Sat, Jun 29, 2024

Patroon HPDE @ Palmer Motorsports Park

Palmer Motorsports Park

About this event


The Patroon Chapter invites you to a BMW CCA Drivers School HPDE on Saturday June 29th,2024 that will appeal to Drivers of all levels and Instructors alike.

Participants will have 4  sessions with mandatory classroom sessions between run groups.  

YOU MUST BE A CURRENT BMW CCA MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS SCHOOL.  You may apply for membership during the registration process otherwise your membership number which must be on your application form at registration.  Note: you don't need to own a BMW to be a BMW CCA member.

Price - Instructed $325 per driver.


The drivers’ school committee reserves the right to deny entry based upon vehicle type and/or condition at any time, up to and including the day of the event.

  • Note: Student experience level is solely as determined by Patroon Chapters Driving Instructor.  Should a student register for a run group higher/lower than their experience level, the student will be reassigned and any resulting change in fee will be charged/credited accordingly.

Snell M or SA or 2015, 2020 or 2025 helmets are required. 

The food stand should be open during our event.

Entrants must be 18 years or older to drive and/or be a passenger in any car on the track. Only instructors may provide rides to others.  Students are expressly prohibited from passengers in their vehicle on track, other than their assigned instructor, no exceptions.  Non-participating/non-working event guests may ride in instructor cars with prior arrangement with the Chief Instructor.

Our Data Acquisition Program is in full swing and we have purchased a limited number of AiM DL1 units for rental by Advanced and Solo drivers at a cost of $50 per day.  There will also a "one on one" Data Evaluation/Analysis session for those interested.  If you have your own unit and don't need to rent one, the Data Evaluation/Analysis session will still be available.  Both of these "add-on packages" are available on a first come first served basis and will be part of the Registration process.

Event requirements

This is not a racing school but rather a high performance driving event (HPDE) on a race circuit under close supervision by instructors. You will be taught the fine art of car control and fundamentals of vehicle dynamics. You will be able to learn the capabilities of your car and improve your driving skills at speeds that are not permitted on public roads. All drivers will be instructed on safety regulations, and general etiquette on the track. In addition to the “Pre-Event Safety Inspection” which the driver is required to have performed, an “On-Site Safety Inspection” will be performed prior to the event. A confirmation notice that explains the Safety Inspection requirements will be sent to you approximately 3 – 4 weeks before the event and after registration and payment are received and accepted. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED you review the Pre-Event Safety Inspection PRIOR to registering.

Tech Inspection information can be found under "Forms" at or click HERE.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY: To participate, each driver must be 18 years of age or older AND possess a valid driver’s license that is not suspended or revoked. BMW CCA Membership is mandatory for participation. BMW CCA memberships may be purchased during online registration.


All drivers must have a helmet which is SNELL rated  2015, 2020 or 2025  SA or M. 

ATTENTION CONVERTIBLES, OPEN CARS, AND CARS WITH REMOVABLE ROOF SECTIONS: NO REFUNDS DAY OF EVENT IF YOU FAIL THE BMW CCA BROOMSTICK TEST - "The top of the roll bar shall be a minimum of two (2) inches above the top of the driver's (and passenger's) helmet with the driver (and passenger) seated normally and restrained by seat belt/shoulder harness. A plane (Helmet Reference Plane) drawn from the top (not including padding) of the roll bar to structural parts of the chassis of the front suspension strut/shock towers shall pass over the driver's (and passenger's) helmet."

Seatbelts: Factory seatbelts, street legal harnesses, and 5 or 6-point competition harnesses and 4 point Schroth belts with anti-submarine feature are permitted. 4-point competition harnesses are not permitted. All must have metal-to-metal buckles and be in sound condition. Belts must be mounted using the factory mounting points and/or be mounted per the SCCA General Competition Rules. Equivalent restraints and seats must be provided for driver and passenger. ALL student's cars MUST have a passenger seat for an Instructor.

No SUVs/SAVs, vans, trucks, limos, open wheeled cars or any inappropriate vehicles permitted. If you're unsure as to the classification of your vehicle, please contact us for clarification.

Credit cards will be charged approximately 30-45 days before the event. All cancellations made after payment is processed will be assessed a $50 fee. NO REFUND for cancellations 15 days or less before the event. If you are a “no show” at the event, no refund will be given.

Patroon Chapter BMW CCA reserves the right to reject any applicant on event day, due to failing safety inspection, inappropriate vehicle (e.g., van, limo, truck, etc.), or for any reason pertinent to the safety of the school and participants of the school. Patroon Chapters Driver School staff makes all final run group decisions.

Patroon Chapter , the event organizers, event instructors, and/or Palmer Motorsports Park shall not be held liable for any incident involving your vehicle, where damage or injury occurs,. You may/will be held liable for any damage caused by you or your vehicle during the event.

If in doubt about any requirements listed here, please request clarification before applying.

This event is being held in association with the Mohawk Hudson Region of the Sports Car Club of America. ALL particpants and guests at this event will have to sign the appropriate waivers for Palmer Motorsports Park , the Sports Car Club of America and the BMW Car Club of America. 


Palmer Motorsports Park

Palmer, MA
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BMW CCA - Patroon Chapter

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