While our home is in Southern California, FastLane can travel anywhere.
FastLane Raceschool operates out of our home base at Willow Springs Raceway and Buttonwillow Raceway Park in California but we’re often at many other tracks and private venues across the country.
Most of our programs and courses can be conducted at any track such as running a driving/licensing school, setting up a private driver development program, campaigning/developing a program where you race at tracks across the country, and more.
If you’re interested in having us at another facility, contact us to set up your event and take a look below at just some of the tracks that we’ve set up shop at.
Located approximately an hour north of the greater Los Angeles area, “Willow” is one of the few purpose-built road courses in California and is home to Danny McKeever’s FastLane. With multiple tracks on site, there is a venue for multiple experiences and thrill levels. Below are some of the tracks that FastLane uses for it’s courses.
This 2.5-mile road course has been dubbed “The Fastest Road in the West,” and for a good reason. Elevation changes, nine turns and one long straight away where speeds on some cars and motorcycles have been known to break 200mph. Speeds on the turns can approach anywhere from 70mph to 170mph. How’s that for FAST?
Big Willow is used for the third day of our High Performance Racing Course, Advanced Road Racing Courses, SCCA Accredited Schools, Corporate Programs, Private Coaching and more.
Added in 1987, the Streets of Willow provides drivers with a multi-configuration road course. A technical course with elevation changes and increasing and decreasing radius turns, challenging drivers (novice and experienced alike) as they increase their speed.
The Streets of Willow is used for the Half Day, One Day and Two Day High Performance Courses.
Built in as a component of the Streets of Willow race track in 1986, the skid pad is paved and measures 400′ x 350′. The skid pad is a valuable tool to allow participants to take their vehicle beyond its limits.
As your vehicle loses traction, FastLane instructors demonstrate how to correct for understeer and oversteer during our wet and dry skid pad exercises.
Wet Skid pad is not available in Half Day High Performance Courses.
Located approximately an hour and 20 minutes north of the greater Los Angeles area off of Interstate 5 on Lerdo Highway the facility offers over 40 different track configurations.
FastLane is pleased to have its own dedicated, full service facility at BRP including climate controlled accomodations, cold drinks, car storage, lifts and garage space for our customers.
The East and West loops of the track can be run simultaneously or combined into a 3.1-mile course. The facilities at Buttonwillow Raceway Park include a full service tire center, fuel center with self-service pumps, two-story race control tower with observation deck, restaurant with available catering, RV hookups, day garages, and a gift shop.
The original, full track layout 1CW or 1CCW (counter clockwise) is the favorite of FastLane prototype instructors. With speeds reaching in excess of 170mph, you can expect to master times in the low 1:30’s with our Indy lights or LMP cars, and 1:50-low 2:00’s with street/production race cars
A track day favorite, 13CW or “13 clockwise” is the most common configuration you’ll find at BRP. While our instructors prefer the Star Mazda in order to gain speed through the esses, the sweeper is a challanging late apex turn and just as fun.
Expect to be able to run in the 1:30’s in an Indy lights on this layout, or low 1:40’s in a Radical to 1:45’s-1:50’s in a production/touring car.
BRP also features an exciting Kart Track, and is a great way for you or your friends to get some fun in between sessions. Contact us to learn more about our fleet of 20+ TAG, KA, 125/175 Shifter Race Karts available in all sizes, from baby/cadet to adult and yes, even “Big Boy” adult Karts that can accomodate drivers over 6’3 up to 350lbs.
While not used extensively for testing, the Skid Pad in front of the Paddock Area can be rented exclusively as well.
While we have our home bases at Willow Springs and Buttonwillow Raceway Park, we’re often at tracks or private venues across the country. If you’re interested in having us at another facility, our training or race team can offer you our full set of services. Below are some of the most popular tracks and locations we travel to.
Our home away from home, we’ve helped with the Celebrity Grand Prix at this track for over 25 years. Once a year, officials close the streets along Long Beach, California and turn it into a race track. Like any street circuit, it’s tight, bumpy, and lacks any runoff. IndyCar and Formula E races take place there, and always pack plenty of action.
