Fat Mach

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2020
Messages
137
Reaction score
209
Location
Nor Cal
Vehicles
2013 GT350
Country flag
Oh it happens. I proved that what happens in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas. There's an old saying, "don't bring anything to the track that you can't afford to leave at the track." That said, there are track insurance companies. Expect a 10% deductible for the day, and maybe $250-400 for the premium.

I've used Lockton and would recommend them.

mtn_crash_dfee82481b8624e95b6c626a15d52fb11a7051b3.jpg





Advertisement

 

dtbaker61

Well-Known Member
First Name
Dan
Joined
May 11, 2020
Messages
573
Reaction score
472
Location
santa fe,nm
Website
www.envirokarma.org
Vehicles
MME (delivered 2/26/21), DIY eMiata conversion
Occupation
Solar Sales/install
Country flag
insurance definitely an issue.... and the 112mph speed limiter will make it very interesting and boil down to tires and driving skill. ;) I'd be tempted to remove all the seats except drivers' and save some weight for better accel too.... ;)
 

WildcatMachE

Member
First Name
Sean
Joined
Mar 2, 2021
Messages
10
Reaction score
39
Location
California
Vehicles
Mach-E Extended Range
Country flag
I wonder if the slowest model (EX Battery RWD) would be good enough to track. If so I might be interested.
Agreed -- I've never tracked a car before, but it would be fun just to go somewhere you can drive in a fun, legal, and safe way :) I have the Cali Route 1, so I'm in the same boat.
 

lwilliams0514

Well-Known Member
First Name
Lashawn
Joined
Sep 16, 2020
Messages
68
Reaction score
157
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Vehicles
2016 Ford CMAX Energi 2014 Ford Fusion SE
Occupation
Finance Manager
Country flag
Thinking about setting up a Mach e track day at Willow Springs in Southern California. Probably late October. Let me know if anyone is interested that way I know how much effort to put into it. ✌
Sounds fun! Depending on the weekend I may be on a boat in the middle of the Caribbean lol. So timing is key....
 

Fat Mach

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 29, 2020
Messages
137
Reaction score
209
Location
Nor Cal
Vehicles
2013 GT350
Country flag
If any of you are serious about open tracking your car, go and watch a track day in advance. Look at things like safety equipment, tire pressure management, cooling ducts for brakes/transmissions/engines, and so on. It's not trivial on a hot day to keep everything reasonably cool and safe. Usually one can attend a track day simply by signing a waiver at the entrance in the morning.

I've got 12 track days under my belt, and I learned something every time I went.
 

50 Deep

Member
First Name
Terrance
Joined
Feb 18, 2021
Messages
24
Reaction score
67
Location
Sacramento, CA
Vehicles
20 GT500, 17 GT350R, 15 GT3, 00 Lightning, 91 Fox
Occupation
Wheel Whore
Country flag
This sounds like a great idea. We have setup several private track days for our Signature Wheel clients at Willow Springs and Buttonwillow over the years. Couple things to consider.
.
High desert up there in Palmdale is fairly remote. The availability of DC chargers will be crucial for an effective track day. My GT500 and GT350R both need several trips to the pumps for a full day event with 20 minute sessions. I would not anticipate these making it through a full day without the need for multiple charges.
.
Second I would definitely recommend having instructors on hand. Lots to be learned about how these cars react in a track environement. Willow springs is a fast track with a couple areas known to eat up cars. Doing some lead follow and classroom instruction that covers basic driving dynamics will be important.
.
We have had the Ford Performance Racing School attend some of our prior events, bring cars and do some excellent instruction. If you guys are interested in doing something like that I can see about incorporating it with one of our private track days. Probably would shoot for Buttonwillow if we did it though. Better charging locations around, smoother track, slower for beginners, and lots of room to run off.

IMG-5597.jpg
IMG-5599.jpg
SV101-GT350-Thunder-Hill-Ty-3.jpg
Vudu350-R-Edited-Hi-Res-1.jpg
SV502-FP350-S-FPRS-8.jpg
 

Donna

New Member
First Name
Donna
Joined
May 6, 2021
Messages
1
Reaction score
0
Location
LasVegas
Vehicles
2021 Mach E
Occupation
Teamster
Country flag
Thinking about setting up a Mach e track day at Willow Springs in Southern California. Probably late October. Let me know if anyone is interested that way I know how much effort to put into it. ✌
I would love to come....😃
 

MParkour

Member
Joined
Nov 16, 2020
Messages
13
Reaction score
16
Location
Templeton
Vehicles
2017 RR Mustang GT 2021 RR FE
Country flag
Thinking about setting up a Mach e track day at Willow Springs in Southern California. Probably late October. Let me know if anyone is interested that way I know how much effort to put into it. ✌

I was just there with my 2017 Mustang this last weekend. I almost took the Mach E but I didnt know if the guys putting on the event would like an electric vehicle out there with the crazy suped up cars.
 

UW2

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 31, 2020
Messages
297
Reaction score
378
Location
Los Angeles
Vehicles
Mustang Mach E FE
Country flag
Thinking about setting up a Mach e track day at Willow Springs in Southern California. Probably late October. Let me know if anyone is interested that way I know how much effort to put into it. ✌
Don't know about racing. But if a hundred MachEs showed up and did a lap together, that would be a fun video.
 

69Mach390

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 14, 2021
Messages
516
Reaction score
560
Location
Florida
Vehicles
69 Mustang Mach 1, 15 Chevy SS
Country flag
I would think a fun meet up “at a track” for amateur Mach E drivers would be at the drag strip instead.

As much fun racing on a real road course is, I wouldn’t take my daily driver. Car gets beat on too much and not sure how people would plan on recharging.
 
  • Like
Reactions: UW2

FASTNF

Member
Joined
Feb 15, 2021
Messages
12
Reaction score
10
Location
Tehachaoi CA
Vehicles
F250 4x4, Kona Electric 1965 Ranchero
Country flag
I live a bout 25 miles from the track. There are DCFC in Lancaster and Palmdale, Mojave and Tehachapi. All are a minimum of 25 miles from the tack. Streets would definitely better for EVs. Most clubs get their events covered as driver education events which are allowed by most insurance companies. While racing is not covered.

I have run both tracks previously with the Porsche Owners Club. Great Fun!!!
 

Advertisement





 


Advertisement
Top