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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-20-2018, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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California Track Ranking

We all know California is a big state with lots to do - many track days with a variety of tracks.

I've rode a few, and I want to try and get to them all at some point. Of the following tracks, IYHO, rank them in order as far as fun factor, technical, and free flowing.

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The list is as follows:
  • Auto Club Speedway - Fontana, CA
  • Buttonwillow Raceway - Buttonwillow, CA
  • Chuckwalla Valley Raceway - Chuckwalla, CA
  • Sonoma Raceway - Sonoma, CA
  • The Streets of Willow Springs - Rosamond, CA
  • Thunderhill Raceway Park - Willows, CA
  • WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca - Salinas, CA
  • Willow Springs International Raceway - Rosamond, CA

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We all know California is a big state with lots to do - many track days with a variety of tracks.

I've rode a few, and I want to try and get to them all at some point. Of the following tracks, IYHO, rank them in order as far as fun factor, technical, and free flowing.

I've also looked at this thread, but didn't revive it:
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The list is as follows:
  • Auto Club Speedway - Fontana, CA
  • Buttonwillow Raceway - Buttonwillow, CA
  • Chuckwalla Valley Raceway - Chuckwalla, CA
  • Sonoma Raceway - Sonoma, CA
  • The Streets of Willow Springs - Rosamond, CA
  • Thunderhill Raceway Park - Willows, CA
  • WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca - Salinas, CA
  • Willow Springs International Raceway - Rosamond, CA
Sonoma is my fav of the group but I haven't ridden Chuckwalla or Thunderhill.
Laguna is second fav.
I love coaching at Streets of Willow Springs with the California Superbike School, it's such a good technical, easy to coach students at, track. Good times.


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Anyone else have their favorites?

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Fav's in order:

Thunder Hill east.
Laguna
Thunder hill west
Sonoma

These are the only tracks I've ridden so far. Button Willow next month and afterward I'm betting it will take 3rd or even 2nd spot.
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I'm looking forward to TH East, TH West, and Sonoma. Then, I can list them all in favorite order.

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Sonoma is fun but, because its designed as a car course the run off and barriers are pretty daunting.
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Chuckwalla is my favorite. Sweeping corners all day long. If you like cornering, it is the track to go.

Auto Club Speedway is my next favorite. Exactly opposite to Chuckwalla, it's stop and go, point and shoot all day long. So the two tracks make good riding in opposite ends...
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Re: California Track Ranking

Haven't been to any tracks in SoCal....but below is my list based on my R3 (havent been riding R6 much since)

1. Buttonwillow
2. Laguna Seca
3. Sonoma
4. Thunderhill

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Re: California Track Ranking

Button willow - counterclockwise
Streets of willow - clockwise

Heard Chuckwalla was a very good track, have yet to experience it.
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now and in our country, Romania, have a good review
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