Tesla Owners Meetup & Drag-strip Event
Do you enjoy the track? Have you ever wanted to find out how fast your Tesla is in the quarter mile? Do you want to meet fellow Tesla Owners? Join the My Tesla Adventure Community fellow Tesla Owners at the Sacramento Raceway Dragstrip for an evening of fun. All Tesla Models are welcome and will be in attendance including both performance and non-performance variants of the Model 3, Model X, Model S, and possibly a Roadster.
Event Date: Friday, June 1st, 2018.
Event Time: 4pm - 9pm
Location: Sacramento Raceway Park
Dragway Fees: $10 to spectate | $40 for car & driver
A View From the Drag Strip.
What do I need to participate?
Helmets are Required in all vehicles 13.99 seconds and quicker. Most Tesla's will surpass a 13.99 1/4 mile with the exception of the Model X 75. Helmets must meet NHRA approved SNELL rating and must have required label on the inside of the helmet. SNELL 2010 good until 1-1-2022. SNELL 2015 good until 2027.
We recommend the Conquer Snell SA2015 Approved Full Face Auto Racing Helmet which sells on amazon.com for $169.95 with 2 day prime shipping. It comes in white and black with sizes ranging from small to extra large. If you want to attend but are unsure about making the investment in a helmet, contact us at email@example.com and we can see if a My Tesla Adventure team member has a helmet to loan or share.
Snell SA2015 Approved Full Face Auto Racing Helmet
Protective clothing. The minimum requirements are as follows: full-length pants; short- or long-sleeved shirt; closed shoes; and socks. No shorts. No bare legs. No bare torsos. No tank tops. No open-toe or open-heel shoes or sandals. Synthetic clothing not recommended.
Fire Jacket is a track requirement for any vehicle running the 1/4th mile in less than 11.50 seconds. This will apply for all "P" performance model Teslas. Although a fire jacket is not required for slower vehicles we recommend picking one up for added safety. A qualified fire jacket runs as little as $50 and they look pretty dam cool.
We recommend a NHRA approved jacket meeting SFI Spec 3.2/1. Jackets that meet the spec include the 3.2/1, 3.2/5, 3.2/15, 3.2/20, 3.2/30. We have had great success buying jackets from Summit Racing where you will find options in all colors and sizes. If you have an issue finding a jacket in your size or any other concerns when ordering your jacket contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Preparing your car
Remove unnecessary loose objects. The drag-strip has a safety requirement of no "Loose ballast"
Loose ballast is not permitted on the racetrack, so be prepared to empty trunks and interiors of all loose items. Spare tires, jacks, etc. must be securely mounted or must be removed. Tools, jack stands, coolers, loose speakers, wheel covers, etc. are considered loose ballast and are not permitted on the track. If you don't need it, or don't want to leave it unattended, leave it at home.
Any loose odds and ends that you bring with you if you have a bag for them other Tesla owners can hold on to them for you while you race. We typically bring a backpack for those odds and ends, water bottles, purses, etc.
After the races - Pizza at Roma's Pizzera II
After the drag-strip for explaining, excusing, elaborating, and if necessary, lying as to why we didn't go faster, excuses, join us for food and drinks at Roma II Pizzeria just down the road from the raceway.
Roma II Pizzeria, 8491 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95826
Palladio at Broadstone
10 superchargers, available 24/7, up to 120kW
220 Palladio Parkway, Folsom, CA 95630
This is a good location to charge located in the Palladio outdoor shopping mall with a variety of dining options nearby. This location is 18.5 miles from the Raceway and if you drive on the slowly you will reach the track with a solid charge. We will be charging at this location around 9am-10am to reach full charge before driving to the track.
Ironpoint Road - Folsom Premium Outlets
4 Superchargers, available 24/7, up to 120kW
220 Iron Point Rd, Folsom, CA 95630
This location is 13.6 miles from the Raceway, 5 miles closer than Palladio, but only has 4 Superchargers so check your map before stopping here to charge to make sure spaces are available.
Track Location & Directions
Sacramento Raceway Park
5305 Excelsior Rd, Sacramento, CA 95827
Be sure to enter the raceway via Farm Road. Your GPS system will likely navigate you to another entrance that will be closed.