Buttonwillow Driving School

This is our famous Southern California driving school, traditionally held the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Friday-Sunday, November 22-24, 2019

2019 Driving Configurations:

  • Friday Experienced Driver Day:  #1 “Star Mazda CCW
  • Sat/Sun High Performance Driver Education:  #13 “Sweeper” CCW

Buttonwillow 2019 Welcome Letter [PDF] (fixed wrong dates on preliminary schedule)

Buttonwillow 2019 Track Map with Passing Zones [PDF]

Buttonwillow 2019 Paddock Map [PDF]


Buttonwillow Raceway Park is a closed road course 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 SCCA members, making it one of the safest closed 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
  • The latest Audi Club SoCal event registration information is on MotorsportReg.com 

Buttonwillow Track Guides

Instructional Videos

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

#1 Star Mazda

#13 Sweeper

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

For reference only, these are the original source documents for the PCA-GGR Buttonwillow Track Guides 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]