***Update: For those looking to book a hotel for any of our ADS/Race School weekends, The Quality Inn Hotel & Suites located in Oshawa has offered our members special pricing. When you reserve your room, please mention you are a part of the BMW Trillium Chapter and your room rate will be $99.00/night and will include a hot buffet breakfast for 2 each day of your stay. Please call 1-877-398-9252.***
Due to the excellent turnout and popularity of this event, we have decided to hold another school at Mosport this April 25-26, 2015.
If you're considering advancing to the ranks of BMW Club Racing or CASC Racing, or want to be exposed to new concepts and on-track experiences, then this event is for you. This school is open to all drivers experienced with high performance driving on the track. Instructors and signed off advanced students of the BMW Club high performance driver education program are welcome, as well as participants with equivalent experience from other recognized organizations. You will need to be a member of a chapter of Trillium BMW Club or any BMW Club in Canada or BMWCCA to participate.
The weekend consists of an intensive program of in-class sessions and on-track exercises. There will be four classroom sessions and four track sessions each day. The classes cover such topics as the rules, race craft, mental preparation, practice and qualifying techniques, surviving the start, etc. On-track sessions consist of a variety of exercises, including two or three-abreast driving, leap-frog passing, practice starts, and simulated qualifying, culminating in a mock race in the last session on Sunday (optional). There will be no instructors in the student cars, though there will be instructors present on the track and in the classroom observing your behaviour and skill and participating in the discussions in the class.
After successfully completing this school you will have satisfied the educational requirement for applying for a BMWCCA Club Race license. This school can also qualify you to apply for a CASC-OR regional race license.
Any car suitable for use in a BMW Club driving school may be used, all the way up to fully prepared race cars. Participants do not need race prepared cars, nor do cars need to be BMW's.
The cost to students attending the two day school is $649 +HST (total $733.37). Students are also invited to participate in an optional advanced solo lapping day on Friday April 24. That day is independent of the race school and has its own registration. See “Schools” tab, then click on “Advanced Driving Schools”.
Please note these important pre-requisites:
This school only accepts those who have significant solo student and/or lapping experience. You will not be taught how to drive on a track at this school. We assume you already have these skills. You must have previously attained a level equivalent to a signed-off advanced student in a BMW club high performance driving school program.
All candidates must submit their driving resume to the race school chief instructor – Allan Lewis (email@example.com).
All students must be members of Trillium Chapter or other BMW Club in Canada or BMWCCA. If you are not, please join Trillium using the chapter web site. As part of the sanctioning from BMWCCA, all candidates must be members of BMWCCA. If you are already a member, include your membership information with your registration information. If not, Trillium will register you with BMWCCA at our cost.
All regular pre-requisites apply as with any other Trillium event. Please ensure you review the information on the chapter web site (http://trillium-bmwclub.ca/content/advanced-driving-schools).
Registration is a multi-step process. Read these instructions carefully.
Prior to registration, confirm that you have the required experience by sending your driving resume to the race school chief instructor – Allan Lewis (firstname.lastname@example.org). The required information can be found in the instructions at http://www.trillium-bmwclub.ca/content/trillium-driving-resume-questionnaire.
Once approved, a registration form will be sent to you. Complete and return the form. Payment will be by PayPal and an invoice will be sent to you (you do not need an account).
IF YOU ARE ALREADY A BMWCCA MEMBER: Register using the BMWCCA Club Racing web site (http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com). This is in addition to the steps above.
For more information or answers to questions regarding the RACE SCHOOL (not the Advanced Driving School) please contact the Race School Registrar Allan Lewis at: email@example.com.
For general information about BMWCCA Club Racing or Club Racing schools please go to http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com.
If you cannot make it to the race school at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, please see this PDF (click) for more information and dates in other regions.
Race School Instructors
Experienced racers from BMW Club Racing and other sanctioned race series are invited to help instruct. We need racers to participate in discussions regarding a variety of topics, take part in on-track exercises, and observe and comment on the actions of the students. When on track, you will be using your own car and not be in the student's car. Friday lapping is free for those who commit to instruct Saturday and Sunday. If interested, please contact the registrar (Allan Lewis) directly – do NOT register as an instructor on the Trillium web site as that link is for DE instructors.