Frequently Asked Questions

If something is not answered below, please feel free to contact us.


How much track time do I get?

A LOT! At Fast Lane, you receive more track time for your money. Our philosophy is: there is no better place to learn than behind the wheel! Fast Lane prides itself on delivering the top value in all racing schools.

 

How fast will I go?

We never put a speed limit on any session. Your ability is your only speed limit. In the interest of safety, we will slow drivers down who are demonstrating unsafe and/or irresponsible driving.

 

Do you provide Helmets and Race Suits?

Yes. It is included in the price for all High Performance, EVOC, and SCCA Courses. Participants may bring their own helmets so long as they are rated Snell 2000 or better.

 

What is a typical class size?

Class sizes range from 10 – 20 people. However, we maintain a 3-1 student to instructor ratio, so all students receive excellent instruction despite class size. Students never have to share a race car no matter how many students are enrolled in a course.

 

Can I bring a guest with me?

Absolutely! Guests are welcome to sit in the classroom, provided there is room, and then go out to the race track to observe. We do require all guests to sign our waivers. If you’d like to order lunch for your guest, please let us know the morning of your course. Lunches are an additional $10.00 each.

 

Can my guest ride with me?

No, our insurance policy only permits that a Fast Lane Instructor can ride as a passenger. However, your guest is more than welcome to take some Hot Laps with one of our instructors Behind the Wheel!

 

What is my Liability?

Vehicle Damages done to either Fast Lane's or Owner's vehicles are the driver's sole responsibility. Payment for any crash damage or collision shall be made on the program date or shortly thereafter upon final confirmation of total damage cost.

Mechanical Failures of Fast Lane vehicles shall be the responsibility of Fast Lane and will make an attempt to provide a another car. Fast Lane is not responsible for any mechanical failures for participants who use their own vehicles.

Accident Insurance is available for individual purchase for Fast Lane vehicles for $80 per day and will reduce your 1st Accident Damage Limitation to $5,000. This only covers the Fast Lane Vehicle you're using at the time of the accident. If you're using your own vehicle, you can purchase accident insurance from a third-party provider such as Lockton Affinity Motorsports.

Helmet Damage - Helmets are for impact purposes only. If for any reason the helmet is damaged in any way of misuse, accident or dropped and the helmet is unsuitable for further use, you will be charged $250 for this helmet.

 

Where is Willow Springs International Raceway?

Approximately and 1 hour and a half North East of Los Angeles.

 

Willow Springs International Raceway

3500 75ht St. West

Rosamond, CA 93560

 

Is there a Hotel?

We partner with three hotels in Lancaster (Approx 25min from track). Mention "Fast Lane Racing School".

 

Towneplace Suites by Marriot

2024 W Ave J 8, Lancaster, CA 93536

Phone(661) 723-6709

 

Oxford Inn & Suites

1651 W Avenue K Lancaster, CA 93534

(661) 949-3423

 

             Springhill Suites by Marriot

             1811 W Ave J-12 Lancaster, CA 93534

             (661) 729-2390

 

Can I take photos/videos?

Absolutely! Safety is our primary concern, so we restrict some areas. However, you are welcome to bring your camera and / or video camera and shoot away. If you a POV Camera, such as an GoPro or Ion, you must mount cameras inside of the vehicle.

 

How do I sign up?

You may either call or visit our website (www.raceschool.com) to register. Once your application/registration is received, our office will process it and send out a Confirmation Letter confirming your spot in your requested course.

 

How do I sign up Online?

1) Begin by choosing the tab at the top of the page "Courses & Dates"

2) Click on "All Driving Courses"

3) Select a Course

4) Scroll down and select the date of the course

5) Click "Register Individual" or "Register Group"

6) Complete the Form and make your Payment

 

That's it!

 

How does a Gift Certificate work?

You must call in and either purchase a specific course or specify the amount. All Fast Lane Gift Certificates are good for one year from the date of purchase. Full payment is required when the Gift Certificate is purchased.

 

How do I Register with a Gift Certificate?

You may call our office or register online. Below are the online instructions.

Online Instuction

1) Refer to "How do I sign up?" for steps 1-5.

2) Once at payment portion at the bottom of the registration form, use "Offline Payment" on the registration and insert you Gift Certificate number located on the bottom right side of your Gift Certificate.

