About this event
The Boston and White Mountain chapters of the BMW CCA present the Fall Foliage Spectacular sponsored by Schneller Performanceat Club Motorsports in Tamworth NH, Friday and Saturday October 7th and 8th, 2022.
Please note, Club Motorsports has a 92db at 50' sound limitation.
White Mountain and Boston Chapters of BMW CCA are privileged to be invited to this private, world-class, high performance driving facility in Tamworth, New Hampshire!
Laid out on hundreds of rolling acres with breathtaking views of the White Mountains, the 15 turn, 2.5 mile Club Motorsports road course includes elevation changes not experienced elsewhere. Over 40 feet wide with a mix of long straights and tight and sweeping turns, this track was clearly designed to provide a thrilling driving experience while keeping safety the top priority.
Top commentators have tagged Club Motorsports "Easily the best track in America."
This High Performance Driving School is for ALL driver levels from Novice, Intermediate advanced and ISG. We DO welcome all makes of cars -- you don't have to drive a BMW to enjoy our events. This school is an excellent way for you to improve your driving skills and have fun too!
COVID Guidelines - (Revised 3-12-22) The club is matching state and local guidelines and so while a vaccination is not required we will follow a mask recommendation or those not vaccinated in indoor settings. Once again, we expect that this situation will continue to evolve through the course of the year and we will review this policy and provide updates as we receive them.
Club Membership: Please note: due to BMW CCA compliance requirements, you must be a BMW CCA member to register for and attend this event. You can join the club HERE
What is a Boston/WMC BMW CCA Track Day?
Our track days are operated as high performance driver schools. The purpose of a driving school is quite simple: to improve your driving skills and have a lot of fun doing it. We will emphasize the relationship of driver and machine, making them function in unison and giving you, as a student, the opportunity to learn your limitations and expand your capabilities, thus creating safe driving skills and habits in a controlled situation.
We conduct the school on a racetrack under the close supervision of experienced and trained instructors. You will explore control of your vehicle at speeds not normally attained on public roads. This will help to prepare you for emergencies in normal driving. It will also allow you to explore your capabilities as a driver and those of your vehicle.
At no time will you be pushed or encouraged to go any faster than is comfortable for you. All participants will be organized into run groups in accordance with experience, skill, and type of vehicle.
What you learn on the track depends on your driving skill. Beginners are taught driving style (smoothness, consistency, the ability to read the track), more experienced participants continue to work on consistency, while developing new skills such as trail braking, and threshold braking. Every time you are on the track, you will have an experienced instructor in the passenger seat.
For the most experienced drivers, you can be “signed off” and drive solo when you have proven to your instructor and the Chief Instructor that you understand the basics of high speed driving, you can consistently drive the correct line, and you show proper etiquette on track. Maturity, good judgment, skill and significant experience will lead to being signed off for solo driving. Even if you are a solo student, you are still highly encouraged to learn new skills from your instructor. In fact, National BMW Club rules require an instructor be in-car for at least part of the event for all students.
Drivers in other chapter's advanced programs, such as A-Solo/S-Group, may apply to drive in ISG by emailing the registrar with their driving resume.
Independent Study Group. For advanced students who want to extend their skills in a safe, fast-paced coaching environment, the Boston/WMC chapters of BMWCCA offers its Independent Study Group (ISG)
To promote continuous advanced skill development for experienced, independent drivers, ISG encourages students to identify the areas in which they want to improve, then allows them to create a personalized curriculum for achieving their goals.
At each event, every ISG student is assigned a coach who will work with them to achieve their goals. ISG drivers are often offered additional solo track sessions and the opportunity to drive in the instructors’ run group.
ISG Qualification - Soloed drivers with substantial experience and the skills to drive a consistent line, at an advanced run-group pace, on a variety of race tracks are eligible for consideration. After passing a thorough checkout drive with an ISG instructor, which emphasizes awareness, safety, consistency, and pace, the ISG candidate is admitted into the group.
ISG on Track, Classroom and Exercises - On the racetrack, ISG drivers spend working sessions with their assigned coach to execute their personalized plan. Classroom sessions comprise lively discussions of driving lines, corner approaches, speeds, data analysis, and a wide range of additional topics. Specialized exercises are offered to improve situational awareness, increase comfort levels in close-quarters driving, and practice passing.
