time: No changes. The tech schedule is here.
Noon-5pm: Gear Tech
5:15pm-6:15pm: Track walk (no motorized vehicles)
9pm: Gate registration closes (no armband, no entry)
Saturday, 1 Oct 2022
7am: Gates open
9am: Mandatory drivers meeting
9:30am: Grid time--show up soon!
10am-6pm: Race session I
7pm: Gate registration closes (no armband, no entry)
Sunday, 2 Oct 2022
7am: Gates open
9am-3:30pm: Race session II
4pm: Award ceremony
5:30pm: Joad-level dust storm arrives
•Maintain social distance
•Follow all regional health guidelines and directives
•Stay home if you have symptoms
•Contact Lemons or track officials immediately if you develop symptoms onsite
•All participants must be pre-registered.
•You must sign Lemons waiver before entering.
•Drivers must show a valid, current, unrestricted street license.
•Except for reserved garages where offered, all parking is first-come first-served.
•Every team entry (ie, one racecar) gets 20x40 of paddock--keep it contained!
•Please don't bring extraneous crap into the paddock--park it remote.
•The timing tower is off limits; no civvy access.
•Your team's BS/Car Tech time will be assigned. A couple days before the race, assigned tech times will be sent via email and linked from the schedule above.
•Complete your tech sheet BEFORE coming to tech.
•Gear Tech is first-come first-served; show up whenever you like.
•Gear Tech locations vary--just look for the station near Tech or HQ.
•If needed, we can check stragglers during the race onesy-twosey. You might have to wait a bit, though.
•Wear your full safety gear, including head-and-neck restraint, to Gear Tech. (Helmet can be off.)
•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.
•Tell your BS judge if you're on Yokohamas--a set of new tires gets awarded to one Yokohama-shod car at each race!
•Want to run Yokohamas? See their handy guide to Lemons-ready tires.