Mon, Dec 6, 2021

///M4 GT4 Race Car School @ Thermal

The Thermal Club

About this event

The National Capital Chapter is going back to the Performance Center West for an exciting opportunity to drive the ///M4 GT4 factory race cars on the Thermal Club track! 

Located just outside of Palm Springs, CA, this venue features the BMW Performance Center facility and three premier racing circuits at the beautiful Thermal Motorsports Club. This special NCC event will provide participants the chance to drive a real BMW factory race car on this world-class track.

This single-day event is for BMW CCA members (any chapter). If you're not a current member, join the club and then join us in the desert in December! Payment for this event must be made by a check from a BMW CCA member.

I'm looking for FIRM commitments now. If you will definately be attending this event, register now! 

This program includes:

  • Morning classroom session.

  • Overview of ///M4 GT4 with helmet and uniform fitting.

  • Driving the ///M2C on the handling course.

  • Lead/Follow laps in the ///M4 on the Thermal track..

  • Lunch

  • Timed runs in the ///M2 on the handling course.

  • Lead/Follow laps in the ///M4 on the Thermal track.

  • Lead/Follow laps in the ///M4 GT4 in the afternoon (afternoon sessions are 45 minutes).

  • Instructor-driven hot laps.

  • All safety gear for ///M4 GT4 (Helmet, Hans, Fire suit, underwear, etc.).

  • VBOX data and video download to take home.

Event Details - 

- We drive Monday, December 6th, 2021. 

- Total number of participants is 15.

- Lodging recommendations - TBD.

- Dinner meals - TBD

- Lunch on Monday at the Performance Center West is included.

- One driver per car in a special program tailored for our club members.

- All participants must be BMW CCA members or their associates.

- The all-inclusive BMW CCA discounted price is $2,375. (Retail price is $2,795.)

- Not included is your transportation to and from Palm Springs, CA., lodging and additional meals.

- Participants agree to a maximum liability of $2,500, in case of damage to any vehicle.

Tentative Event Schedule Information

- Class starts at 8:30 am sharp. 

- The 15 driver's will be split into three groups of five. 

- Three events in the morning.

- Morning session is lead follow on the track using M cars (exact model to be determined), skid-pad training and review of the M4 GT4, including helmet and suit fitting.

- Lunch break at noon.

- Three events in the afternoon. 

- Afternoon session is lead-follow laps in the M4 GT4, lead-follow laps in an ///M car and timed autocross. 

- The program will conclude around 4:00 pm.

The Performance Center will supply all the safety equipment required to drive the M4 GT4.

Contact Doug Verner at: for more information.

Entries (21)

Robert Hiller
Duane Collie
Michael Yanoschak Jr
Nick Perdikis
Rafael Barkas
Peter Wang
Ryan Mosel
Jim York

The Thermal Club

Thermal, CA
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Watch a video tour/lap
Watch a video tour/lap


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BMW CCA - National Capital Chapter - Driving Schools

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