Fri, Aug 19 - Sun, Aug 21, 2022

Buckeye BMW CCA Mid Ohio HPDE

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

About this event


Join us at the world famous 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.

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

 Questions, call me -- Tim Beechuk  513-604-23987 c 

For garage information contact Scott Ontjes,  

With current restrictions in mind, and due to BMW CCA policy, at this point we will ask, in the registration, 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.    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 $550 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. 

Click here to do the complete the BMW CCA's waiver  Please use this to fill out a waiver for the Buckeye school at NCM.  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 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:  No 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.

A solo: 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.

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 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 infomation 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. 

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 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

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.

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) Porsche Targa tops allowed with non-glass roof.

f) Corvette C5 and newer with removeable hardtops allowed with non-glass roof. and roof attached.

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

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

i) Cancellations up to and including July 30th will receive a refund less a 5% processing fee.  Cancellations received after July 30th 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.

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

k) No drones permitted.

Entries (146)

Michael Hauer
William Frey
Steven Yarbrough
Rafael Barkas
Steven Carbary
Zach White
Erik Maassen
Wesley Meyer

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Lexington, OH
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