Frequently asked questions
Must I be a member of BMW CCA to participate in the Driving School?
A BMW CCA membership is required to attend however some exceptions will be considered. Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more. Registration or renewal of BMW CCA membership can be done by visiting BMW CCA Membership link
How old do I have to be to drive in Driving School?
Can I use my convertible, pickup truck, or SUV for the Driving School?
A roll bar or roll cage meeting the requirements in Section 2.3.19, Roll bars for both hardtops & convertibles
Arm restraints in soft-top vehicles
Five (or more)-point harnesses for both driver and passenger
What completed forms do I have to bring to Driving School?
Your completed car tech inspection form is required at check-in
At check-in, you will sign the Adult Release Waiver and the Communicable Disease Waiver
If you are bringing any minors to the track, you should bring the completed minor waiver form as well. If the parents or legal guardian will not be present, the minor waiver form must be signed by a parent/guardian and notarized in advance
What time should I arrive at Driving School?
What time will Driving School be finished?
Track time ends around 5:00 PM; clean-up generally takes until 5:30/6:00 PM.
What is the Driving School schedule?
If it is raining, snowing, etc., will the Driving School be canceled/postponed?
No, we hold the driving school regardless of weather conditions.
Track, Safety & Preparation Questions
Do I need a helmet for Driving School?
Yes, if you do not have one, we recommend that you purchase or rent one before the event. Helmets are not available at the driving school/track. Required helmets are Snell EA (Elite Application), SA (Special Application), or M (Motorcycle) rated years 2015 or 2020. Year 2010 helmets will be allowed during 2021, this 11th-year standard release grace period.
This is my first driving school, how can I prepare?
What should I bring with me?
Oil, torque wrench, tire pressure gauge, spare brake pads (front and rear)
A plastic tote with a cover or a tarp in which to place all the items from your car’s trunk and interior. We do this event rain or shine, and everything must come out of your car at the track
Folding chair(s), especially if a significant other or friend will be with you
Sunscreen, rain gear, bug repellant, hat
A folding canopy can be nice to have for shade or shelter from the rain
Long pants and shirts made of all cotton, no blends. You’ll be “up north” and temperatures and weather conditions vary widely. Short sleeve shirts are allowed. Shorts are not acceptable for anyone on the track
Shoes should have soft, non-slip soles. Open-back shoes, boots, or sandals are not acceptable
Drinking water is provided. Bring your own sports drinks and snacks
How many cars are on the track at once? Is it crowded?
How are the students grouped into the on-track run groups?
Since I am an experienced track driver, may I drive solo on the track, without an instructor?
Can I bring the kids to Driving School?
What are the qualifications of the instructors?