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Wednesday, Apr 30 2014 12:17 PM

'First Look': Driving clinics, British race coming up at Buttonwillow Raceway Park

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    Les Philips of Buttonwillow Raceway talks about upcoming events on "First Look with Scott Cox."

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

If that sports bike you bought 10 years ago is still parked in your garage accumulating dust, it's time to get it back on the track.

Wednesday on "First Look with Scott Cox," Les Philips with Buttonwillow Raceway Park talked about the venue's performance driving clinics and upcoming events.

"It's irresponsible to buy a sports bike and not go through a track day and learn some of the basics," Philips said.

The track is safe, Philips added, and the worst that could happen is ending up in the dirt.

The raceway also offers driving clinics that are designed to learn safe driving and car control. Instructors take you on a short ground school session focusing on safety and performance driving techniques.

You learn controlled stopping and cornering techniques, skid recovery and skid pad exercises emphasing car control and braking skills, Philips said.

Registration for the driving clinic is $195; that includes lunch and a $15 raceway gift shop credit. The next clinic is scheduled for Aug. 16.

If you want to enjoy a British Extravaganza race, Philips said you won't want to miss this weekend's 19th Annual All-British Race.

There will be a British concourse of cars, music, dancing and a barbecue.

For ticket information and event times, visit www.buttonwillowraceway.com.

 

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