About this event
Join the Golden Gate Chapter on November 10th & 11th on the 3 mile east course at Thunderhill Raceway in Willows, CA for our fall '18 HDPS.
Thunderhill is a beautiful and challenging race track, making it a great place to learn the art of high-performance driving from the dedicated team of experienced GGC instructors. Some of our instructors have backgrounds in racing and many have started in our program as a student like you and advanced through to coaching. BMW CCA instructors are qualified via an intensive two-day instructor training program to ensure your safety and a consistent, high quality learning experience.
Our events are driving schools, not open track days; every student is assigned an instructor for the duration of the event. Our focus is on safety and learning. The price for this 2 day event is $675 for BMW CCA members ($723 for non-member and 1 year membership is included).
A special opportunity is now available for a select group of enthusiasts who want to take the HPDS experience to the next level. The Advanced Data Coaching (ADC) option ($295 extra) will be part of this HPDS. This class will only be made available to advanced run group drivers. The ADC program is designed to take some of the guesswork out of assessing driving performance. A data acquisition system and video camera will be mounted to your car to capture your driving. After each session, you will meet with your driving coach to review your performance on track. After review of your data, your coach will show you opportunities for improvement, and will help you set goals for the next session. This allows you to focus on techniques that will have the most impact on your driving. Meetings are held outside the normal classroom so more focused conversations can take place. Registration for the ADC program does not guarantee admission. Please ensure all relevant driving experience is noted in your registration.
Our HPDS and Advanced Coaching programs receive rave reviews from driving enthusiasts every year. You'll go home with new skills and a heightened awareness that you can apply to your daily driving as well as some great memories of doing laps at this fantastic racetrack.
Your car must be registered, you must be a licensed driver, 18 years of age or older and you must be a BMW CCA member to be eligible for enrollment (non-member fee includes a non-refundable one-year BMW CCA membership).
Note: Attendance at a GGC Car Control Clinic is strongly recommended and is typically a prerequisite for first-timers planning to attend any of our driving schools who do not have previous high-performance driving experience. For this event, we may waive this requirement if you are not able to attend a Car Control Clinic prior to the school on a case by case basis.
Snell (M or SA) 2010 or 2015 helmets are required for all events. Snell 2005 helmets are now expired and no longer allowed.
If you would like to share a car with another student, please contact the Registrar by clicking the Host Details to the right before registering.
Convertibles and T-top cars must have 5-point/6-point belts and arm restraints, as well as an approved roll bar installed. Factory "rollover protection" for a soft top (i.e. BMW Z3 and Z4, Porsche Boxster) is not sufficient for the school. Convertibles with hard tops, including folding hard tops, are NOT ALLOWED. No exceptions.
Examples of cars NOT ALLOWED include: Firebirds and Camaros with T-tops or convertibles; any Corvette other than the Z06 coupe and the C7; Porsche convertibles and Targas. The Lotus Elise and Corvette C7, while targa-style cars, ARE ALLOWED due to its structural design only if the hard roof panel is in place (the soft roof panel is not sufficient). It is essential that you email us to discuss these issues well in advance if you plan to bring a convertible or T-top car. We will not give refunds if you sign up with an ineligible car.
All cars that go on the track must pass a tech inspection before the event and the completed and signed Tech Form presented at event registration.
Cancellation policy: Any cancellations on or before 10/25/18 pay $50.00 (or $98 for non-members, who will receive a 1-year BMW CCA membership). Cancellations after 10/25/18 will not receive a refund or credit for any reason.
Please make sure to include or update your experience and your emergency contact info in your account when you register online.
Additional important information, a program overview, and the required GGC BMW CCA tech form are available at