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Car Control Clinic at Marana Airport

by Paul Koreneff

This event is now our May Featured Event. Circumstances beyond our control required us to change the date from March. Save this new date for this exciting event!

It will be held jointly by the Roadrunner Chapter and the Sonora Chapter.

Participants will drive their own cars, whether or not they are BMWs! (convertibles are welcome). Participants will learn how their car reacts to various commands and actions.

The Marana Airport is near Tucson, 100 miles or 1.5 hours away from the Phoenix area.

The price is $90 and includes lunch. Membership in the BMW Club is required. Space is limited so register soon! Registration is on the Sonora Chapter website.

(Associate membership may be available to participants who live in the same household as a current member.)

More details:

Come out and explore your limits and your car’s limits in a controlled setting. Car control skills are learned techniques. Having these skills at your command enhances your ability to be a safe driver in normal everyday situations. These skills are also the foundation for performance driving. Learn the basics of performance car control through several challenging exercises:

  • skid pad
  • slalom
  • ABS/threshold braking
  • emergency avoidance maneuver

Using their own car, each student will learn hands-on the physics of car control, pushing the car’s and their own limits in a safe, controlled setting. A driving instructor accompanies each student to provide immediate feedback while students maneuver their cars through exercises laid out with orange rubber cones in a closed parking lot. The exercises are fun, safe, challenging, and educational.

In addition, there will be classroom sessions to build on the knowledge gained during the exercises.

The Car Control Clinic is great for teenagers, beginning drivers, experienced drivers — anyone who wants better car control skills.

The Clinic is open to all BMW Club members. We explore vehicle dynamics in a controlled environment, with you at the wheel. The program is structured for people without any prior performance driving instruction. Each participant receives personalized instruction provided by experienced Club instructors. The level of instruction is tailored to fit the background of each individual student. All you need to attend is a membership in the BMW Club and a valid driver’s license (learner’s permits are not accepted). Registration in advance is required for all participants.

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Driver Education at Arizona Motorsports Park

by scottbirk

It’s time for a track event, with the Arizona Porsche Club!

Come meet us at Arizona Motorsports Park for a day of fun and give your BMW some proper exercise!

If you haven’t experienced a track day before, you are really missing out! This is a safe, controlled, environment where you can learn how properly drive your BMW at high speeds. Some of the things that we will be teaching include car control, when to brake, turn, etc and how to handle the grin that comes from driving your BMW the way it was meant to be driven!

If this is your first visit to the track, then please sign-up for HPDE 1.

If you have been to the track before, then go ahead and sign-up for HPDE 2.

* An instructor is automatically provided for HPDE 1. If you would like an instructor for HPDE 2 then make sure you check the box to request an instructor.

— You must sign up for this event on the PCA’s page on MotorsportReg.com (use the button below) and also please register with us below so we can ensure a spot will be reserved for you. —

NOTE: If you have, or are considering owning, your own helmet then please be aware that Snell 2005 helmets are no longer able to be used for these events. You must replace it with a Snell 2010 or Snell 2015 helmet. If you are considering purchasing a helmet, then we recommend going straight to a Snell 2015 since they are legal for an additional 5 years past the Snell 2010’s and there is not much of a price difference. The Porsche club also has loaner helmets available on a first-come first-served basis, at the track.

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Driver Education at Arizona Motorsports Park

by scottbirk

It’s time for a track event, with the Arizona Porsche Club!

Come meet us at Arizona Motorsports Park for a day of fun and give your BMW some proper exercise!

If you haven’t experienced a track day before, you are really missing out! This is a safe, controlled, environment where you can learn how properly drive your BMW at high speeds. Some of the things that we will be teaching include car control, when to brake, turn, etc and how to handle the grin that comes from driving your BMW the way it was meant to be driven!

If this is your first visit to the track, then please sign-up for HPDE 1.

If you have been to the track before, then go ahead and sign-up for HPDE 2.

* An instructor is automatically provided for HPDE 1. If you would like an instructor for HPDE 2 then make sure you check the box to request an instructor.

— You must sign up for this event on the PCA’s page on MotorsportReg.com (use the button below) and also please register with us below so we can ensure a spot will be reserved for you. —

NOTE: If you have, or are considering owning, your own helmet then please be aware that Snell 2005 helmets are no longer able to be used for these events. You must replace it with a Snell 2010 or Snell 2015 helmet. If you are considering purchasing a helmet, then we recommend going straight to a Snell 2015 since they are legal for an additional 5 years past the Snell 2010’s and there is not much of a price difference. The Porsche club also has loaner helmets available on a first-come first-served basis, at the track.

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Driver Education at Inde Motorsports Ranch

by scottbirk

It’s time for a track event, with the Arizona Porsche Club!

Come meet us at Inde Motorsports Ranch for a day of fun and give your BMW some proper exercise!

If you haven’t experienced a track day before, you are really missing out! This is a safe, controlled, environment where you can learn how properly drive your BMW at high speeds. Some of the things that we will be teaching include car control, when to brake, turn, etc and how to handle the grin that comes from driving your BMW the way it was meant to be driven!

If this is your first visit to the track, then please sign-up for HPDE 1.

If you have been to the track before, then go ahead and sign-up for HPDE 2.

* An instructor is automatically provided for HPDE 1. If you would like an instructor for HPDE 2 then make sure you check the box to request an instructor.

— You must sign up using the button below and also RSVP below to confirm that a spot will be reserved for you. —

NOTE: If you have, or are considering owning, your own helmet then please be aware that Snell 2005 helmets are no longer able to be used for these events. You must replace it with a Snell 2010 or Snell 2015 helmet. If you are considering purchasing a helmet, then we recommend going straight to a Snell 2015 since they are legal for an additional 5 years past the Snell 2010’s and there is not much of a price difference. The Porsche club also has loaner helmets available on a first-come first-served basis, at the track.

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Drivers Education at Arizona Motorsports Park

by Adam Tharp

Join us at the Arizona Motorsports Park for the last Driver Education event of the season. This will be another great day at the track.

— Please register for this event HERE and then RSVP below in order to reserve your spot for this event. You must RSVP in order to attend. —

You must have a Snell 2010 or later helmet or you can borrow one at the track, if you sign up online.

Arizona Motorsports Park has sound restrictions of 96dB and you must pass sound to run. All untested cars will be tested the morning of the event.

 

**Please note that this is not an event hosted by Roadrunner BMW CCA, rather an event that we are attending in support of the automotive community.**

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