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Endurance Series Rules are posted  -  published: Mar 04, 2014

The 2014 Endurance Series Rules are now available.
 
 
 
 

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2014 Club Racing Rules are now available  -  published: Feb 24, 2014

The 2014 CR Rules are now available. The new changes are outlined in yellow with the largest section of change in the vehicle weight section. For 2014, the prepared weight of vehicles in the Prepared and Sport Classes has been adjusted for newer chassis beginning with the e46 chassis and including newer chassis. Since these chassis not only have more power but also more weight, the purpose of the weight adjustments is to make the newer chassis a more competitive as well as economical ( tires, brakes) platform to race. Although almost all of the chassis have remained in the same class after the weight adjustment, a few have moved to a different class (i.e. 135i to GP and GS). Make sure you check the vehicle preparation chart; the affected chassis are highlighted in yellow.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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CR is proud to announce the 2013 National Champions, Enduro Champions, Rookie of the Year and Glenn Lucas Memorial Award winner  -  published: Jan 31, 2014
Racers,

Congratulations to all of our National Class Champions listed below;

     B Modified                                  Ralph Warren
     C Modified                                  Robert Chang
     D Modified                                  Louis Payant
     E Modified                                  Ross Karlin
     F Modified                                  Scott Barton
     G Prepared                                 Ralph Warren
     H Sport                                      Mike Akard
     I Prepared                                  Julie Wolf
     I Sport                                       Ali Salih
     J Prepared                                  Jerry Kaufman
     J Sport                                      Bob Martin
     K Prepared                                 Eric Nissen
     M3T                                           John G Paton
     SE30                                         Jeff Caldwell
     Spec E36                                   Nathaniel Orens

The VAC Rookie of the Year Award for 2013 goes to;

     Jerry Kaufman

The Glenn Lucas Memorial Award presented by VAC for 2013 is awarded to;

     Geoff Atkinson

The 2013 BMW CCA Endurance Series presented by Turner Motorsport Overall Champions are;

     1st place-    Johnstone Supply ( Harold Petit, Than Orens, et al.)
     2nd place-   Redline Motorsports ( Ron Checca, Brian Wade, Larry Wright)
     3rd place-    Otto's BMW ( James Murphy, David Wollman, Gerry Walsh)

Class Champions are;  

     E0               Johnstone Supply
     E1               Otto's BMW
     E2               Team Troxell
     E3               Redline Motorsports

Congratulations to all of our National Class Winners, Endurance Winners and Driver Award Winners for 2013. Regional class winners will be announced by each region's RAC Representative.

Gary Davis


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


BMW CCA Club Racing Endurance Series presesented by Turner Motorsport  -  published: Mar 03, 2013
BMW CCA Club Racing is proud to formally announce the BMW CCA Club Racing Endurance Series presesented by Turner Motorsport. This series will supplement the current Tire Rack Club Racing sprint race series that we are all familiar with. The series has its own set of rules to supplement the current CR rules and will conduct its own championship separate from the class championships currently awarded in CR. The endurance races will primarily be run in conjunction with select CR sanctioned weekend sprint races.

Turner Motorsport will be the Title Sponsor for this exciting new series. "BMW CCA Club Racing gave me my first opportunity to get on the track as well as the chance to begin my racing career. Because of BMW CCA, I was able to pursue my passion for racing and build what is now Turner Motorsport. Because I have been involved in every aspect of the sport, I have a unique understanding of all of the costs and requirements associated with different levels of motorsports, including club racing. For this and many other reasons, I am so excited to become the title sponsor and provide club racers with what they need most, monetary prizes supporting their success and continued progress in the sport. I really like the concept behind this new club racing endurance series and I look forward to the first race." - Will Turner

Along with Turner Motorsport as the Title Sponsor, Driving Impressions will be the Premier Sponsor for the endurance series. Robert Zecca of Driving Impression has been involved with enduro racing series with other sanctioning bodies and DI will be involved with substantial product awards.

The first race of the series will be a 4 hour race at Mid-Ohio on May 24th, 2013 and the second scheduled race will be the DelVal NJMP event on August 23, 2013. Tentatively, the third race is planned for the National Race weekend at Watkins Glen in September.

The endurance race rules have been forwarded to be posted on the CR website and at the present time, will be found under "for the racer" section. Ultimately, there will be a link on the CR site that will take you to a page dedicated to the CR enduro series.

Thanks to Ron Checca, Kish Galappatti and Miguel Aponte-Rios for completing the process started by Patrick Spikes. Miguel will be the third member of the enduro committee. Also thanks to the CR Rules Committee for enduring a number of teleconferences to finish the process. Special thanks to Will Turner and Robert Zecca for their enthusiastic support for BMW CCA Club Racing's newest series.

