About this event
Join us at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 21nd & 22rd for the Buckeye Chapter BMW CCA Driving School. Mid-Ohio is an excellent venue with a great track and good facilities.
Our current plan is to have 4 run groups with in-car instruction for all. If, due to COVID restrictions or local issues we need to modify this, we will inform every participant and adjust as needed.
Instructors: $75.00 for Saturday and Sunday only. When you register for Saturday & Sunday an option for adding Friday will pop up. There will be added an $150.00 for, basically, $225 for a 3 day weekend.
Instructors are required to review the Ross Bentley instructor manual.
Important note to all students: Use of R compound tires is discouraged for a 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 19th- Advanced Study. Contact registrar (Lance) for approval.
For new participants, see information on the Buckeye web site https://buckeyebmwcca.org/driving-schools-racing/ for forms needed, this will include a medical form, helmet form and technical inspection that is required. Also, go to this page: https://hpde-1st-timer.com with some good infomation from MSF, the Motorsport Safety Foundation. This info isn't just for first timers.
We will be conducting an ITS (instructor training school) this weekend. If becoming one of this elite group interests you and you are a qualified A student, have references from past chief instructors and are willing to learn; let us/Bill Wade know. Contact Bill Wade, email@example.com.
REGISTRATION: Friday Night at host hotel: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
LOCATION: .Sleep Inn & Suites, Galion 6698 E. Brandt Rd. Galion, OH 44833 ph. - 419-777-7515 We have a block of rooms at the Sleep Inn at $99 / night Tell them Buckeye Chapter BMW.
Also, dinner will be from a local, well regarded BBQ restaurant with necessary beverages and desert. Afterward, we will have a Saturday night get together with wine, beer and cool snacks. All of this will be at the host hotel. This is included in your registration. Please let us know if you will be joining us for the get together, we'd hate to run out of beer!
If you've never joined us before, Saturday's evening is a celebration of great beverages, great friends and track stories, served at the host hotel 8:00 pm or so. Soft drinks, water, beer and wine are provided..
After a long day at the track rest assured the get together will be a great place to sit back and relax with your friends, family and BMW enthusiasts alike.
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 www.buckeyebmwcca.org 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 10th. You will be responsible for any damages to the Mid-Ohio Motorsport facility.
l) No drones permitted.
Instructor registration opens 3/6/2021
Student registration opens 3/6/2021
Garages: To reserve a garage for the weekend, register at http://msreg.com/BuckeyeGarage2021. Contact Scott Ontjes at: Scott@ontjes.net with questions. August garage cost = $225.00