View Full Version : Illicit Track day - May 22, 2010 - Horse Thief Mile - Willow Springs

03-23-2010, 03:06 PM

Group A - Grip
Group B - Drift

Tentative Instructors - Will confirm by next week

- Alex Pfieffer - Confirmed pending possible XDC
- Jason Aquino - Lead instructor for Just Drift: Confirmed
- Tony Brakhoiapa

Ok it’s finally confirmed thanks to the kind people at Willow Springs, RMJ Motoring and Illicit Performance will be hosting a Grip and Drift event. The track event is reserved for Saturday, May 22nd, 2010, at Horse Thief Mile. We will be having some Formula D and Pro drivers there for instruction and help as well, I will announce the confirmed names in a couple of weeks.

For you are not familiar with Horse Thief Mile (HTM), it is a 1 mile long, Canyon style road course. This is a nice course with elevation changes and 11 turns, top speed is about 70-80 depending on your car.

We am limiting the number of drivers to 20. That would be 10 per group with 3.5+ hours of track time per group, 25 minute each session.

The entry fee is $160, ($165 w/ Paypal fee) per driver. Drivers can share a car but each driver must pay registration fee. Cars must pass a basic tech inspection (read INFO below) and you need an approved helmet – MA/SA 2005 or newer. Convertibles must have a certified roll bar.

See the bottom of the post for the event Schedule.

Tech inspection: Please make sure to go over your car BEFORE YOU COME TO THE TRACK! We will be performing tech inspections on all cars driving in this event, we don't want to turn anyone away because of a failed Tech inspection! Your entry fee will not be refunded if you come and your car fails tech! If you have questions please PM me or contact me.

Here's what we will be checking...

Wheels and Tires
All wheel lug nuts present and torqued
No center caps on wheels
Street tires
At least 2/32 of tread depth
Race tires
No cord showing
No cuts or defects

No fluid leaks
Wires & hoses secured
Good throttle return action
Radiator overflow container
Battery secured and terminals covered (Terminal covers at Autozone/Kragan: $4.00)
Condition of fluid lines: good no cracks

Pedal pressure firm (recommend you bleed your brakes with good fluid before the event)
Correct fluid level and not black
Condition of brake lines
Working brake lights
Condition of rotors (no cracks, etc)

Steering & Suspension
Wheel bearings not loose
Tight steering

Gas cap
All bumpers/spoilers/body panels secured

Helmet - Snell 2005 or newer, M or SA
Seat belts must be functional

Please be sure to wear appropriate driving clothes and shoes...no flip flops, sandals, etc.


There will be full fire/rescue team and corner workers at the event. Drifting *may* be allowed towards the end of the event...Willow Springs is getting strict about HTM and drifting.

If you want to sign up, reply to this post and send the money via PayPal: [email protected] Include the 3% PayPal processing fee please - $165.00 total includes fee. Please title the transaction: Illicit/RMJ Track day and the type of car you are bringing

We need 20 people signed up by April 16th! After April 16th, all driver's deposits will be non-refundable!

Thanks guys, Miguel

Signed Up

1. rmjsupra - MKIII Supra: Miguel
2. mazpower - LS1 powered Miata (Illicit Forum): Glenn
3. Omar - FC3S (Illicit Forum)
4. Mike Rivera- FD3S (Illicit Forum
5. Mark - Miata (Illicit Forum
6. Anthony Jackson – Red S13 Coupe
7. Amar - 1972 240z w/ 2jzgte – SocalSupras
8. Moyses Delgadillo – 1983 Supra
9. Mines - MKIII SocalSupras: Lyhor Kuy
10. Robert Stadnick - '93 RX-7 (Illicit Forum)
11. Brad - '03 WRX (Illicit Forum)
12. Mike Bizier - '09 G37S (Illicit Forum)
13. Impulse Cars.com – S13 240sx (zilvia.net)
14. Tom Flowers - S13 (On Track Motorsports)
15. Ryan Delgrosso - Supra (Socal Supras)
16. Sam Selfridge - 2001 Impreza RS(Omar's homie)
17. JP Alvarado – 1989 240sx (Zilvia
18. Dennis Chu - Supra
19. Kevin Hodac - Supra

Event Schedule:

Please be mindful of the 20 mph access road speed and the 5 mph paddock speeds. Also please clean up after yourself and no testing cars on access roads, other tracks, or pit/paddock area, We want to be able to do this again.

