Oktoberfest 2016 Instructor Sign-up
Registration closed August 24, 2016 1:00 PM on August 24, 2016 1:00 PM PDT Registration ends August 24, 2016 1:00 PM on August 24, 2016 1:00 PM PDT Registration opens February 24, 2016 9:00 PM on February 24, 2016 9:00 PM PST Registration runs from February 24, 2016 9:00 PM to August 24, 2016 1:00 PM
Celebrate BMW! Oktoberfest 2016 in Monterey will include four HPDE days at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. We have the track from Thursday, August 25, through Sunday, August 28. We will be sharing the paddock area with BMW NA, BMW AG, club racing, other O'fest activities, sponsors and vendors. Not all these events happen every day, but there will always be something going on for you to enjoy during your downtime. You do not have to sign up for O'fest in order to instruct, but you will probably regret it if you don't.
Event Chief Instructors are the Pacific Region DEC rep, Steve Stepanian, and Golden Gate Chapter Co-Chiefs, Peter Vinsel and Billy Maher. Other Chief Instructors from the Pacific Region will be helping out on the days they are available.
Every chapter must follow the Driving School Minimum Standards in the National BMW CCA Operations Manual. Safety is always the first priority, followed by learning and fun. Since this is a National event, rather than an individual chapter or even a regional event, we will do our best to integrate practices from other regions. However if a conflict arises, the practices the Pacific Region is comfortable with will take precedence,
The first session of each morning will be a track familiarization session. This is a low speed, no helmet, no passing session where Laguna Seca experienced instructors be in the left seat with the non-experienced LS instructors in the passenger seat. This will give those who have never seen the track a chance to see what the track offers and hear about it's subtleties while not having to concentrate on where you are going. Additionally, there will be two sessions each day designated for instructors. Laguna Seca only allows 35 cars on track at a time, and we will have 70+ instructors a day, so you will be assigned either the morning or afternoon instructor session. These instructor sessions are intended for your enjoyment. You may take passengers but you don't have to. Regular HPDE passing rules will apply.
The registration form has a lot of questions designed to help us figure out how best to utilize each instructor. Please be sure to provide the name and contact info for your usual Chief Instructor(s) in case we need to contact him/her to help determine the ideal position for you at the event.
The sound restriction at Laguna Seca for this HPDE is 105 db.
If you have any questions now, or at any time, please contact the Chief Instructors OfestCIs@googlegroups.com
Information on Tech forms, shirts, helmets and more are on the next page.