Sat, Apr 22, 2023

WCBMW Car Control Clinic & Autocross School 2023

Wintrust Field (Boomers Stadium)

About this event

Driver Online Registration

Opens: February 20 - 12:00 AM

Closes: April 15 - 9:00 PM

 

Event Overview

The Windy City BMW Club Car Control Clinic and Autocross School takes driver’s education to the next level. Learn basic car control techniques in a classroom setting and in practice on a closed course in a fun, safe environment. Then, translate what you learned by connecting these exercises together into a simulated autocross driving event! This school is a non-competitive event where you will learn more about your vehicle and a taste of how the Windy City BMW Chapter runs competitive autocrosses. Bring your own car and find out what your BMW is capable of doing. Non-BMW vehicles are also welcome to participate! The Windy City BMW Club Car Control Clinic and Autocross School takes driver’s education to the next level. Learn basic car control techniques in a classroom setting and in practice on a closed course in a fun, safe environment. Then, translate what you learned by connecting these exercises together into a simulated autocross driving event! This school is a non-competitive event where you will learn more about your vehicle and a taste of how the Windy City BMW Chapter runs competitive autocrosses. Bring your own car and find out what your BMW is capable of doing. Non-BMW vehicles are also welcome to participate!

 

The day will start with a classroom-like element, where we will discuss basic car control physics related to weight transfer, tire adhesion, and seat position. Afterwards, you will go out with an instructor to practice multiple maneuvers to put the classroom lessons into practice! Following these morning exercises and a short break for lunch, we will take everything you learned in the morning and put it together in a basic autocross exercise. Your instructor will walk you around the course, explaining racing lines and how to navigate the “sea of cones”. Next, you will hop into the passenger seat with an instructor to see what its like in car, then try your hand at driving the autocross course! Finally, to conclude the day, you will have the opportunity to ride with an instructor to see what an autocross course is like at full speed with an experienced driver.

Not sure what Autocross is? Click here.

Rules and classifications are here. Questions: autocross@windycitybmw.com

You must be a member or associate member to attend.

 

For students under 18 years old, go to: http://www.windycitybmw.com/autocross/MinorWaiverRelease.pdf for a special waiver prior to attending. Driver and both parents must sign the waiver and bring it to registration the day of the event.  One parent must be present at the event. This Minor waiver also applies to guests and non-driving participants. 

 

VOLUNTEERS: Our club only exists because of committed volunteers who make events happen! If you want to assist with this event as a driving coach or event worker, we would love to have you! Please email either Randy Everson at hpde@windycitybmw.com or John Schwarz at autocross@windycitybmw.com if you are interested in helping out!

Event requirements

This event is limited to 40 students. We are looking for students with no previous driving experience or very limited experience (3 performance driving events or less).  If you have done any performance driving in the past and are interested in attending, please email questions@windycitybmw.com FIRST to be waitlisted. If space is available, we will open it up to attendees with some current experience. (You must be a BMW CCA member or associate member to participate)    

Cost: REGISTRATION ONLINE: Members $65.00. REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 40 PARTICIPANTS. If the event is full, sign up and you will go on a waitlist and will be notified if a place opens up. If you have to cancel, send an email to questions@windycitybmw.com and give your name and phone number. If you cancel 24 hours before the event you will receive a refund or next event registration. 

 

HELMET (for Autocross School Portion)SNELL rated SA 2015 or newer, or M rated dated 2015 or 2020 only. We do have club helmets for loan.  However, if you can bring a helmet it is best because of limited quantity and sizes.

 

 

Entries (10)

JH
Justin Hummel
SA
Scott Andeen
JG
Joshua Gore
IA
Ivo Austin
MS
Mike Scheurich
DC
Daniel Cecchi
JD
Jianan Du
BC
Brissa Catral

Wintrust Field (Boomers Stadium)

Schaumburg, IL

Organizer

Autocross/Solo organized by

BMW CCA - Windy City

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