GhettoRacer’s Track History

Here is the log that I kept for over a decade… As I ease back into track whoring, the numbers are going to rise again!!

Here are the last action photos of me before I left for Taiwan and went into hibernation.

Some statistics about Frank’s Driving Experience on road courses

2007 stat: 19 days on track, 13 days instructing & counting
2006 stat: 17 days on track, 14 days instructing
2005 stat: 27 days on track, 20 days instructing
2004 stat: 12 days total on track, 10 days instructing
2003 stat: 49 days total on track, 42 days instructing
2002 stat: 62 days total on track, 60 days instructing
2001 stat: 12 days total on track, 5 days instructing
2000 stat: 2 days on track total, 1 day instructing
1999 stat: 1 day on track
1998 stat: 2 days on track
1997 stat: 8 days on track
1996 stat: 7 days on track
Total track days: 218 days
Total track days instructing (first event instructing 7/2000): 163 days

BeaverRun: 2 days
Buttonwillow: 36 days
California Speedway: 9 days
Firebird Road Course: 2 days
Phoenix International Raceway: 2 days
Laguna Seca: 25 days
Mid-Ohio: 4 days
Sears Point/Infineon: 32 days
Spring Mountain/Pahrump: 2 days
Streets of Willows: 23 days
Thunderhill: 45 days
Willow Springs: 27 days

  • 11/07/07 – SLB 2007 @ Buttonwillow #13CW (Time Attack)
  • 09/02/07 – SpeedVentures @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 09/01/07 – SpeedVentures @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 08/24/07 – SpeedVentures @ Laguna Seca (instructing)
  • 08/17/07 – TEAM @ Thunderhill w/cyclone (instructing private students)
  • 08/16/07 – Private Test Day @ Thunderhill w/cyclone (instructing private students)
  • 07/29/07 – SpeedVentures @ California Speedway (in-field course) instructing & testing
  • 07/28/07 – SpeedVentures @ California Speedway (in-field course) instructing & testing
  • 07/22/07 – DriftBattle @ Buttonwillow (East & West loop!) (instructing & drift practice)
  • 07/21/07 – DriftBattle @ Buttonwillow (East loop) (instructing & drift practice)
  • 07/01/07 – NASA @ Infineon (Honda Challenge H1)
  • 06/30/07 – NASA @ Infineon (Honda Challenge H1)
  • 04/29/07 – Redline/Modified Time Attack @ Buttonwillow Raceway #13CW
  • 04/20/07 – SpeedVentures @ Laguna Seca (instructing private student)
  • 04/19/07 – Private Test Day @ Thunderhill (instructing private student)
  • 02/11/07 Redline/Modifed Magazine Time Attack @ California Speedway (in-field course)
  • 01/07/07 CRA/NASA-AZ @ Phoenix International Raceway (instructing, DE support staff)
  • 01/06/07 CRA/NASA-AZ @ Phoenix International Raceway (instructing, DE support staff)
  • 12/20/06 Hot Version video American Touge 3 @ Horse Thief Mile, Willow Springs (exhibition entry)
  • 12/11/06 T.E.A.M. Racing @ Thunderhill w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 12/03/06 SpeedTrialUSA @ Streets of Willows (instructing, tech, pre-grid/hot pits)
  • 12/02/06 SpeedTrialUSA @ Streets of Willows (instructing, tech, pre-grid/hot pits
  • 11/12/06 SpeedTrialUSA @ Streets of Willows (instructing, tech, pre-grid/hot pits)
  • 11/11/06 SpeedTrialUSA @ Streets of Willows (instructing, tech, pre-grid/hot pits)
