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 with AER at Pitt Race 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 car clubs and organizations.
The BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Racing School is hosted by American Endurance Racing, (AER) at Pittsburgh International Race Complex. (Pitt Race), April 8-9, 2021. This is 2 days on the 19 turn long version of the renown Pitt Race circuit, overlapping with the AER test/qualifying day on Friday the 9th. Graduation from the BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Racing School will prepare a driver to join a team to participate in the AER endurance races that weekend (April 9-11).
Successful completion of the school will allow you to apply for a provisional (rookie) BMW CCA Club Race license and may quality you for a NASA, SCCA, AER, Porsche, CASC-OR (Canada), or other race licenses. And for successful graduates of this school only, BMW CCA Club Racing is offering a future credit of $150 towards registration at any BMW CCA race in 2021!
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 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 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. Note that helmets Snell SA2010 are acceptable through 2021. You will be responsible to self-tech. It is not recommended to utilize the same car for the BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Race School that will be used for the AER races, though it is not impossible. The last session of the school will culminate early Friday afternoon, so drivers who intend to race in the AER races will be able to drive their required laps towards the end of the AER qualifying session, but will be completely committed to the school up until that point.
Initial registration will close on March 22nd, 2021, at which point at least 12 students must be registered in order to proceed with holding the event. If so, registration will be extended for additional students, closing finally on April 5th. If not, the event may be cancelled at that time.
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 – Anthony Magagnoli at Anthony@DriveFasterNow.com. If you’re not selected to attend, your payment will be refunded.
Your resume should detail:
- Your current driver proficiency level (advanced, instructor and/or racer)
- The make, model, year, and modifications to your car
- 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)
Drivers are solely responsible for the safe condition of their vehicles, and for any damages to track property during the event.
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. If you are unsure of your ability we highly recommend you use a qualified shop. A technical inspection form 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.