AC3: Advanced Car Control Clinic May 2021 info on May 22, 2021 (118743) |

AC3: Advanced Car Control Clinic May 2021

AC3: Advanced Car Control Clinic May 2021

BMW CCA - Boston Chapter - Advanced Driving Skills School

Saturday, May 22, 2021
Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT

Registration closed May 17, 2021 11:59 PM at 2021-05-17T20:59:00-0700 Registration ends May 17, 2021 11:59 PM at 2021-05-17T20:59:00-0700 Registration opens February 12, 2021 11:59 AM at 2021-02-12T08:59:00-0800 Registration runs from February 12, 2021 11:59 AM to May 17, 2021 11:59 PM



In addition to the Boston Chapter's usual Advanced Driving Skills School (ADSS), we are now offering our Advanced Car Control Clinic (AC3). AC3 utilizes the Skid Pad and Auto Cross course on the upper level at Lime Rock. ADSS is designed to introduce and develop car control skills, but AC3 will help take your car control to the next level!

Information for Students

Please be advised that anyone coming to the track will need to observe CDC and State guidelines, which to be clear, means wearing a mask and maintaining social distance. The Boston/WMC chapter team will be setting up registration and tech in accordance with these guidelines and we would very much appreciate that our track family respectfully keep each other safe, both on the track and in the paddock. We will have some additional requirements within the following registration pages to set expectations as well as in our pre-event documentation that will be forthcoming.

There are a very limited number of student slots available for this event to ensure maximum seat time.

This is a half day event with a morning and afternoon sessions available. Plan to arrive by 45 minutes before your start time. End of Day will be noon approximately for the morning session and 5pm for the afternoon session.

In order to attend AC3, you must meet one of the following conditions:

  • Have attended AC3 in a prior year
  • Have attended one or more ADSS events or car control clinics
  • Have attended one or more High Performance Driving Schools

If you are entirely new to high performance driving, please register for the Advanced Driving Skills School if available on teh event schedule

Description of Exercises

Theory -  Each session begins with a "chalk talk", where our instructors explain about vehicle dynamics, the techniques students will be taught, and summarize the exercises for the day.

Skid Pad - The practical exercises include spending part of the session on the skid pad learning about: understeer, oversteer, steering with the throttle, secondary effects, "the line", and power-slides. These basic building blocks are key to learning how to bring your car under control, when the unexpected happens, and how to establish whatever cornering attitude you want to put the car in.

Car Control Course - The practical exercises also include spending part of the session applying your car control skills will put your skidpad practice to the test: braking while turning, inducing rotation, countering understeer and applying oversteer, and other techniques by navigating through this challenging course. 

This is a driver education school and is not practice for any racing or speed contest.

Registration Fees

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If you are not a member you can apply at the link below and then return to this page and enter your new membership number. The BMW CCA website will provide your membership number immediately with your enrollment.


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