  • 11/08/06 Primedia Super Street Time Attack 2006 (winner, micro class)
  • 02/12/06 SpeedTrialUSA @ Buttwillow #1 CW (instructing)
  • 02/11/06 SpeedTrialUSA @ Buttwillow #1 CW (instructing)
  • 02/10/06 Audi Club Golden Gate Chapter @ Laguna Seca (instructing)
  • 02/09/06 Audi Club Golden Gate Chapter @ Laguna Seca (instructing)
  • 01/25/06 Looose Boys 125cc shifter kart @ PKRA (practice)
  • 01/21/06 Arizona Sport Racing Association @ Firebird Road Course (instructing)
  • 01/20/06 Arizona Sport Racing Association @ Firebird Road Course (instructing)
  • 01/19/06 Motorsports Club of Beverly Hills @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 01/15/06 Audi Club Golden Gate Chapter @ Thunderhill w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 01/14/06 Audi Club Golden Gate Chapter @ Thunderhill w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 12/12/05 T.E.A.M. Racing @ Thunderhill w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 12/11/05 Buttonwillow #14 CW open testing (testing)
  • 12/04/05 SpeedTrialUSA @ Streets of Willows (instructing, tech, pre-grid/hot pits)
  • 12/03/05 SpeedTrialUSA @ Streets of Willows (instructing, tech, pre-grid/hot pits)
  • 11/26/05 SCCA member’s free test day @ Thunderhill w/cyclone (testing)
  • 11/13/05 SpeedTrialUSA @ Streets of Willows (instructing, tech, pre-grid/hot pits)
  • 11/12/05 SpeedTrialUSA @ Streets of Willows (instructing, tech, pre-grid/hot pits)
  • 10/30/05 NASA Northern California @ Thunderhill w/bypass (Spec Miata)
  • 10/29/05 NASA Northern California @ Thunderhill w/bypass (Spec Miata)
  • 10/27/05 Motorsports Club of Beverly Hills @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 10/09/05 NASA Northern California @ Sears Point (Honda Challenge Unlimited)
  • 10/08/05 NASA Northern California @ Sears Point (Honda Challenge Unlimited)
  • 10/02/05 SpeedVentures @ Buttonwillow #25 CCW (testing)
  • 08/06/05 SpeedTrialUSA @ Buttonwillow #1 CW (instructing, tech, pre-grid/hot pits)
  • 08/07/05 SpeedTrialUSA @ Buttonwillow #1 CW (instructing, tech, pre-grid/hot pits)
  • 06/19/05 SpeedVentures/Ferrari Driving Club @ California Speedway (in field course) (instructing)
  • 06/02/05 Motorsports Club of Beverly Hills @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 05/13/05 SERCA @ Streets of Willows (instructing & testing)
  • 05/08/05 Redline Events @ Buttonwillow #13 CW (instructing & testing)
  • 04/15/05 Redline Events @ Streets of Willows CCW (instructing & testing)
  • 04/14/05 Motorsports Club of Beverly Hills @ Willow Springs (instructing & testing)
  • 03/19/05 Audi Club Golden Gate Chapter @ Laguna Seca (instructing)
  • 03/18/05 Audi Club Golden Gate Chapter @ Laguna Seca (instructing)
  • 03/13/05 NASA Southern California @ California Speedway (ALMS config) (instructing)
  • 03/12/05 NASA Southern California @ California Speedway (ALMS config) (instructing)
  • 03/10/05 Motorsports Club of Beverly Hills @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 03/08/05 Audi Club Golden Gate/SoCal @ Buttonwillow #1 CW (instructing)
  • 12/22/04 BuddyClub USA/AAI @ Willow Springs
  • 12/20/04 ZigZag Asia/Hot Version @ Horse Thief Mile (got TOP SETUP EG6 into 2nd place!)
