About this event
If you're considering advancing to the ranks of BMW CCA Club Racing or interested in accelerating your driving skill to a new level the BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Racing School is the event is for you. The school is open to advanced BMW CCA HPDE students and instructors, as well as participants with equivalent driving experience from other recognized organizations.
The BimmerWorld BMW CCA Racing School is a safe, fun and intense learning experience designed to teach you a new level of performance driving along with the fundamentals of BMW Club Racing. Successful completion of the school with demonstrated skills will qualify you to apply for a provisional BMW CCA Club Race license. The weekend consists of eight classroom sessions and eight track sessions. The classroom curriculum with the supporting track sessions covers advanced situational awareness, communicating with your car, predictability, safe passing anywhere, closed circuit, door-to-door performance driving, competitive passing techniques, driver/race car preparation, and knowledge of BMW CCA Club racing rules. On the track you’ll experience corner passing, driving three-wide at speed, green-flag practice starts, and a full simulated race exercise all under the watchful eye of the BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Racing Instructors and On-track Coaches.
The learning is accelerated, the driving is fast, and the experience is unforgettable! Any car suitable for use in a BMW CCA HPDE event can be used. Participants do not need a race prepared car, and all manufacturers/models of cars are welcome. Note that helmets must be either Snell SA2015 or Snell SA2020
The cost to students attending the two-day school is $895 CAD (HST included), with early-bird pricing of $835 CAD before March 1. United States residents will enjoy the lower cost benefit of the favorable exchange rate! Solo lapping is available on Friday, April 19, to race school attendees. You may register for Friday lapping at the same time as registering for the race school, with the cost dependent on when you register ($450 CAD if you register more than 6 weeks before, $495 CAD if you register more than 3 weeks before, $530 CAD otherwise; all prices HST included).
Please direct your questions and inquiries to the Chief Instructor, Shaun McKenzie (email@example.com).
Race School Coaches
Experienced racers from BMW Club Racing and other sanctioned race series are invited to help coach. We need racers to participate in discussions regarding a variety of topics, take part in on-track exercises, and observe and comment on the actions of the students. When on track, you will be using your own car and not be in the student's car. Friday lapping is free for those who commit to coach Saturday and Sunday. If interested, please contact the registrar (Allan Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org) directly – do NOT register as an instructor for the Trillium DE that weekend as that is for DE instructors only.
Membership in the BMW CCA is required for registration. To become a member, go to https://www.bmwcca.org/ and select one of the Join options (direct link: https://www.bmwcca.org/join) . When the chapter selection option comes up, please select Trillium Chapter. You can also join BMW CCA by becoming a Trillium member directly on the Trillium web site (https://trilliumbmwclub.ca/membership-summary).
Your driving resume must be submitted to and reviewed by the Chief Instructor.
Register now and immediately submit your driving resume to the Chief Instructor – Shaun McKenzie (email@example.com). The Chief Instructor will review your resume and approve your registration/attendance via Motorsportsreg.com. Your credit card will not be charged until after you are approved.
Your resume must detail:
- Your current driver proficiency level (intermediate, advanced)
- The make, model, year, and modifications to your car
- Driving/racing organizations and tracks you have experience with
- The total number of track days you have run over how many years
- The type of events (driving schools, club days, open lapping, race schools, time trials, etc.) that you have run
- If you have been signed off to drive solo, how long ago and how many track days you have driven solo
- The name and email address for two references (HPDE Chief Instructor, driving instructor/coach or licensed racer)
In addition, please note the following requirements, prerequisites and conditions:
- You must bring an approved and signed pre-event Technical Inspection Form. Your car must be inspected by a licensed mechanic according to all of the criteria on the club's technical inspection form. At the time of your inspection you must ensure your mechanic completes and signs the form. This inspection should be completed no earlier than 4 weeks before the driving school. A separate technical inspection is required for each and every driving school you attend. You must present the completed and signed form on the morning of the first day of the driving school. Without a completed and signed form, you will not be allowed out on the track.
- You must bring an approved and signed BMW CCA waiver
- PLEASE NOTE: CARS EQUIPPED WITH COLLISION AVOIDANCE BRAKING SYSTEMS AND/OR LANE DEPARTURE CORRECTIVE SYSTEMS: These systems must be turned off prior to entering the track for each track session.
- Open-top cars: Convertibles, T-tops or Targa tops are allowed only if they have roll-over protection AND pass the "broomstick" test. Such convertibles must have arm restraints and are to be worn by both the driver and passenger. Hardtop convertibles will be treated as non-convertible if the top is up. If you are not sure, please ask by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hybrid / Electric vehicles: As a result of the specialized requirements for fighting battery fires, Li-ion battery powered vehicles (hybrid or full electric) are not allowed until the necessary support capabilities have been implemented.
- Vehicles not permitted include: Open-wheeled cars, trucks (including light trucks, i.e. pickups), vans (including minivans), non-BMW SUV/SAV’s, cross-overs, military vehicles, delivery vehicles, three-wheeled vehicles, motorcycles, etc. Basically, anything that isn't a coupe, gran coupe (i.e. sedan without a b-pillar), sedan, station/sport wagon, hatchback, or compact is prohibited.
*Please note Trillium Chapter reserves the right to restrict any vehicle from participation if we believe there is an unacceptable safety risk to either the driver and/or other participants.
- Helmets required: Helmets must meet the Snell SA2015 or SA2020 standard. Motorcycle helmets are not allowed. Please note an 'M' helmet does not mean Motorsport. It means Motorcycle.
- Apparel: Long pants and sleeved tops are mandatory on track, no tank tops, no open shoes. Synthetics are strongly discouraged (cotton or silk highly recommended).