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      09-26-2011, 04:45 PM   #1
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BMW Club Race & DE at TWS Nov 19/20

Houston BMW CCA is sponsoring a Club Race and Driver Education event at Texas World Speedway on November 19th and 20th.

TWS will be managing the corner workers, safety stewards, instructors, and classroom sessions for the Driver Education, and from past experience they do a great job of putting on events for drivers of all skill levels.

The Club Race already has 14 cars registered, so it should be a great event to watch between heats.

Details are still being finalized, but keep that weekend open as you are not going to want to miss out!

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http://www.houston-bmwcca.com/forums...php?f=5&t=2180


Pictures from the DE the last time we had a BMW Club race up at TWS in 2010.
Chasing down the wife.


Finally waved around Vette that was fast on straights, but slow on the curves. And you have to love banking!!!
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plus it will be cooler (hopefully)
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Registration for the DE's will open up October 1st, and is completed on ClubRegistration.net
http://www.clubregistration.net/

Pricing is:
One day PDS (on-line registration) - $210
Two day PDS (on-line registration) - $295

Run Group details from TWS website
About the Performance Driving School

The TWS Motorsports Performance Driving School is a fun and exciting way for licensed drivers to experience the thrill of driving at high speeds, legally, in a controlled environment. Education, courtesy for others, and safety are stressed from the beginning of the day, starting with drivers’ meetings and classroom instruction for those attending for the first time.

After classroom curricula, participants can ride in and drive their car, a TWS rental Varsity Ford Mustang, or a race-prepared Mazda Miata with a personal instructor. Each student receives four (4) 24-minute driving sessions each day. Your instructor will gradually guide you to a higher level of driving skill at a pace that is appropriate and comfortable to you. There is no pressure or competition involved. This is a performance driving school focused on improving your driving skills. Your comfort and experience level dictates how fast you go and what run group you are in.

All new drivers start in the Green Group. As skill, speed, and confidence increase, instructors will recommend students for a ‘check ride’ by an evaluator to move to a more advanced group.

There are five run groups based on driver skill, speed, and experience.

Green Group is for new drivers to Texas World Speedway and those still building speed, experience, skill, awareness, courtesy, and confidence. Green students will demonstrate flag awareness, traffic awareness, traffic courtesy, and the ‘driving line’ prior to advancing to the Blue Group. All Green Group drivers have a personal instructor assigned to them.

Blue Group is for those drivers who have successfully participated in the Green Group and want to increase their experience, skill, smoothness, awareness, and confidence. Blue Group drivers will be introduced to advanced driving skills, such as trail braking, heel-toe shifting, and threshold braking. Blue students will master flag response, traffic management, control input smoothness, and the ‘driving line’ prior to advancing to the Yellow Group. Blue Group drivers will have an instructor assigned to them.

Yellow Group is for drivers that have successfully participated in the Blue Group and have sufficient performance driving experience to drive ‘solo’ (without a dedicated instructor). They're building confidence, gaining more experience, increasing speed, and fine tuning their advanced skills while driving solo. Yellow students will master threshold braking, trail braking, and throttle steering prior to advancing to the White group. Yellow group drivers will receive at least one instruction session per day.

White Group is for advanced drivers working on advanced techniques such as driving off-line, passing in turns, and trailing throttle oversteer. White students will master these skills prior to advancing to the Time Trial program. White group drivers will receive at least one instruction session per weekend. Advanced Instructors will recommend highly experienced White group drivers for an instructor ‘check ride’ by the Chief Driving Instructor, to select drivers for entry into the Instructor Training Program.

Red Group is for PDS instructors only.

The designation of a participant's run group is subject to the approval of, and reviewed by, the Chief Driving Instructor and Chief Steward.
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Which direction will we be driving?
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What time is this going to start? There's an A&M game on 19 Nov and hotels are scarce...I might have to drive in from far away.
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I think it opens around 7:30 or 8. Don't remember what time you have to have checked in by. I'll see if I can find the details for you.
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From TWS website.

We will start track sessions at 8:00am, and end at 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Gates will open at 6:30am.

Check-in will open at 7:00-7:30am in the Media Room, next to the Paddock PX for drivers who pre-registered on-line.

Racers' and Drivers' meetings will be at 7:30am. The driver's meeting is mandatory for all drivers and racers.



I need to wait until after Ofest next week to see how my tires are doing. Not sure if I'll be doing this DE in the Coupe or the E36, but I'm excited about getting back on track and in cool weather. TWS's turn 8 - camber and elevation
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From TWS website.

We will start track sessions at 8:00am, and end at 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Gates will open at 6:30am.

Check-in will open at 7:00-7:30am in the Media Room, next to the Paddock PX for drivers who pre-registered on-line.

Racers' and Drivers' meetings will be at 7:30am. The driver's meeting is mandatory for all drivers and racers.



I need to wait until after Ofest next week to see how my tires are doing. Not sure if I'll be doing this DE in the Coupe or the E36, but I'm excited about getting back on track and in cool weather. TWS's turn 8 - camber and elevation


so you'll definitely be there?
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At least for Saturday. Not sure if I'll do 2 days.
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Is this a BMWCCA ran event or the TWS school?

Hopefully...the blue group doesn't always go last like the Driver's Edge.
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It's a TWS run school. BMW CCA is spreading the word about the DE on this date because of the BMW Club race that will also be going on that weekend.
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I've only ran with TDE so far so I have some questions...are there classes between sessions?

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just sign up mike...hahaha...you have time to get track wheels/tires.

Jeremy, u get your 2 accomplices to sign up too?
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Jeremy, u get your 2 accomplices to sign up too?
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03Beast... it'll be nice to once again show you how its done.
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