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    03/17/2012 - AutoX School @ Bowie Baysox Stadium

    REGISTER HERE: http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.c...3CFF273CE97599

    REGISTRATION OPENS: 01/21/2012 @ 8:00AM
    REGISTRATION CLOSES: 03/16/2012 @ 12:00PM (OR WHEN FULL)
    MAXIMUM REGISTRATION: 16 PARTICIPANTS
    COST: $80.00
    PRIORITY: MINI DRIVERS

    Autocross is a safe, low-speed motorsport where competitors drive against the clock to turn in the best times as they navigate a driving course defined by orange parking cones in a large, open lot. Our NCC Autocross school is the best way for new and budding autocross participants to learn more about autocross and improve their driving performance through in-car instruction by some of the best instructors in the Washington DC area. Come join us for a fun and educational day filled with safe but adrenaline raising motorsport.

    Sessions will include a variety of topics to help novice participants better understand what goes on in a day of autocross, and what they will likely be seeing and hearing around them as they participate in the motorsport. Instruction on how to prepare both the car and driver for autocross, how to register, tech inspect, work a course, and safety topics will get you up to speed with the day-of operations for participating in autocross. Then, drivers will learn how to make the most of their runs by examining techniques like walking the course to determine good run lines, throttle modulation (your gas pedal is not an on-off switch!), and when to brake. Discussions will also cover basic handling conditions such as 'oversteer' and 'understeer' you may have heard of, and how to correct them, and try to prevent these issues to give you your best runs.

    It's time to put all of your newfound knowledge to work. Get ready to buckle up and drive, as you will get run after run to put your training and skills to the test with a series of handling and stopping challenges as you gear up to run a full autocross course. With one of our excellent instructors at your side, you will continue to receive guidance to improve your performance and lower your lap times. As you learn how to pick your turn-in points, choose your braking zones and work the throttle wisely, you will notice a consistent improvement in how your car handles confidently and smartly through the sea of cones.

    There is no better way to get started in autocross than with the NCC Autocross school. Whether you've done a few events in the past, or if you've never been out to a course before, you'll find the program educational and the skills you learn useful not just on the autocross course, but for all of the driving you do. Our staff is ready to answer any questions you will have and will ensure you get personalized attention and instruction to overcome any concerns or issues. We are ready to introduce you to the fast and fun world of autocross, are you ready to join? Register now as space in our schools are limited to ensure small class groups and personalized instruction.

    REGISTER HERE: http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.c...3CFF273CE97599
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    It appears that this event is already sold out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by docchaez View Post
    It appears that this event is already sold out!
    Yes, this school is sold out. But wait, we are opening registration for our May 5th school this Saturday!!!

    http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/showthrea...niture-Stadium
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    Thanks! I can't wait for my first AutoX experience!

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    Quote Originally Posted by docchaez View Post
    Thanks! I can't wait for my first AutoX experience!
    Definitely don't wait until the May 5th school then. I suggest that you plan on attending our events on 03/24 and 04/21 to get your feet wet. I personally think it's rather beneficial to attend an event or two before the school, so that you are less nervous and can take full advantage of the school. I expect that we will have a good number of first timers there!

    For first time attendees at our events, I highly recommend you register for the PM session. But show up early enough to catch the second half of the AM session. We will pair you up with an instruct to ride along with to see the course before driving.

    Just let me know if you have any other questions.
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    Just to clarify: I do not need to attend the Autocross school prior to participating in an event?

    I just joined BMW CCA in December, so this is my first season. Am I allowed to register for the March 24th event?

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    Bummer--I somehow missed the notification back in January that registration had opened. We'll sign up for May, but is there a waiting list for March?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbremer View Post
    Just to clarify: I do not need to attend the Autocross school prior to participating in an event?

    I just joined BMW CCA in December, so this is my first season. Am I allowed to register for the March 24th event?
    There's no need to attend a school before your first event! All of our events are newcomer friendly. If you have any other questions, please let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim_in_MD View Post
    Bummer--I somehow missed the notification back in January that registration had opened. We'll sign up for May, but is there a waiting list for March?
    We are at maximum capacity currently and all participants are prepaid. It's unlikely of additional openings. I'd suggest your newcomer friends register for the May 5th school (our schools ALWAYS have priority to newcomers).
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    I guess I was one of the lucky ones to sign up in time for the 3/17 school. Looking forward to a season of avoiding cones!

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    Students, as we approach the day of the school, please post any questions you may have here so all can see! Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcoupemindy View Post
    Students, as we approach the day of the school, please post any questions you may have here so all can see! Thanks.
    OK, What do you think is the best type of music to listen to while autocrossing? I lean toward Wagner, but some hard rock can be equally inspiring,such as Foreigner and such.

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    OK, What do you think is the best type of music to listen to while autocrossing? I lean toward Wagner, but some hard rock can be equally inspiring,such as Foreigner and such.

    Inline Six.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    OK, What do you think is the best type of music to listen to while autocrossing? I lean toward Wagner, but some hard rock can be equally inspiring,such as Foreigner and such.
    Foreigner is considered hard rock? Give me some Disturbed, Korn, Rob Zombie, select Beastie Boys, etc!

    Also Josh Hickey! I'm coming for you! (new springs, rear sway bar)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElGordoFeroz View Post
    Foreigner is considered hard rock? Give me some Disturbed, Korn, Rob Zombie, select Beastie Boys, etc!

    Also Josh Hickey! I'm coming for you! (new springs, rear sway bar)
    Well I'm getting up in years and haven't heard of those groups, except for The Zombies.(1966)

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