Thu, Aug 16 - Sun, Aug 19, 2018

BMW CCA Buckeye Chapter HPDE

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

About this event


 Questions, call me -- Bud Dornette  513-941-1824 h, 513-205-1821 c

Join us at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 18th & 19th for the Buckeye Chapter BMW CCA Driving School.  Mid-Ohio is an excellent venue with a great track and good facilities.

The student cost is $425 members ($475 non-members) and  includes both Saturday and Sunday. Your registration includes the fabulous Saturday night dinner at the host hotel. That's three half hour on track sessions each day. $25 late charge if you sign up after July 25th.

Instructors: $150.00 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday OR $75.00 for Saturday and Sunday only. When you register for Saturday & Sunday an option for adding Friday will pop up.

Instructors are required to review the Ross Bentley instructor manual.

Non-members can go to and sign up to become a member, it's actually a bit cheaper than having us sign you up, then just use your new number to register as a member for the event.

Important note to all students: Use of R compound tires is discouraged for beginning student.

A solo: we will run A solo at this event. If you have  a lot of experience at MidOhio and wish to run solo, please contact us for approval.

Driver's Schools are a great place to see just what you and your Bimmer (or other car) can do. The schools allow performance driving techniques coached from experienced instructors under the safest conditions possible. They are not races, but rather, a controlled environment in which you can push the envelope at your own pace. You'll learn how your car handles at high speed and under extreme cornering. Once you get a taste of how your car behaves under the intensity of track driving, you will be much better prepared for those highway "intense moments". Students are grouped into several categories depending on skills and previous school experience for both in-class and on-track sessions. This is a great investment for any driver, male or female, young or "experienced". We've yet to hear of anyone leaving a Driver's Schools without feeling they were a better driver.

Note: Qualified  students have the option driving on Friday August 17th- Advanced Study. Contact registrar (Bud) for approval.

Registration Hotel Friday Night for Driver’s Schools: 7:00 PM to 10:00PM at

NEW LOCATION! Comfort Inn Splash Harbor (across the street from the Quality Inn) , 855 Comfort Plaza Drive, Bellville, Ohio   44813.  Phone 419-886-4000.  Ask for BMW CCA discount.

Also Saturday night dinner is at the track.

Late charge after July 25, 2017


If you've never joined us before, Saturday's dinner is a fantastic feast of fried chicken, ribs, great sides  and rolls served at the track 6:00 pm or so. Soft drinks, water, beer and wine are also provided. If you still have room we'll finish off dinner with yummy desserts.

 After a long day at the track rest assured dinner will be a great place to sit back and relax with your friends, family and BMW enthusiasts alike.






Event requirements

Ia) Be 18 years or older and have a valid driver's license

b) Have your vehicle tech inspected within 30 days of arriving at the track. 

c) Have a Snell 2010  or newer helmet (MA and SA ratings are accepted)

d)  Instructors MUST be approved by our chief instructor -- Lance White

e) Porsche Targa tops allowed with non-glass roof.

f) Corvette C5 & C6 Hardtop/Coupes allowed with non-glass roof.

g) Corvette C5 Z06 & C6 Z06 and fixed roofs allowed.

h) No convertibles, retractable hardtops, T-tops, or open cars allowed.

i) Go to for DE downloads and additional information

j) Cancellations up to and including August 1st will receive a refund less a 5% processing fee.  Cancellations received after August 1st will receive a refund less the processing fee only if a student on the waiting list can take the space you reserved.  NO cancellations after August 11th.

k) You will be responsible for any damages to the Mid-Ohio Motorsport  facility.

l) No drones permitted.

Instructor registration opens 12/1/2017

Student registration opens 12/1/2017

 Garages:  After May 15th, to reserve a garage for the weekend, contact Scott Ontjes at 1-937-439-5665 or email at: August garage cost = $195.00 

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Lexington, OH
Download track map
Download track map
Watch a video tour/lap
Watch a video tour/lap
Buy virtual track walk
Buy virtual track walk


Driver School organized by

BMW CCA - Buckeye Chapter - Driving Events

Event over!