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Old 03-07-2012, 07:05 PM   #1
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Good place to race near seattle

Hey guys I'd like to take my M to a road coarse track near Seattle and have no clue of my options or how to get started. Help me out? Cheaper would be better.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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Have you checked out Pacific Raceways in Covington or Ridge Motosports Park in Shelton?

Their websites may have the 2012 schedule out with info. Pick a date to head down there and meet fellow trackers to find out how to get started in tracking?
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:22 PM   #3
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I'd suggest you get in touch with your local BMWCCA chapter ( http://www.bmwpugetsound.com/ ) This chapter, as many others, sponsor driving events like "Drivers Education". The provide excellent instructors and a great environment for learning to drive your BMW properly.
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:53 AM   #4
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I'd suggest you get in touch with your local BMWCCA chapter ( http://www.bmwpugetsound.com/ ) This chapter, as many others, sponsor driving events like "Drivers Education". The provide excellent instructors and a great environment for learning to drive your BMW properly.
Thanks, that looks like where I'll start.
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Old 03-09-2012, 06:12 PM   #5
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They've got a Pacific day on April 13. Usually great instructors, but I've never run with PSR.
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The good thing about BMWCCA Driving Exucation events is that they are under the umbrella of the national organization and, to a large extent, are consistently good. Instructors are carefully selected and well trained. It's a great way to get into fast driving. You will quickly understand that you have a lot to learn before you are actually ready to race in any sanctioned (safe/legal) event.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:00 AM   #7
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The good thing about BMWCCA Driving Exucation events is that they are under the umbrella of the national organization and, to a large extent, are consistently good. Instructors are carefully selected and well trained. It's a great way to get into fast driving. You will quickly understand that you have a lot to learn before you are actually ready to race in any sanctioned (safe/legal) event.
Are you a member? Id number for sign up credit?
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:31 PM   #8
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I'm a member of the Peachtree (Atlanta) chapter of the BMWCCA. I'm a very satisfied/happy member, but certainly get nothing out of recommending/mentioning the club. I've driven about 20 - 25 weekends (mostly, but not exclusively with BMWCCA) at several tracks (Road Atlanta, Barber, and VIR) and just can't believe that more people don't take advantage of the opportunity offered to drive on some great tracks and get excellent instruction. I guarantee that you will be amazed at just how capable your car really is.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:39 PM   #9
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I am an instructor with the BMWCCA Puget Sound Region Grey Ghost speaks of. Though I don't instruct often, I can tell you that joking the chapter is the way to get into High performance driving. For starters I would recommend you either join up now, or just go out to the track and check out the event. Chances are you will be able to get a ride with an instructor to see what it's all about. I believe the website is bmwpsr.org. You will have to take a CCC(car control clinic) first before you will be allowed to participate on the road course event. No convertables are allowed on the track. There are a few instructors who are amateur racers also. It is a way addicting hobby if you have the money!!!
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:40 PM   #10
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:42 PM   #11
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:46 PM   #12
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The two tracks that are in the area are Pacific Raceways, and The Ridge Motorsports Park. The Ridge is brand spanking new!! They just opened up this year. All the club instructors are drooling over this place and are still in the process of figuring it out.
Hope this helps!!
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