Mon, Jun 6 - Tue, Jun 7, 2022

NJ/NY Thunderbolt Driver School

Thunderbolt Raceway

About this event

BMW Car Club of America New York Chapter

Sponsored by: 
 

This page is for Driver School registration ONLY. If you are a Club Racer, please go here to register and pay.

In-car instruction will be allowed for this event - both student and instructor must be fully vaccinated. New students with no previous track experience are welcome!

Please come join us for our traditional Driver School event at our annual June Club Race/Driver School to benefit the Westlake School to be held at our home track at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ. We hope to have our usual banquet, auction fundraiser and special giveaways. The event will be held on Thunderbolt Raceway, which is a 14 turn, 2.25 mile road course designed by the owners of VIR with help from the legendary Carroll Shelby. Since 2008 a number of professional racing series have held events at Thunderbolt Raceway.  This is a perfect spectator event given the proximity of the track to the majority of our members, the excitement of Club Racing and the joy of the kids from the Westlake School who come as our guests. Take a personal day and come out to the track!

Driver School: We anticipate a full school for this event based on our success of past years.  To accommodate the maximum number of students possible, there may be a greater range of driving skills than usual in each group. If you send a payment and we cannot accommodate you, you will receive a full refund (i.e., a cancellation fee will not be assessed). As always, acceptance preference is based upon the date your payment is received by the registrar. REGISTER EARLY TO SECURE YOUR PLACE IN THE SCHOOL! We plan to have an informal potluck BBQ in the paddock on Monday evening. Look for an email in the week before the event with details on how to participate.

The updated BMW CCA in-car policy may be read in full here: DRIVING EVENTS POLICY UPDATE - Revised.pdf

Early registration discount unti May 24th!

$565 Registration fee for the Driver School If registered and paid by May 24th

$585 if registered after May 24th

Event requirements

NOTE: HELMETS MUST BE SNELL 2015 OR SNELL 2020 AND MUST BE CLOSED FACE.

Participants must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license. Per requirements of BMW CCA national office, all STUDENT participants must be members of BMW CCA. Please include your BMW CCA membership number in your Profile. If you are not yet a BMW CCA member, we have a promotion to make it easy to join.

NJ BMW CCA does not allow convertibles of any kind nor SAV/SUVs at our on-track events. Spec Miatas are acceptable if they have a full roll-cage, permanently attached hard-top and current SCCA log book. They must also comply with all vehicle Technical Inspection requirements.

Note that all after-market tinting must be approved in advance by the Chief of Tech.  Failure to obtain pre-approval may result in your car failing Tech Inspection and loss of your registration fee.

Any damage caused to the paddock or track, including safety barriers, is the responsibility of the participant. Note that the track may collect payment on-site.

Cancellations will be accepted until two weeks prior to the start date of an event. Any cancellation received on or prior to the respective cancellation date will be charged a $25.00 handling fee. Any cancellation request following the cancellation date is subject to forfeiture of the entire entry fee if the Registrar is unable to fill your slot. If your slot is filled, only the $25 handling fee will apply. If you are a “no show” at the event, no refund will be given. All cancellations must be communicated in writing via e-mail or letter through the Registrar. If NJ/NY BMW CCA must cancel an event for any reason, registrants will be provided a full refund; however, NJ/NYBMW CCA will not be liable for any charges or costs registrants may incur other than the registration fee. Refunds will be issued following the event.

Thunderbolt Raceway

Millville, NJ

Organizer

Driver School organized by

BMW CCA - New Jersey Chapter

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