Fri, Oct 4 - Sun, Oct 6, 2019

Road America - 2019 OktoberFAST

Road America

About this event

Join the Badger Bimmers for a drivers’ education event at Road America near Elkhart Lake, Wi. This year's event is sponsored by WeatherTech.

All students and instructors get four 25 minute on-track sessions per day on Saturday and Sunday.  There will be fifteen 25 minute sessions on Friday for advanced students and instructors only. 

If you have questions about the event email Darcy Yench (

The sound limit for all vehicles registered for the event is 103db. This limit will be enforced by Road America and any vehicles exceeding the limit will be excluded from the event.

All participants at our DE events must be members of the BMW CCA. It's not necessary that you be member of the Badger Bimmers chapter but BMW CCA membership is required.  You can sign-up for a membership on our event registration page.  We will submit your information and a payment of $48 to BMW CCA to establish your membership with the Badger Bimmers Chapter. The memberships offered through our registration page are available only to those that are not currently members. They are not available for renewing members.

OR you can renew your club membership you can call the national headquarters at 800-878-9292. When you renew be sure to ask for your membership number, you'll need it to complete your registration. You can also join the club by visiting the national BMW CCA web site.

You can pay for the event using a credit or debit card or with an electronic check. Payment is required at the time of registration.

You must have your car teched to drive with the Badger Bimmers at Road America for safety and soundness.

Kummrow Automotive (located on Bender Road in Glendale, WI) would like to invite you to our track inspection day for the upcoming BMWCCA Badger Bimmers OktoberFAST event at Road America. They will be performing complimentary track inspections and free brake fluid flushes by appointment only for any BMWCCA member on September 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will have brake fluid available. Give Pat or Andy a call to set up an appointment at 414-352-2886

The Baymont in Plymouth has been booked completely with 5  wedding parties.

We have reserved a block of 20 rooms at the Osthoff (920-876-3366) this year so mention the Badger Bimmers BMW Club for the discounted rate starting  Oct. 3 - 6.  We will again have our Saturday night dinner there as well.  $195  1 bedroom Woodland Suite, $210  1 bedroom Woodland Deluxe Suite,  $235  1 Bedroom Courtyard Deluxe Suites,  $230  2 bedroom Woodland Suite

Siebken's Resort (920-876-2600) has a block of 10 rooms for us with the  weekday rate ranging from $115 (standard hotel room) $160 (Deluxe Room) - $410 (3 bedroom condo)  They also have a big wedding group coming in so booking  now than later would be a good idea.

Plymouth Inn downtown (920-893-5623) has a block of  rooms under Badger Bimmers BMW Club for $89./night  Thursday - Saturday 

Many automobile insurance policies now exclude coverage for events that take place on a race track. The only way to know if your policy still covers driving schools is to read your policy. If you find that your policy does not cover our driving schools you can purchase event insurance from Lockton Affinity Motorsports. BMW CCA members get a discount on the purchase of both single and multiple event driving school insurance.

Drones (radio controlled flying machines) cannot be used anywhere on the Road America property.

Advanced, Intermediate and Novice students for Saturday and Sunday - $460 through 8/10, $485 8/11 to 8/31, $525 after.

Instructors for Saturday and Sunday - $250.  Instructors will be able to run in 1 of 2 run groups and dispensation to give rides in any group.

Instructors and Advanced students for Friday - $290 through 8/10, $310 from 8/11 to 8/31, $350 after 8/31

Dinner on Saturday night is at the Osthoff in Elkhart Lake, WI for a mere $28  Cash bar

Dinner Buffet

Entrée:  Burgandy and Rosemary Braised Beef Tips, Butter and Sage Roasted Turkey

Salads:  Caesar Salad and Pesto Pasta Salad (fusilli pasta, tomato, artichoke, baby spinach, Parmesan cheese)

Side:  Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Vegetable: Broccoli, Cauliflower and Baby Carrots with Garlic-Herb Butter

Desserts:  New York Cheesecake

Includes dinner rolls and butter, coffee, tea or milk. 

Helmet rentals are available for novice and intermediate students - $55 for 2 days (Saturday/Sunday) or $30 for 1 day (Saturday) 

Download the tech and medical forms. They must be completed, and brought with you to registration at the track along with your helmet to be checked. Here's the schedule


Event requirements

Eligible Cars:

You do not have to drive a BMW at any of the Badger Bimmer driving schools.  We welcome all makes of cars.  In general convertibles and SUVs/SAVs aren't allowed.  See the section about open top cars for further information about convertibles.

Age Requirement:

All participants must be 18 years of age or older.


Helmets must be Snell 2010 or later.  Either SA, M or K specification ratings are acceptable.  Helmets that meet BMW CCA Club Racing eligibility rules at the time of the event are also allowed. (These presently include SFI 31.1 and FIA 8860, subject to change.)

2005 or earlier specification helmets can no longer be used at Badger Bimmer events.

Driver/Passenger Restraints:

Cars must have equivalent restraints and seats for both driver and passenger.

Open Top Cars:

In general, open top cars are not allowed at BMW CCA events without roll cages and arm restraints approved by a race sanctioning body.  In any case, open top cars must be pre-approved by the Driving Event Coordinator.  If you would like more information, please contact Darcy Yench (

SAVs and SUVs:

No X6s, X5s, X3s or Porsche Cayennes (or any other type of SAV/SUV) will be allowed in the driving school.

Track Damage:

You will be held personally responsible for any damage to the track that may result from an incident involving you and your car.  For example, if you spill oil on the track or damage a tire wall or concrete barrier Road America will bill the Badger Bimmers for these damages.  We will in turn ask you to reimburse the Badger Bimmers for the amount of the bill.

This is NOT a Racing School, but an opportunity for new drivers and experienced drivers to sharpen their skills on the road and on the track.  We welcome a limited number of new drivers and will provide classroom sessions and in-car instruction for all novice and intermediate drivers.  If you are new advanced driver to Road America an instructor will be provided to help introduce you to the track.  All classrooms are mandatory as this is a Driving School.

Event organizers will make the final decisions regarding run group assignment.  Completing a Motorsport.reg profile will only help guide that decision.

All drivers must fill out a separate registration forms.  It is not advised to share a car for novices or in the same run group.

Bring your helmet to registration for inspection and a sticker.

Drivers are financially responsible for any and all damages they cause to the facility and its parts. The only insurance covering you and your vehicle is your own. You can buy DE specific insurance from a number of companies including Lockton Affinity.

Road America

Plymouth, Wi
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BMW CCA - Badger Bimmers Chapter

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