Sat, May 22 - Sun, May 23, 2021

RMC BMW CCA Spring Driving School

High Plains Raceway

About this event

Welcome !

The Rocky Mountain Chapter BMW CCA is pleased to present our Spring Performance Driving School. This school provides a unique opportunity for you to drive your car at speed and to experience the thrill of becoming one with your car. The school is open to all current BMW CCA members 18 and over with a valid driver’s license.


This High Performance Driving School will give you the opportunity to drive your car at speed and to experience the potential of the unique combination of car and driver. It is safe, demanding, and most importantly FUN! All students will alternate between classroom sessions and time on the track with an instructor. The individualized instruction is a key to this program that has been developed over decades, and compares very favorably with commercial schools costing many times more. Our experienced instructors have come from racing, autocrossing, and BMW CCA driving schools.

The Spring School will be a 2-day event at High Plains Raceway.


The following policy has been adopted by the BMW CCA National Board of Directors regarding ALL driving events/programs:


The following policy has been adopted by the BMW CCA National Board of Directors regarding ALL driving events/programs:

1. At the very minimum, Chapters MUST comply with, and adhere to, ALL Federal, State and local guidelines and mandates. Chapters must also conform to all specific facility requirements in force at the time of the event. 

2.  Chapters are allowed to use in-car instruction or have other dual-occupant driving events when both participants in the car have been fully vaccinated and are at least 14 days post final vaccination.

3.  Chapters are required to both obtain and retain proof of the vaccination status of all participants who claim to meet the vaccination criteria. Ideally, the document should be uploaded to the participant’s registration page; however, a photograph or photocopy of the document would be acceptable. (The BMW CCA is not a healthcare service provider to the individual, so HIPAA codes do not apply to here)

4.  Chapters shall use unique and easily identifiable wristbands for ALL parties that meet the vaccination requirements.

5.  On the Chapter’s event & registration pages for any dual-occupant driving events, the Chapter shall make it VERY clear to all participants that in-car instruction is completely optional to them and they are free to decline having someone else in their car. So that the participant’s choice regarding this is both made clear to the Chapter and documented, Chapters shall have an “Opt-In/Opt-Out” choice on the registration page/form for in-car instruction.

6.  Chapters may allow people of the same household to be within the same vehicle for instruction regardless of their vaccination status.  The parties must be currently cohabitating and are lodging together while attending the event.

7. Social distancing at a minimum of 6 ft. and the use of masks worn over both the nose and mouth are still required of all parties when out of the car. This requirement applies even if the Federal, State and/or local guidelines and/or mandates are less restrictive.

8.  Individuals who do not meet the vaccination criteria are not allowed to be in-car with another individual, vaccinated or not, except in the situation described in #6. Chapters shall not make any agreement with participants to waive liability to contravene this requirement.


Classroom instruction will be delivered both by Zoom conference before the School, and by socially-distanced outdoor sessions at the event.

Helmet rental will not be available.

Volunteers (non-instructors):  We are looking for people to help out with grid, check-in, and other duties. If you're interested, you can sign up right here.

Volunteer Incentive

Volunteers (non-instructors) will receive a free lunch and 50 Bimmerbucks for each day of service.

Bimmerbucks can be redeemed toward entry fees for club driving events:

200 Bucks - Free entry into one day of RMC BMW CCA Driving School or Time Trials
100 Bucks - 50% off one-day entry fee for Driving School or Time Trials
50 Bucks - 25% off one-day entry fee for Driving School or Time Trials
50 Bucks - Free entry to an autocross event

Bimmerbucks are valid for 5 years from the year of issue, and are transferrable. If you've been trying to convince a friend, family member, significant other, or coworker that is thinking of trying out one of our events, applying a few Bimmerbucks might swing their decision!


This is a 2-day school. You may sign up for Saturday, Sunday, or both days.
Early Bird Discount: Sign up by April 4th to receive $25 off the prices below.

Event One Day Both Days
Driving School - Per Driver $245 $399
Early-Bird Discount (available through April 4th) -$25 -$25
Late-Registration Fee (after May 7th) $100 $200


The schedule will be posted HERE

Student Run Groups

Students are assigned to one of four Run Groups (A, B, C or D) commensurate with their experience. D is for beginners, and A is the most advanced run group. The groupings are based on relative pace and are intended to minimize the speed disparity within each group. Therefore, a student may be assigned to one group higher or lower than they were at a previous school. Look for your run group when you get your schedule to see when and where you need to be during the day.

A-Solo Run Group

Experienced A-group drivers have the option to drive in A-Solo Run Group with the approval of the Chief Instructor. Please contact the Chief Instructor at for approval before registering.

Open Lapping Friday

High Plains Raceway will be holding an open lapping day the Friday before the school. We encourage experienced drivers to come out and refamiliarize with the track. You can register through HPR's event on

Accommodations Near The Track

There is one hotel in Byers, approximately 20 minutes to High Plains Raceway (FYI: the speed limit between Byers and HPR is 65 mph and is strictly enforced).

Budget Host Longhorn Motel.  Price for BMW Driving School attendees is $77.45 per night.  Call 303-822-5205 and make sure you mention that you are with The BMW Club.

You can also camp at the track on Friday and Saturday night free of charge. HPR has showers and flush toilets.

If you want more upscale accommodations, finding a hotel near DIA is your best bet. It is a 45-minute drive from HPR to DIA.

Event requirements

Important Information

Volunteers (non-instructors):

Volunteers are not required to be a BMW CCA member.


Students must be a BMW CCA member to register. To join, go to or call 800-878-9292.
Before you register, please read the Driving School Guide. You are responsible for understanding and complying with the information in this guide.

Car Number Guidelines

  1. All drivers are responsible for providing and placing their assigned number and Run Group (A, B, C, or D) on their cars
  2. Numbers must be at least 6" tall, with a 1" stroke
  3. Run group letter must be at least 4" tall
  4. Numbers and class letters must have sufficient contrast to be easily legible from 50 feet when the car is at speed
  5. Numbers and class letters must be placed on both sides of the car
  6. A-Solo drivers must use "AS" for their run group letters
  7. Instructors must use "i" for their run group letter

You will be prompted to enter your car number when you register. This number will be assigned to you for this school. Numbers are assigned first-come, first served. In the event of a conflict, the second driver will be asked to modify their number to something unique in their run group.

You may choose to purchase magnetic or vinyl numbers, or you can make your own with masking tape or printed on paper. As long as the numbers and class letters meet the guidelines above, you're good to go.


If you are wait-listed, please continue your preparations (for example, tech inspection) as if you were registered for the school. We often have last-minute student cancellations and instructor signups, so there is a very good chance that you will get in.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations must be done by emailing the Driving School Registrar (
  • Cancellations received on or after May 7th will be charged a fee of $50 per person, per school day, if we cannot fill your slot with a person from the waitlist.  
  • No refunds will be given after May 20th.



Please contact Registrar Leslie Jenkins at with any registration questions.
Please contact Chief Instructors Andrew Colfelt and Friso Schlottau at with questions about run group assignments, instructor requests, and other student-related questions.
For all other questions, please contact Ryan Groves at


High Plains Raceway

Deer Trail, CO
Download track map
Download track map
Watch a video tour/lap
Watch a video tour/lap


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BMW CCA - Rocky Mountain - Driving Schools

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