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Driver Education at Bondurant

by Paul Koreneff

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

Come meet us at the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving 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.

Please register with the PCA for the event using the link to motorsportsreg.com provided below in order to reserve your spot! Also, please click the Register for Event button below to let the Roadrunner Chapter know you are attending.

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

NOTE: If you have, or are considering buying, your own helmet then we recommend you obtain 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. Lunch will be provided as part of the registration fee. Bring folding chairs, drinks (especially water!), sun block, and a hat. Family is welcome and there are usually plenty of people to socialize with.

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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 Bondurant

by Paul Koreneff

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

This is a rare Sunday event.

Come meet us at the Bob Bondurant Track in Chandler 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 with the PCA on MotorsportReg 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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Autocross November AZ PCA AMP

by scottbirk
 

Join us for our AZ PCA autocross at Arizona Motorsports Park Skidpad. There will be instructors available for first timers. Limited number of loaner helmets. Non Porsches are welcome to participate. $60 for the event if prepaid, otherwise $75 if paid on site.

Gates open at 7:00 am. First car out at 9:00 am. Safety inspection forms will be available on site. (sorry but no go-karts, Polaris type, formula or other exoskeleton vehicles permitted). AMP has a strict sound limit and your vehicle must pass sound tech held immediately before the event (around 8:00 am) or have a valid AMP sound sticker and no changes to the car impacting sound have been made since.

Please RSVP below and register for the event on the link provided below in order to reserve your discounted spot!

**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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Autocross October AZ PCA AMP

by scottbirk
 

Join us for our AZ PCA autocross at Arizona Motorsports Park Skidpad. There will be instructors available for first timers. Limited number of loaner helmets. Non Porsches are welcome to participate. $60 for the event if prepaid, otherwise $75 if paid on site.

Gates open at 7:00 am. First car out at 9:00 am. Safety inspection forms will be available on site. (sorry but no go-karts, Polaris type, formula or other exoskeleton vehicles permitted). AMP has a strict sound limit and your vehicle must pass sound tech held immediately before the event (around 8:00 am) or have a valid AMP sound sticker and no changes to the car impacting sound have been made since.

Please RSVP below and register for the event on the link provided below in order to reserve your discounted spot!

**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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AMP Open House and Track Safety Clinic

by Paul Koreneff

Want to learn how to drive on the track?

At this event, we will discuss how track driving differs from driving on streets, and the best way to become a better driver is to learn from those who have experience. The goal is simple, we want you to be comfortable when the time comes to drive your car on the track. This clinic is designed to help alleviate those concerns, or anxiety, about participating in track and autocross events.

At a driving school, a safe environment is created through group briefings. In our briefings we will discuss track conditions, track rules, and how drivers are updated about changes that are occurring during the track session. Throughout the day, you will observe the art of maintaining control of the car at all times. This requires an understanding of how your tires grip the pavement, how weight transfers among the wheels through turns, and how braking and acceleration affects your grip and ability to steer through the corners.

We will discuss the various nuances of being out at the track, including how cars are permitted to enter and exit the track, how drivers are expected to treat other track users to ensure a safe and fun time, the lingo used, what each flag color means, run classes, how to prepare, and so much more. The day will be filled with lots of information, some good food, and great company!

During this Open House you will have a rare opportunity to be a passenger in a ride-along, with an experienced driver who will show you how everything comes together and how some of these issues apply to actual track conditions. These laps will be done at reduced speeds to help the students better absorb the information.

So, what are you waiting for? Sign up, below, today! The event is free and lunch is included! 

If you have any questions then please email Chris Finlay using the button below.

Gates open at 8:00 am. Please be ready to start our program at 8:30 am.

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BMW CCA Pazific Eskapade

by scottbirk

The Pacific Region Chapters invite BMW CCA members to the annual Pazifik Eskapade at the BMW Performance Center in Thermal, CA! Attend a one-day Club M School and/or a half-day sampler package. Have a blast driving M Cars on the autocross, testing your control skills on the skidpad, drag racing (with a twist), lead-follow laps on the Thermal track, and more. Learn from BMW’s excellent instructors, challenge yourself and your friends, and shred some tires! There will be meals available and a mixer, and plenty of opportunities to mingle with your fellow Pacific Region BMW enthusiasts. This is an awesome weekend event, so sign up soon, book a room at the La Quinta resort, and get ready for a great time!

On Saturday, the Full Day Club M-School is followed by a cocktail reception and then an informal car show in Old Town La Quinta where there are excellent restaurants to ensure you do not go hungry. On Sunday morning there is the Half Day Driving Event.

The suggested hotel is the La Quinta Resort and Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort. Make sure you use the link from the registration page to ensure you get our group rate. The link below may also work.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be a current BMW CCA Member in order to participate in the FULL DAY event.

REGISTER NOW and then RSVP immediately below so the Chapter knows you are coming.

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Autocross May AZ PCA AMP

by scottbirk

Join us for our AZ PCA autocross at Arizona Motorsports Park Skidpad. There will be instructors available for first timers. Limited number of loaner helmets. Non Porsches are welcome to participate. Contact Chris Finlay for more information. $60 for the event if prepaid, otherwise $75 if paid on site.

Gates open at 7:00 am. First car out at 9:00 am. Safety inspection forms will be available on site. (sorry but no go-karts, Polaris type, formula or other exoskeleton vehicles permitted). AMP has a strict sound limit and your vehicle must pass sound tech held immediately before the event (around 8:00 am) or have a valid AMP sound sticker and no changes to the car impacting sound have been made since.

Please RSVP below and register for the event on the Event Website in order to reserve your discounted spot!

 

**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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Autocross April AZ PCA AMP

by Adam Tharp

Join us for our AZ PCA autocross at Arizona Motorsports Park Skidpad. There will be instructors available for first timers. Limited number of loaner helmets. Non Porsches are welcome to participate. Contact Chris Finlay for more information. $60 for the event if prepaid, otherwise $75 if paid on site.

Gates open at 7:00 am. First car out at 9:00 am. Safety inspection forms will be available on site. (sorry but no go-karts, Polaris type, formula or other exoskeleton vehicles permitted). AMP has a strict sound limit and your vehicle must pass sound tech held immediately before the event (around 8:00 am) or have a valid AMP sound sticker and no changes to the car impacting sound have been made since.

Please RSVP below and register for the event on the Event Website in order to reserve your discounted spot!

 

**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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