Willow Springs Balcony Autocross track

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Willow Springs Balcony Autocross track

Postby Jeffear » Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:07 pm

Has anyone used the Balcony Autocross track at Willow Springs Raceway and if so does it work OK for practice?
And would anyone else be interested in going up on a weekday for practice. $50 one time charge and $100 for the day.
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Re: Willow Springs Balcony Autocross track

Postby Jayson Woodruff » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:33 pm

Jeffear wrote:Has anyone used the Balcony Autocross track at Willow Springs Raceway and if so does it work OK for practice?
There are better much options. This really falls into the 'AutoX poser' category.

Safety requirements at will springs seem to vary greatly by the org hosting the event. Usualy OE set up is okay for stockish cars, but ask them.

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Re: Willow Springs Balcony Autocross track

Postby Jason Isley BS RX8 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 1:47 pm

It is small, and you will have limited options for course design, but it could be useful for testing.

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Re: Willow Springs Balcony Autocross track

Postby Jeffear » Fri Sep 05, 2014 4:34 pm

Jayson would you mind listing the better options.
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Re: Willow Springs Balcony Autocross track

Postby Bill Martin » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:10 pm

I go out to Lone Pine occasionally. No one has ever said boo, although one time a farmer did ask me not to run into his cows with my Lola. Told him it was a deal.

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Re: Willow Springs Balcony Autocross track

Postby Mako Koiwai » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:57 pm

The Pad at Streets ... but I guess more expensive

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Re: Willow Springs Balcony Autocross track

Postby Jeffear » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:55 am

Hi Jason, I assume that you are commenting on a signature line I used, "RAGE against the DNF and the tyranny of the cones, drive your own course"
This was an attempt at humor. Instead of referencing my embarrassment at getting lost on almost every run, I thought I would provide a philosophical
reason for my DNFs. However if I have to explain the joke it is probably not a good joke. I will not use it again. And please know that I am VERY responsible
and conscientious working the gate and in trying to learn the course.

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Re: Willow Springs Balcony Autocross track

Postby Adam Tarnoff » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:39 pm

Jeffear wrote:Hi Jason, I assume that you are commenting on a signature line I used, "RAGE against the DNF and the tyranny of the cones, drive your own course"
This was an attempt at humor. Instead of referencing my embarrassment at getting lost on almost every run, I thought I would provide a philosophical
reason for my DNFs. However if I have to explain the joke it is probably not a good joke. I will not use it again. And please know that I am VERY responsible
and conscientious working the gate and in trying to learn the course.


I don't think he's making fun of you, he's just suggesting that the balcony is a bit small for a true Solo style practice setup. It's good enough for entry level autox car clinics, which I think the typical use is.
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Re: Willow Springs Balcony Autocross track

Postby Jayson Woodruff » Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:41 pm

Jeffear wrote:Jayson would you mind listing the better options.

Well, off the top of my head.

California Speedway; Lot 6 (old 12), Lots 7 (old suite parking), Lot 1, Lot 5
El Toro; Multiple 'lot' areas.
Qualcomm Stadium
Hollywood park
Camarillo Airport
Pomona Fairplex
Santa Anita Racetrack
Big Bear Airport
Riverside fairgrounds

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