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    11/01/2013 - 11/03/2013 - Driving Schools @ Shenandoah Circuit

    Nov 1 - 3The November 2013 Shenandoah HPDE is only $205/day!

    New Students - Get a $25 discount for each day you drive in 2013.

    Current Students - Bring a friend, get $25 towards your next school.

    Look for details on the next registration screen.
    The National Capital Chapter (NCC) operates three High Performance Driving Events (HPDE) each year at Summit Point Raceway. The methods of instruction and the target audience for these schools 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 HPDEs are not racing schools. (In 2013 we have a separate race school for interested members.) 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 HPDE, 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.
    High Performance Driving Events
    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 HPDE 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 HPDEs 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 HPDE 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.

    Register here.


    HOTEL INFORMATION
    For both hotels, reservations made by calling and asking for the "BMW CCA" rate.

    Holiday Inn Express - $70/night
    142 Foxridge Lane
    Winchester, VA 22603
    (540) 667-7050
    Website: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress..._-USEN-_-wncva

    ALOFT - $85/night
    1055 Millwood Pike,Rt. 50 East
    Winchester,Virginia 22602
    Direct Contact: Laura Stine (540) 771-5446
    General Phone: (540) 678-8899

    Website: http://www.starwoodhotels.com/alofth...ropertyID=3025
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Schiavone View Post
    Nov 1 - 3The November 2013 Shenandoah HPDE is only $205/day!

    New Students - Get a $25 discount for each day you drive in 2013.

    Current Students - Bring a friend, get $25 towards your next school.

    Look for details on the next registration screen.
    The National Capital Chapter (NCC) operates three High Performance Driving Events (HPDE) each year at Summit Point Raceway. The methods of instruction and the target audience for these schools 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 HPDEs are not racing schools. (In 2013 we have a separate race school for interested members.) 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 HPDE, 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.
    High Performance Driving Events
    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 HPDE 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 HPDEs 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 HPDE 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.

    Register here.
    Is the circuit open for NCC Members and guests this day?
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    Registration closes soon for our last HPDE of the year! You don't want to miss this weekend on the Shenandoah circuit, argubly the most fun track at Summit Point. Don't forget about our 'New Student' and 'Bring a Friend' discounts as this can save you significant $$, as well as, the most important point of any HPDE: becoming a better driver.

    And, back by popular demand, we'll enjoy a lavish BBQ buffet after a day of pounding the track.

    Only a few spots still remain, so sign up ASAP.
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    Do you have to do both days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trexcali View Post
    Do you have to do both days?
    You don't have to, BUT its highly recommended. A lot of what you learn Saturday is reinforced on Sunday. If you absolutely can only do 1 day, make sure its Saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trexcali View Post
    Do you have to do both days?
    Quote Originally Posted by pseto View Post
    You don't have to, BUT its highly recommended. A lot of what you learn Saturday is reinforced on Sunday. If you absolutely can only do 1 day, make sure its Saturday.
    I could not agree more.
    Do both days. For me so much sinks in at night when I think about my driving Saturday. It doesn't matter if it's your first of 100th weekend.
    I always drive better the 2nd day and able to apply what I was told on Saturday.
    Just takes a night for it to sink in with me.
    YMMV.
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    Bring a friend

    Hi everyone, I would like to bring a friend to participate in this event. But he is not a CCA member and we'll be sharing the same car. Would that work? Does he need to register as well? Thanks in advance.
    -Brian

    Quote Originally Posted by 1996 328ti View Post
    I could not agree more.
    Do both days. For me so much sinks in at night when I think about my driving Saturday. It doesn't matter if it's your first of 100th weekend.
    I always drive better the 2nd day and able to apply what I was told on Saturday.
    Just takes a night for it to sink in with me.
    YMMV.

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    OK; I'm more than a little confused... Here is what our website says: The November 2013 Shenandoah HPDE is only $205/day! Registration has been extended to October 25th. New Students - Get a $25 discount for each day you drive in 2013. Current Students - Bring a friend, get $25 towards your next school. However MotorSportsreg.com list this event at $255.00 which is $230.00 with the $25.00 discount. Please inform me which price is correct and why are there two different prices in two different places. We really need to fix this yesterday!
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    So I guess this question is going to go unanswered...
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    Probably should email Jason.
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