Fri, Aug 21, 2020

BWM CCA Club Racing - Time Trials @ WGI

Watkins Glen International

About this event

BMW CCA Club Racing Time Trials offers drivers a competitive step up from driving schools, instructing, and Auto-X, but is not wheel-to-wheel racing.  Any car that passes tech inspection for a driving school (HPDE) may be used for Time Trials. Extra safety equipment is always encouraged, but not required. AMB/MyLaps TranX260 or X2 transponders are required to run in a BMW CCA Club Racing Time Trials event abd are provided as part of the registration fee.

BMW CCA Club Racing Time Trials is open to Solo (Group S or equivalent) and advanced – intermediate (GVC Group 2) students (with approval*) and all driving school instructors. Each driver will be screened before being accepted for Time Trials.

Time Trials participants get 4 separate sessions during open track Friday. Similar to qualifying for a race, it’s all about your single fastest lap in a session. Time Trial cars are gridded by lap times in the previous session and are assigned a specific grid position to avoid unnecessary overtaking. Between Time Trial sessions the track remains open for practice and lapping by Time Trial participants. This amounts to full day of track time.

The art of a successful run at time trials is to find a spot on the track where you are not impeded by other traffic, and then to run your smoothest lap. Each participant tests their skills against the track, and by so doing, each driver is compared to their fellow drivers by using a transponder on each car. It is you against the clock. 

There will be three basic car classifications at BMW CCA Club Racing Time Trials events: M-car, Non-M car and Non-BMW. The event might have a sub classification of Street tires vs R-Compound tires. The goal is to keep classes to a very basic set, and encourage fun rather than too much competition. Note: BMW chassis cars with non-BMW motor will be placed in a Non-BMW class. 


Click here for more information on the BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Racing School.

Registration options and fees:

BMW Club Racing - Time Trials: $445.00 (Friday) 

Garage rentals available on-site space permitting: $50 (half-bay for the day)

Three Day “Big Weekend”: $995.00 (Friday Time Trails with HPDE Saturday and Sunday)

Garage reservations: $65.00 (half-bay for both days; two-car max. per bay)

Three Day “Ultimate Weekend”: $1,065.00 (Friday Time Trials and BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Racing School on Saturday and Sunday)

Click here for more information on the BMW CCA Club Racing Time Trials Program

Garage reservations (optional at time of registration): $80 (half-bay for 3 days; two-car max. per bay).

Event requirements

To attend the BMW CCA Club Racing Time Trials or BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Racing School you must be a member of BMW CCA, with dues paid up. You must also be 18 years of age or older and have a full driver's license (not a provisional or learners permit), which is not suspended or revoked.

If your track driving record does not appear in Driving Evals, you will need to send a detailed track driving resume to Shaun McKenzie -

Your resume must detail:

  • Your current driver proficiency level (novice, intermediate, advanced)
  • The make, model, year, and modifications to your car
  • Driving/racing organizations and tracks you have experience with
  • The total number of track days you have run over how many years
  • The type of events (driving schools, club days, open lapping, race schools, time trials, etc.) that you have run
  • If you have been signed off to drive solo, how long ago and how many track days you have driven solo
  • The name and email address for two references (HPDE Chief Instructor, driving instructor/coach or licensed racer)

Entries (2)

Craig Camp

Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen, NY
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Time Trial organized by

BMW CCA - Club Racing - Genesee Valley Chapter

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