Your day is divided between driving on the track, classroom sessions, or free time. Yeah, this track day is still a school, and so we need you in the clasroom sessions too. All participants are required to attend classroom sessions where the sessions are tailored to your group experience and are intended to be interactive and fun.
What is a Driving School NOT?
Though you are on a racetrack, with 20-30 other drivers of similar driving skills, it is not a race. Passing at the apex is not allowed, and you are not required to drive at 10/10ths everywhere.
Safety of the event is of the utmost importance. Driver conduct will be diligently monitored throughout the day by the staff, instructors, and corner workers. Infractions of the rules will not be tolerated, and will likely result in dismissal from the school.
Friday and Saturday - All drivers may register for two day event (Friday AND Saturday). Friday and Saturday are not available as standalone days.
NOTE: Pricing is based on limiting the number of cars on track so that you're not sitting in a traffic jam and includes a dedicated instructor/coach based on your level of experience.
This is a TWO DAY event and registration includes both days.
|Early Reg Discount||Student Driver||ISG||Instructor|
|Registration before August 1st||$625||$675||$50|
|Registration after August 1st||$675||$725||$50|
Canadian BMW Club Members may register at above member rates.
Due to the limited number of student slots available for Boston Chapter driving events, it is common for us to receive more registrations than we can admit, hence a Wait-List will be created. Applications will be admitted from the Wait-List on a first come, first serve basis.
For questions regarding registration or Driving Schools in general, please email the registrar using the "Contact Host" button on the right side of this page.
NOTE: If you're interested in purchasing HPDE insurance for this event, please contact Lockton about bundling this event with other events you may be attending this year, or contact one of the other HPDE insurance providers, such as OnTrack Insurance
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Before registering, read and understand:
Here's what you need to know. This is important and covers convertible rules for example.
- UPDATED Procedures and Rules 2022
Pre-Event Technical and Safety Inspection Tech Inspection Form Once again for 2022 a number of our supporting Independent Boston Area BMW Service Shops have offered to provide pre-track inspection services free of charge to our club members as a means to make attending a driving school easier and safer. You can, of course, still go to your shop of choice for a pre-event tech inspection and or inspect your own vehicle if you are qualified. The following is a list of our supporting inspection shops in alphabetical order.
- Ace Performance - Tewksbury MA
- EuroTech Motorsports - Natick MA
- German Performance Service - Brighton MA
- Landshark Automotice - Natick MA
- Northshore MotorWerks - Peabody MA
- Schneller BMW - Newbury MA
- Wile Motorsport - Walpole MA
At the event you'll need:
- Tech Inspection Form
Student & instructor cars must be inspected before the event. Required.
- Medical Information Form
Bring completed form in an envelope to registration. Required.
More information to make your experience better:
- Driving Evals SLIP Student's Guide
Evaluations are performed on-line using Driving Evals using the Skill Level Instruction Program.
- First-Timer's Guide
New to the track? This guide is just for you.
- Introduction to BMWCCA HPDE
New to the track? This video guide is just for you.
- Club Motorsports Information
New to Club Motorsports? This link to their website will tell you learn more.
New for 2022:
The Procedures and Rules have a notable update from last year - helmets!
- Before you register please note cars with automatic braking and/ or lane drift correction systems will not be permitted to participate unless the systems can be fully turned off for the track sessions; proof that the systems can be turned off must be provided (i.e., information in Owner's Manual, etc.)
- Drones or other remotely controlled aerial vehicles? Nope. Leave 'em home.
- SFI 31.1 and FIA 8860. Snell SA2015 or M2015 or newer helmet is required - Snell SA2010, M2010, (and older) helmets will not be accepted!
- Eligibility rules for Targa/T-top cars and high-performance SUV/SAV/CUVs have been clarified.
• If you are an instructor for other chapters or car clubs, but have never instructed for the Boston Chapter, please contact the registrar.
Still have questions?
For answers to questions regarding student registration, or our Driving Schools in general, please email the Registrar using the "Contact Host" button on the right side of this page.