I will be at the track at 7:30 am. Please be advised that there is a $10.00 fee per person entering the track, this is paid directly to Willow Springs at the gate, we all have to pay it, cash.

7:30 am: Tech inspection begins
8:30 am: Drivers Meeting, if you are going to be late let me know in advance.
9:00 am: Group B
9:30 am: Group A
10:00 am Group B
10:30 am Group A
11:00 am Group B
11:30 am Group A
12:00 pm – Break for Lunch, this will be provided Via BBQ by us. – TRACK CLOSED
1:00 pm Group B
1:30 pm Group A
2:00 pm Group B
2:30 pm Group A
3:00 pm Open track and possible drifting,
5:00 pm, track is closed, all cars must come off.


03-23-2010, 03:11 PM
miguel, is there gonna be a drift group? John and i were still very interested. lmk

03-23-2010, 03:15 PM
I wanna try drifting there as well :)

03-23-2010, 03:27 PM
Yes, I will be opennign up drifting in the afternoon most likely. If there is enough experienced people, Alex know's that I know who they are, lol, then maybe there will be a whole 3rd group for just drifting.

But for sure after lunch

03-23-2010, 03:42 PM
So if i'm new to HTM then no ?? Haha

03-23-2010, 03:49 PM
No necessarily, you can get used to the track in the morning that take a shot at it in the afternoon.

Mu main concern is safety. We have a good rep with Willow and want to be able to hold these private events int he future.

If you are a beginner to drifting, then most likely I will have to say no. I will have some Formula D instructors there as well that can help you. Plus John Chow is the man

Currently the following Formula D drivers are tentative as instructors:

Alex Pfieffer
Michael Essa
Tony Brakhoiapa

03-24-2010, 05:22 PM

this sounds good. let me see if I can make it. I will call you this weekend!


03-24-2010, 05:37 PM
Okkkkk then.

03-24-2010, 06:22 PM
bgindn!!! who is this, lol

03-26-2010, 02:12 PM
HAHA Harp, wats up man, would be awesome to see you there. Reggie is recovering from a torn Achillies, so no drivng for him.

Lets go guys and get some S chassis signed up

03-26-2010, 11:08 PM
Uuum, ME TOO!

yeah, me.

I needs mo' HTM......


And stuff.

03-26-2010, 11:35 PM
If you are registering you know the process, start getting the Paypals in

Drift N Dragg
03-28-2010, 04:45 PM
Is there still any slots available for this Event?

03-28-2010, 10:26 PM
Yes we still have 8 spots

03-30-2010, 11:10 AM
Still waiting for some S chassis to sign up. We got Supra's, mazdas and no Nissan's

Drift N Dragg
03-30-2010, 01:04 PM
If all goes well, I will pay the 5th and I will be bringing my Z32

03-30-2010, 01:11 PM
Sweet bro, z32 will be a good addition to the Supras we got coming. Love having a good variety of cars.

04-03-2010, 06:50 PM
Still waiting for some S chassis to sign up. We got Supra's, mazdas and no Nissan's

BS MAN! There'll be at least ONE there! as long as I don't blow it up first! LoL

04-03-2010, 07:52 PM
werent you banded lol, you have two s13's, one will make it

04-04-2010, 02:15 AM
Once I get a confirmed drift group and I make sure my car survives ThunderDrift's ProAm on the 13th I'll sign up. Somewhat tentative I suppose you could say. Subscribed.

04-04-2010, 08:52 AM
I am open to making a drift group, but as of right now no one is sigmed up for drift. So making a drift group will be dependant on that.