  • 12/17/04 Redline Events @ Streets of Willows CCW (instructing)
  • 12/12/04 SpeedTrialUSA @ Streets of Willows CW (instructing)
  • 12/11/04 SpeedTrialUSA @ Streets of Willows CW (instructing)
  • 12/09/04 Motorsports Club of Beverly Hills @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 12/05/04 SpeedVentures @ Streets of Willows CW (instructing)
  • 12/04/04 SV/DSPORT/EvoM.net EVO TUNER SHOOTOUT @ Streets of Willows CW (competition & instructing)
  • 11/28/04 SpeedVentures @ Thunderhill full track w/bypass (instructing)
  • 11/27/04 SpeedVentures @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 11/16/04 Audi Club Golden Gate Chapter @ Sears Point (instructing)
  • 11/15/04 Audi Club Golden Gate Chapter @ Sears Point (instructing)
  • 09/19/03 Happy Motoring @ Buttonwillow West Loop #17 (event organizer & instructing)
  • 09/04/03 Golden Gate Lotus Club @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 07/23/03 Golden Gate Lotus Club @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 07/05/03 Club4AG Drift Day #7 @ 3COM Park (instructing)
  • 06/30/03 SpeedTrialUSA private track day @ Buttonwillow #1 CW & CCW (instructing)
  • 06/25/03 Golden Gate Lotus Club @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 05/27/03 ClubZ @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 05/25/03 NASA Southern California @ Willow Springs (raced Spec Miata Challenge)
  • 05/24/03 NASA Southern California @ Willow Springs (raced Spec Miata Challenge)
  • 05/23/03 SERCA @ Streets of Willows (instructing & testing)
  • 05/18/03 SpeedVentures @ Spring Mountain Raceway (instructing)
  • 05/17/03 SpeedVentures @ Spring Mountain Raceway (instructing)
  • 05/14/03 HMSA @ BW #1 CW (social mingling + pace car riding only)
  • 05/13/03 HMSA @ BW #1 CW (social mingling + pace car riding only)
  • 05/11/03 Performance Driving Clinic @ Buttonwillow #25 CCW (instructing)
  • 05/08/03 Motorsports Club of Beverly Hills @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 05/07/03 Motorsports Club of Beverly Hills @ Streets of Willows (instructing)
  • 04/20/03 SpeedVentures @ Sears Point (instructing)
  • 04/19/03 SpeedVentures @ Sears Point (instructing)
  • 04/18/03 UnlimitedLaps @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 04/17/03 Motorsports Club of Beverly Hills @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 04/15/03 TracQuest @ Mid-Ohio (instructing)
  • 04/14/03 TracQuest @ Mid-Ohio (instructing)
  • 04/13/03 ITRCA ITR Expo 3 @ BeaverRun (instructing)
  • 04/12/03 ITRCA ITR Expo 3 @ BeaverRun (instructing)
  • 04/06/03 open track school @ Thunderhill w/bypass (instructing)
  • 04/05/03 open track school @ Thunderhill w/bypass (instructing)
  • 04/01/03 Super 2NR Club Battle Civic vs. SE-R @ Streets of Willows
  • 03/28/03 Mazda Rev It Up VIP guest @ San Francisco, tons of autox practice
  • 03/23/03 SCCA SFR AutoX @ 3Com park, running Jeremy Rine’s DSP Integra GS-R
  • 03/14/03 UnlimitedLaps @ Buttonwillow #1 CW (instructing)
  • 03/13/03 Motorsports Club of Beverly Hills @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 03/02/03 TracQuest @ Laguna Seca (instructing)
  • 03/01/03 TracQuest @ Laguna Seca (instructing)
  • 02/28/03 UnlimitedLaps @ Laguna Seca (instructing)
  • 02/23/03 open track school @ Thunderhill w/bypass (instructing)
  • 02/22/03 open track school @ Thunderhill w/bypass (instructing)
  • 02/16/03 Tracknutz @ Buttonwillow #1 CCW (instructing)
  • 02/15/03 Performance Driving Clinic @ Buttonwillow #25 CW (instructing)
  • 02/09/03 open track school @ Sears Point (instructing)
  • 02/08/03 SpeedVentures @ Thunderhill w/Cyclone CW (instructing)
  • 02/02/03 Motorsports Club of Beverly Hills @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 02/01/03 Motorsports Club of Beverly Hills @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 01/31/03 Sony Grand Tourismo development team @ Sears Point