Gary Davis
National Chairman, BMW CCA Club Racing


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BMW CCA Club Racing is proud to announce the following National Class Champions for 2012  -  published: Jan 18, 2013
BM                        Ralph Warren
CM                        Randy Mueller
DM                        Steve Angell
GP                         Ralph Warren
HS                         Rolando Saldana
IP                          Mark Lounsbury
IS                          Mario Bonacorsi
JP                          Jeffrey Bruce
JS                          Mike Akard
KP                         Eric Nissen
M3T                       Dennis Pippy
SE30                     Kish Galappatti
SM                        Mike Akard
Spec E36               Nathaniel Orens


Special congratulations to Mike Akard and his ACTion racing team for garnering 3 National Class Championships as well as the Rookie of the Year award in the 2012 season.

Cobalt Friction Technologies is leading developer and manufacturer of friction compounds for high performance and racing applications. Thanks for their support in the 2012 season.
 
 


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Rookie of the Year award and the Glenn Lucas Memorial Trophy  -  published: Jan 18, 2013

 
The Cobalt Friction Technologies Rookie of the Year is awarded to Steve Angell of the South Atlantic Region. This award does come with a $1000 monetary award.

The Glenn Lucas Memorial Trophy presented by Cobalt Friction by Cobalt Friction Technologies is awarded to Tom Bell of the Pacific Region. Racers in the Pacific Region will all attest that Tom truly represents the spirit and philosophy of Club Racing. This award also comes with a $1000 monetary award.
The Cobalt Friction Technologies Rookie of the Year is awarded to Steve Angell of the South Atlantic region.
 
The Glenn Lucas Memorial Trophy presented by Cobalt Friction Technologies is awarded to Tom Bell of the Pacific region.
 
 
 

For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


The 2013 Club Racing Series 2013 Rules have been posted  -  published: Jan 09, 2013

The 2013 Club Racing Series 2013 Rules have been posted.
 
 

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Comment on the Proposed 2013 rules changes  -  published: Aug 17, 2012

Download the Proposed 2013 Rule Changes.  If you wish to comment, please send an email to RulesChanges@bmwccaclubracing.com
 
 
 
 

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Cobalt Racing Brakes - Official Brake Supplier of BMW Club Racing  -  published: Feb 05, 2012

Sponsorship Announcement for Cobalt Friction Technologies

Official Contingency Sponsor. In addition, Cobalt Friction Technologies will also be the Sponsor of two season-end driver awards.
 
 
BMW CCA Club Racing is proud to announce, that for the 2012 race season, Cobalt Friction Technologies will be the Official Brake Pad Supplier for Club Racing as well as an
CFT is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance brake friction compounds for professional motorsports and club racing applications. Cobalt Friction Technologies is using their industry-leading technical support and product knowledge to expand their customer base in professional motorsports, club racing and high-performance driver education programs. Cobalt Friction Technologies has been involved in the highest levels of motorsport competition including ALMS, Grand-Am, Indy Lights and SCCA Pro Racing.
 
In addition to its Official Contingency Program, CFT will also be the Official Sponsor of 2 season-end driver awards;
1.   “The Cobalt Friction Rising Star Award”- awarded to the rookie driver accumulating the most points in his rookie season ($1000 award).
2.   “The Glenn Lucas Memorial Trophy sponsored by Cobalt Friction Technologies”-awarded to the driver that most represents the spirit and philosophy of BMW CCA Club Racing, both on and off the track ($1000 award).
 
Glenn Lucas was a club racer who was a fierce competitor on the track but also could always be depended on to provide assistance and support off the track.
 
Specific details with regards to the contingency program will be available on the CR website.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


2012 BMW CCA Club Racing Rules Published  -  published: Jan 03, 2012

The 2012 BMW CCA Club Racing Rules have been posted here.
 
 

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Registration for the Club Race at Hutchinson Island is open on the 2011 schedule.   -  published: Sep 29, 2011

Registration for the Club Race at Hutchinson Island is open on the 2011 schedule. Registration will be with Peachtree Chapter for the Club Race entry form but registration wih the appropriate entry fee will be sent the HSR. The HSR entry form is attached to this announcement along with a map of the track and facility.
 
 
 
 
 

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SFI SPEC 38.1 RECERTIFICATION  -  published: Sep 29, 2011

Dear Sanctioning Body Official:

A recent SFI Specification revision now requires that Head and Neck Restraint Devices which are certified to SFI Specification 38.1 be inspected and recertified every five (5) years, effective January 1, 2012.  Any existing certified device with an SFI 38.1 conformance label must be sent back to the original manufacturer for inspection after five (5) years from the date of manufacture punched out on the label.  Product inspection, maintenance, and/or replacement procedure will be per individual manufacturer.  Inspection must be done by the original manufacturer only, and not their authorized resellers or dealers.
 
