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    05/10/2013 - 05/12/2013 - Driving Schools @ Summit Point Circuit

    May 10 - 12The May 2013 Summit Point Circuit HPDE is only $215/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.

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    I'm registered, however...

    Doug,

    I'm registered for the May 2 day class, however, I want to redeem my gift certificate that I won at the 2012 Baltimore Gran Prix event the club put on. How do I ensure my credit card is not charged?

    Thank you in advance...

    Rob

    PS, I tried to send you a private message, but that feature doesn't seem to be working.

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    Doug is no longer the registrar. I'll need to change that in the posts.
    Email Jason at registrar@nccbmwcca.org
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    How 'full' is this school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peteinmd View Post
    How 'full' is this school?
    Still plenty of room
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    Quote Originally Posted by peteinmd View Post
    How 'full' is this school?
    just click on the registration link then click on registration list and you can see who/how many are registered......

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    Thanx to both for responding.

    Best,

    Pete

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    Can my licensed 16 year old, who I just gave my 2003 530 to, :--( take the course? Could I go as the principle and take him as the "friend."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrell Lee View Post
    Can my licensed 16 year old, who I just gave my 2003 530 to, :--( take the course? Could I go as the principle and take him as the "friend."
    if you haven't already, sign him up for the street survival school on 13 april.

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    what tracks will be run during the May 10-12 school? Main? Jefferson? both?

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    I can't find it in writing, but I believe the driver must be 18.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darrell Lee View Post
    Can my licensed 16 year old, who I just gave my 2003 530 to, :--( take the course? Could I go as the principle and take him as the "friend."
    3.5.6 Driver’s Qualifications
    3.5.6.1 Age of Drivers. Minimum age for drivers in BMW CCA driving schools is eighteen (18) with a full drivers license (not a provisional license or a learners permit).

    3.5.6.2 Drivers License.
    Each instructor and student shall have a full operator’s license that shall not be suspended or revoked.

    Quote Originally Posted by mlytle View Post
    if you haven't already, sign him up for the street survival school on 13 april.
    Good advice!

    Honestly, I think 16 is too young for a HPDE anyway.
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    I have a question: this is my first HPDE (aside from FATT and SATT events) with the BMWCCA and I was wondering if I need to install a roll cage, get a harness and harness bar for my car? I have SPARCO EVO2 seats in my car already, but no 5 point harness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harryn View Post
    I have a question: this is my first HPDE (aside from FATT and SATT events) with the BMWCCA and I was wondering if I need to install a roll cage, get a harness and harness bar for my car? I have SPARCO EVO2 seats in my car already, but no 5 point harness.
    No cage, harness or harness bar required. I assume you are not in a convertible.
    I also assume the stock 3 point harness work with the seats.
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