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Sommer Schnell Driving School @ BIR

Sommer Schnell Driving School @ BIR

BMW CCA - North Star Chapter

Friday, Jun 4 — Sunday, Jun 6, 2021
Brainerd Int'l Raceway, Brainerd, MN

Registration closed May 29, 2021 11:59 PM at 2021-05-29T21:59:00-0700 Registration ends May 29, 2021 11:59 PM at 2021-05-29T21:59:00-0700 Registration opens February 21, 2021 8:00 AM at 2021-02-21T06:00:00-0800 Registration runs from February 21, 2021 8:00 AM to May 29, 2021 11:59 PM

Join North Star BMW Club the weekend of June 4 - June 6 2021 for Sommer Schnell, our performance driving school, on the competition course at Brainerd International Raceway!

Sommer Schnell will run Saturday, June 5, and Sunday, June 6, and is open to drivers of all experience levels with all makes of hardtop cars. 

Friday, June 4, is an open lapping day for instructors and pre-approved, advanced/A-Plus level drivers with a verifiable driving history. Friday is also a great opportunity for newer drivers or those not familiar with Brainerd International Raceway to come out, watch from various vantage points along the course and ride with instructors (helmet required)!

Please contact if you have questions on qualification or have not driven with us during our advanced/instructor days. 

Participant Price:

  • Saturday and Sunday: Cost is $365 for early registration through March 31. $50 will be added to the registration fee beginning April 1. 
  • Add Friday (advanced/A-Plus drivers only): Cost is $150 
  • Friday Only: $215 (for advanced/A-Plus drivers only)

Important Notices:

  • Required helmets are Snell EA (Elite Application), SA (Special Application), or M (Motorcycle) rated years 2015 or 2020. Year 2010 helmets will be allowed during this 11th-year standard release grace period. 
  • Please see event requirements on the next page for exclusions as most convertible cars, SUVs, and other high center of gravity vehicles are not allowed at this event.
  • BMW CCA membership is required to attend however some exceptions will be considered. Send a message to to learn more. Registration or renewal of BMW CCA membership can be done by visiting BMW CCA Membership.  1-year membership for BMW CCA is $58.
  • Although not required, attending our Spring Car Control Clinic on May 1 at Dakota County Technical Center before Sommer Schnell is highly recommended for first-time track experience and novice drivers. 

Motorwerks BMW Complimentary Tech Inspection

A vehicle tech inspection needs to be performed and a “Driving School Technical Inspection” form completed, signed, and turned in during track site registration. Our sponsor, Motorwerks BMW is offering a free tech inspection in May for registered attendees. The specific time/date is TBD. We will notify you once the date is confirmed.

Drivers can also choose to have a different shop complete the inspection and sign the Driving School Technical Inspection form (at their own expense). 

The tech inspection form can be found here: Sommer Schnell Information and Forms

Hotel Reservations
Comfort Suites Rapid River Lodge
7376 Woida Rd. N., Baxter, MN  56425
(218) 825-7234

Call the hotel to book and reference "BMW Club" for a discounted rate.

Track Site Registration 

Advanced track registration will be held at Prairie Bay Grill Friday, June 4 from 6:45 PM - 8:30 PM.  Details will be emailed to all registered attendees in advance.  Plan on showing up early, enjoying some appetizers, and hang out for a while with fellow drivers and instructors.  Ensure that the following items are in hand for registration!

  1. Driver's License
  2. Helmet (Snell EA, SA or M rated years 2010, 2015 or 2020)
  3. Completed and signed tech inspection form

Saturday Lunch in the Paddock

New for 2021, we are offering a BBQ picnic lunch right beside the paddock! Vegetarian/Vegan options are available upon request. The cost is $16 (prepaid at time of registration) or $20 if purchased at the track (availability permitting).

Saturday Night Dinner 

We are continuing the long-standing tradition of hosting dinner at Prairie Bay Grill Saturday evening, June 5th, at 7:00 PM. The cost is $38, meal choices are listed on the registration page.

Cancellation Policy

If your plans should change, you may designate a substitute to attend in your place. In the event you need to cancel your registration, you may do so through May 26, 2021. Reimbursement will be made to the original form of payment. NO reimbursement will be made after May 26, 2021. 

Have Questions? Please email us