About this event
Tour to The Ridge Racetrack via Hood Canal on Sept. 18th
Cost: $20.00 per car
Limit: 20 cars
Registration closes: September 14th
Join Club Members on Saturday, September 18th for another great day of touring! This will be a relatively short tour at about 85 miles from Federal Way to The Ridge Motorsports Park (near Shelton). At the end of the track events, you are on your own.
All tours are driven on public roads, minding local traffic laws. We focus on safety, but always make an effort to find little-known twisty roads that can be a bit of a challenge. While we highly encourage participation in our Car Control Clinics and HPDEs, no special skills are equipment are needed to participate in a Tour.
From Federal Way, we cruise around the east side of Tacoma, cross the Narrows Bridge that replaced "Galloping Gurdy", stop at a really cool coffee shop, and continue along scenic roads that line South Puget Sound and Hood Canal. Nice weather should provide us with gorgeous views of the water and Olympic Mountains.
The Ridge Motorsports Park is an amazing newer venue featuring a wide smooth surface and plenty of elevation changes. Once there, we will be allowed to run a few parade laps during the lunch break of our BMW CCA High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) day events. No helmets or tech inspection will be required for the parade laps. However we ask you to secure everything in the car that may cause injury in an accident or place it in the trunk.
The tour will conclude with the parade laps but you may want to stay and see what our HPDEs are all about. Careful! You may get hooked!
The track has a small cafe that will be open. Other options for lunch are to bring your own or proceed up the road to the restaurants in Shelton.
We will meet in Federal Way at 9am and roll out after any open paperwork is completed and we have a driver's meeting. About a week prior to the tour, everyone registered will receive an email with all details, including a tour map and other materials. You need to read everything and get your questions answered prior to Saturday morning.
The person who registers the vehicle for the tour MUST be a current BMW CCA Member. If you are not a current member, please go to the following link to join or renew your membership: https://www.bmwcca.org/
NOTICE: We are still in the throes of COVID 19. Bring a mask you are comfortable wearing as you may be required to wear one in certain situations that can change with little notice.
We will NOT be doing ride a-longs with the instructors this year due to covid restrictions.