Sun, Jun 25, 2023

EXCLUSIVE M Chapter Skid Pad Experience @ MiX

Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds

About this event

Join the M Chapter for an incredible and exclusive event to be held during MiX weekend on Sunday, June 25th! With professional coaching from Mike Renner, BMW Performance Center extraordinaire, we have the unique opportunity to use the Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds and their ½ mile wet skid pad; that’s as large as some professional race tracks (Bristol Motor Speedway is only 0.533 miles)!

It is a very large track with plenty of wet, polished concrete to learn advanced car control skills and to drift your car. There is a huge run-off area as well, so you have to almost "try" to get into the grass. Past similar events, run by the Sandlapper Chapter, have been an outstanding success with many drivers learning how to better manage their cars in a skid along with learning the art of "drifting". The cost for each of these participants is $300. This price includes Mike Renner's professional coaching and half day of track time. There are typically three cars on the track at once which provides a significant amount of seat time during each session. Based on experience, after that long on the skid pad, you're thoroughly done; it requires a lot of effort and focus to master it.

You can share a car, but it's still $300 per driver.  Spectators are welcome, as there is a lot of great sight lines around the track.

Space is limited to 12 participants / drivers per session, so please sign up early. We will run a wait list because this event will sellout.

Note: This is a wet skid pad so tire wear in minimal.  However, on rare occasions if you were to slide off the concrete pad and/or run over the sprinkler grate in just the wrong way, a tire could be damaged. Rare, but it has happened.  Be sure to use at least minimum rated tire pressures.

No cancellations or refunds after June 1st unless we can fill your spot with someone from the waitlist. Joint lunch for both AM/PM sessons included.

Event requirements

To see the course, click this link.

Your credit card will be charged immediately.

BMW CCA membership is required. Your name on Motorsportreg must match your BMW CCA membership record.

Entries (30)

Edmund Fong
Kathi Baechtold
Robert Hiller
Roger Bachour
Mark Arnold
Michael Naoom
Stephen Maguire
Rafael Garces

Michelin Laurens Proving Grounds

Mountville, SC
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BMW CCA - M Chapter

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