Registration now open!
Sunday, June 4, 2023
No speed limits, no pedestrians, no stoplights, but best of all – no tickets. The Cadillac V-Club in partnership with Hooked on Driving (HOD) will provide you with an experienced instructor to help guide you through the event, one on one, as you learn how to handle your car at the limit. You set your own goals and only go as fast as you feel comfortable going. Progress as far as you wish in your own car at your own pace, become a safer driver on the street, and have a blast along the way!
Mobil 1 High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) refers to a track day held on a dedicated road racing track designed to teach drivers proper high speed driving in a controlled environment.
The cost to participate will be determined by the program level you select and you will be provided with an experienced instructor, classroom sessions in between run groups, and over two hours of dedicated track time plus classroom instruction.
Buttonwillow Raceway Park
24551 W Lerdo Hwy
Hooked On Driving and the Cadillac V-Club will provide bottled water throughout the day along with a catered lunch at no cost to paid participants. Guest lunches are $25 each and you may bring a maximum of 1 guest to spectate and join you for lunch.
Gate opens at 7:00am and check in starts at 7:15am
Basic requirements include:
- you must be a licensed driver
- you will need a helmet rated Snell 2015 or later - Rentals available for $25 at the track
- drive a vehicle that will pass a track inspection
- read and acknowledge HOD Rules & Policies
- read and acknowledge HOD Cancellation Policy
- completing HOD Tech Inspection Form 30 days prior to event date
- signing the CADILLAC V-CLUB HOD Waiver
The Novice program ($375) is for drivers who are new to driving on a racing circuit, or only have one or two previous events. The full day program includes classroom instruction throughout the day, on-track drills to help you learn some basic skills before you drive at speed, in-car instruction, and of course several sessions at speed. This program includes in "in vehicle" instructor in the passenger seat.
The Intermediate program ($275) is tailored towards drivers who have mastered the basics, and includes classroom instruction throughout the day, as well as in-car instruction. You will be driving solo with an instructor leading the group to set the pace. To register for this program you must provide evidence of your track driving experience or certification.
The Advanced program ($275) includes a mix of drivers who have worked up the skill ladder and may even include drivers with competition licenses. However, we do not allow competitive driving (racing) in this group. Aggressive, late passes, dropping two tires regularly, pouncing on a slower car’s rear bumper, blocking or being unpredictable are all unacceptable. The key attribute of the Advanced program is COOPERATIVE DRIVING. This group includes drivers who are experienced in road racing and work together for fast laps around the track. Slower cars hold their line, and sometimes will lift a bit early on corner entry to make the pass easy for the passer. To register for this program you must provide evidence of your track driving experience or certification.
In order to participate, you are required to RSVP and pay in advance of the event via the CadillacVClub.com website. Your entry is not guaranteed until your payment is received. A wait list will open for RSVP registration when the event is full.
We are estimating this event to sell out so if you want guaranteed entry, don't delay your registration. Be sure to read our cancellation/refund policy. No exceptions to this policy unless we can fill your spot by moving a member off the wait list.
This is an excellent opportunity to test your track driving skills in a safe environment behind the wheels of your Cadillac V. Hooked on Driving offers a curriculum that goes beyond that of typical performance driving schools. The programs are designed for drivers of all experience levels and includes techniques and skills you can apply with the assistance of your in-car instructor. Classroom sessions are brief but informative. You will leave this event with improved driving confidence in yourself and your Cadillac V-Series vehicle!
ABOUT BUTTONWILLOW RACEWAY PARK
Buttonwillow Raceway Park is a motorsports park in Kern County, California, 10 miles (16 km) north of the town of Buttonwillow and 28 miles (45 km) northwest of Bakersfield. Owned and operated by the California Sports Car Club, a region of SCCA, Buttonwillow is the "flagship" track of Cal Club and is also the location of the Club's administrative offices. Located in the central part of California, Buttonwillow Raceway is approximately 4–5 hours' drive from San Francisco and San Diego and approximately two hours from Los Angeles. It is located 1/2 miles (0.80 km) west of Interstate 5 on Lerdo Highway, and its main feature - the race control tower - can be seen from at least two miles (3 km) going either direction on the interstate. When events are held here, most stay either in RVs, fifth-wheel trailers, or the specially-constructed worker compound (or "worker village") on the track grounds or in the hotels on Highway 58 in Buttonwillow itself.