Fri, May 11 - Sun, May 13, 2018

NCC May 2018 Summit Point, Main Circuit HPDE

Summit Point - Summit Point Circuit

About this event

National Capital Chapter HPDE, May 11-13, 2018 on the Main Circuit at Summit Point!!

Sponsored by Radial Tire Co.

Saturday Famous Dave's BBQ Included! Sponsored by BMW of Fairfax

Event T-Shirt Included!

THIS WILL BE A VERY EXCITING WEEKEND COMBINING OUR HPDE ON THE MAIN TRACK WITH Autocross on the Washington Circuit and a Highway Safety School on the Jefferson Circuit!

 

The cost will remain $450 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.

 

NOTE:

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. 

Vehicle Requirements

  • Convertibles, SAVs, SUVs, trucks, vans, motorcycles, and cars with retractable hardtops are NOT permitted!
  • All T-tops, targa-tops, race cars, other vehicles with removable tops will run with their tops / roof panels installed
  • All T-tops, targa-tops, race cars, other vehicles with removable tops must be equipped with factory rollover protection (i.e., built-in structural integrity, or be fitted with an approved SCCA / NASA aftermarket roll bar or roll cage)
  • Drivers of T-top or targa-top vehicles must provide the manufacturer’s certification of his vehicle’s rollover protection during the registration process.  (We do not have this information for all makes and models that present themselves to our events).
  • Factory installed, or aftermarket roll bars and roll cages must provide 2” inch of clearance above the driver’s head with helmet on (The Height Test may be re-checked at the track. If you do NOT pass this test you will forfeit your registration fee and not be able to run in the event)
  • 2016 or newer vehicles equipped with active driver assisted technology (i.e., lane keeping, collision avoidance or auto braking) must have the capability to be completely deactivated. (These active driver assisted systems will be turned off for all HPDE sessions)
  • The Chief Instructor has the final determination on the safety of all vehicles prior to admittance on track! If you are uncertain, 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 ensure that your car is safe and road-worthy. If you are bringing a race car, or car not currently inspected for road use, you must present proper race car safety and certification material (i.e., annual race inspection).

Please visit our Tech Sponsor TIER Car Care !

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.

Solo Criteria

  • A-Solo students must have a minimum of 30 track days and will have completed at least one instructed HPDE within the last year.  (We will confirm this through MSReg., or the student must provide the contact info of a recent instructor that can verify student’s experience)
  • A-Solo students will run in the A-run group during Sat & Sun HPDEs, or any of the open time slots during Friday IA days
  • A-Solo students will attend A-run group classroom and skidpad sessions, and participate in A-run group track exercises
  • The first track session for a Solo student (Friday or Saturday) will be with an instructor (for safety and insurance purposes).  There will be no Sunday Only Solo students
  • Solo Students will pay the same entry fees for the HPDE weekend as instructed students, plus $150 if they plan to run during Friday IA day ($200 for just Friday)

Age Requirement

  • All participants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license

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.

 

Event requirements

Local Hotels offering NCC and Summit Point discounted rates (mention BMW CCA National Capital Chapter (NCC)):

The Aloft Winchester

1055 Millwood Pike

Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 678-8899

www.starwoodhotels.com

Holiday Inn Express

142 Foxridge

Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 667-7050

NCC HPDE discount rate - $70/night

 

New Students - Get a $25 discount for each day you drive in 2018

 

Current Students - Bring a friend, get $25 towards your next school

The Fine Print for the Referral rebate:

  • You will receive a $25 rebate off your NEXT school admission for each day your friend(s) drive(s) in the current year.
  • This rebate applies to the NEXT school, of the current year, in which you drive.
  • Only Current drivers can receive a referral rebate.  New drivers will receive the New Driver discount, but will not get BOTH a New Driver and a Referral discount. 
  • If you bring a friend to the last HPDE of the year, you will receive the rebate at the first NCC HPDE of the following year.
  • Maximun rebate allowed is the total cost of your next school.  Bring more friends - get a bigger rebate!
  • If your friends sign up but do not pay and attend, you will not receive any rebate.
  • Rebates have no other cash value and do not carry past the next school you attend in the current year or the first NCC HPDE in the following year.
  • Rebates will expire and have no further value if not used as stated above.

