STL BMW Club: Driving School
BMW CCA – St. Louis Chapter
The St. Louis chapter’s driver’s schools are a great place to see just what you and your car can handle. Held at Gateway Motorsports Park every year since the mid 80′s, this event provides an opportunity to learn the ways of performance driving from well trained instructors under the safest of conditions. Once you understand how your car reacts to well defined stress levels incurred during track driving, you will be much better prepared for those highway and traffic emergencies. This is a great investment for any driver.
Our schools provide the following benefits:
Technical classroom instruction, including printed materials from the curriculum content,
Separated skill level grouping to foster more effective learning,
A major portion of behind-the-wheel experience,
Electronic communication with your in-car instructor,
Instructors assigned to a maximum of 2 students to provide maximum personal attention,
Advice and recommendations from staff and instructors about your car, modifications, or general approach to performance driving applications,
Refreshments available during the event,
Familiarization with the entire Gateway Motorsports Park facility,
Camaraderie with other enthusiasts and club members from around the country.
Please be aware, this event is serious business requiring the practical considerations of driving your car at speed and the accompanying risks. The event is not a race nor is any racing allowed. Timing or other competition equipment is strictly prohibited. These events provide a controlled environment where you can safely approach the envelope your vehicle’s performance capabilities.
ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE BMW CCA, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, LICENSED IN ANY U.S. STATE, AND SIGN WAIVERS FO LIABILITY. No one is allowed onto the track during a school session without an approved Snell 2005 or later helmet. All vehicles must pass a Tech Inspection as dictated by our event policies. Not only do our schools always conform to the safety requirements of Gateway Motorsports Park, but the minimum standards of the operations of BMW CCA as well. Every provision for your safety and well being are mandated by our procedures and processes, including full time attendance of certified emergency personnel and support.
We believe a safe school is an enjoyable one for everyone and take all reasonable action to assure your safety, but can not eliminate all risks. Insurance coverage typically applies to any on track event since this is not a competitive event. Liability coverage, however, does vary widely among providers and we recommend checking with your own insurance company or agent for details of your specific coverage and liability.