Advanced Autocross Practice - May 11

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If you are looking to hone your advanced autocross skills or if you want to dial in your car, join us for a morning of Autocross practice. Make sure that you have a full tank of gas and plenty of tire tread, because you will get a lot or laps in on the West lot. We have a few advanced instuctors available to help. This is not a competive event so not trophies will be awarded.

Cost
The cost of this event is $80. Coffee and muffins will be available first thing in the morning, and water will be on hand all day, but lunch will not be provided.

What to expect:
If the day runs as scheduled, each driver should get two 40- 45 minute run sessions which should result in 20-25 laps in total. Additionally, each driver will have two 40-45 minute rest sessions and one 80-90 minute work session.

Planned Schedule 6:10 am – Gates open
6:30 am – Registration and Tech Inspection open
7:20 am – Course walk (optional, self-guided)
8:15 am – Driver meeting
8:40 am – Course opens
Three run groups of 20 cars. Each get:
Two 40-45 min run sessions
Two 40-45 min rest sessions
One 80-90 min work session
1:30 pm – Day ends

Registration Opens on March 1 through MotorsportReg. www.sdbmwcca.motorsportreg.com

Who can register?
Anyone with a valid driver’s license who is 16 or older. Drivers under the age of 18 years must bring a parent or guardian to sign the Minor Release Waiver. Two drivers may share one car, but both drivers must register separately.

Is a BMW CCA membership required?
Registration will be open to BMW CCA members on March 1 and will open to non-members on April 1.

What cars are allowed?
All marques are welcome. Cars must pass our tech inspection. SAV, SUV and trucks are not permitted at this particular event.

Sound Limit
The stadium’s normal sound limit of 91dB will be in effect. Cars over the limit won’t be able to run and entry fee will not be refunded.

Timing
Timing equipment will be running and the display will be available for drivers to see, but times will not be recorded. Items to bring Driver’s license, snacks or lunch, sunscreen, hat, Snell 2010 or newer helmet.

Insurance
As with most parking lot or track events, your insurance may not be valid. Check with your individual carrier.

Questions? Email Rob at autocross-director@sdbmwcca.com

Car Control Clinic - May 11

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Join us on at SDCCU stadium Saturday May 11th for a Car Control Clinic.

Improve your driving skills, increase your confidence and experience your car's capabilites 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 instuctor, the Principal Instructor at American Driving School, will discuss everything from proper seating position to oversteer and understeer. After class, our experienced driving instructors will help you master the car control exercises. Then, in the afternoon, we will put all the exercises together in one big course.

This clinic is geared toward drivers who have not had extensive prior performance driving experience. Experienced autocrossers should check out our Advanced Autocross Practice, also scheduled on May 11.

What will my day look like?
7:00 am – Arrive at Qualcomm Stadium; Empty your car
7:20 am – Registration and Safety Inspection Open
8:00 am – Introduction and Classroom Session
9:00 am – Car Control Exercises
12:30 pm – Lunch & Classroom
2:00–4:00 pm – Practice Laps

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. Drivers between 16 and 18 years must bring a parent or guardian to sign the Minor Release Waiver. BMW CCA membership is not a requirement. Two drivers may share one car, but both drivers must register separately. Registration is restricted to members and family or friends of members. Member may register up to two participants.

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 sdbmwcca.motorsportreg.com. You’ll need to create an MSR account if you don’t already have one. Only 40 spots available so sign up early!

Overnight Drive - June 1-2

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Please register for the event at: http://msreg.com/SDBMWPSOD

Join us on Saturday June 1 and 2 for a weekend of scenic driving through state and national parks! We will drive over 350 miles over two days with an overnight stop in lovely Palm Springs. On Sunday, we will drive up, over and thru the San Jacinto Mountains on our way back home. We will leave early enough Sunday morning to get home around lunch time.

Saturday we will meet at Target (2911 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, CA 92019) at noon. At 12:30, I will give a brief overview of the day's drive and will hand out directions.

Sunday we will drive through the mountains back home. The reverse of the past two years, we will drive up from Banning thru Idyllwild and Mountain Center, continue thru Anza and Warner Springs.

For lodging, it is up to you to make your own arrangements. The main hotel will be the Holiday Inn Express and Suites at Cathedral City, 36101 Date Palm Dr, Cathedral City, CA 92234. Reservations can be made through their website or Hotels.com. There is no group code or reservation number. If rooms are unavailable, please look for nearby hotels.

Meet and Greet at Second Chance Beer Co. - June 13

Come join us on Thursday June 13th at Second Chance Beer Co.’s Carmel Mountain location for some tasty craft beer and a tour of the brewery. We will be meeting at 6pm. Your first house beer with be $5 and around 6:30pm we will start the tour. The tour will be limited to 10 people. But don’t worry, if we have more people they will hold a second tour for us! Also, there is always a food truck in attendance, so come hungry!

We look forward to seeing you all there!