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    Hey all, first time posting here and new to the racing scene, so any feedback is greatly appreciated! I have a general question regarding vehicle eligibility. I plan to participate in time attack events at Buttonwillow. I have a authentic RHD Honda which is not registered in California. I bought for track use only. So my question is, will I be able to use it at track events or do they require valid registration/insurance attending?

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    You are fine. At many events, 1/2 of the cars are not registered or insured.
    Assume you are towing it ? track don't care, but CHP cares.
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    Yes, I will be trailering the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VtecJunkie View Post
    Yes, I will be trailering the car.
    Many trailered track cars are not even titled, let alone registered or insured...
    you are fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    Many trailered track cars are not even titled, let alone registered or insured...
    you are fine.
    I read somewhere that certain organizations (clubs/tracks) require these things. Hence, the reason I asked. Thank you for the info!

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    IIRC, cars competing in "Street" or "Stock" classes needs to be registered.

    What organizations are even doing time attacks these days? I'm completely out of the loop since 2014.
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    oh, the MR2 girl is correct
    some "Street" class in time attack series do require registration. my mistake. I just thought you were attending track day in general.
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    I've had it with these demeaning stereotypes of MR2 Spyder drivers. We are not girls. We are LADIES. Pig.
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    Hmmm, so I guess it depends on the club. Is that safe to assume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VtecJunkie View Post
    Hmmm, so I guess it depends on the club. Is that safe to assume?
    It is not usually a club/track group issue since almost all, if not all, track day organizations allow cars to run that aren't registered for the street. What they are mentioning above is that when running with certain track groups, you would not be eligible to run in certain classes if your car is not registered. For example, if you want to run the Redline Time Attack, I believe you couldn't run in the Street class unless your car is street legal and registered but you could run in Modified class during the same event since being street legal and registered is not a requirement of that class. Hope this makes sense.
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    If you are completely new to the driving on a race track it might be best to just get some seat time first. If you are novice you won't be able to run in the advanced run group anyway. Trying to get good laps in intermediate or beginner is not a great idea. Time attack with many HPDE organization can be trying to get good lap times during rush hour on the 405 frewway.

    I know this may not be what you want to hear but if you are new to the race track you shouldn't be in a time attack.
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    Thanks for the info guys.

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