Tue, May 29, 2018

Schneller BMW - Loud at Lime Rock: (Inter+Adv)

Lime Rock Park

About this event



The Boston Chapter is returning to Lime Rock Park for a rare un-muffled High Performance Driving School sponsored by Schneller BMW! Lime Rock Park is a 1.5 mile road course that earned the nickname "Road Racing Center of the East" over the course of its 55+ years of operation. Sounds limits are normally stringently enforced at Lime Rock but have been lifted for this special event.

This will be an afternoon event but with a FULL days track time, operating from 1pm to 6pm, with no sound restriction. Registration is limited to intermediate and advanced students! This half day delivers even more time since we will NOT be sharing the track with the Lime Rock Club, with no waiting around for half the day! Most Boston area participants can take a leisurely drive to Lime Rock in the morning without the need for a hotel, check in with registration and get prepared for a spirited afternoon. With no lunch break to account for, we'll fit a full schedule into this extended afternoon.

To attend this event, you must have at least 6 days experience at High Performance Driving Schools (with a record of positive evaluations from your past instructors).

Drivers in other chapter's advanced programs, such as A-Solo/S-Group, may apply to drive in ISG by emailing the registrar with their driving resume.

Independent Study Group. For advanced students who want to extend their skills in a safe, fast-paced coaching environment, the Boston chapter of BMWCCA offers its Independent Study Group (ISG)

To promote continuous advanced skill development for experienced, independent drivers, ISG encourages students to identify the areas in which they want to improve, then allows them to create a personalized curriculum for achieving their goals. 

At each event, every ISG student is assigned a coach who will work with them to achieve their goals. ISG drivers are often offered additional solo track sessions and the opportunity to drive in the instructors’ run group.

ISG Qualification - Soloed drivers with substantial experience and the skills to drive a consistent line, at an advanced run-group pace, on a variety of race tracks are eligible for consideration. After passing a thorough checkout drive with an ISG instructor, which emphasizes awareness, safety, consistency, and pace, the ISG candidate is admitted into the group.

ISG on Track, Classroom and Exercises - On the racetrack, ISG drivers spend working sessions with their assigned coach to execute their personalized plan. Classroom sessions comprise lively discussions of driving lines, corner approaches, speeds, data analysis, and a wide range of additional topics. Specialized exercises are offered to improve situational awareness, increase comfort levels in close-quarters driving, and practice passing.

ISG, Serious Car Control - For advanced car control methods, essential for the final reductions in lap times, ISG students are invited to two Advanced Car Control Clinics (AC3) each year at Lime Rock Park. An AC3 event begins with a discussion of tire dynamics and grip, balance, weight transfer, and an introduction to suspension concepts that alter the understeer/oversteer characteristics of the car. Then, on the handling course and skid pad, drivers learn the methods for inducing controlled oversteer with the throttle and brake, while learning to correct and prevent understeer.

Registration Fees

This is a half day event providing a FULL days worth of track time with NO Sound Limit concerns. You must provide information on your experience at the time of registration. 

Planned event start is noon with the track hot from 1pm to 6pm. 

The student registration fees for this event are as follows:

BMW CCA Member Non-Member
Until May17th: $405 Starting May 18th: $440 $550

Wait-List Rules

Due to the limited number of student slots available for Boston Chapter driving events, it is common for us to receive more registrations than we can admit, hence a Wait-List will be created. Applications will be admitted from the Wait-List on a first come, first serve basis. 


You don’t need to own a BMW to be part of the club and participate in our Driving Events! We offer a huge variety of events to our community all across the country, making club membership a rewarding and worthwhile experience. Annual membership costs $48 and includes a subscription to the fantastic BMW CCA magazine, Roundel.

If you are not a member you can apply at the link below and then return to this page and enter your new membership number. The BMW CCA website will provide your membership number immediately with your enrollment.



For questions regarding registration or Driving Schools in general, please email the registrar using the "Contact Host" button on the right side of this page.

Event requirements


Before registering for the SCHNELLER BMW, Loud at Lime Rock Driving School, please read and understand:

  • Procedures and Rules
    Haven't run with Boston this year (or ever)? Here's what you need to know. This is important.

At the event you'll need:

Pre-Event Technical and Safety Inspection  Once again for 2018 a number of our supporting Independent BMW Service Shops have offered to provide pre-track inspection services free of charge to our club members as a means to make attending a driving school easier and safer. You can, of course, still go to your shop of choice for a pre-event tech inspection and or inspect your own vehicle if you are qualified. The following is a list of our supporting inspection shops in alphabetical order.


At the event you'll need:

More information to make your experience better:

New since for 2018:

The 2018 Procedures and Rules have lots of little updates from last year. Some notable changes are:

  • Drones or other remotely controlled aerial vehicles? Nope. Leave 'em home.
  • SFI 31.1 and FIA 8860. Snell SA2010/2015 and M2010/2015 or newer helmets required. SA2005/M2005 helmets will no longer be accepted. 
  • Eligibility rules for Targa/T-top cars and high-performance SUV/SAV/CUVs have been clarified.


• For answers to questions regarding student registration, or our Driving Schools in general, please email the registrar using the "Contact Host" button on the right side of this page.

New-to-Boston Instructors

• If you are an instructor for other chapters or car clubs, but have never instructed for the Boston Chapter, please contact the instructor registrar


Entries (61)

William Mellott Jr
Chris Kotsiopoulos
Dan Chadwick
Andrew Rosato
Rob Hazan
Leo Zick
Jeff Kong
Jeffrey Bennett

Lime Rock Park

Lakeville, CT
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BMW CCA - Boston Chapter

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