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    07/28/2012 - AutoX School @ Bowie Baysox Stadium

    NCC Autocross School #3 7-28 at Bowie Baysox Stadium

    Registration is now open for the final NCC Autocross school of the year!!!


    REGISTER HERE: NCC AUTOCROSS SCHOOL #3 REGISTRATION

    REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW
    REGISTRATION CLOSES: 07/27/2012 @ 12:00PM (OR WHEN FULL)
    MAXIMUM REGISTRATION: 16 PARTICIPANTS
    COST: $80.00

    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: NCC AUTOCROSS SCHOOL #3 REGISTRATION
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    07/28/2012 - Autocross @ Bowie Baysox Stadium

    Thank you for choosing to autocross with us!

    Please visit the link below for more information.

    Jul 28
    BMWCCA is now requiring all NCC Autocross participants (for both events and schools) to be registered BMWCCA members.

    We realize that not all of our past event attendees are members. To help offset the cost of membership new BMWCCA memberships are entitled to one free NCC Autocross points event!
    BMWCCA membership is $48 which is a great deal. BMWCCA members enjoy a multitude of benefits such as discounts on hotel rates and towing services. Plus if you’re a BMW or MINI owner you get the extra benefit of dealer discounts at most MINI/BMW dealers and several local shops in the area.
    See the links below for details:
    BMWCCA Member Benefits
    NCCBMWCCA Member Details
    Signing up is easy! Simply go to “Become a Member, Autocross for Free!” and follow the posted steps. Make sure you complete step 3 after you complete your membership so that we can note your free event.

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

    Register here.

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    Is there a waitlist? I just tried to register, but it's sold out (17 registrants is the limit?).

    It looks like there are 2 couples sharing cars (4 people, 2 cars). Does that possibly leave room for me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlOneMillion View Post
    Is there a waitlist? I just tried to register, but it's sold out (17 registrants is the limit?).

    It looks like there are 2 couples sharing cars (4 people, 2 cars). Does that possibly leave room for me?
    Email your contact info to info@nccautocross.com and I'll put you on the waitlist.
    Thanks!!

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    Has there been any movement on the waitlist?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlOneMillion View Post
    Has there been any movement on the waitlist?
    Nope. So far no one has cancelled.

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    Times?

    What time does the event start? end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassdude2k View Post
    What time does the event start? end?
    Student check in is at 9AM. The school officially ends at 4:30. There is a 45 minute lunch (which we will provide) at noon. I will be sending out a formal schedule to all attendees in the next few days.
    Thanks,
    Phil

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    I just uploaded the pictures that I took. http://alicyndrew.smugmug.com/Other/...1505&k=H4CHWPm

    I set the album to public and you can download your image if you like. I did very little post processing to most of them except for cropping. If someone wants me to edit a pic of their car with some effects just let me know.

    Ali

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliDrew View Post
    I just uploaded the pictures that I took. http://alicyndrew.smugmug.com/Other/Autocross-7-28-2012/24437208_xt86Th#!i=1992921505&k=H4CHWPm

    I set the album to public and you can download your image if you like. I did very little post processing to most of them except for cropping. If someone wants me to edit a pic of their car with some effects just let me know.

    Ali
    Ali, your photos are excellent! Thanks for taking them and sharing!
    -Steve

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    Thanks to all the students and instructors who came out, worked hard and had fun! Big thanks to Ali for the awesome pictures of my car . Hope everyone enjoyed themselves and walked away with some good knowledge and became a faster driver.

    Here's my vid of the test run in my car for full course and the run I did in Eric's '08 335i. Thanks for the ride Eric! Car felt great.

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    Thanks to all the students who picked up the 50 or so cones i hit during the instructor runs. I believe there were a lot of cone hits during that time.

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    Here are my runs for the day. My best run was my last at about 4:20.
    Thanks to Jeff for some great instructing and to all of the organizers. I think I'm confident enough to sign up for the real deal now! Cheers!

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