Skills and Knowledge
Buttonwillow Raceway Park Track Guide
Address: 24551 W Lerdo Hwy, Buttonwillow, CA Website: buttonwillowraceway.com Track Length: 3.1 miles (12 turns)
Expansive and acrid with wide blue skies and beautiful sunsets, Buttonwillow is classic central California. The flatness and emptiness of the landscape belies the challenging twists and turns of the raceway itself.
This is one of the few tracks that uses turn names instead of turn numbers because there are so many possible layouts. The most popular one is the clockwise configuration #13 (CW13).
One of the most interesting features of the track is the Lost Hill/Phil Hill, a corner at the top of a 15-foot hill.
How do I get here?
You'll most likely approach via the I-5 whether you're coming from the Bay Area or LA. Turn onto Lerdo highway, drive about 0.5 miles, and you'll see the sign for Buttonwillow Raceway Park on the left.
At the sign, you will turn onto Cal Club Road. Drive for a bit, and you'll see the main gate. Keep going past the warehouses on your left, and you'll enter the paddock.
Tips from Track Manual
- There isn't too much nearby except fast food, so it's not a bad idea to bring your own lunch.
Buttonwillow Raceway track days for 2023
- 11/3 Fast Toys Racing Club
- 11/4-11/5 Cal Club SCCA
- 11/9 Socal Drivers Club
- 11/17-11/19 Audi Club NA Southern California
- 11/24 Speed SF
- 12/1 Socal Drivers Club
- 12/2-12/3 PCA San Diego
- 12/8-12/9 13CW Speed District
- 12/10 Ongrid
- 12/15 Socal Drivers Club
- 12/16-12/17 Speed Ventures