When a device is determined by the original manufacturer to be acceptable for continued use, that manufacturer will affix a new SFI 38.1 conformance label marked with the inspection date and it will be valid for use for another five (5) years from that date.
 
Sanctioning Bodies requiring 38.1 devices will begin enforcing the five (5) year recertification rule as of January 1, 2012
 
Best regards,
CARL V. OLSON
Motorsports Manager,
SFI Foundation, Inc.


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BMW CCA Club Racing signs Sunoco Race Fuels as Official Fuel Supplier for 2011 and 2012  -  published: Aug 07, 2011

BMW CCA Club Racing signs Sunoco Race Fuels as Official Fuel Supplier for 2011 and 2012

Effective immediately, Sunoco Race Fuels has increased their sponsorship support for the remainder of 2011 and all of 2012 to the Premier Level. Sunoco Race Fuels supports over 40 racing organizations in the US and is the leading supplier of race fuels in this country.

“Sunoco has been an enthusiastic sponsor of BMW CCA Club Racing in the past and we are pleased to show our continued support by improving upon our previous program” said Mitch Hart, Sales Manager for Sunoco Race Fuels. “We want to encourage all BMW CCA Club Racers to not only use our fuel at the track, but to put it to work in all of their high-performance cars. Sunoco’s street legal race fuel can be found across the US”.

“Club Racing is fortunate to have a committed sponsor like Sunoco Race Fuels that remains dedicated to standing behind us in this tough economic environment” said Chris P. Lewis, Director of Sponsorship for BMW CCA Club Racing. “Mitch has been great to work with and really wants to be involved with our group in an expanded format. This change will move Sunoco Race Fuels to a required decal level, so get ready racers to add that blue and yellow decal to your race cars!”


To find a retail station with Sunoco Race Fuel at the pump, or for further information about Sunoco Race Fuels, please visit www.racegas.com ,  call  1-800-RACEGAS
 (722-3427) or send an email to performanceproducts@sunocoinc.com.

Additional information about BMW CCA Club Racing sponsorship activities may be obtained by email at chrislewis175@gmail.com.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Congratulations to BMW CCA Club Racers....  -  published: May 10, 2011
Congratulations to BMW CCA Club Racers Harold Petit, David Baker, Scott Baker and Randy Mueller for finishing 1st overall in the SCCA Devil in the Dark 12 Hour Endurance Race at New Jersey Motorsports Park Thunderbolt Course.

The team did not arrive at the track until Saturday morning so had no qualifying time and started 35th out of 35 starters. Somewhere around the 1 hour mark they took the lead and never looked back winning with an 8 lap lead over second place, also a BMW CCA Club Racer team of Serge Tousignant and Sebastien Rochon.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Lockton Affinity named an Associate Club Racing Sponsor  -  published: Apr 18, 2011

For Immediate Release                         April 12, 2011


BMWCCA Club Racing is pleased to announce the signing of Lockton Affinity as an Associate Club Racing Sponsor for 2011 and 2012. Lockton Affinity is the programs division of the Lockton Companies; the largest privately held insurance brokerage firm in the world. Lockton Affinity provides Storage, Transit, and Paddock (STP) insurance for Club Racers as well as High Performance Driving Event (HPDE) insurance for non-racing track events.   
 
The BMW CCA STP Insurance Program is available for Club Racers now. This insurance program provides affordable STP insurance for racecars, trailers, tools and equipment, and parts and spares.  Best of all, this program will be delivered on an easy-to-use online platform; policies can be purchased in as little as 5 minutes.

 The BMW CCA STP Insurance Program web site is located here:

http://bmwcca-stp.locktonaffinity.com/

“I dealt with Lockton Affinity as I was searching for a new STP vendor for my BMW race car”, said Chris P. Lewis, Director of Sponsorship for BMWCCA CR.
“I found that they had the most detailed program in terms of documenting my car value and offered to me the lowest total cost program for the CM #175. We are excited to be able to sign a sponsor that offers a product that has such a good fit and application value for our racers.”

Lockton Affinity will offer a non-required sticker for CR cars and a portion of the policy premiums will go to the benefit of BMWCCA CR.  

 Please support all of our valuable sponsors, without them we would not be able to bring you a racing program.



For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


2011 Rules posted and Club Racing Premier, National events  -  published: Feb 09, 2011

The 2011 BMW CCA Club Racing Rules have been posted here.  Also, below are the Premier and Challenge races for 2011.
 
