NCC June 2018 Summit Point, Jefferson Circuit HPDE info on Jun 22, 2018 (971977) |

NCC June 2018 Summit Point, Jefferson Circuit HPDE

BMW CCA - National Capital Chapter - Driving Schools

Friday, Jun 22 — Sunday, Jun 24, 2018
Summit Point Raceway - Jefferson, Summit Point, WV

Registration closed June 15, 2018 11:59 PM on June 15, 2018 11:59 PM EDT Registration ends June 15, 2018 11:59 PM on June 15, 2018 11:59 PM EDT Registration opens December 8, 2017 12:00 AM on December 8, 2017 12:00 AM EST Registration runs from December 8, 2017 12:00 AM to June 15, 2018 11:59 PM

National Capital Chapter HPDE, June 22-24 2018 on the Jefferson Circuit at Summit Point!!

Drive Multiple Jefferson Circuit Configurations during the weekend (TBD by Chief Instructor)

Lower cost for 2018!  Jefferson Circuit HPDE is $400 for both Saturday and Sunday!

The Friday of the HPDE weekend is for Instructor Academy candidates, Instructors and now approved solo and advanced level drivers!. You must have permission to register for Friday.



SNELL 2005 rated helmets are no longer authorized for use as of 2016. As of 2017, Snell 2010 and later helmets are required.

NEW STUDENTS - Get a $25 discount for each day you drive in 2018. Be certain to include your membership number upon registration.

CURRENT STUDENTS - Bring a friend, get $25 towards your next school; you must notify the registrar. Be certain to include your membership number upon registration.

NON-BMW CCA National Capital Chapter (NCC) Registrants - In 2018 and moving forward, at time of NCC HPDE registration, you are not required to be a BMW CCA club member. Anyone, non-members and members alike, can register for NCC HPDE programs. However, the policy of the BMW CCA is that all HPDE participants be registered BMW CCA members. So, if you are not already a BMW CCA member at time of registration, the NCC will register you as a BMW CCA NCC member at no cost to the registrant for 1 year. As a BMW CCA NCC member you will receive the monthly edition of the BMW CCA National magazine the Roundel, the quarterly NCC news letter the Der Bayerische and all other associated club benefits. 

Convertibles, SAVs, SUVs, trucks, vans, motorcycles and retractable hardtops are not permitted!

T-tops, targa-tops, race cars, other vehicles with removable tops and roll bars/cages must be cleared for use by the chief instructor prior to admittance on track! If you are not certain, please contact us prior to registration to confirm.

VEHICLE INSPECTION REQUIREMENTS - Cars must be inspected BEFORE EVERY HPDE and within 60 days of every HPDE by a qualified service facility.  A properly completed tech inspection form (supplied) must be presented at the track.  It is your responsibility to insure that your car is safe and road-worthy. If you're bringing a race car, you must present proper race car safety and certification material.

New for 2018; Summit Point Motorsports Park has a maximum allowable decibel of 103 for HPDE and non race programs. At the very least, your HPDE registered vehicle must be quiet enough to allow appropriate in car, on-track, communication between instructor and student and must also not interfere with communication between other instructors/students on track. If you're not certain if your car is acceptable, test the decibels or contact us.


Look for details on the next registration screen.

The National Capital Chapter (NCC) operates three - four High Performance Driving Events (HPDE) each year at Summit Point Raceway. The methods of instruction and the target audience for these schools share a common goal of giving you the opportunity to develop and improve your skills as a driver and to strengthen your knowledge of your car's abilities so that you will be prepared for any situation you may encounter on the highway. The event is three days but Fridays are for instructors, Instructor Academy candidates and as of 2018, advance level and solo drivers! only. All other students may register for Saturday-only, Saturday and Sunday or Sunday-only with permission from the chief instructor. 

Our HPDEs are not racing schools unless specifically noted. Our focus is on skills, not speed, and our overriding concern is with your safety and that of your car.  We select our school instructors very carefully, not simply for their technical knowledge and accomplishments as drivers, but also for their abilities to impart that knowledge to their students in a clear, concise, and professional manner.

Your BMW is an amazingly capable car. At a National Capital Chapter HPDE, you will be able to realize your car's capabilities, learn the limits of those capabilities under controlled conditions and practice the skills needed to control your car safely within those limits. 

High Performance Driving Events

The primary goal of these schools is to develop and hone your car-control skills. It is not to drive fast, although speed will come with improving skills.  We seek to produce not necessarily the fastest, but the most proficient drivers possible.

Each HPDE consists of driving sessions on the track and at the skidpad, as well as classroom sessions. During your on-track sessions, you will be driving the full track at progressively higher speeds throughout the school. An in-car instructor will work with you to help you improve your driving mechanics. Braking, cornering  and accelerating techniques are refined continuously during your on-track sessions.

Skidpad sessions will allow you to begin to master the skill of controlling your car at the limits of adhesion. You will learn how to control understeer (when your front tires lose adhesion) and oversteer (when your rear tires lose adhesion.) The skills learned here will not only be invaluable on the track, they may well save your car - and your life - on the highway.

Classroom sessions present the underlying mechanics of your car's behavior and how your inputs as a driver affect it. We present basic driving theory, the physics of car behavior (i.e., the "why it works" of driving) and discussions of the techniques of advanced car control.

No single drivers' school will ever convey all there is to learn about driving. In this sense, our HPDEs are part of a continuous learning environment, one that requires several years of attendance at dozens of schools before proficiency is attained. Even at that, there is always something more to learn, something additional on which to work.  Acquiring driving skills is a process that is never completed.

About Our Instructors

Our instructors come from two basic driving backgrounds: accomplished HPDE students that have graduated from our Instructor Academy and “guest instructors” from other BMW CCA
chapters and recognized high performance driving schools.  Regardless of their backgrounds, our instructors conform to a uniformly high standard of competence, professionalism and enthusiasm for teaching.

Instructor candidates selected from our student roster have a documented record of achievement which includes a minimum of 35 days of track time, demonstrated skidpad proficiency, and 10 hours of classroom training. We also ensure Instructor candidates from other BMW Chapters and schools have comparable skills and experience.  We conduct a one-day instructor checkout that includes a presentation by our Chief Instructor on our HPDE program, a skid pad evaluation, and two on-track sessions to evaluate the guest instructor’s driving mechanics and in-car instruction. Finally, all of our instructor candidates must display impeccable attitude and driving etiquette.

Our current instructors' driving experience ranges from five years to twenty-five years. Our "average" instructor has been driving on the track for 11.5 years and has been instructing for 6 years.  We draw our instructors from twelve BMW CCA chapters, the SCCA, PCA, and other marque clubs. We select our instructors very carefully to ensure that every student receives the best possible instruction from the safest, most professional and most knowledgeable people we can find. We are very proud of our instructor corps and we trust that you will share that pride.


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