Brainerd International Raceway is a 3.1-mile road course in the heart of Minnesota. It used to host Can Am, and thanks to an on-site drag strip, hosts an NHRA Nationals event every year. Discounting turn 1 (a flat kink), the track has the longest straightaway for a road course in the United States.
Lime Rock isn’t the most technical track on this list (it features just one left turn—the rest are right-handers), but there’s a reason so many racing pros love it. It’s one of those tracks that looks easy, but takes years to master.
Mid-Ohio isn’t world-famous, but it certainly rings a bell for club racers across the US. Full of challenging turns and stunning scenery, it’s a must-go if you’re a car enthusiast in America.
Thunderhill is located in Northern California, just two hours North of San Francisco. Its biggest configuration is over five miles long, featuring rolling hills and flat-out corners.
Barber Motorsports Park is one of the newest tracks on this list, having opened in 2003. It’s home to the IndyCar Grand Prix of Alabama, and features some interesting sculptures, one of which can be seen above. The fast turns and wonderful changes in elevation make it a fun place for drivers of any skill level.
As the name suggests, NJMP isn’t just a single track—it’s a collection of different tracks, including two road racing circuits (Thunderbolt and Lightning), as well as a karting track.
Nestled just 40 miles outside of Pittsburgh sits PittRace, a 2.8-mile, 19-corner track with several triple-digit corners and challenging slow sections. It was the perfect facility for comparing the legendary F1 GTR to McLaren’s newest track special, the Senna.
VIR is famous for being one of the most challenging tracks in America. The fast turns and blind crests mean years of practice before you’ll be able to set a perfect lap.
Though Sonoma Raceway (formerly Sears Point Raceway and Infineon Raceway) might not be as famous as some of the other tracks on this list, there’s no denying its status as one of the most challenging, fun tracks in America.
Spectators and racers come from ends of the Earth to be a part of the legendary event that is the 12 Hours of Sebring. The endurance race has been run since 1950, always filled with cool cars and endlessly entertaining racing. And the track itself is so grueling that Le Mans teams use it as a torture test to prepare for the 24 hour race.
Though Daytona is best known for NASCAR’s most famous event, the Daytona 500, we love it for its endurance race, the Rolex 24 Hours. Every year there’s no shortage of action-packed battles and last-hour surprises.
Aside from Road Atlanta’s rich history and awesomely fun layout, above all, it’s just a really cool place to be. The scenery is fantastic, and the people there are all nice. Plus the track has a mile-long straight and a daunting, blind downhill right hander right by pit in. This is not a track for cowards.
Though it doesn’t host Formula 1 anymore, Watkins Glen remains one of the most important tracks in North America. Nestled deep in upstate New York in the Finger Lakes region, the circuit features tons of fast corners and big, wide open sections perfect for high-horsepower cars.
Circuit of the Americas (or COTA, for short) is current host to America’s Formula 1 race. Like any other modern F1 circuit, it’s full of high speed corners and lots of runoff. In a car with downforce, the speeds are incredibly quick. A highlight is the signature blind uphill first turn.
Some people still call Road America the center of road racing in North America. It also has everything that makes up a great track, like elevation change, long straights, a variety of corner types, and amazing scenery.
Located a few ours east of Los Angeles, Chuckwalla features a flowing, fun track. Not for the faint of heart, this track has no nearby amenities and is best for trailer/campining as the closest service is a 45 minute drive away.
A private members track, Spring Mountain is nevertheless home to many events and one we visit often with friends and customers. Featuring two layouts that can be combined and located just outside of Parahump, Nevada Spring Mountain is a 4 hour drive from Los Angeles.
Apple Valley Speedway, formerly the Grange used to be a Kart track in the middle of Apple Valley. With the last mile to access it via dirt road, it’s know known as the best drift / event track for informal events. You’ll find night time drifting and a great combination of pros and new drifters, often with live music and a fun atmosphere sending it well into the early hours of the morning.