Examples: 

  • Bring one friend that drives one day, you get $25 off your next HPDE admission, current year.
  • Bring one friend that drives two days, you get $50 off your next HPDE admission, current year.
  • Bring two friends that each drive one day, you get $50 off your next HPDE admission, current year.
  • Bring four friends that drive six combined days, you get $150 off your next HPDE admission, current year.
  • Bring ten friends that each drive two days and you will drive FREE at your next HPDE of the current year!

And so on...

Admissions Policy

Due to strong demand for space in National Capital Chapter (NCC) HPDEs, we are sometimes unable to accommodate all the students who apply.  For HPDEs where applications exceed our school capacity, we will admit students as outlined below.

Priority Assignment

Applicants that exceed our HPDE capacity or instructor load will be waitlisted.

Notes

·       All cars must be quiet enough to allow for in-car communication, must have passenger seats and equal restraint systems for both passenger and driver.  Functional, securely attached lap and shoulder belts are required for both front seats.  The front seats must have equal restraint systems in place and operational (e.g., if the driver has a five-point harness, the passenger must have a five-point harness as well.)  Performance-enhancing modifications and R-compound (racing) tires inhibit learning and are strongly discouraged.  If roll bars or cages are installed, they must be fully padded above the level of the front door window sills (anyplace the driver’s/passenger’s head could come in contact with the roll cage).

·       Cars must be inspected by a qualified service facility before the event.  A properly completed tech inspection form (supplied) must be presented at the track.  It is your responsibility to ensure that your car is safe and roadworthy. Race cars must present a current annual race car inspection.

ATTENTION BMW E36 CAR OWNERS:  The original radiator must have been replaced in ANY E36 BMW that drives in our schools.  This is a safety issue and not negotiable.  Download and read the Tech Inspection form on the NCC website (nccbmwcca.org) for the rules concerning you car.  It is your responsibility to understand these rules prior to registration.  If you wait too late and cannot meet the radiator requirement before the school, you run the risk of forfeiting part or all of your registration fee based on the Refund Policy noted below.  

  • Helmets ---Note these requirements as of 2017 --- Must be certified to Snell M- or SA-standards, 2010 or later.  Full-face helmets with SA-2010 or later certifications are strongly recommended.  The Snell Memorial Foundation’s certification will be found on a sticker inside the helmet.  The National Capital Chapter does not supply helmets.

  • Prior approval is required for students intending to share cars and for changes in car type after registration!!

Refund policy

Student and instructor schedules are finalized and sent to the printer approximately fifteen days prior to the event.  Our HPDE costs are fixed and based on financial obligations we enter into once you register and we accept you into the event. Tuition is priced as low as possible based upon your acceptance and attendance.   

If you cancel your registration two weeks before the Friday of the relative event, you'll not be charged for your registration. If you cancel your registration between 14 and 7 days before the relative event, you'll receive a 50% refund of you payment minus NCC incurred registration fees which are approximately 3.5%. If you cancel your registration within 7 days of the relative event, also known as the 'Freeze' date, you'll receive no refund.  

Registrations canceled after 5pm on the Freeze Date, will receive no refund. NCC incurred MSReg.com registration fees are the responsibility of the registrant/student regardless of the reason for the cancellation. Cancellation is the responsibility of the registrant and can be executed through MSReg. Notification to the Registrar may be made by email to registrar@nccbmwcca.org. 

If you fail to attend the HPDE without notifying the Registrar prior to 5:00 p.m. the Friday before the event, you will forfeit your entire tuition for that weekend.

