The Bimmerworld BMW CCA Club Race School focuses on situations inherent to racing and open track lapping as the majority of the on track sessions are held with other cars next to, in front of, and behind you at all times. This introduces the students to traffic, passing, and driving lines that they do not see in the typical high performance driving school. Exercises include driving the entire track for multiple laps both two and three cars abreast to develop spatial awareness, setting up passes coming into corners at speed and passing while exiting corners. These exercises, plus practice race starts and open track sessions, are designed to develop off-line competency and confidence, and combine all aspects of the presented material.
The Bimmerworld BMW CCA Club Race School track instruction is unique in that instructors do not ride along with the students during the on-track sessions. The instructors, who are primarily composed of seasoned racers, observe the students while driving their own cars. This allows the instructor to develop a greater sense of how a student is improving with respect to spatial and situation awareness, different lines, and traffic. The on track sessions are supported by 4+ hours of classroom time per day. While the classroom sessions support the on track experiences, car preparation, mental preparation, physical preparation, qualifying, the benefits of practice sessions, car setup topics are also presented to the students for discussion. The school is designed as a learning experience and not a speed contest. The emphasis is on driver development, so race prepared cars, driving suits, racing seats or harnesses are not required
Special Info: The Bimmerworld BMW CCA Club Race School is open to Advanced Driver School students and Instructors only. Acceptance to the club race school is at the discretion of the event chair and Club Race School Chief Instructor, and is not guaranteed. Therefore, you must provide a short summary of your high performance driving experience (number of schools and locations), and the name of a Chief Instructor, or in-car instructor who can vouch for your experience and provide a favorable recommendation on your Race School application. Please note that completion of the Bimmerworld BMW CCA Club Racing School does not automatically qualify you for a BMW CCA Club Racing license. However, if you meet the experience requirements, and successfully complete this school, you will be eligible for your rookie license and the opportunity to join the ranks of BMW CCA Club Racing.
Race School vehicles must conform to NCC Driver School requirements with the exception of a required passenger seat and harness. Vehicles must also comply with all Technical Inspection requirements. Please Note: NCC BMW CCA does not allow convertibles of any kind nor SAV/SUVs at our on-track events. Participants must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license. Registration is restricted to BMW CCA members. Please include your BMW CCA membership number in your profile.
The cost of the Bimmerworld BMW CCA Race School is $495. Please make checks out to National Capital Chapter, and mail them, along with your application and credentials, to Dennis Pippy, 1320 Barbour Lane, Berryville, VA 22611. Full refunds will be honored for cancellation requests made before May 1, 2013. Any cancellation requests received on or after May 1st will be charged a $50 processing fee.
The registrar and point of contact for this event is Dennis Pippy and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.