BimmerWorld BMW CCA Race School 2023 WGIWatkins Glen International
About this event
If you're considering advancing to the ranks of BMW CCA Club Racing, or interested in accelerating your driving experience, the BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Racing School at Watkins Glen International is the event is for you. The school is open to BMW CCA HPDE advanced students and instructors, as well as participants with equivalent driving experience from other recognized car clubs and organizations.
This BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Racing School is hosted by Trackmasters at Watkins Glen International (WGI), September 20-21, 2023. Following this two day school is a 3 day BMW CCA Club Race on September 22-24, 2023. These back to back events offer opportunities to do the school and then race with us, or just stay for the race and volunteer to help and learn more about what it is like to race with BMW CCA.
The school is 2 days on the 3.4 mile Long Course at Watkins Glen which features 11 distinctive turns including the dramatic uphill Esses, the inner loop, the carousel and the famous "boot" .
Successful completion of the school will allow you to apply for a Rookie BMW CCA Club Race license and may qualify you for a NASA, SCCA, AER, Porsche, CASC-OR (Canada), or other race licenses.
The BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Racing School consists of eight classroom sessions and eight track sessions. The classroom curriculum covers the fundamentals of 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 various passing exercises, driving three-wide at speed, green-flag practice starts, and a full simulated race exercise; all under the watchful eye of the BimmerWorld and BMW CCA Club Racing On-track Instructors. The learning is accelerated, the driving is fast, and the experience is unforgettable!
Cost for the two day school: $775
Early fall in the Finger Lakes Region is a great time of the year. Have your family come along, get your track friends to sign up for the school with you, or maybe you have some friends or family who are not ready for a club race school, but would love some HPDE or open track time on Watkins Glen. Have them signup with Trackmasters for this event and enjoy being at the track together.
For more information on the Trackmasters event: https://trackmasters.com/
Any car suitable for use in a BMW CCA HPDE event can be used. Participants do not need a race prepared car, and all manufactures/models of cars are welcome. It is recommended that you utilize all the safety equipment that you and your car have at all times. SNELL 2015 or NEWER HELMETS REQUIRED.
You must be a member of the BMW Car Club of America to register and participate in the BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Racing School. Click here to join the BMW CCA https://www.bmwcca.org
You may register now. However, before being accepted to attend the BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Racing School you must submit your driving resume (ASAP) to the Chief Instructor – Shaun McKenzie at email@example.com. If you’re not selected to attend, your payment will be refunded.
Your resume should include:
- Your current driver proficiency level (advanced, instructor and/or racer)
- Driving/racing organizations and tracks you have driven and total number of track days
- 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 many track days you have driven solo
- The name and email address for two references (HPDE Chief Instructor, driving instructor, racing coach or licensed racer)
- If you are thinking of racing with us at the BMW CCA Club race following the school at Watkins Glen, please let Shaun know as we have additional information for you.
All track vehicles will be required to undergo a technical inspection prior to the event. Inspections must be performed by a qualified individual or shop. Self tech. inspection is acceptable. Please note however, this technical inspection is very important to your safety. Also, a good technical inspection helps ensure you have a reliable car; car breakdowns and not completing all of the track exercises will prevent you from successfully completing the school. If you are unsure of your ability to self tech. we highly recommend you use a qualified shop no more than 30 days prior to the date of the event. A technical inspection form to be filled out and a short medical form (similar to what you would see at a HPDE) will be sent to you along with other Club Race school materials.
Drivers are solely responsible for the safe condition of their vehicles, and for any damages to track property during the event.