 
Premier Races

South Central Region
Club Race at MSR                                        4/30/2011-5/1/2011
Lone Star Chapter

South Atlantic Region
Club Race @ Sebring International Raceway    5/13/2011-5/15/2011
Sunshine Bimmers Chapter

North Atlantic Chapter
Club Race atThunderbolt Raceway                  6/6/2011-6/7/2011
New Jersey Chapter

Pacific Region
Club Race @ Infineon Raceway                       6/11/2011-6/12/2011
Golden Gate Chapter

Canadian Region
Club Race @ Calabogie                                  7/15/2011-7/17/2011

North Central Region
Club Race at Nelson Ledges                           8/12/2011-8/14/2011
Northern Ohio Chapter

North American Challenge Races

Club Race at Mt. Tremblant                            8/26/2011-8/28/2011
Boston Chapter

Club Race at Thunderhill                                11/5/2011-11/6/2011
Golden Gate Chapter

National Race

Club Race @ Barber Motorsports Park              10/14/2011-10/16/2011
CR National
 
 
 

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2010 National Class Winners  -  published: Jan 17, 2011

Class
Champion
B Modified
Nerces Mavelian
C Modified
Randy Mueller
D Modified
Nick Large
E Modified

H Prepared
Rolando Saldana
H Stock
Ralph Warren
I Prepared
Vic Pizzino
I Stock

J Prepared
Jesse Clark
J Stock
Bob Martin
K Prepared
John Negus
S Modified

Spec E36
Timothy Smith
M3T
Eric Heinrich


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Proposed 2011 Chassis Rules  -  published: Dec 17, 2010

The new Class Rules, which constitute the majority of rule changes for 2011, are posted here for your review and comment. After your comments are evaluated during a Rules Committee teleconference on 12/27/2010, the final rules for 2011 will be posted on the CR web site. Comments should be emailed to rules2011@bmwccaclubracing.com.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Rule Changes, Chris Lewis, UUC  -  published: Aug 26, 2010

 
2. Chris Lewis, C-Mod racer from the South Atlantic region, has been appointed National Sponsorship Director for CR. Chris brings over 20 years of business experience to the position. Any sponsorship questions or issues should be directed to Chris Lewis at chrislewis175@gmail.com.
 
3. UUC has announced that it will no longer continue as a premier sponsor for CR. CR would like to thank UUC for its support over the past years.
 

 

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SFI standards and the expiration date  -  published: Jun 15, 2010
At the 2010 Steward Workshop in Dallas, one topic of discussion was the discrepancy between the 2010 CR Racing Rules and the SFI standards with regards to expiration dates for belts and safety nets (window and inside). The consensus was that our standards need the align with the SFI standards, which have been in effect for the past 25 years. This information was forwarded to all racers in an e-mail from the CR Chairman in March of 2010. Effective immediately, the CR safety standards will align with SFI standards and the expiration date for belts and safety nets will be 2 years from the date of production as stamped on the product label instead of at the end of the calendar year of the second year. Racers who present to an event with expired safety equipment will not be allowed to participate in the event. There will be a mid-season rules change reflecting this new safety standard as well


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Spec E36 turnout at VIR....  -  published: Apr 13, 2010
"This past weekend, the Club Race at VIR, hosted by the Tarheel Chapter, had the largest Spec E36 turnout in history with 11 cars making up 1/4 of the entire race field. The Spec e36 class is a fun but highly competitive class with a tightly specific level of preparation and performance including mandatory suspension and tire components. Special thanks to The Tire Rack, Club Racing series sponsor and H&R, supplier of the Spec e36 suspension".


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IMPACT PRODUCT DECERTIFICATION  -  published: Apr 02, 2010


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2010 National Events  -  published: Mar 02, 2010

2010 National Events

NORTH ATLANTIC:     Club Racing at New Jersey Motorsport Park
                             August 13-15, 2010        Delaware Valley Chapter
 
SOUTH ATLANTIC:     Club Racing at Roebling Road
                             December 11-12, 2010    Tarheel Chapter
 
NORTH CENTRAL       Club Racing at Mid Ohio
                             May 29-30, 2010            Northern Ohio Chapter
 
SOUTH CENTRAL       Club Racing at Texas World Speedway
                             May 15-16, 2010            Houston Chapter
 
PACIFIC                  Club Racing at Las Vegas Club Track
                             October 1-3, 2010          Los Angeles Chapter
 
CANADA                 Club Racing at Mosport
                            September 10-12, 2010     Trillium Chapter
 
NATIONAL RACE       Club Racing at Road America   Oktoberfest
                            August 27-29, 2010          Badger Bimmer Chapter
 
NACR                     Club Racing at Eagles Canyon
                            October 9-10, 2010          Lone Star Chapter
 
NACR                     Club Racing at Laguna Seca
                            July 9-11, 2010

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2009 National Champions  -  published: Feb 08, 2010

2009 National Champions
BM: Nerces Mavelian
CM: Peter Carroll
DM: Brett Strom
HP: Rolando Saldana
HS: Ralph Warren
IP: Bill Heumann
IS: Charles Benoit
JP: David White
JS: David Hellman
KP: John Negus
SpE36: Jason Briedis

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Club Racing starts off the New Year with new Chairman  -  published: Dec 31, 2009

January 1, 2010 marks the start of the new racing season with Gary Davis taking over as BMW CCA Club Racing Chairman. Gary is an experienced racer who has served Club Racing most recently as the North Central Region Representative to the Racers Advisory Committee. 

