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Duel in the Desert 2024

Club Race

Event Information

Hosted by Golden Gate Region PCA
Registrar / 530.448.1961
Location Buttonwillow Raceway Park - Buttonwillow, CA
Event Dates 05/04/24 - 05/05/24
Registration Dates 03/18/24 08:00 PM (opens)
(central time zone)

04/28/24 11:59 PM (closes)
(central time zone)
Description Come PCA Club Racing in GGR’s Duel in the Desert with host Golden Gate Region. Buttonwillow Raceway provides some of the best racing around and is where many pro teams come to practice due to the many diverse corners around the track.  We will be running in the counter-course direction this event.  The weather in the beginning of May should be perfect!

3 sprint races.

PCA Club Racing License Candidates welcome!

The cost for the weekend is $695 and includes Practice/Qualify/Sprint Races on both Saturday and Sunday.

The points races at this Club Race will earn points towards the 2024 West Coast Series as well as the 2024 PCA National Championship Series.

Tire support for this event will be provided by:
Buttonwillow Tire Center (at the track)
(661) 764-5333

Buttonwillow Raceway provides 43 RV spaces with electricity and water hook-ups. There are 14 paved spots and 29 un-paved spots. These are available direct from the track, not ClubReg. Call (661) 764-5333 or email Be sure to specify a 30 amp hook up or a 50 amp hook up when making your reservations.
Rates: $40 per day for paved spaces, $30 per day for unpaved spaces.
Men’s and Women’s showers are available in the restroom building located near the Go-Kart track.

Buttonwillow Raceway has garage rentals available for this event. Garages offer electricity, compressed air and workbenches for your convenience. These are available direct from the track, not ClubReg. Call (661) 764-5333 or email: .
The rate is $100 per day.
Garages 1-8 are located on the first row of paddock spaces. Garages 9-16 are located on the 2nd pit finger, behind garages 1-4 on the west side.
Specific garages may be requested; the track will try to accommodate such requests.

Late registration fees apply after April 28th.

A track day is available on Friday May 3 with the PCA Central Coast Region DE.  Register at:

GGR Club Race Chair: Jim McClelland
Agreement I understand that my registration for this Club Race will not be approved or confirmed until payment is received and I have submitted all required paperwork and requested information which may include (but is not limited to) on-line waivers, log book information, guest information, and team information. Any 'special circumstances' regarding fee payment should be brought to the attention of the event registrar immediately.

All PCA Club Race registrants are required to sign, as part of this registration, the Release and Waiver of Liability, Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement for the Club Race portion of the weekend. 

I understand that I and all of my guests and crew are required to sign waivers at the track gate in order to receive the track/general event wristbands and gain admittance to the track property. These wristbands must be worn at all times while on track property. Minor waivers are required for all attendees who are minors (anyone under the age of 18). Please review the event file: Minor Waivers – an update.

All PCA Club Race registrants are then required to complete at-track registration to receive Run Group wristbands. 

This event is held under the current PCA Club Racing Rules. I agree to abide by the PCA Club Racing Rules and the supplementary regulations of this event.

All PCA Club Race registrants are required to have a current PCA Club Racing License (or approved New License Application), current Medical Forms (on-file in the PCA Club Racing Office), and a current PCA Membership. (New License Applications must be received by the Club Racing Program Coordinator three weeks prior to the event.)

I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the organizers of this event and their agents, with respect to the condition and preparation of my registered car, or any subsequent failure or damage to my registered car or its occupants as a result of such failures. 

I acknowledge that at all times I remain solely responsible for the safety and roadworthiness of my registered car. 

My at-track registration signifies that my registered car information is complete and accurate and that my car has a current valid Club Racing log book. Incorrect information may cause me to be black-flagged from the track.

All Rookie Candidates and First Time Provisionals for whom this will be their first PCA Club Race MUST attend the Orientation Meeting. Others may be required to attend by invitation. Participants will be notified and information regarding time, place, and date.

I understand that I am required to reimburse PCA Golden Gate Region and Buttonwillow Raceway for any fees or physical damage to the track or its facilities caused by myself, my crew, and my guests and that these are not covered in my registration fee. Payment is due upon invoice.

The points races at this Club Race will earn points towards the 2024 West Coast Series as well as the 2024 PCA National Championship Series.

Late registration fees apply after April 28th.

No refunds after April 22nd.

GGR Club Race Chair: Jim McClelland

GGR Club Race Registrar: Heath Spencer

Event Options

Event Options Fee
Sprint PRIMARY Driver
Weekend entry fee. for 3 Sprint Races Please select this option if you are the primary driver and will be driving in the correct Sprint Race class.
Saturday Evening at-track Dinner
Not included in the registration fee.
West Coast Series T-shirt (FREE)
1 per racer, please

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