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 in partnership with Tesla Club SoCal at Auto Club Dragway 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 Roadsters.
Event Date: Saturday, June 9th, 2018.
Event Time: 8am - 4pm
Location: Auto Club Dragway | Fontana, CA
Dragway Fees: $10 to spectate | $50 for car & driver
Food Trucks, Friends & Family, Drag Racing
Food trucks are onsite at the drag way, we will also provide water and snacks to Tesla attendees. There will be a private tent for Tesla Owner's to socialize and watch the races. Kids are welcome to attend however we recommend no younger than 3 due to the sound levels during some of the drag races. We will have ear protection on hand for all attendees.
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.
Palladio at Broadstone
12 superchargers, available 24/7, up to 120kW
12642 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
This is a good location to charge located in the Victoria Gardens outdoor shopping mall with a variety of dining options nearby. This location is 6.5 miles from the Dragway slowly you will reach the track with a 98% charge. We will be charging at this location around 7am to reach full charge before driving to the track.
Track Location & Directions
Auto Club Dragway
9300 Cherry Ave
Fontana, CA 92335
Be sure to enter the raceway via Cherry Avenue at the intersection of Cherry Avenue and Randall. Your GPS system will likely navigate you to another entrance nearby that will be closed.