Tire Rack offers a challenging driving experience for novice and expert alike.
This year, the event will be held on Sunday, May 4th, 2014.
What better way to spend a free Spring Sunday?
•Location:Tire Rack Facility in South Bend,IN
Situated at 7101 Vorden Parkway, conveniently located
near Indiana Toll Road (I-80/90) and US-31.
•Event Type: This event is for new drivers, seasoned drivers as well as those who want to improve their driving skills. The one day event is spent learning, practicing and experiencing car dynamics through a series of 3 key skills:
1) Smooth Steering on a Slalom Course - Understand how to navigate your car smoothly through a set of cones. Recognize where you want your car to go. You will learn how to drive where the cones aren't.
2) Threshold Braking - Learn how to control your car in an emergency situation. You will understand more about your car's capabilities and how to manage them. Learn how to successfully maneuver around obstacles (just as if you have a deer in the headlights) while slowing your car.
3) Skid-Pad Activities - Drive on a skid-pad where you will have the opportunity to experience your car breaking traction and then learn how to regain traction in a safe environment. Feel the balance and learn how to steer your car with the throttle.
The Tire Rack Facility is the perfect venue for young drivers,
seasoned drivers and drivers young at heart, to have the opportunity to practice these maneuvers in a safe environment at the performance limit of their car. It is a great first step or review for those who want to autocross or drive on a race track. Even if you never participate in one of these programs, many of the skills you learn will be useful on public highways.
•Amenities: In the morning, donuts/bagels and coffee will be served.
We’ll take a break for a provided lunch mid-day. All through the day, we’ll have bottled water to keep you hydrated!
•Drivers: Need to be 16 years or older and carry a valid drivers license.
You will also need a Snell SA or M-rated helmet (2005 or newer). We have loaner helmets available for those w/o helmets.
•Vehicles: Our instructors will conduct a brief safety inspection the morning of the event. Convertibles, targa or t-tops will be allowed.
•Price: Early registration cost of $45 for current BMWCCA members and member guest participants until April 19. $55 after with registration closing on May 2, 2014.
•Additional Information: Available by sending an email to