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. Buttonwillow Raceway is approximately a four to five-hour drive from San Francisco and San Diego, and approximately two hours from Los Angeles. It is located 1⁄2 mile west of Interstate 5 on Lerdo Highway, and its main feature – the race control tower – can be seen from at least two miles 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.
We run a Driver’s Education, Time Trial and Club Race at this track for a 2 day weekend during the month of May each year. We use configuration #1 which includes “Bus Stop”, “Phil Hill” and “Star Mazda” turns.
The following video was taken during a GGR event at Buttonwillow in May 2013.