CAR CONTROL CLINIC -- May 11 -- SDCCU West Lot
At this event, you can expect to improve your driving skills, increase your confidence, and experience your car’s capabilities in a fun, safe and stress-free environment. Through our classroom sessions, car-control exercises and autocross practice, you will learn skills and techniques that will be applicable to real-world driving situations. Our classroom instructor, the Principal Instructor of American Driving School, will discuss proper hand, mirror and seating positions, looking ahead, cornering techniques, oversteer and understeer, accident avoidance and much more. Our experienced driving instructors will help you master the car control exercises which will include a simulated emergency lane change, a slalom, a decreasing-radius corner, and threshold braking. In the afternoon, we’ll do all the exercises in succession during the autocross practice.
This clinic is geared toward drivers who have not had prior performance-driving experience. Experienced autocrossers should check out our Open Practice, also scheduled for May 11. Register for one event ONLY on May 11.
What will my day look like?
7:00—Arrive, empty car for Safety Inspection
7:20—Safety Inspection and Registration Open
8:00—Introduction and Classroom
9:00—Car Control Exercises
12:30—Lunch and Q&A
What car can I bring?
All registered, street-legal cars are welcome.
Who can register?
Anyone with a valid driver’s license who is 16 or older is eligible to participate. Registration must take place with a valid BMW CCA number. Members may register up to two participants. Drivers between 16 and 18 years must bring a guardian to sign the Minor Release Waiver.
What is the cost?
The cost of this event is $60 and includes a taco lunch catered by Taquizas.
How do I sign up?
Registration is online using MotorsportReg. You’ll need to create an MSR account if you don’t already have one. Only 40 spots available so sign up early!
What should I bring?
Your car with a full tank of gas and good tire tread, your driver’s license, sunscreen, a hat and if you have one or can borrow one, a Snell 2010 or newer helmet. A limited number of helmets are available first-come, first-served, so please let us know if you will need one. When you arrive, you will need to empty your car and it will need to remain empty during the event, so limit valuables to a small purse or wallet that will fit in your glove box.
Will my insurance be valid?
You will have to check with your individual carrier to see if you are covered for an event such as this.
I have more questions. Who do I ask?
You can email the Autocross Director at email@example.com