Outgoing Interim Chairman Scott Blazey had this to say, "I am pleased that the National Board has selected someone of Gary's experience and credentials to head the program. I believe Gary is the person who can lead the effort to grow Club Racing and make it an even better racing experience that it already is." 

About his brief stint at the helm, Blazey added, "In a short time I had the privilege to work with some dedicated volunteers. For their help and support I would like especially to thank the members of the Rules Committee—Dean Croucher, Bruce Smith and Mike Akard, Timing and Scoring Chief Larry Fletcher, Webmaster Jim Dresser, Scheduling Coordinator Bruce Lummis, and the members of the Racers Advisory Committee. Also, some racers may not realize that Club Racing Founders Scott and Fran Hughes are still actively contributing to the program in the areas of marketing, sponsorship, race schools, and licensing and we all need to thank them for everything they've done. I'd also like to thank Tricia Williams in the BMW CCA National Office for her hard work in support of our program. Finally, to all the racers whose racing skills, friendship, and camaraderie make this such a great experience, Happy New Year and have a fun, safe, and excellent 2010 season."

For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


BMW CCA Club Racing Series 2010 Rules have been finalized  -  published: Dec 30, 2009
The Tire Rack BMW CCA Club Racing Series 2010 Rules have been finalized and are posted on the BMW CCA Club Racing Web site. They become effective on January 1, 2010. They may be viewed or downloaded from the General Information – For the Racer section.

Serving on the Rules Committee were National Competition Steward Dean Croucher, National Technical Steward Bruce Smith, Racers Advisory Committee Representative Mike Akard, and Interim Chairman Scott Blazey. The Racers Advisory Committee considered the proposed rule changes and provided their preferences and recommendations through their representative. Also providing advice to the Committee was National Safety Steward Joe Marko.

The Rules Committee considered the change requests submitted by racers, then drafted the proposed 2010 Rules. These were made available for comment by the racers. The Committee then considered every comment it received before finalizing the rules, which are being made available today. Some of the new changes were modified as a result of racer comments, while others were not. Some of the comments made by racers did not directly address the new rule changes for the 2010 rule cycle, but rather, were completely new rule change requests. In those cases, racers still desiring these changes should resubmit them when the 2011 rule change request period begins in June 2010.

All racers and crew members participating in the 2010 Tire Rack BMW CCA Club Racing Series are urged to read the 2010 rules. Substantive changes from the 2009 rules have been highlighted in yellow for easy reference. Changes made for clarity or to correct spelling and grammar have not changed the meaning of any rules and are therefore not highlighted. If any substantive changes are not highlighted, it is an inadvertent omission and does not invalidate any rules. Participants are responsible for being aware of and complying with all applicable rules.

Racers are welcome to point out to the Rules Committee any portions of the rules that they think are errors in wording or spelling. Racers who may be uncertain of the meaning of a rule are welcome to submit clarification requests to the Rules Committee at any time through the BMW CCA Club Racing Web site at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com/Racers/Racer_RuleClarification.aspx.

BMW CCA Club Racing thanks all the racers who submitted rule change requests or comments. The rules are better because of your contributions.

We wish all members of the BMW CCA Club Racing community good, safe, and fun racing in the 2010 season and beyond.

BMW CCA Rules Committee


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BMW CCA Selects Gary Davis as the New Club Racing Chairman  -  published: Dec 14, 2009

The BMW Car Club of America, Inc. (BMW CCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary L. Davis as Chairman of BMW CCA Club Racing. Gary’s term will be effective January 1, 2010, when he takes over from Interim Chairman Scott Blazey.
 
Gary has been a member of BMW CCA since 1985, and is the currently elected North Central Region Racers Advisory Committee representative.
 
Like many, Gary started his high-speed driving addiction in high-performance driving schools. Starting in 1989, Gary participated in 12 driving schools in his first year.  In 1992 he connected with TC Kline and Ray Korman and became the owner/driver of a two-car team in the IMSA Firehawk series.  His first co-driver was Andy Pilgrim.  (It was after a DNF for mechanical reasons in a 24-hour race co-driving with Gary that Andy started his world record run of 116 consecutive races without a DNF!)  In 1992, in a race at Sebring, Gary raced the first E36 to race in the United States.  He raced in the IMSA Firehawk series from 1992 to 1997.  From 1994 to 2003 he also raced in SCCA Pro Racing.  In 2004, after tiring of buying fenders and other body parts in bulk quantities, he moved to BMW CCA Club Racing where he continues to race.
 