3) Bring your Gift Certificate the day you attend the course.

 

What is your cancellation or rescheduling policy?

All requests for Rescheduling & Refunds must be submitted in writing sixteen (16) days or more before your scheduled course and are subject to a $250.00 processing fee. No refunds, no credits and no rescheduling within sixteen (16) days of your scheduled course. NO EXCEPTIONS. No refunds or credit will be issued wherein the participant is deemed to be a "NO SHOW". The Fast Lane Racing School and it's affiliates are not responsible for any Personal or Business matters that cause a cancellation, reschedule, or unattendance.

 

Do I get to Race or Pass?

While we don’t hold actual “races” at our schools, you will be on the race track at the same time as other students. Passing will be allowed in designated areas. As your course level increases, you will learn more about both passing and racing.

 

Will I be licensed?

No. Fast Lane does not issue any type of license. However, we are an SCCA Accredited Driving School and have courses available that complete the SCCA Novice Licensing requirements to attend a Driving School. FAST LANE issues a Certificate of Completion to all students who successfully complete one of our courses.

 

If I’m under 18, can I still take any course?

Yes. For insurance purposes we do require that along with your application, you submit a signed Parental Consent Form. Only with this form will you be allowed to participate.

 

Do you have Automatic Transmission Racecars?

No. We no longer offer an automotaic option for Racecar rental. None of the Supercharged Scion TC's are Automatics.

 

What are the Schedule of Activities?

 

Intro to Racing, One Day High Performance, 1st Day of Multi Day Programs

 

8:15 am Registration

8:30 am Classroom

9:15 am Ergonomics, Seating Position, Vehicle Operation & Assignment

9:30 am Lead & Follow - Short Course

9:45 am Instructor Driven Laps

10:00 am Alternate between 20 min Lapping Sessions on Short Course and Dry Skid Pad Exercises

12:00 pm Lunch - Intro to Racing ends, other courses continue

1:00 pm Lead & Follow - Long Course

1:30 pm Alternate between 20 min Lapping Sessions on Long Course and Wet Skid Pad Exercises

3:30 pm End of Lapping Sessions and Completion Certificates

4:00 pm Day Ends

 

Streets of Willow - Advanced Lapping Sessions, Second Day of Multi Day Programs

8:15 am Registration

8:30 am Mini Classroom

8:45 am Ergonomics, Seating Position, Vehicle Operation & Assignment

9:00 am 20 min Lapping Sessions - Short Course

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm 20 min Lapping Sessions on Long Course

3:30 pm End of Lapping Sessions and Completion Certificates

4:00 pm Day Ends

 

"Big Willow" Advanced Lapping Sessions, 3rd Day of Multi Day Programs, 2nd Day EVOC

 

8:15 am Registration

8:30 am Classroom

9:00 am Van Ride and Track Orientation

9:30 am Ergonomics, Seating Position, Vehicle Operation & Assignment

9:45 am Lead & Follow

10:00 am Alternate between 20 min Lapping Sessions & Classroom

12:00 pm Lunch - Intro to Racing ends, other courses continue

1:00 pm Alternate between 20 min Lapping Sessions & Classroom

3:30 pm End of Lapping Sessions and Completion Certificates

4:00 pm Day Ends

 

One Day EVOC Courses

 

7:45 am Registration

8:00 am Vision, Warm-up, and Slalom

8:30 am Classroom

9:15 am Ergonomics, Seating Position, Vehicle Operation & Assignment

9:30 am Lead & Follow - Short Course

9:45 am Instructor Driven Laps

10:00 am Alternate between 20 min Lapping Sessions on Short Course and Apex Exercise

12:00 pm Lunch - Intro to Racing ends, other courses continue

1:00 pm Lead & Follow - Long Course

1:30 pm Alternate between 20 min Lapping Sessions on Long Course and Apex Exercise

3:30 pm Last Session Running Long Course in Reverse

4:00 pm End of Lapping Sessions and Completion Certificates

4:30 pm Day Ends

 

Defensive Driving Academy

 

9:15 am Registration

9:30 am Classroom

9:45 am Ergonomics, Seating Position, Vehicle Operation & Assignment

10:00 am Driving Exercises

12:30 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Driving Exercises

3:15 pm Classroom Recap and Completion Certificates

3:30 pm Day Ends