If you damage your car or your car breaks for any reason and you cannot drive or continue in the school, there will be no refund provided for the remainder of the event that is missed. For example, if you run off the track and break your suspension or if your radiator breaks on Saturday morning at 9:00am and you cannot run any more laps that weekend, you will not be reimbursed for any of your event fees for that event.

The National Capital Chapter reserves the right to decline entry to any individual and to any vehicle deemed unsafe or unsuitable for track use. 

There will be no exceptions made to these cancellation and refund rules. They have been developed over many years of experience operating NCC driving schools. Please do not ask us to make an exception to your 'unique' situation. Thank you for helping us run a safe and financially successful HPDE program.

Summit Point Motorsports Park General Rules

1. It is the responsibility of the LESSEE to post the rules to any and all online links, and include in any registration packets for the event to be held at Summit Point Motorsports Park.

2. PIT BIKES, ATVs and any other similar type vehicles are restricted to the general paddock area ONLY and are not permitted to be used outside of the paddock or in any “off road” areas of the facility. All operators are required to have a valid license for the vehicle, and no one under 16 is to be permitted to operate any motorized vehicle except as permitted by LESSEE’s insurance during track activities.

3. DRONES or any other remote flying type craft are not permitted to be flown at any time in any area of the property and may be subject to confiscation.

4. Participants of an event at Summit Point Motorsports Park are limited to the circuit, paddock, and general access roads immediately surrounding the circuit where the event is taking place. Absolutely no admission to any other circuit or training area is permitted. Other areas may include ranges, off road training areas, or other circuits which may or may not be in use for other events.

5. Facility Access for participants may be arranged the day prior to an event. Such access will be no earlier than 6 p.m. on the day prior to an event. Should such access not be arranged in advance, access is 7 a.m. the day of the event.

6. Facility Access when moving from one circuit to another on successive days. Should the LESSEE be renting more than one circuit on successive days, transfer from one paddock to the next shall not occur before 7 p.m. of the first day of an event to allow for proper time to clean and make ready the paddock for the event.

7. Sound Limits Summit Point Motorsports Park has a 103dB sound limit. Any vehicle(s) found to be over the sound limit will be removed from the circuit and given time to correct the issue before returning to the circuit. Repeat violations of the sound limit may result in the vehicle not being permitted on to the circuit.

8. Fireworks are not permitted at any time at Summit Point Motorsports Park.

9. Quiet Time No “race engines” or other loud vehicles may be run either on track, in the paddock, or in any area of the facility prior to 7 a.m. or after 7 p.m. Additionally, the Shenandoah Circuit is subject to a “Quiet Hour” for church services in the community from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. every Sunday.

10. Speed Limits on any and all access roads on the facility is 20MPH and “Walking Speed” within paddock confines.

11. Grills and campfires Participants are permitted to use grills during an event. Campfires are permitted, but we strongly encourage the use of self-contained raised “fire pits” and discourage the use of ground fires.

12. PETS should be leashed at all times and non-aggressive to people and other animals. Owners are expected to clean up after their pets.

13. Children are always welcome at Summit Point and should be supervised at all times. Bicycle riding should be limited to after the track goes “cold” to limit interaction with moving vehicles in the paddock, and riders under 18 should wear protective head gear at all times in accordance with West Virginia state law.

14. Cones used by an event are to be picked up and returned to the cone shed in your respective paddock at the conclusion of the event. Failure to do so will result in a $250.00 fee billed to the club.

15. Spills and Clean Up should be reported right away to maintenance, whether on track or in the paddock. Oil dry used during an event to clean up spills will be billed to the LESSEE at a rate of $15.00 per bag.

16. Firearms are not permitted 

 

Entries (175)

JK
Jeff Kalitan
JK
Jeffery Kalitan
PB
Paul Bylis
AG
Andy Grigor
WB
William Bass
CP
Carl Parker
TJ
Todd Jones
JA
John Althouse

Summit Point - Summit Point Circuit

Summit Point, WV
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