Fri, Aug 20 - Sun, Aug 22, 2021

BMW CCA Buckeye Chapter HPDE

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

About this event


 Questions, call me -- Lance White  513-659-5197 c

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.

With current restrictions in mind, and due to BMW CCA policy, at this point we will ask, at check-in, your current status of completed vaccination for COVID-19 to participate in this driver’s school.  This would be required for any in-car instruction; driver or instructor.  If unvaccinated, you will be required to wear a mask when in car, classroom or any group meeting or event.  All un vaccinated will be issued a distinctive wristband.  You can decline to answer this question and be considered unvaccinated.  This restriction will be monitored and updated or removed as necessary.


The student cost is $525 members ($595 non-members) and  includes both Saturday and Sunday.  That's three half hour on track sessions each day.

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.

Non-members can go to scroll to the bottom of the home page and sign up to become a member, it's cheaper than having us sign you up, then just use your new number to register as a member for the event.  BMW CCA membership is required to participate.

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 for forms needed, this will include a medical form, helmet form and technical inspection that is required.  Also, go to this page: 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,

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.






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 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 Contact Scott Ontjes at: with questions. August garage cost = $225.00 

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

More events from this organizer
Buckeye BMW CCA Mid Ohio HPDE
Buckeye BMW CCA Mid Ohio HPDE
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Event over!