Sat, May 22, 2021

AC3: Advanced Car Control Clinic May 2021

Lime Rock Park

About this event

 


 

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

BMW CCA Member
          $275

Membership

You don’t need to own a BMW to be part of the club and participate in our Driving Events but you do need to be a club member! We offer a huge variety of events to our community all across the country, making club membership a rewarding and worthwhile experience. Annual membership costs $58 and includes a subscription to the fantastic BMW CCA magazine, Roundel.

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.

https://myaccount.bmwcca.org/PortalTools/NewUser/EmailCheck.cfm

Questions?

For questions regarding registration or Driving Schools in general, please email the registrar using the "Contact Host" button on the right side of this page.

Event requirements


 

Requirements

• Drivers must be at least 18 years old at the time of the event and possess a valid state, provincial, or international driver’s license.

• Cars of all marques are welcome at Boston BMW CCA events.

• All cars must be in good working order. It is strongly recommended that all vehicles be safety inspected by a qualified individual/mechanic prior to the event. This inspection should occur within three weeks prior to the event. Each entrant/driver is solely responsible for insuring that his/her vehicle is safe prior to arriving at the event. Failure of any vehicle to pass an on-site safety check will disqualify its driver(s) from participation in the event and your entry fee will be forfeited. 

PLEASE DO NOT BRING AN OPEN TOP CAR THAT CANNOT BE FULLY CLOSED AS THE SKID PAD IS RUN WITH OPEN SPRINKLERS.

  • Pre Event Safety Inspection  - For 2020 a number of our supporting Independent BMW Service Shops have offered to provide pre-track inspection services free of charge to our club members as a means to make attending a driving school easier and safer. You can, of course, still go to your shop of choice for a pre-event tech inspection and or inspect your own vehicle if you are qualified. The following is a list of our supporting inspection shops in alphabetical order.

      
        
                   


 

 

At the event you'll need:

• Seat belts are mandatory and must be securely anchored to the floor and/or stock mountings. 

• Only vehicles suitable for aggressive maneuvers will be allowed. All registered street legal passenger cars are approved. Race-prepared vehicles will be permitted at the discretion of the event chairperson. Trucks, SUVs, or other tall or high center of gravity vehicles will not be allowed.  Please contact the registrar if you have a question as to the suitability of your vehicle.

• Exercises will be conducted on a partially wet surface and without significant heat build up in the brakes. Plan accordingly - you may not want to prepare your car the same as you would for a dry track day. Functioning wipers will be useful!

• You will NOT need a helmet.  

Registration Fees

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.

BMW CCA Member
          $275

Membership

You don’t need to own a BMW to be part of the club and participate in our Driving Events but you do need to be a club member! We offer a huge variety of events to our community all across the country, making club membership a rewarding and worthwhile experience. Annual membership costs $58 and includes a subscription to the fantatic BMW CCA magazine, Roundel.

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.

https://myaccount.bmwcca.org/PortalTools/NewUser/EmailCheck.cfm

Wait-List Rules

Due to the limited number of student slots available for this event, we anticipate that there will be more registrations than we can admit, hence a Wait-List will be created. Applications will be admitted from the Wait-List on a first come, first serve basis.

Waivers

1. You must read and agree to the conditions of the waiver at the time of registration on Motorosportreg.com.

2. All participants and guests will be required to sign a waiver at the race track’s gate upon arrival.

3. All participants will be required to sign the BMW CCA "speed waiver" which will be emailed to you before the event and is checked at on site registration.

4.  ALL guests must check in immediately upon arrival. This should be done at the Boston Chapter’s administration desk. A guest wristband will be issued to indicate compliance. It is the responsibility of all participants to ensure that their guests comply with this requirement.

5. A separate waiver is required for minors (persons under 18 years old). Both parents or legal guardians of minors under 18 years old are required to sign a Minor Waiver upon entering the event premises. If either parent or legal guardian is not present at the event, this waiver must be signed and notarized prior to the event by the parent(s) / guardian(s) not at the event and presented to the Boston Chapter administration on arrival at the event. Please contact the registrar to receive a copy of this form prior to the event.

Questions?

• For answers to questions regarding student registration, or our Driving Events in general, please email the registrar using the "Contact Host" button on the right side of this page.

• If you are an instructor for other chapters or car clubs, but have never instructed for the Boston Chapter, please contact the instructor registrar.

Lime Rock Park

Lakeville, CT
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Organizer

Car Control Clinic organized by

BMW CCA - Boston Chapter - Advanced Driving Skills School

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