  • 01/30/03 Sony Grand Tourismo development team @ Sears Point
  • 01/26/03 SpeedTrialUSA @ California Speedway infield course (instructing)
  • 01/25/03 SpeedTrialUSA @ California Speedway infield course (instructing)
  • 01/12/03 Audi Club @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 01/11/03 Audi Club @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 01/04/03 SpeedVentures @ Sears Point (unofficial instructing)
  • 01/03/03 SpeedVentures @ Sears Point (unofficial instructing)
  • 12/31/02 Lotus Club @ Laguna Seca (classroom session & instructing)
  • 12/20/02 Duratec Performance @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 12/14/02 Motorsports Club of Beverly Hills @ Street of Willows (instructing)
  • 12/10/02 TracQuest @ Sears Point (instructing)
  • 12/09/02 TracQuest @ Sears Point (instructing)
  • 12/08/02 open track school @ Thunderhill w/bypass (instructing)
  • 11/24/02 open track school @ Sears Point (instructing)
  • 11/23/02 open track school @ Sears Point (instructing)
  • 11/22/02 Audi Club @ Sears Point (instructing)
  • 11/21/02 Audi Club @ Sears Point (instructing)
  • 11/20/02 PDC Racing @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone
  • 11/17/02 TracQuest @ Buttonwillow #1 CW (instructing)
  • 11/16/02 TracQuest @ Buttonwillow #1 CW (instructing)
  • 11/15/02 SpeedVentures @ Buttonwillow #1 CW (instructing)
  • 11/14/02 Motorsports Club of Beverly Hills @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 11/12/02 TracQuest @ Laguna Seca (instructing)
  • 11/11/02 TracQuest @ Laguna Seca (instructing)
  • 11/10/02 open track school @ Sears Point (instructing)
  • 11/03/02 SpeedTrialUSA @ Buttonwillow #1 CW (instructing)
  • 11/02/02 SpeedTrialUSA @ Buttonwillow #1 CW (instructing)
  • 11/01/02 UnlimitedLaps @ Laguna Seca (instructing)
  • 10/31/02 Audi Club @ Laguna Seca (instructing)
  • 10/30/02 Audi Club @ Laguna Seca (instructing)
  • 10/15/02 Motorsports Club of Beverly Hills @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 10/13/02 open track school @ Sears Point (instructing)
  • 10/12/02 open track school @ Sears Point (instructing)
  • 10/02/02 UnlimitedLaps @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 09/08/02 open track school @ Thunderhill full track w/bypass (instructing)
  • 09/07/02 open track school @ Thunderhill full track w/bypass (instructing)
  • 09/04/02 NCRC @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone CW direction (instructing)
  • 09/03/02 NSX Club Sacramento Chapter @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 08/29/02 open test day @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone
  • 08/21/02 Lotus Club Golden Gate Chapter @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing & pace car 🙂
  • 08/14/02 TracQuest @ Mid-Ohio (instructing)
  • 08/13/02 TracQuest @ Mid-Ohio (instructing)
  • 08/09/02 Nikolas Malechikos’s Duratec event @ Willow Springs (driver’s meeting, 2 classroom session & instructing)
  • 08/04/02 TracQuest @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 08/03/02 TracQuest @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 07/26/02 UnlimitedLaps @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 07/14/02 open track school @ Buttonwillows #13 CCW (instructing)
  • 07/13/02 open track school @ Buttonwillows #13 CCW (instructing)
  • 07/08/02 TracQuest @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 07/07/02 TracQuest @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 07/05/02 Lotus Club Golden Gate Chapter @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 06/30/02 open track school @ Thunderhill full track w/bypass (instructing)
  • 06/29/02 open track school @ Thunderhill full track w/bypass (instructing)
  • 06/22/02 Motorsports Club of Beverly Hills @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 06/09/02 open track school @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 06/08/02 open track school @ Willow Springs (instructing)
