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    06/25/2011 - 06/26/2011 - NCC Driving School (Shenandoah Circuit)

    Registration opens April 18, 2011
    https://www.motorsportreg.com/index....B9FB30CD298384
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    Are the new dates gonna stick?? Or still tenative?

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    Any news on this school? I still don't see any details on Motorsportsreg.com.
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    Just curious. When does registration open for this event?

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    It is unfortunate, but I don't think the organizers of our driving schools ever look at this forum. I understand the date of our October event on the Jefferson Circuit is still tentative, but I think the June date is for sure. I don't know when registration will open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodym3 View Post
    It is unfortunate, but I don't think the organizers of our driving schools ever look at this forum. I understand the date of our October event on the Jefferson Circuit is still tentative, but I think the June date is for sure. I don't know when registration will open.
    Just imagine the increase in attendance if the organizers used the internet as a tool for marketing, etc.!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoupemindy View Post
    Just imagine the increase in attendance if the organizers used the internet as a tool for marketing, etc.!!!
    Not to mention a very sore point with me, allowing convertibles with roll bars, race seats, harnesses and arm restraints to participate! I would support Driver's Schools if only they'd let me. As to taking my '11 335xi out on track, no thanks, that's why I bought an inexpensive Miata for track that I can walk away from in the hopefully never going to happen worst case, with minimal (financial) pain.

    I would very much welcome the Driver's Schools being more receptive to getting club member participation, like for example the excellent job Paul does with getting new people to the socials and the Autocross members do with the outstanding auto-X program. From the little I've heard in paddock chatter at other track events, putting aside the convertible issue, in general the NCC Drivers School coordinators are happy with the program as it is and has been for a long time and don't see a need to change. I don't think I've ever met anyone who runs the DS program.

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    Ya know Woody, I know that but I tried anyway. You are always one of the most responsive on the forum. But like I said a guy can try!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodym3 View Post
    It is unfortunate, but I don't think the organizers of our driving schools ever look at this forum.
    That is unfortunate. I chuckled at first because I didn't think you were serious.
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    Can somebody please post a tutorial on how the hell to register... I'm trying to help a friend get into this school, and for the life of me I can't figure out how.

    Edit: Never mind - I figured it out. However, it should be made more clear on the website that you need to click on motorsportreg to register. Just my $.02
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirichlet View Post
    Can somebody please post a tutorial on how the hell to register... I'm trying to help a friend get into this school, and for the life of me I can't figure out how.

    Edit: Never mind - I figured it out. However, it should be made more clear on the website that you need to click on motorsportreg to register. Just my $.02
    The events were just made visible last night and registration doesn't open until April 18.
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    The NCC Shenandoah School is still only $185/day!

    The National Capital Chapter (NCC) operates two types of driving schools: Drivers' Schools and Car Control Clinics. While the methods of instruction and the target audience for these schools differ, they share a common goal of giving you the opportunity to develop and improve your skills as a driver and to strengthen your knowledge of your car's abilities so that you will be prepared for any situation you may encounter on the highway.

    Our schools are not racing schools. Our focus is on skills, not speed, and our overriding concern is with your safety and that of your car. We select our school instructors very carefully, not simply for their technical knowledge and accomplishments as drivers, but also for their abilities to impart that knowledge to their students in a clear, concise, and professional manner.

    Your BMW is an amazingly capable car. At a National Capital Chapter driving school, you will be able to realize your car's capabilities, learn the limits of those capabilities under controlled conditions and practice the skills needed to control your car safely within those limits.

    Drivers' Schools

    The primary goal of these schools is to develop and hone your car-control skills. It is not to drive fast, although speed will come with improving skills. We seek to produce not necessarily the fastest, but the most proficient drivers possible.

    Each drivers' school consists of driving sessions on the track and at the skidpad, as well as classroom sessions. During your on-track sessions, you will be driving the full track at progressively higher speeds throughout the school. An in-car instructor will work with you to help you improve your driving mechanics. Braking, cornering and accelerating techniques are refined continuously during your on-track sessions.

    Skidpad sessions will allow you to begin to master the skill of controlling your car at the limits of adhesion. You will learn how to control understeer (when your front tires lose adhesion) and oversteer (when your rear tires lose adhesion). The skills learned here will not only be invaluable on the track, they may well save your car - and your life - on the highway.

    Classroom sessions present the underlying mechanics of your car's behavior and how your inputs as a driver affect it. We present basic driving theory, the physics of car behavior (i.e., the "why it works" of driving) and discussions of the techniques of advanced car control.

    No single drivers' school will ever convey all there is to learn about driving. In this sense, our drivers' schools are part of a continuous learning environment, one that requires several years of attendance at dozens of schools before proficiency is attained. Even at that, there is always something more to learn, something additional on which to work. Acquiring driving skills is a process that is never completed.

    About Our Instructors

    Our instructors come from two basic driving backgrounds: accomplished drivers' school students and successful amateur (e.g., SCCA) racers. Regardless of their backgrounds, our instructors conform to a uniformly high standard of competence, professionalism and enthusiasm for teaching.

    Candidates selected from our student roster have a documented record of achievement. Candidates applying from a racing background must have comparable skills and experience. We note that the requirements for a successful racer and those for a successful instructor are not necessarily the same, as the sole ability to drive fast is about the most minor qualification we seek in an instructor. Therefore, as part of the qualification process, we apply a series of student instruction simulations (using our instructors as the "students") to ensure that the candidate understands not only how to drive, but how to teach as well. We also ensure that candidates display impeccable attitude and driving etiquette and are successful in making the transition from "race-mode" to "school-mode."

    Our current instructors' driving experience ranges from five years to twenty-five years. Our "average" instructor has been driving on the track for 11.5 years and has been instructing for 6 years. We draw our instructors from twelve BMW CCA chapters, the SCCA, PCA, and other marque clubs. We select our instructors very carefully to ensure that every student receives the best possible instruction from the safest, most professional and most knowledgeable people we can find. We are very proud of our instructor corps and we trust that you will share that pride.


    This event offers online registration and payment through MotorsportReg.com.

    Registration will be through Motorsportreg.com
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    Thank you Mr. Verner!!!
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    Registration opens Monday, April 18 at 9:00am.
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    Just registered and my dad is too First time at Summit this year, can't wait!

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