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Racing / Driving School @ Willow Springs Aug.12/13 (archive)

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Posted by Tino Saloomen on July 05, 2000 at 16:59:01:

Due to the overwhelming response for this event at Willow Springs, I put
together this email so I could send it out to everyone:

We're pleased to announce a High Performance Driving School and Racing
School at Willow Springs (big track) on Aug. 12/13. It will be a 2 day
school hosted by Driving Concepts. This group was founded by professional
driving instructors, many of which instruct for the BMW CCA events as well
as other sanctioning bodies so you're sure to get a ton of great on track as
well as classroom instruction. For the driving school we will cover all the
basic items such as turn in's, apex's, exit speed, how to use your visual
skills properly as well as the advanced driving concepts of heel and toe,
throttle steering and trail braking. All this is sure to boost your
learning curve and make you a much better driver on and off the race track!
The racing school will be taught things ranging from pre-race preparation
and checklist, passing, drafting and much, much more. You'll be amazed with
how much information is really out there! If you've considered going
racing, this class or something similar is mandatory before you can get
licensed.

The day will consist of four 25-30 minute driving sessions as well as 3 to 4
classroom "Chalk Talk" sessions for both groups. We will be making 3 groups
for this event as well as considering having a racing group come out and put
on a show for all of us!

The High Performance Driving School will have an instructor assigned to you
to make sure you get all the one on one instruction you need throughout the
weekend. Passing will be limited to a few passing zones since safety is our
main concern but there are plenty at Willow Springs. You will be allowed to
drive on your own and hone your skills once you have been signed off by one
of our instructors. At that time, you can get out there and have a blast
using what you've just learned although we recommend you have an instructor
with you as often as possible to increase your learning curve. It's not
uncommon to see a signed off student with an instructor.

The Racing School is open to advanced drivers only (A or B from the BMW CCA
Schools or equivalent) and will be a wheel to wheel school. The racing
exercises will consist of 2 to 3 abreast passing through a turn at controlled
speeds, how to grid up for a race, practice starts with a pace car and will
even have a practice race at the end of the school so you can go out and
play with all your fellow race school grads! If you've never been to one of
these racing schools, you don't know what you're missing!

We will have a catered lunch for both days as well as a Saturday night
dinner/banquet which will all be included into the cost of the event. There
might even be a raffle for some prized that will be donated by some of our
sponsors (TBD). There will be a photography company there, taking pictures
of your car which you can purchase if you wish to do so (details available
at the track).

The price per for the High Performance Driving School is $395 per student and
$495 for the racing school. We're only accepting the first 50 students for
the driving school and 50 for the racing school so it's sure to fill up
quick! If you want to attending this event, email Tino Saloomen
([email protected]) ASAP for an entry/registration form. The event is a
little over one month away and we don't have much time left.

Thank you,

Tino Saloomen
[email protected]


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