Gary is an Emergency Medicine physician and is Medical Director of the largest independent clinic in the Detroit, Michigan area.

For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Rules Committee Releases Proposed 2010 Rules for Racer Comments  -  published: Nov 17, 2009

The Proposed 2010 BMW CCA Club Racing Rules are on the Club Web site, available to racers to read and comment upon. 

"The Rules Committee has been working steadily to consider all the submitted rule change requests," said Interim Chairman Scott Blazey. "We have also proposed a few procedural changes resulting from some things that happened during the 2009 season. In addition to racer change requests, we continue to examine the rules to see where we can make them more clear and less susceptible to differing interpretations." 

Racers are invited to submit comments on any of the changes that are highlighted in yellow in the Proposed 2010 Rules. In addition, racers may also comment on those rule change requests that were submitted but not approved by the Rules Committee for incorporation into the 2010 Rules.  All of the rule change requests are summarized in a separate document also available on the Web site.

Comments should be sent to the Rules Committee at the following address: rules2010@bmwccaclubracing.com. 

The 2010 Rules will not be final until the Rules Committee considers all the comments. It is still possible that some of the proposed changes will be withdrawn, and the Committee may still accept some of the change requests that they initially declined. It all depends on the comments from the racers and how persuasive they are.

Racers will have 10 days to submit comments on the proposed changes and the changes that were not approved. This means that all comments must be received by November 28, 2009. Comments must be submitted by e-mail to the Rules Committee e-mail address. Comments must include the racer's name and should reference the Rule Book section and paragraph of the proposed change, or the specific rule change not approved from the Summary of Rule Change requests document. 

Racers are advised that Internet forums and e-mail lists are not official BMW CCA channels of communications, and that comments made on such forums and lists will not be considered by the Rules Committee. 

The Rules Committee has four members. These are Scott Blazey, Interim Chairman; Dean Croucher, National Competition Steward; Bruce Smith, National Technical Steward; and Mike Akard, Racers Advisory Committee Representative. For this rules cycle, the Committee changed its internal procedures somewhat. The Club Racing Chairman presides over the Committee meetings and in the past has voted on rule changes. This year, Interim Chairman Blazey ran the meetings, but announced up front that he would not be voting on any rule changes unless there was an otherwise unbreakable tie due to an abstention, conflict of interest, or other situation preventing one of the other three members from voting. This procedural change has also been proposed for the 2010 rules.

Blazey summed up the release by saying, "We look forward to your input. There's no doubt that dozens or even hundreds of racers examining the changes can identify issues the Committee may not have considered. This is my first trip through the rules change process, so I'm very interested to hear what the racers have to say, and I know the other Committee members do, too. So please, send us your comments."


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Proposed 2010 Rules Almost Ready for Racer Comments  -  published: Nov 07, 2009

The proposed 2010 Rules have been drafted. The Rules Committee will meet by conference call within the next few days to review the changes, then the proposed 2010 Rule Book will be posted on the Club Racing Web site. Racers will be given a period of time to comment to the Rules Committee on the proposed changes. The Committee will take all comments into consideration before issuing the final 2010 Rules. 

In years past, racers were only shown and allowed to comment on those rule change requests that were provisionally approved for the next year. This year, racers will be able to to see a summary of all the rule changes requested, along with the Committee's rationale for accepting or declining them. Racers will able to comment not only on those rule change requests adopted in the proposed 2010 rules, but also those change requests that were provisionally declined. Nothing will be finalized until the racers are heard on all the change requests.

Normally, the Rules Committee has 45 days to draft the proposed rules. This year, because of turnover in Club Racing management, the Rules Committee got a very late start, with the revision process really beginning only with the appointment of the new Interim Chairman 30 days ago. By shaving a week or more off the normal drafting period and by abbreviating the comment period, the Rules Committee intends to get the final 2010 Rules published as soon as possible.

Racers will be notified on the Web Site and by e-mail when the draft 2010 Rules are posted on the Web site for comment. 
 

For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Message from the Interim Chairman  -  published: Oct 13, 2009

I am honored to have been asked by the National Board to help with BMW CCA Club Racing until they conclude their search for the next Chairperson. I am pleased to be able to contribute to this program, for if it weren't for Club Racing and all the volunteers on the CR staff and in the chapters who make this program happen, I never would have realized my long-time goal of driving my own race car. (My new goal is to drive it faster and better, but we'll have to wait and see how that one works out.) 

I'd like to thank National Competition Steward Dean Croucher for his work as Acting Chairman these past months in addition to his Comp Steward role, and look forward to working with him to move the program forward. Likewise, I thank Scott Hughes for agreeing to manage sponsorship in the interim. 

