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The NCC Shenandoah School is still only $185/day!

The National Capital Chapter (NCC) operates two types of driving schools: Drivers' Schools and Car Control Clinics. While the methods of instruction and the target audience for these schools differ, they share a common goal of giving you the opportunity to develop and improve your skills as a driver and to strengthen your knowledge of your car's abilities so that you will be prepared for any situation you may encounter on the highway.

Our schools are not racing schools. Our focus is on skills, not speed, and our overriding concern is with your safety and that of your car. We select our school instructors very carefully, not simply for their technical knowledge and accomplishments as drivers, but also for their abilities to impart that knowledge to their students in a clear, concise, and professional manner.

Your BMW is an amazingly capable car. At a National Capital Chapter driving school, you will be able to realize your car's capabilities, learn the limits of those capabilities under controlled conditions and practice the skills needed to control your car safely within those limits.

Drivers' Schools
The primary goal of these schools is to develop and hone your car-control skills. It is not to drive fast, although speed will come with improving skills. We seek to produce not necessarily the fastest, but the most proficient drivers possible.

Each drivers' school consists of driving sessions on the track and at the skidpad, as well as classroom sessions. During your on-track sessions, you will be driving the full track at progressively higher speeds throughout the school. An in-car instructor will work with you to help you improve your driving mechanics. Braking, cornering and accelerating techniques are refined continuously during your on-track sessions.

Skidpad sessions will allow you to begin to master the skill of controlling your car at the limits of adhesion. You will learn how to control understeer (when your front tires lose adhesion) and oversteer (when your rear tires lose adhesion). The skills learned here will not only be invaluable on the track, they may well save your car - and your life - on the highway.

Classroom sessions present the underlying mechanics of your car's behavior and how your inputs as a driver affect it. We present basic driving theory, the physics of car behavior (i.e., the "why it works" of driving) and discussions of the techniques of advanced car control.

No single drivers' school will ever convey all there is to learn about driving. In this sense, our drivers' schools are part of a continuous learning environment, one that requires several years of attendance at dozens of schools before proficiency is attained. Even at that, there is always something more to learn, something additional on which to work. Acquiring driving skills is a process that is never completed.

About Our Instructors
Our instructors come from two basic driving backgrounds: accomplished drivers' school students and successful amateur (e.g., SCCA) racers. Regardless of their backgrounds, our instructors conform to a uniformly high standard of competence, professionalism and enthusiasm for teaching.

Candidates selected from our student roster have a documented record of achievement. Candidates applying from a racing background must have comparable skills and experience. We note that the requirements for a successful racer and those for a successful instructor are not necessarily the same, as the sole ability to drive fast is about the most minor qualification we seek in an instructor. Therefore, as part of the qualification process, we apply a series of student instruction simulations (using our instructors as the "students") to ensure that the candidate understands not only how to drive, but how to teach as well. We also ensure that candidates display impeccable attitude and driving etiquette and are successful in making the transition from "race-mode" to "school-mode."

Our current instructors' driving experience ranges from five years to twenty-five years. Our "average" instructor has been driving on the track for 11.5 years and has been instructing for 6 years. We draw our instructors from twelve BMW CCA chapters, the SCCA, PCA, and other marque clubs. We select our instructors very carefully to ensure that every student receives the best possible instruction from the safest, most professional and most knowledgeable people we can find. We are very proud of our instructor corps and we trust that you will share that pride.


This event offers online registration and payment through MotorsportReg.com.

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      05-11-2011, 10:31 AM   #2
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For those who have never been on the track, here's your opportunity!

Our driving schools are open to members only, and you won't find a better deal around for Summit Point. Plus, the Shenandoah is super fun to drive!!!
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Less than 2 weeks left till registration ends. Sign up before you get waitlisted!

And, you won't find a better deal for Shenandoah.
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I might sign up for this. I've been looking for a driving school.
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finally, been waiting for these to start up again
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finally, been waiting for these to start up again
Cool, I saw that you signed up. Your partner-in-crime, Kenny, going too?
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      05-23-2011, 07:01 PM   #7
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Are guys with slow heavy cars invited too? I have my coilovers on now if that helps.
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Cool, I saw that you signed up. Your partner-in-crime, Kenny, going too?
yup, we got new wheels and tires for the track. gonna be using dunlop starspecs. you gonna make it out?
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Are guys with slow heavy cars invited too? I have my coilovers on now if that helps.
plenty of e39 M5s have been at our schools. you should sign up and do something other than going in a straight line
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Are guys with slow heavy cars invited too? I have my coilovers on now if that helps.
Do it, you'll have a blast.

Last September, there was a CTS-V in my run group. It may have been heavy, but it sure wasn't slow.
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only a limited amount of spots remaining before the waitlist starts...register ASAP before it closes
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i will come out if my car gets here in time its at the port now in nj
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i will come out if my car gets here in time its at the port now in nj
registration for this event will close this weekend. what car did you get?
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registration closes tomorrow, any more last minute takers?
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registration for this event will close this weekend. what car did you get?
i got an IS
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oh man i cant wait. wish i lived in Cali, track weather all year
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Plenty of pics here:

http://forum.nccbmwcca.org/showthrea.../page3&p=43112

Need more e90/e92 on the track
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Nice pics..I have never tracked before. Complete noob. Do you have to buy a helmet or other racing gear to qualify? Any mods needed to be done to your car, i.e. any inspections done prior to driving? Do instructors drive with you?
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Nice pics..I have never tracked before. Complete noob. Do you have to buy a helmet or other racing gear to qualify? Any mods needed to be done to your car, i.e. any inspections done prior to driving? Do instructors drive with you?
that e46 M3 would have been a great track car, so now you have to use the P car

You should buy your own helmet (or at least a head sock); not a big fan of sharing someone else's sweaty, smelly helmet

no special mods are necessary, especially the first few times out. you need to see how well your car handles stock and once you become a better driver, mods may be beneficial.

you'll need a tech inspection and I would recommend getting a brake flush done and solid pads

at our schools, instructors will ride with you until you can prove you are good enough on your own.
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Here are some pics that my friend took and yes he drove the f430 hard.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...70456339684921

Here are some professional pics from our group

http://www.photoreflect.com/store/Th...3&g=0SEI00A601
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it was nice to see the f430 out there. most guys with cars like that are too scared to take them out of the garage, let alone the track
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