Mini Thunder II Adds Free Option For Non-Drivers

For those of you that have never taken your MINI/Mini our on the track, we welcome you to MINI Thunder II. Admission is FREE for those that want come out and watch, take some demo rides with instructors, and time permitting we will offer parade laps at lunch. Get a chance to visit with some of the top named Mini drivers, chat with the coaches/instructors, stroll through the pit & paddock areas visiting with other Mini owners and vendors. Explore the track from several vantage points and bring a camera. MINI Thunder II proves to be more than just a track day, we hope you will enjoy the social and festive atmosphere, while learning what a track day is all about. Walk the course, where permitted, and see how the turn workers keep an eye on thing and control and advise drivers of hazards ahead, note the two trucks and emergency crews that are there “just in case”, sit in on a classroom session and see how the instructors teach the techniques and critique performance. Track Day events are a “team” effort, with registration, communication, emergency, medical, food and beverage, on track workers, pre-grid organization, and much more.

We would all love to see you come out for the day and even for Saturday night’s dinner and casino night. The vendors will enjoy having a crowd of Mini enthusiasts, the coaches and staff will be happy to answer questions, other drivers will enjoy the attention, and you will see how much fun, safe, and educational this can be. The Thunderhill Grill will be open for food and beverages and we welcome you to join us for our meals. You can buy breakfast, lunch, or diner tickets at the track.

Best of all is to see the smiles on the faces of the drivers as they climb out of their Minis after a track session. As Jo Wattle put it last year “It’s going to take plastic surgery to wipe this smile off my face”.

Remember its FREE admission, FREE parking, so climb in your Minis and take a drive to Thunderhill Raceway Park, near Willows California. Feb 19-20, 2011