About this event
Join the Badger Bimmers for a drivers’ education event at Road America near Elkhart Lake, Wi. This year's event is again 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 are new to diving events, please download this document and read through it for helpful hints and tips for preparing yourself before you get to the track. www.hpde-1st-timer.com
If you are volunteering at the event in a position such as grid manager, registration, class room instructor or exercise manager contact Darcy before you register for the discount code. You need the discount code before you complete the registration form. If you have other questions about the event email Darcy Yench (DEC@badgerbimmers.org).
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 $58 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. No refunds for cancellations after 9/17. Before that date refunds will be issued minus a $75 processing fee. New and renewal Club memberships purchased as part of your registration are not refundable.
You must have your car teched to drive with the Badger Bimmers at Road America for safety and soundness. Fresh brake fluid is a must. You are responsible for the condition of your car.
Kummrow Automotive (located at 2201 W. 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 Saturday, September 18th 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.
We will have our Saturday night dinner at Siebkins in Elkhart Lake this year. Cash Bar at 6:30 p.m. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Price is $35.
We have reserved a limited block of 10 rooms at the Osthoff (920-876-3366) this year so mention the Badger Bimmers BMW Club for the discounted rate starting Sept 30, 2021. Rooms start at $187/night and up.
Siebken's Resort (920-876-2600) has no block of rooms as its off season. Rate ranges from $160 (standard hotel room) and up.
Plymouth Inn downtown (920-893-5623) has a block of rooms under Badger Bimmers BMW Club for $126./night starting Thursday - Saturday. Also check online for possibly lower rate.
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.
When you register for this DE event, please update your driving experience log on the MSR registration site. In many cases, that information is the only means we have for evaluating whether a driver's experience is commensurate with the run group assignment being requested. Also, this would be a convenient time to update your car information.
This is Driver Education. ALL CLASSROOMS ARE MANDATORY and failure to attend may result in loss of track time.
Advanced, Intermediate and Novice students for Saturday and Sunday - $485 through 8/15, $515 8/16 to 9/5, $560 after.
Instructors for Saturday and Sunday - $265. Instructors will be able to run in 1 of 2 run groups.
Instructors and Advanced students for Friday - $305 through 8/15, $335 from 8/15 to 9/5, $380 after 9/5
Saturday Night Dinner Buffet at Siebkins $35 for all participants and guests!!
Wisconsin Buffet $35
Whipped Cheddar Potatoes (GF)
Roasted Root Vegetables (GF, Vegan)
Local Greens & Siebken’s Dressing (GF, Vegan)
Tender Beef Tips & Gravy
Herb Roasted Chicken Quarters w/ Chicken Jus
Helmet rentals are available at this time through RA, subject to change. Must have size request.
Badger Bimmers has been a long-time supporter of Feeding America of Eastern Wisconsin. On Saturday, October 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. representatives from Feeding America will be joining us at OktoberFast to share information about their programs and collect donations of nonperishable food items. Financial donations can be also made on site, or by text anytime before and during the event (Text BIMMERS to 41444 to donate). Click that link and it takes you to a page with our logo and a donation template.
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.
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. This may also be the last year for 2010 helmets eligibility.)
Snell SA sticker must be attached inside.
2005 or earlier specification helmets can no longer be used at Badger Bimmer events.
APPAREL - Full-length pants, long sleeved shirts, socks and full shoes are required. (Bare feet, sandals, and open toed shoes are not permitted.)
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 (DEC@badgerbimmers.org).
SAVs and SUVs:
NO X6s, X5s, X3s or Porsche Cayennes (or any other type of SAV/SUV) will be allowed in the driving school.
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, fence or barrier, costs incurred by Road America will be passed to you for payment.
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 lead/follow 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.
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.
Event organizers will make the final decisions regarding run group assignment. Completing a Motorsport.reg profile will only help guide that decision.
Bring your helmet to registration for inspection and a sticker.
Garage space is available at the track for a fee. This space should be arranged by contacting Road America directly at (800) 365-RACE (7223). Badger Bimmers will have no involvement in arranging for garage space. All waste tires and equipment must be removed from the Road America premises by participant. Pavement damage in the paddock area or other roadways by high point loads (e.g., by jack stands or similar equipment) shall be the responsibility of the participant causing the damage.
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.