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Tire Rack Street Survival – October 27 – DMACC Campus

Tire Rack Street Survival – October 27 – DMACC Campus

Sunday October 27th 2019, 8:30AM-4:30PM

Des Moines Area Community College 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Ankeny, IA 50023

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too. It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING! Three parents, including Scott Goodyear, former Indy Car Champion, share their perspectives in this video.

All Schools $95.

See our FAQ page at: www.streetsurvival.org/frequently-asked-questions.php  Any questions after reviewing the FAQ page call Tim Beechuk, Program Manager, @ 864-438-2060 (8 am – 8 pm EST)

Parents are encouraged to stay!  Please arrive early.

Vehicles with modifications that alter the center of gravity (i.e. lift kits) are not acceptable. High Center of Gravity Vehicles (HCGs) such as SUVs, SAVs, Trucks, Jeep-type vehicles, and Minivans will need to be verified.  The older HCGs without electronic stability control (not just the electronic traction control) will not be accepted. HCG vehicles may still be limited with respect to the exercises in which they are allowed to participate based on local venue conditions.  Please look up the HCG vehicle safety score. You can research the safety ratings that a vehicle has received at www.edmunds.com  Input the vehicle and year and look at the safety rating in the upper right corner of the web page. Any vehicle with a listing of 3 stars or more out of 5 in the Roll Over test will be allowed to participate in our class. We are concerned about the Roll Over test on the HCG only. We are not concerned about the crash test ratings. Any HCG vehicle listed as “not tested” in the Roll Over test will not be allowed to participate.

ALL COMMUNICATION REGARDING THE SCHOOL WILL BE SENT TO THE E-MAIL ADDRESS ON THE REGISTRATION LISTED AS THE STUDENT’S.

Student Registration Link

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Street Survival – staff ONLY

Registration ends in a month on October 24, 2019 10:00 AM CDT. Street Survival is a community service effort, aimed at teaching teen drivers much more about car control than they ever had the opportunity to see in Drivers’ Education.

Our volunteers serve as in-car instructors, course workers, and other event staff.  Please come on out and give us a hand in helping teens to be better drivers!  The life you save may be one of theirs – or yours.

Staff Registration Link

Iowa Chapter BMWCCA Club Social Event Movie Viewing – Aug 11th, 2:30pm

Iowa Chapter BMWCCA Club Social Event Movie Viewing – Aug 11th, 2:30pm

This Sunday, August 11th at the NEW Palm Theater at 200 Northeast Westgate Drive, Waukee, IA (Location is clearly visible just north of Hickman Road(Hwy 6), past the new Hy Vee as you enter Waukee from the east.
Movie starts at 2:30pm but you’re advised to arrive by 2pm for your reserved seats and to have time to order any food/drinks beforehand. Much like the the Merle Hay Flicks Theater, items are delivered to you at your movie seat.

Link to The Palm Theater for info/reserving your seats/purchasing your tickets online ($8/per adult plus $2 handling or $10 each): https://booking.fridleytheatres.com/login/0002/8950
(You do NOT need to set up an account, you can purchase tickets as a “guest” on the site)

If you’re planning to attend (and we’d love to see many club members in their club attire (Turner Motorsports if you have it…I do!)

Hope to see you at The Palm Theater this Sunday!

Rick Talbot, Membership Chair, Iowa Chapter, BMWCCA
Link to Movie Trailer: https://www.fridleytheatres.com/…/The-Art-of-Racing-in-the-…

Flat Out Classic – Friday, May 31 — Sunday, Jun 2, 2019, Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka, KS

Flat Out Classic – Friday, May 31 — Sunday, Jun 2, 2019, Heartland Motorsports Park, Topeka, KS

Registration ends in a month on May 27, 2019 11:59 PM CDT

This is a car lover’s dream event you’ll never forget! The Great Plains, Kansas City, Sunbelt, St. Louis and Iowa chapters of the BMW Car Club of America announce the 6th Annual Flat Out Classic to be held in Topeka, Kansas from May 31-June 2, 2019.

The Flat Out Classic is an automotive festival featuring several events that appeal to a diverse group of enthusiasts. Car lovers from across the US will gather at Heartland Park Topeka to participate in a high-performance drivers school. It’s an opportunity for you to drive the same professional level race track that has been on ESPN, and ABC.  Then end the longest day with an opportunity to run your car on the same drag strip that hosts NHRA Nationals.

We have big news for 2019 – we’re very excited to be offering classroom sessions by Ross Bentley – yes, the foremost authority on driving instruction for all levels from novice to pro.  This is not an opportunity to be missed!  Ross will be onsite for this year’s event!  We will have limited spaces for Ross’ classes, and they’ll fill up quickly!  We have an exciting range of classes scheduled for this year’s event – please see the listing on the registration form for more details.  Please contact us at registrar@flatoutclassic.com with any questions.

Ross’ Speed Secrets books, webinars, eBooks, newsletters, track walks and in-person coaching, and seminars are in demand all over the world.  Ross can help you understand what you’re doing now at your current level of driving, plus help you go beyond to the next level.  Ross is also a friend of the marque and a long-time BMW enthusiast!  He won the U.S. Road Racing Championship in a factory M3 in 1998, provided vehicle testing and feedback training for BMW NA, and his advanced driving school in Canada was sponsored by BMW for five years.

Don’t forget, The Heartland Park track surface underwent a complete makeover in 2016!  Join us and drive the fresh surface!

While BMW is the festival’s featured marque other brands such as Audi, Corvette, Ford, Mercedes, MINI, Pontiac, Porsche, Subaru and Volkswagen are expected. Event registration opens on TBD.

Our host hotels this year will be the Super 8 at Forbes Landing, Capital Plaza Hotel and Courtyard Marriott Topeka .

Please contact the hotel directly and let them know you are with the BMW club to get our special event rate.

Motorsportreg Registration

IMSA/Michelin Challenge Race at Road America – August 2-4

IMSA/Michelin Challenge Race at Road America – August 2-4

The IMSA WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship and IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge takes over Road America’s four-mile circuit for what will be one of the most incredible weekends of sports car racing in the world. Fans will get to see the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race on Saturday, Aug. 3, with the WeatherTech® SportsCar Championship race on Sunday, Aug. 4., plus races from the IMSA Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA all weekend. Fan activities include an open grid, autographs, tech talks, fan forums, and car corrals.

This is a BMW CCA Regional Event sponsored by Badger Bimmers. To purchase tickets visit:

https://www.roadamerica.com/buy-tickets/continental-tireroad-race-showcase.html

Bimmer Car Corral. To register for the Badger Bimmer Car Corral visit:

https://badgerbimmers.org/event/imsa-weathertechsportscar-championship-and-imsa-michelin-pilot-challengecar-corral/ 

Estimated cost Early Reg. $105 – $400

Spring Drive to Czech Village, Cedar Rapids, IA – April 13

Spring Drive to Czech Village, Cedar Rapids, IA – April 13

The 2019 edition of the Annual Spring Drive will begin in Des Moines and end in Cedar Rapids at the Czech Village/NewBo City Market areas on April 13, 2019.

The spring tour Meet up at BMW of Des Moines at 9:00 am and wind its way towards Tama here the tour will stop for lunch at the Meskwaki Casino. We hope to be a the casino between 11:15 and 11:30 for folks meeting us at this point in the trip. Attendees will be able to choose from the buffet lunch or the family style café, and also spend time in the casino.

The tour will then progress towards Cedar Rapids with the final destination of the Czech Village and NewBo area of the city. In the Czech Village and NewBo areas, attendees will be able to visit many unique shops and museums located in and around the Czech Village and NewBo Market areas.

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