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HIGH DESERT CHALLENGE
With All-JAPAN SHOWDOWN

MARCH 16-17, 2024
K&N Filters
High Desert Challenge

Willow Springs International Raceway

Enter today for the VARA High Desert Challenge

sponsored by K&N Filters, at “The Fastest Road in the West,”  Willow Springs International Raceway!

 

ALL-JAPAN SHOWDOWN

At this event, VARA will hold its second All-Japan Feature race for all Japanese race cars. 

VARA is extending a special invitation for all Datsun, Nissan, Mazda, Honda, Toyota, Acura and other Japanese race cars to come join our weekend and take part in a feature race that will close out the day’s racing on Saturday afternoon. VARA is also extending a special invitation to owners of vintage Japanese street vehicles to take part in reserved paddock parking and a track tour on Saturday. 

VARA is excited to host our first celebration of Japanese race and street cars and we look forward to having you join us for our first All-Japan race.

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TRACK DAY GROUP 

In addition to the normal race groups for production cars, open wheel and sports racers, VARA will host a Track Day group on Sunday for those looking to experience a track day at Big Willow.

The Track Day group will be open to both street and race-prepared vehicles, and will consist of four on-track sessions. 

NEW AND UNLICENSED DRIVERS:

Unlicensed drivers and drivers running for the first time with VARA must include an additional $ 50.00 fee for Ground School which will be held on Friday night, March 18th at 5:00 pm at the track. Ground School is mandatory for first time drivers. For Ground School or licensing questions, please contact Rod Susman at r8susm@aol.com

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K&N will be giving away 20 of the VARA famous Gift Bags, which include $100.00 gift certificate, redeemable for any K&N product available on their website, and $100.00 dollars’ worth of product. Names will be drawn on Sunday morning from racers taking part.

VARA requires each participant to have a physical exam every two years. If you do not have a current medical please contact the VARA office and a form will be sent to you. Medical cards from other approved organizations are acceptable. All race cars must have a logbook and meet VARA eligibility requirements.

This year’s race charity will be MS and Janet Horner will be manning the booth , 100% of what is raised goes to MS.

LODGING

Our host hotel is The Oxford Suites,

1651 W Avenue K, Lancaster CA. 93534  (661) 949-3423

If the Oxford is full another recommendation is the Towne Suites, 661-723-6709

Be sure to mention VARA and WSIR when making your reservation 

TIMING & SCORING:

If you would like to be included in the timing & scoring during the race weekend, you must use a transponder. If you do not own one, you may rent one, please indicate on the entry form. If you would like to purchase one, please call AMB direct at 1-678-816-4000.

QUESTIONS AND ASSISTANCE: Please call the

VARA office at (800) 280-8272 if you have additional questions

about this event. 

FOR OPEN TESTING ON FRIDAY, March 15th,

PLEASE CALL WSIR (661) 256-271

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Photo: Brad Eells

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