2014 Spring Advanced Car Control Clinic

posted Mar 26, 2014, 7:59 AM by NorthStarBMW Webmaster   [ updated Mar 29, 2014, 6:37 AM ]
Spring is right around the corner and we're kicking off the start of the 2014 season with our annual Spring Advanced Car Control Clinic (ACCC) at Dakota County Technical College's (DCTC) Driving Range.

Event Summary

Event Description

Our ACCC driving school is an opportunity for you to drive your own car around a short technical road course and learn the fundamentals of safe driving.

Spring Advanced Car Control Clinic

You will not need any special parts on your vehicle nor require any dedicated safety equipment; however, we do recommend you have your vehicle in good working order, as you will be going through exercises that will push your car beyond normal street driving parameters.  We do require that you remove everything from the interior of your car as well as the trunk.  If doing this at your home prior to departing for the event seems like a better idea than having all of your stuff laying out in the open on pavement, then please do so.  Otherwise, we do expect some students to have items left in their vehicles upon arriving.  This is why we have a pre-session inspection of your vehicle, lead by your assigned instructor.  This is not a comprehensive technical inspection, but we are keeping the safety of everyone in mind when we look for bumpers hanging on by a single corner.

Your day will consist of approximately 50% classroom instruction, lead by one of our top driving instructors, where you will learn about things such as: driver seating positions, vehicle weight transfers, and tire traction limits.  The other 50% of your day will be spent on the driving range, behind the wheel of your own vehicle, with an assigned instructor riding as your passenger.  The course is primarily a cone course with soft run-off areas, providing a safe learning environment for you and your vehicle.

The day starts at 8:00am and runs until 5:00pm.  A quick breakfast menu of donuts and/or bagels with coffee and orange juice will be provided.  Water and soft drinks will be available to you throughout the day.  There will be a quick lunch of pizza or deli sandwiches around mid-day.  Please feel free to bring something additional for yourself, if you should choose to do so.

Google Map to DCTC Location

Lastly, this event is a good preparation for our High Performance Driving Event at Brainerd International Raceway, June 6 - 8, 2014.

Please visit our registration partner site if you are looking to sign up.

Motor Sports Registration Site

Important Information

You must be a BMW CCA member to register for this event.  If you would like to register now, please go to www.bmwcca.org  (please select North Star BMW CCA as your primary chapter).  Once you've registered with BMW CCA, you will have a member number and you can register for this event.

If you are registering a teenager under 18, this driving school is ONLY available to teenagers that have successfully completed a Street Survival driving school as of the time of the event.