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 HOD 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.
The BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Racing School is hosted by Hooked on Driving, (HOD) at Watkins Glen International (WGI), August 11-12, 2021. This 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 provisional (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 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.
Initial registration will close on June 25nd, 2021, at which point at least 20 students must be registered in order to proceed with holding the event. If so, registration will be extended for additional students, closing finally on Aug 9th. If not, the event may be cancelled at that time with a refund.
Registrants will receive a full refund by cancelling before June 25, 2021 at 11:59pm.
This event is a few days following this year's NASCAR race at Watkins Glen, Aug 4-8th. Plan on attending the NASCAR race, and then a few days of vacation before the club race school. Watkins Glen International has agreed to provide free car trailer parking in a secure lot during the NASCAR race until our event on the 11th.
For more information and tickets for NASCAR at Watkins Glen; Aug 4-8, 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and ARCA Menards Series races https://www.theglen.com/events/go-bowling-at-the-glen/
Maybe you have some friends or family who are not ready for a club race school, but would love some HPDE track time on Watkins Glen. Have them signup with Hooked on Driving for this event and enjoy being at the track together.
For more information on the Hooked on Driving event: https://www.hookedondriving.com/event-details/WGI_Post_Nascar_Full_Course_Wednesday_and_Thursday
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. 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. 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.