Fri, Aug 2 - Sun, Aug 4, 2024

Buckeye BMW CCA Mid Ohio HPDE 2024

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

About this event


Join us at the world famous Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 3rd & 4th for the Buckeye Chapter BMW CCA Driving School.  Mid-Ohio is an excellent venue with a great track and good facilities.

It will be a terrific weekend, including a fabulous dinner on Saturday evening..   Most importantly… free coffee Friday,  Saturday and Sunday mornings outside of garage 7.

 Questions, call or email me -- Cole Jordan,  567-242-9786;

For garage information contact Scott Ontjes,  

The student cost is $575 for BMW CCA members and  includes both Saturday and Sunday.  That's four on track sessions each day. 

BMW CCA membership is required to participate.

Non-members can go to scroll to the bottom of the home page and sign up to become a member, then just use your new number to register as a member for the event. 

NOTE: For Electric and Hybrid vehicles.  Mid Ohio allows these vehicles but in case of a crash that may involve fire, their emergency crews will not approach the vehicle except to assist the occupants.

Click here to do the complete the BMW CCA's waiver  Please use this to fill out a waiver for the Buckeye school at Mid Ohio.  We are using this system to collect and store all of our waivers.  Please do this before you arrive.  This code will also be on our website.

Our current plan for the DE / school is to have 4 run groups with in-car instruction for D, C and B run groups.  D run group will be our Novice group. We will run A solo at this event. If you have a lot of experience on track and wish to run solo, please contact Chief Instructor (Lance White 513-659-5197 c for approval. We could provide an instructor for an A student if requested and an instructor is available.  

Instructors:  $75 charge for Saturday and Sunday only. When you register for Saturday & Sunday an option for adding Friday will pop up.  There will be added an $175.00  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.


Driver's Schools are a great place to see just what you and your favorite 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 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 2nd- Advanced Study. Contact Chief Instructor (Lance) for approval.

For participants, see information on the Buckeye web site for the form needed for the technical inspection that is required and an article about Driver School Orientation.  Also, go to this page: with some good information from MSF, the Motorsport Safety Foundation.  This info isn't just for first timers.

REGISTRATION: Friday Night at host hotel: 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. 

HQ Hotel location: Sleep Inn & Suites, 6698 Brandt Rd, Galion, OH.  Reservations process is different this year.  Details provided upon registration.

Also, the Saturday dinner will be at the host hotel at 6:30.  This will be from a local, well regarded restaurant with necessary beverages and dessert.  Afterward, we will have an evening get together with wine and beer provided.   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!

Event requirements

a) No one under 16 years old allowed on track. If 16 -17 you will need a minor waiver signed by both parents. All drivers must be 18 and have a valid driver's license.

b) Have your vehicle tech inspected within 30 days of arriving at the track by a qualified mechanic. The tech form is on the Buckeye website.

c) Have a Snell 2015  or newer helmet (MA and SA ratings are accepted)  We have a very limited number of rental helmets, the cost is $40 for the weekend.

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

e) If your top is solid material but fully retractable into the chassis, you may be able to run with us.  This includes E89 Z4s, E93 3 Series, F33/F83 4 Series and other retractable hardtop convertibles; and C5 and newer Corvettes with removable hardtops and Porsche targa tops allowed with non-glass roof and roof attached. Reach out for verification if you're not sure.

f) No soft top convertibles, bolt-on tops, T-tops, or open cars allowed.

g) Cars with folding / retractable hardtops are allowed

h) Go to, and click on Driving Schools for downloadable forms and more information.  

i) Cancelations up to and including July 5th will receive a refund less a 5% processing fee.  Cancelations received after July 12th will receive a refund less the processing fee only if a student on the waiting list can take the space you reserved. NO cancelations after July 19th.

j) You will be responsible for any damages to the Mid Ohio facility. 

k) No drones permitted.

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Lexington, OH
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HPDE organized by

BMW CCA - Buckeye Chapter - Driving Events

Buckeye BMW CCA Mid Ohio HPDE 2024

Fri, Aug 2 - Sun, Aug 4, 2024