Vaca Valley Raceway was built in 1958 as a multi-purpose facility with a drag strip, oval track with banked turns and a 2.1 mile road course. It was the first such course of its kind in the U.S. according to its General Manager, Harry Burdg. The track offered the SF Region a second, purpose-built road […]

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EVENT: Sprint car races at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway  EVENT DATE: Friday, March 31 TIME: 7pm WHAT: FREE sprint car race admission tickets to all who come to the Thunderhill Pro Shop and sign-up starting Friday at 8am.  If you come to Thunderhill Park this Friday, March 31 and check in at the track’s Pro […]

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“Schedule Change for Laguna Pro Support: SCRAMP has indicated that they do not need San Francisco Region to support the Ferrari Challenge on May 11-14 as we had originally planned. Due to the lower number of entries, our full support is beyond their need. Some Emergency crew and grid support has been requested. SCRAMP does […]

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Meet Gill Campbell, CEO/General Manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Barry Toepke, Vice President, Communications & Historic Racing and hear the real story. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca: A Tale of Legend, Challenge, and Triumph In 2017 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca celebrates 60 years of hosting the world’s top cars, motorcycles and drivers. It is revered […]

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2016 Regional Championship from A to Z Published in the February 2017 Edition of the Wheel. Author: Blake Tatum The 2016 racing season has ended and by now the smell of racing fuel has evaporated from your memory. The tingling in your toes as you play with the throttle on the pre-grid has been replaced with […]

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Published in the February 2017 Edition of the Wheel.     The Road Racing Drivers Club was an essential part of the SFR and made many significant contributions to the Club’s success. The following history of the RDC was written by the organizations President, Frank Schultheis and was on the cover of the RDC Enduro program […]

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Story by Blake Tatum Some people are born to race. I know I was. Some of my earliest memories involve race cars. Growing up I can remember my dad working in the garage. But he was not working on the lawn mower (in fact I don’t think he ever mowed the lawn) he was working […]

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Story by James Paul My dad Greg, and I had a great time at the Competition Licensing School. Our instructors were very knowledgeable and obviously really enjoyed the sport, but I think also really enjoyed having the opportunity to share their skills and help. My dad was driving a FE that was completely rebuilt from the […]

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Story by Ben Beames My competition school weekend didn’t have the best of starts. It began at 2:00 AM Friday morning as I set off on the four hour towing trip from Santa Cruz to Thunderhill.  My wife needed me to watch our one year old son Thursday evening so this was the only way […]

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Story by Blake Tatum Today’s world seems to be about crossing things off of our bucket list. Us baby boomers have lived a pretty good life, but we seem to think that the fun should never end. We need to have a list of things that we have always wanted to do. Things like skydiving, […]

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