Buttonwillow Driving School

Audi Club SoCal’s famous Southern California driving school, traditionally held the weekend before or after Thanksgiving.

Audi Club High Performance Driver Schools are presented by

Audi Club SoCal Registration Page ACSC.MotorsportReg.com

2023 Buttonwillow Driving School – Save the Date

Friday November 17, 2023 to Sunday November 19, 2023 (the weekend before Thanksgiving)

2022 Buttonwillow Driving School

Friday December 2, 2022 to Sunday December 4, 2022 (the weekend after Thanksgiving)

Track Location

Buttonwillow Raceway Park is a private road course. It is built, owned and operated by the Cal Club Chapter of the Sports Car Club of America. Buttonwillow was designed by SCCA as a training and racing venue for their members, making it one of the safest road courses in our region. A versatile layout allows it to be driven in many different configurations, and in both the clockwise and counter-clockwise directions. Buttonwillow is located just off Interstate Highway 5 at 24551 Lerdo Hwy, Buttonwillow, CA 93206, (661) 764-5333

General HPDE Information

  • Definition of HPDE: High Performance Driving Education – a driving school.
  • Audi Club SoCal’s main Driving school page with Audi SoCal HPDE resources including first-timer information, detailed requirements, tech form, and much more
  • Audi Club SoCal event registration is accessed on our registration landing page at ACSC.MotorsportReg.com 

Buttonwillow Track Guides*

Instructional Videos

Buttonwillow Track Maps: #1 Star Mazda and #13 Sweeper.
Here is a Pro Tip: Print out the appropriate track map and follow along when watching the on-track videos. 

#1 Star Mazda

#13 Sweeper

How to Learn a New Circuit, Fast (very detailed, for experienced drivers)

* For reference, these are links to the original 2003 source documents for the PCA-GGR Buttonwillow Track Guides which we've provided above. Note that several turn names are obsolete. Includes both of the most popular layouts, #1 Star Mazda and #13 Sweeper. www.pca-ggr.org/files/pdf/bw-clockwise.pdf [PDF] and www.pca-ggr.org/files/pdf/bw-counterclockwise.pdf [PDF]