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BMW Fall Trifecta

BMW Fall Trifecta

BMW CCA - Lone Star Chapter

Friday, Nov 11 — Sunday, Nov 13, 2016
Circuit of the Americas, Austin, TX

Registration closed November 4, 2016 11:59 PM on November 4, 2016 11:59 PM CDT Registration ends November 4, 2016 11:59 PM on November 4, 2016 11:59 PM CDT Registration opens September 13, 2016 12:00 AM on September 13, 2016 12:00 AM CDT Registration runs from September 13, 2016 12:00 AM to November 4, 2016 11:59 PM

Join us for the 2016 / First BMWCCA FALL Texas Trifecta

Friday, November 11th – Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Circuit of the Americas – Austin, TX


BMWCCA Membership is required and may be purchased as part of registration.


Sponsored by

Momentum BMW/Mini Southwest
BMW of Austin


The Lone Star, Tejas, and Houston Chapters of the BMWCCA proudly present the 1st FALL Texas Trifecta at the Circuit of the Americas  Formula 1 track in Austin, TX.  This High Performance Driving School will give you the opportunity to drive your car at speed and to experience the potential of the unique combination of car and driver.  It is safe, demanding and most importantly FUN!  All students will alternate between classroom sessions and time on the track with an instructor.  The individualized instruction is a key to this program that has been developed over decades, and compares very favorably with commercial schools costing many times more.  Our experienced instructors have come from racing, autocrossing and BMWCCA schools.

The Texas Trifecta will consist of:

High Performance Driver's Education School (HPDE)


 Friday, 11/11/16:  
 Instructors, Club Race/Practice,
Students (including Novices)

Saturday, 11/12/16:  
  Instructors, Club Race, and 
Students (Novice, Intermediate, & Advanced)

Sunday, 11/13/16:  
 Instructors, Club Race, and
Students (Novice, Intermediate, & Advanced)

Event Fees

  • HPDE you may chose two or three days - option costs depend on the offerings at each driver level (see below)
  • Instructor registrations are $200 for all three days of the event.  We are only accepting instructors who have several years of instructing experience and prefer those with documented BMWCCA and/or PCA instructional experience, or referrals from other instructors.

Run Groups

Student and Instructor classing / run groups:

Students are assigned to one of four run groups [NOVICE/BEGINNER (Group-D), INTERMEDIATE/Instructed (Group-C), ADVANCED/Solo (Group-B), or ADVANCED+ (Group-A)] commensurate with their experience.  Please select the run group that you have your most recent documented and verifiable experience in, and be sure to update your driving history in your profile.

NOVICE/BEGINNER (Group-D) instructed run groups have less than 4 days (or none at all) on a road course driver school.  You will be provided with a highly experienced driving instructor, and may register for Friday-only in the NOVICE (D) group or a combination of Saturday & Sunday in the NOVICE (D) group.  You may also sign up for all three days if desired.

INTERMEDIATE (Group-C) Instructed run groups have previously been promoted to the intermediate level and will have an instructor for this event

ADVANCED/Solo (Group-B) drivers are considered advanced level drivers with considerably more experience than intermediate level drivers and have been driving solo in Advanced groups for several recent events.  At a minimum these drivers will have a check ride with an instructor  

ADVANCED+ (Group-A) run group is for VERY ADVANCED level drivers with significant solo experience and who have been driving in the advanced level groups for several years, or have substantial documented racing experience.  In most cases these drivers have attended a previous Texas Trifecta event, or are know to the BMWCCA instructor cadre as very advanced drivers.

The event CDI reserves the right to review your driving history and reassign your run group based on his review of your history.  Instructor supervision is required at all times while you are on the track. Helmet intercoms are used between the student and instructor to facilitate communication.  Intermediate level (Group-C) drivers for this event should have completed at least 3-6 multi-day HPDEs prior to this event (6-12 days on track) and should be Intermediate Level qualified with another in-car instructed event at a minimum, but do not need to have been solo-ed.

Registration Fees:

  • Novice Students - $449/day

  • Intermediate Students - $449/day

  • All Advanced Students - $399/day

  • Instructors (all three days) - $200

  • BMWCCA Club Racers - $799

  • Garage Spaces (in the Formula 1 garages w/ bathrooms) - $75/space per day

** NOTE:  BMWCCA and our insurance requires us to ensure that participants of BMWCCA sponsored events are BMWCCA members.  Not to worry though as Part of your registration you may purchase a BMW club membership.

CONVERTIBLE DRIVERS - Please pay particular attention to the convertible rules!

BMWCCA Club Racer (NON STUDENT DRIVERS) Registration Process:

All racers participating in the club racing series at the FALL Texas Trifecta must register at  Payment for your racing event and any optional items such as T-Shirts and garage space rentals must be made on this site.   Race cancellations must be done by emailing the club race coordinator - Bruce Heersink.  Race cancellations received after October 1st, 2016 will be charged $100.00 per driver, and after November 1st there will be no refunds. This is due to our requirement to pre-pay the track fees before the event occurs.

All drivers and all makes of cars are welcome to register (convertible rules still apply per the registration information posted on the Texas Trifecta website).


Questions about this event:  Please go to our event website at  if your questions are not answered you can contact our Event Chair - Steve Hodges at

Garage Rentals We will offering garage/space rentals if you are interested in having a covered garage to park your car in and keep your gear during the event.  Details and garage rental reservations will be announced on this site and by email to those who register before the garage registrations open.  Garage rental fees must be paid at the time of registration.

Host Hotels:

Special group rates are available at some nearby hotels - please see the Trifecta website for details!

Cancellation Details:  Cancellations must be done by emailing the registrar at  Cancellations received before the cancellation date (October 11th, 2016 at 11:59 PM) will be charged $100.00 per driver - no exceptions and no matter how many days have been registered.  Garage cancellations will be subject to a cancellation fee of $25/space/day before October 11th, 2016.  Our event policy is that there are absolutely NO refunds for cancellations requested on or after October 11th, 2016.

Event Volunteers:

This event is the largest we put on each year.  It takes a lot of people to make this event happen and run as smoothly as it did in June of 2013 and March of 2014 and 2015.  If you, or someone you know, is interested in helping us out with this event, as a volunteer, who would be excited and genuinely thankful for the assistance.  We can always use help with registration, paddock and corner worker support (water and ice), info booth etc. over the three days of this event.  Please watch our general information website at for more information.

 Questions or issues with registration options for this event:  Contact our registrar at:

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Circuit of the Americas
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