As were most of us, I was saddened earlier this summer to learn of Mike Mills' departure from the Chairman's spot. He did a great job, and I know I'm not alone in hoping that in the future, Mike can again play a big role in the program.

For the Club Racing staff, late summer and early fall is a very busy time of the season. This year was no different, but with the turnover in management, and some staff members having to do double duty in addition to their day jobs and other activities, we have fallen behind. The 2010 rules should have been published by now, but they haven't been. My first priority is to work through the rules process as quickly and correctly as possible so that our racers can finalize their plans for the 2010 season. I don't anticipate any significant direction changes for the program, but there have been some intriguing car classification issues raised that we will address.

The Rules Committee met yesterday (Monday) and went through most of the rule change requests. However, some of the more involved proposals still need to be addressed, which we will do in the next few days. We hope to have a draft of the 2010 rules very soon for racers to review and comment on. By necessity, the comment period will be abbreviated, but we will consider all input before issuing the final 2010 rules. In addition to asking for racers' comments on those changes provisionally approved by the Rules Committee, we also will seek comments on those changes the Committee has provisionally declined. Nothing will be finalized until we've heard from you.

I'm sorry for the delay so far, but we will do our best to get the 2010 rules done, and we appreciate your patience. 

The nomination period for the Racers Advisory Committee for certain regions is upon us. The official call for nominations for racers to run for the North Atlantic, North Central, Pacific, and Canadian regions went out today, with nominations due back to the BMW CCA National Office by October 26.

Finally, a word about our sponsors. I want to thank our sponsors for helping to make it possible to do what we love—race BMWs. Thanks to our title sponsor, The Tire Rack, and to BimmerWorld, Evosport, HMS Motorsport, UUC Motorwerks, VAC Motorsports, and Grassroots Motorsports magazine. Buy their stuff!

We have a lot to do in the very near future. Updating points and getting started on the 2010 schedule, to name a couple. So we'll be busy, but we'll try to keep you informed on what's going on.

I hope to see many of you at Mid-Ohio in a few days.

Good luck, good racing, and remember, it's supposed to be fun!

Scott Blazey 
Interim Chairman, BMW CCA Club Racing

For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Scott Blazey steps in as CR Interim Chair!  -  published: Oct 07, 2009

Scott Blazey has agreed to accept the position of Interim Chairman of BMW CCA Club Racing. Scott, working with Dean Croucher, CR National Competition Steward, will assume responsibility for CR administrative and general management requirements; Dean will be responsible for race related activities. The division of efforts will allow Scott, Dean and the rest of the CR staff to finish the 2009 program and move forward with the 2010 CR program. Details will be provided shortly.

 

Scott, in addition to being a BMW CCA Club racer, is returning to the Club Racing Staff – in late 1997 Scott was named the first BMW CCA Club Racing Financial Manager. Subsequent to his Club Racing staff position, Scott served on the BMW CCA National Board of Directors, most recently as the immediate past President. Scott’s strong management and leadership skills will serve BMW CCA Club Racing well.



For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


A tribute to Stan Parker, CR Steward  -  published: Oct 02, 2009

Stan Parker, longtime member of the Genesee Valley Chapter and a Club Racing Steward, passed away earlier this year.  We honored his memory at the recent Club Race at Watkins Glen, with a parade lap displaying the Black Flag.


Stan and I were partners, friends, and ultimately family for almost 30 years.  The last great love of his life was Club Racing and all of you who he was proud to know and 'steward'.
Goodbye Stan....   Godspeed.
Patty

 
 
 
 


BMW CCA looking for a new Club Racing Manager  -  published: Sep 02, 2009

Recently, the Board reluctantly accepted the resignation of Mike Mills as Club Racing Chairman.  During Mike’s term Club Racing has thrived even during tough economic times. On behalf of the membership the Board thanks Mike for his stewardship of Club Racing and contributions to a very important BMW CCA program.

 

The Board is now seeking a leader and manager with an understanding of, and a passion for, BMW CCA Club Racing and its unique mission as a program within BMW CCA to provide a safe, fair, and fun venue for BMW CCA members to race their cars. This is a BMW CCA National Service Officer position, which is voluntary in nature and reports to the BMW CCA Board of Directors.

 

The candidate must understand the functions of a membership organization. Duties include strategic planning, program development and implementation, membership growth and development, marketing and sponsorship, staff development and supervision, venue and race opportunity development, budget development and fiscal management. This is primarily a management position. The operational elements of these areas may be handled by individuals in related staff positions.

 

We seek an energetic individual with demonstrated implementation, interpersonal, and communications skills to continue to grow BMW CCA Club Racing in partnership with our chapters, racers, sponsors, the Club Racing staff, the BMW CCA National Board, and other stakeholders.

