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BDF
04-06-2004, 05:34 PM
I have never taken any car to the track. I have a new '04 M3 and would like to really learn how to drive. Can anyone recommend a driving/racing school and a track in the New York City area?


thanks.

alevy
04-06-2004, 05:35 PM
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LandShark1
04-06-2004, 05:38 PM
highly recommend to start with your local BMW CCA!!

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Pinecone
04-06-2004, 05:57 PM
First I do NOT recommend starting with the BMW CCA events

Professional schools have a more focused syllabus, better instruction, and you do it in their cars so damage is not a concern. You will learn more faster in a pro school. The downside is they will cost more.

After that BMW CCA schools are a good way to get some fairly inexpensive track time. And in some cases, some excellent isntruction, and sometimes not.

If you want to stay fairly close. Roos Racing (www.racenow.com) runs at Pocono is NE PA. And Skip Barber (www.skipbarber.com) runs at Lime Rock, NW CT. I have run both schools, and both do a very good job.

For a beginning course, my preferenece is for the Roos Racing 2 day Highway Precision Driving course. Lots of good instruction, good car control practice, and a lot of stuff that will carry over to track driving. If you do the fall school, you can follow that up with a 1 day Formula car day and really put your new knowledge into pratice, and have a lot of fun.

If you want to combine it with a vacation, my wife and I enjoyed Derek Daly (www.derekdaly.com) in Las Vegas. She did the 2 day GT Performance School , I did the 3 day racing school. However, I think their racing school would be better for someone with a little bit of experience first. You can do it as your first school, but I think you would get more out of it after some other school.

Driver8
04-06-2004, 08:01 PM
of the NJ Chapter, at Limerock. It's a 2 day event but you can do 1 day. June 7 and 8. You're going to have to sign up early as these things fill quick.

Don't worry about mods. Get to know your car stock. Be careful, as your instructor will demand, and have a great time.

Charon///
04-06-2004, 08:12 PM


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