About this event
The Patroon & New York Chapters invites you to a co-hosted HPDE on August 21st at Lime Rock Park in beautiful Northwestern Connecticut that will appeal to Drivers of all levels and Instructors alike.
This will be a FULL Day Event, sharing time with the LRDC. Students should expect 4 x 20 minute sessions with debriefing between sessions.
Note: Based on current BMWCCA COVID guidelines, there will be in-car instruction however both Student and Instructor will have to be fully vaccinated. We will also cater to a limited number of students in a lead-follow basis if requested. (“Fully vaccinated” people mean those who have had the requisite number of shots per the manufacturers’ recommendations plus a 14-day waiting period after the final shot of the series. “Unvaccinated” means any person who is not fully vaccinated.)
We will have 3 groups:
Group 3 – This is geared towards Novices and Intermediate drivers < 10 track days of experience. The group will be limited to 25 Students and provide in-car instruction for fully vaccinated students. We will also cater to a limited number of students in a lead-follow format if requested. Entry fee for Group 3 is $349 per driver.
Group 2 – This is for Upper Intermediate/Experienced drivers. The group will be limited to 30 Students and provide in-car instruction for fully vaccinated students. We will also cater to a limited number of students in a lead-follow format if requested. Entry fee for Group 2 is $349 per driver.
Group 1 – Instructors/"Open Track Lite"/A-Solo. Open to all Instructors and A Solo/Open track drivers. Entry fee for Group 1 (A-Solo drivers and Instructors who are NOT instructing) is $299 per driver.
Snell M or SA, 2010, 2015 or 2020 helmets are required. (2005 Snell helmets are NOT valid)
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.
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 PatroonHPDE.com 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.
DRIVER’S LICENSE AND CURRENT MEMBERSHIP WILL BE CHECKED DURING TRACK REGISTRATION.
All drivers must have a helmet which is SNELL rated 2010, 2015 or 2020 SA or M. Snell 2005 helmets are no longer allowed.
Cabriolets and Convertibles must have a roll cage. Please check with the registrar, prior to registering for the event for assurance your vehicle will pass.
Seatbelts: Equivalent restraints must be provided for driver and passenger. Factory seatbelts and 5 or 6 point harnesses with anti-submarine belts are permitted. 4 point harnesses are permitted on the driver and passenger sides, if factory seatbelts are also available for use on the driver and passenger sides, and can be used at the Instructor's discretion. All types must use metal-to-metal buckles, be in sound condition and must be mounted using the factory mounting points and/or be mounted per the SCCA General Competition Rules
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 7 days after registration. 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.
The 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.
The Patroon BMW CCA Driver School staff makes all final run group decisions.
The Patroon Chapter BMW CCA, event organizers, event instructors, and/or Lime Rock Park 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.
SUBMISSION OF THIS APPLICATION IS YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS.