Frequently asked questions

We operate out of two different tracks, right outside of Los Angelos, CA:

Willow Springs International Raceway
3500 75th Street West, Rosamond, CA 93560


Buttonwillow Raceway Park
24551 W Lerdo Hwy, Buttonwillow, CA 93206

Be sure to double check your registration confirmation for your school’s location!

Short answer, A TON! With the exception of classroom safety training in the morning and a break for lunch, we are on the track, running sessions the rest of the day.

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.

Yes! We provide helmets for each. Driving suits are available for rental.

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.

Yes! There will be a $15-$20 fee for all spectators at the main entrance. We will have a space for them to watch you while you are on track.  We do require all guests to sign our waivers. If you’d like to order lunch for your guest at additional fee, please let us know the morning of your course.

No, our insurance policy only permits that a FastLane 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!

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.

We partner with three hotels in Lancaster (Approx 25min from track). Mention “Fast Lane Racing School” – For Buttonwillow, please contact us.

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

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.

You may either call or visit our website ( 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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Yes! FastLane is an accredited SCCA school (in fact, we are the first and our founder helped create the SCCA school licensing program!) We offer both Novice SCCA licenses courses + event credits, and Full SCCA National Competition licensing programs. When you complete our school, you will receive a certificate of completion as well as an SCCA member packet.

On completing your SCCA membership and passing your medical exam to race, the SCCA will grant you either your novice or full competition license based on the class you’ve taken with us. Existing SCCA members, simply provide us with your SCCA member # and we will coordinate with the head office in Topeka.

Link: SCCA Medical Form (needs to be completed and returned to SCCA)

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.

No. All of our racecars are manual shift.