North Star Performance Driving School @ BIR June 2-4, 2017

posted Feb 5, 2017, 2:26 PM by NorthStarBMW Driving Schools Coordinator   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 4:43 PM ]

We will be at BIR Friday, June 2rd through Sunday, June 4th, 2017.  We have reserved the Competition Track (i.e. short course) all weekend.  Saturday & Sunday is our standard school for students (Saturday-only option offered as well).  Friday is an instructor/advanced student driving day.


Safety Helmet Requirement


Please note:  Helmet requirement changes are effective this year and in order to drive in this event, you will be required to wear a helmet.  We require a Snell SA2010 rating or better for your safety on the track.  Upon registration, your helmet will be inspected for the proper rating as well as to make sure it is in a safe condition.


Download the BIR What to Expect PDF


Friday Instructor/Advanced Student Driving Day


On Friday we will have track time for instructors and advanced students.  Instructor session passing rules allow for passing anywhere on the track as long as the vehicle in front of you gives you the point by.  If you are an experienced driver who has not yet driven with us on our Friday driving days and would like to join then please contact our Chief Driving Instructor, Tyler Arvig, or our Driving Events Coordinator, Tim Oudin, for approval.

Saturday/Sunday Driving School


The weekend driving school is open to all experience levels, BMW & non-BMW makes.  Our club has years of expertise in offering safe, educational, and fun experiences at the track.  We teach everything from the basics to the finer points of performance driving.  You will be on the track with an experienced, knowledgeable instructor that will customize the school for your background and preferences.

Convertibles, t-tops, targas, trucks, vans, and SUVs are not allowed.  Specific SAVs such as BMW X3, X5, X6, Porsche Cayenne, Audi Q7, etc. may be allowed with approval from the Chief Driving Instructor or Driving Events Coordinator.


The basic 2-day school cost is $350.  Other package options, including a 3-day combo drive for approved drivers, are available at time of registration.  Contact the Driving Events Coordinator with any questions!

Registration on


To begin, visit and create your account if you have not already.  Add 'BMW CCA - North Star Chapter' to your Club Memberships, and our events will show up in the Calendar.


Please note: BMW CCA membership is required to attend driving events with this club.  A 1-year membership is $48 and can be obtained by calling BMW CCA at 1-866-250-0022 or visiting


Direct event registration link


Tech Inspection


Each car that will be driven on the track will require a pre-event tech inspection.  Our event sponsor, Motorwerks BMW, will be offering a complimentary tech inspection for registered attendees at the date and time below.  No registration is required for the tech inspection, and all vehicle makes are welcomed!

WhereMotorwerks BMW

Address1300 American Blvd W., Bloomington, MN  55420

When:  Thursday, 4 May 2017, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Download PDF Tech Form




We will be staying at the Comfort Inn & Suites Rapid River Lodge in Baxter.  Our group rate is $129 per night.  When making your reservation, mention that you are with the "BMW club".  The block of rooms for the club is reserved; book now before the summer vacation rush.  The Comfort Inn & Suites can be reached at 218-825-7234.


Attendee Dinner


We'll continue the tradition of a club dinner at Prairie Bay Grill in Brainerd on Saturday, June 3rd, at 7:00 PM.  Cost and menu will be available during registration, and your guests are definitely welcomed!



This event is entirely volunteers driven and we are always looking for additional help to keep weekend running smoothly and safely for all!  Duties would include helping out at the registration table on Friday night/Saturday morning, assisting with school support activities in the morning, etc.  Volunteers may receive instructor rides on the track and our sincere thanks!  Please contact with interest in helping out.  This club is based on volunteers, and we could not pull off quality events without them!


Thanks for your time and hope you join us at BIR!