In conclusion the drift group will be made as long as we have enough sign ups interested in it, minimum 5 i will say

04-04-2010, 01:13 PM
Well I'll be #1 then :)

04-05-2010, 02:25 AM
I encourage drifters to try this. Especially because some formula D drivers will be there for instruction, this is a perfect course for non-beginners to learn a lot.

I absolutely love HTM and hate that a perfect opportunity like this comes up when I've lost my car and license. Good luck at the event everyone and staff!

04-05-2010, 10:03 AM
Thanks for the kind words man. Even in grip form HTM is a great track to really push and learn you car, think of it as a safer canyon road.

04-06-2010, 12:17 PM
Other than Tom, I have not registrations from Zilvia, only one drift car at the moment confirmed.

04-07-2010, 01:00 PM
Ok guys here we go, we will definately have a drift group, group B.

Again we do not have anyone registered for this group, but it will be dedicated for drifting. We do not want to take away from the drive time,

Group A - Grip

Group B - Drift

All day

Lets get the Registrations in

04-07-2010, 01:01 PM
nice! Once the TD Pro am event is done and assuming my car survives I'll register!

04-07-2010, 01:36 PM
160 seems a little steep for one day. But i know its only limited to only 20 drivers but for that price some groups host two days for that price or if not around 180. If its a for sure thing that theyll be a run group for drifting and i hope its not only gonna be two hours like it say mayb itll be the whole day??

04-07-2010, 01:48 PM
As I updated already it will be Group B for the entire day. Also, the less expensive events you see have more people, and also not private and on the balcony.

04-07-2010, 03:48 PM
Yea for a full track event this is pretty cheap considering the number of drivers. I'm so down for this!

04-10-2010, 06:03 PM
Hello are there any more spots available LMK THANKS

04-11-2010, 12:10 AM
Ya we have 8 spots available

04-13-2010, 10:40 AM
Added a drift class and still no sign ups.

04-16-2010, 05:20 PM
Guys I openned up a drift group and know one signed up yet, got one s-chassis signed up.

Come on guys 2 more weeks for sign ups, I have spots open.

04-16-2010, 06:03 PM
Im gonna register soon ,just putin some things in order first. .

04-16-2010, 06:11 PM
Cool deal man, that's two S-chassis

04-17-2010, 12:52 AM
can I bring my Civic?

04-17-2010, 01:24 AM
Of course, the event is open to all, Group A is Grip. PM me if you need to

04-17-2010, 01:57 AM
is there a prize for the fastest time?

04-20-2010, 02:07 PM
No prizes bro, this is a fun event. Idea is to get good seat time and learn your car, with a bunch of cool car peeps and some bbq

04-21-2010, 03:21 PM
Guys, leaving resgistration open through next week. We have 8 spots open and only 2 people in the DRIFT group.

Remember this is for the whole day with only 20 cars total, equals out to over 2.5 hours of drive time and BBQ.

PM me with questions.

04-24-2010, 03:01 PM
OK, Im paid & registered,PM me to make sure you got it!!

Im excited, its been a while since I went to HTM. C YA there PEACE

04-25-2010, 09:20 AM
United is in, drift group right?

Flaco S14
04-25-2010, 11:26 PM
just got back from htm today, i kinda wanna go back again already so maybe ill sign up withing the next 2 weeks. for the drift group of course.

04-25-2010, 11:39 PM
yea I did htm on Saturday also for top drift and wanna go back already haha funnnnnn track everyone that could, SHOULD sign up for this very fun track will not regreat it :)

jay pee
04-26-2010, 12:57 PM
yea I did htm on Saturday also for top drift and wanna go back already haha funnnnnn track every that could SHOULD sign up for this very fun track will not regreat it :)

hell yeah..htm is sick ..best track, hands down that ive been 2 ...gotta check my funds and if the money is right then ill send payment for drift. goal for 2010 is to kill it at horse thief =)

04-26-2010, 04:05 PM
hell yeah..htm is sick ..best track, hands down that ive been 2 ...gotta check my funds and if the money is right then ill send payment for drift. goal for 2010 is to kill it at horse thief =)

Shut up jaypee you were already killing it !! Hahaha but yea same here for the goal part lOl

04-26-2010, 06:44 PM
United is in, drift group right?