  • 05/02/02 Lotus Club Golden Gate Chapter @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 04/23/02 NSX Club Sacramento Chapter @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 04/21/02 TracQuest @ Laguna Seca (instructing)
  • 04/20/02 TracQuest @ Laguna Seca (instructing)
  • 03/08/02 Wurth Motorsports @ Streets of Willows (instructing)
  • 03/03/02 open track school @ Buttonwillow Raceway Config #1 CW (instructing)
  • 03/02/02 open track school @ Buttonwillow Raceway Config #1 CW (instructing)
  • 02/24/02 SpeedTrialUSA @ Buttonwillow Raceway Config #13 CW (tech & instructing)
  • 02/22/02 Nikolas Malechikos’ Couger event @ Street of Willows (driver’s meeting & instructing)
  • 02/09/02 TracQuest at Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 02/08/02 TracQuest at Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 01/27/02 Wurth Motorsports @ Buttonwillow Raceway Config #1 CW (instructing)
  • 01/26/02 Wurth Motorsports @ Buttonwillow Raceway Config #1 CW (instructing)
  • 12/19/01 TracQuest at Sears Point 1.8 mile temp course (instructing)
  • 12/18/01 TracQuest at Sears Point 1.8 mile temp course (instructing)
  • 11/09/01 Wurth Motorsports at Streets of Willows CCW (instructing)
  • 11/04/01 Pantera Club at Willow Springs Raceway
  • 11/03/01 Pantera Club at Willow Springs Raceway
  • 09/11/01 NSX Club Sacramento Chapter @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone (instructing)
  • 08/26/01 Buttonwillow Raceway’s Performance Driving Clinic Config #14 CW
  • 08/06/01 Sports Compact Car’s BFGoodrich G-Force Challenge @ Streets of Willows
  • 06/16/01 Buttonwillow Raceway’s Performance Driving Clinic Config #1 CW
  • 05/26/01 Touring Car Club @ Buttonwillow Config #13 CCW
  • 03/00/01 MR2 Club @ Buttonwillow Config #13 CW
  • 01/00/01 Honda Hybrid Track Day @ Buttonwillow Config #13 CCW (instructing)
  • 08/19/00 MR2 Club @ Streets of Willows
  • 07/01/00 Honda Hybrid Track Day @ Streets of Willows (instructing)
  • 03/00/00 AAS/McKamey AutoX School Phase III
  • 04/03/99 open track school @ Laguna Seca
  • 03/28/99 AAS AutoX test & tune day
  • 05/03/98 open track school @ Laguna Seca
  • 11/00/98 open track school @ Sears Point
  • 03/29/98 AAS/McKamey AutoX School Phase II
  • 03/28/98 AAS/McKamey AutoX practice course
  • 12/30/97 road racing practice at Kinsman with a friend’s Trackmagic 80 cc shifter (sequential!) kart…
  • 11/30/97 open track school @ Sears Point (short track since Sears is under going major revamp)
  • 10/25/97 open track school @ Sears Point
  • 10/25/97 open track school @ Sears Point
  • 09/20/97 open track school @ Laguna Seca
  • 09/19/97 open track school @ Laguna Seca
  • 08/30/97 SCCA Sacramento Region AutoX Test and Tune Day at Matter Air Field Base
  • 05/25/97 open track school @ Laguna Seca
  • 05/24/97 open track school @ Laguna Seca
  • 03/30/97 AAS Test and Tune AutoX at Matter Air Field Base
  • 03/29/97 AAS Test and Tune AutoX at Matter Air Field Base
  • 03/28/97 AAS/McKamey AutoX School Phase I
  • 02/09/97 SCCA SFR AutoX at Oakland Coliseum
  • 12/07/96 SCCA SFR AutoX at Oakland Coliseum
  • 11/09/96 open track school @ Sears Point
  • 09/22/96 open track school @ Laguna Seca
  • 07/13/96 SCCA SFR AutoX at Alameda Navel Air Station
  • 05/11/96 open track school @ Sears Point
  • 04/21/96 SCCA SFR AutoX at 3Com Park
  • 04/06/96 open track school @ Thunderhill full track w/cyclone
  • 03/09/96 open track school @ Sears Point
  • 02/24/96 SCCA SFR AutoX at 3Com Park
  • 02/18/96 open track school @ Laguna Seca
  • 01/28/96 SCCA SFR AutoX at Oakland Coliseum
  • 01/27/96 open track school @ Sears Point
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About GhettoRacer

racer, driver coach, taoist, yogi, dreamweaver, bballer, rebel, philosopher, entrepreneur, kiva, lonewolf, vagabond, photo/video shooter, storyteller
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