FastLane Racing School Expands to Buttonwillow Raceway Park

May 21, 2021

FastLane Racing School is expanding to a dedicated facility at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, the racing school announced. FastLane will soon offer classes and services from this new location, while also providing driver instruction and other services at its original location, Willow Springs International Raceway.

“We’re excited to be expanding to a new, dedicated facility at Buttonwillow Raceway Park to offer additional programs,” said Sandy Mahle, CEO, FastLane. “Buttonwillow Raceway Park is a track we’ve raced at often, and has a long history of hosting premier racing events. Recent improvements to the Park, including a new road course and a Tesla Supercharger station, will provide additional support to our ongoing autonomous and electric vehicle testing programs.”

Buttonwillow Raceway Park is located just off of Interstate 5 on Lerdo Highway, 28 miles northwest of Bakersfield, California, and offers over 40 different configurations. The East and West loops of the track can be run simultaneously or combined into a 3.1-mile course. The facilities at Buttonwillow Raceway Park include a full-service tire center, fuel center with self-service pumps, two-story race control tower with observation deck, restaurant with available catering, RV hookups, day garages and a gift shop.

“I started my racing career with FastLane” said Mike Miserendino, event manager of Buttonwillow Raceway Park. “Having FastLane located at our facility, offering their programs on our track, is a partnership we are very excited about.” Miserendino is a Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) championship-winning racer, as well as a member of the CalClub board.

Buttonwillow Raceway Park, a modular facility with over 20 different course layouts, will soon be launching a new track. The new track will meet all the highest FIA track-specific standards. The Track 2 front straight through the first turn is 50-feet wide, and all of the remaining length is 40 feet in width. The “native ground” is near flat, but three hills of varied elevation change have been constructed for additional interest.