GRIP for me :w00t:, I will slide too if I can:snoop:

04-26-2010, 10:42 PM
Werd, get the sign ups in, would like them in by then end of this coming week.


jay pee
04-28-2010, 08:59 PM
Shut up jaypee you were already killing it !! Hahaha but yea same here for the goal part lOl

lol i wish man ..when i first went out there i tried to go all gagnsta be4 i even learned the coarse and ended up way off the track in the damn rocks lol ... lmfao o well but yeah u better go to this track day....once we both get the coarse on lock down we will get sum tandem practice in.

04-28-2010, 09:30 PM
lol i wish man ..when i first went out there i tried to go all gagnsta be4 i even learned the coarse and ended up way off the track in the damn rocks lol ... lmfao o well but yeah u better go to this track day....once we both get the coarse on lock down we will get sum tandem practice in.

Haha dude I was the same !! all gangsta and I went off also and broke my damb buddy club off lOl but yea I'll try to make this lmk if ur going forsure haha

04-28-2010, 10:49 PM
any lap timing avail? (sorry if I missed any details).
I may join after i get my paycheque.

04-28-2010, 11:44 PM
No lap timing, sorry bro, the would bump up the cost a lot.

Got 5 spots come on guys the drift group is looking small

05-02-2010, 09:08 PM
I am tempted to go to this my friend. I got no ends though LOL

05-02-2010, 11:44 PM
Dammit jeff, the ls1 Miata is coming, I smell a Miata battle. Gimmie a call at work tomorrow

05-03-2010, 09:48 PM
I can't wait for this event if I do go. I would be careful if you see my "little gay" Honda behind you :)

05-04-2010, 12:04 AM
Very nice, make it happen, we got four spots and only 2 in the drift group, lets make this happen

05-07-2010, 08:11 PM
Got two spots left, PM me or Paypal $165, thanks

05-08-2010, 05:40 AM
oh man i would love to go to this, finally meet turns and united, get me some HTM, but DAMN ineed tires + event fee = where the hell is my home buyer tax bonus??!?!!?!!! :trogdor:

will let you know but dont hold anything for me... *crossing fingers*

05-08-2010, 07:11 AM
Hit me up as soon as you can

05-10-2010, 03:42 PM
Guys, only two people in the Drift class, if you are looking for some track time this is it, two spots left.

jay pee
05-10-2010, 09:25 PM
payment sent see every1 there...gonna b a sick track day full of sum drifto ....jayteezy hurry up with payment and send it.....we gotta reach our 2010 goal ...maybe we can get a lil tandem in ;)!!!

05-10-2010, 10:21 PM
your killing smalls !! hahaha
I'll see if I'm don't fixing some shyZz on my car in time

jay pee
05-10-2010, 10:33 PM
youll finish it man just keep your head in the game :) ...and for the event keep your stock rims and go buy new tires at city tire for like 100 buck for 2 sum federals595 and they will last you like all day as long as you dnt tire dip...or buy one set brand new and one used and ull b fine!!!!!!!!!!!!

05-17-2010, 10:44 AM
Updated list.

Please bring you payment confirmation with you to the track

Weather looks good at about 75 degrees for Saturday, please remember that it will be windy. If you are bring canopies bring something to hold them down with. Sunblock too, lol.

I will be there early, Inspections begin at 7:30 with drivers meeting at 8:30. Please be there in time for the drivers meeting.

If you have questions, PM me or email me: [email protected]

05-25-2010, 09:28 AM
Picspicspics ?????!!!!!!

05-25-2010, 10:20 AM
Waiting for the peeps that took them to post them up. Your car was tight bro.