 

Management level experience in a business or not-for-profit organization is highly desirable. This individual should have the appropriate skills and presence to work in an effective and collaborative manner. The position requires excellent skills in oral and written communications, advocacy, staff management, conflict resolution, and public relations. Experience as a race car driver or race sanctioning body official can be valuable, as can prior experience dealing with motorsports organizations, sanctioning bodies, and potential sponsors.

 

This job involves a significant amount of volunteer time, a lot of work, and the potential for controversy. However, for the individual who is able to take control, build an effective team, maintain high standards of professionalism, and work well with all of the various stakeholders, it can be tremendously rewarding.

 

If you would like to be considered for the position, please submit in writing your name, an explanation of what you can bring to the position, and if available, a resume, to the BMW CCA National Office no later than Friday, September 18, 2009.

 

It is possible that there exists a qualified individual who may consider the position but is not aware that a search is underway or that there is a deadline. If you know of such an individual that you can recommend, please contact the National Office as soon as possible.

 

National Office telephone: (864) 250-0022, fax: (864) 250-0038; or e- mail: Frank_Patek@bmwcca.org.


 

For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


O'fest 2009 Club Race and Race School  -  published: Apr 15, 2009

Group, I want to introduce myself to you all, and also give you some advance information on the 2009 Oktoberfest club races.

My name is Chuck Taylor (charles.taylor@terrigoren.com), from the Peachtree Chapter.  For the past four years, I served as the Chair of our Driving Events Committee.  For 2009, I've handed that job over to Mr. Kelly Childress, and I have assumed the responsibility of running our chapter's Club Racing activities, taking over from longtime CR Chair Steve Maguire.

Kelly and I, along with our co-Chief Instructors Tom Melton and Eric Nissen, and a cast of excellent volunteers, are taking the lead in putting on the Road Atlanta track events for Ofest.  All four of us are current club racers, in BMW CCA and/or NASA, and we're very excited about the upcoming 5-day blast at Road Atlanta.  We think this is one of the finest, and most challenging, tracks in the US, and we want you all to come out and experience this world-class track for yourself!

I imagine most of you already know the dates, but we have the track from Wednesday to Sunday (Sep 30 thru Oct 4), with DE activities going on all 5 days, CR School on Wednesday and Thursday, and the Club Racers taking to the track Friday through Sunday.

As an added incentive, the Petit Le Mans race weekend is immediately before Ofest, so come early for the Petit, and stay for the full Ofest experience.

We are still getting details worked out, and will be posting them to the BMW CCA Club Racing website soon, but for those of you who participated in the fantastic 2008 Ofest, the basic approach will be very similar.

We will be issuing the same "challenge" that Vince Leo and gang did last year, regarding racer participation.  We fully expect to have two race groups, and if enough of you sign up and commit, we can do just that.  The Road Atlanta track, at 12 turns and 2.54 miles, will allow for about 64 cars per race group, so look for a scheme where we will set registration up with a target # of cars and a deadline date.  I believe we should be able to get 100+ cars this year.  If enough of you sign up and pay, we can keep two race groups.  If not, well then we turn one race group back to the DE group, and we don't want to do that, now do we?

Again, similar to last year, the event registration will be a 2-part process, starting with the usual club racing site registration, followed by online payment through http://www.motorsportreg.com/ to secure your participation.

So, start making plans to join in for the 40th Ofest Club Races, and watch the Event Schedule for further details.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


BMW CCA Spec E36 Tires for 2009 Named  -  published: Dec 11, 2008

Greenville, SC (December 11, 2008) -- BMW CCA Club Racing announced today that for the 2009 season the BFGoodrich g-Force R1 (245/40/17) is the designated dry weather tire for the Spec E36 Class Series.  The Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD07 (235/40/17) continues as the designated wet weather tire for the class.

The BFGoodrich g-Force R1 is a tire that has demonstrated excellent price/performance returns in terms of both longevity and traction for many racers in the BMW CCA Club Racing program in 2008.  The Tire Rack, BMW CCA Club Racing’s title sponsor, will ensure that adequate supplies of the tires are available for the Spec E36 class series.

The SPEC E36 class is intended for the racer who desires an “even playing field” with a tightly-controlled level of preparation and performance.  The Spec E36 class specifies a set of E36 chassis, 6-cylinder race cars which are prepared to a uniform level.  The modifications required or allowed are intended to produce a fun, fast race car that feels like a race car, yet remains relatively inexpensive to prepare and maintain.  There are required or mandatory suspension and tire components available from designated vendors.

About BMW CCA Club Racing

Founded in 1995, BMW CCA Club Racing offers all BMW CCA licensed club racers a competitive driving experience conducted in a fun, safe, and friendly environment for all types of factory authorized or constructed BMWs.  For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com

About BMW CCA

The BMW Car Club of America has over 76,000 members and 65 chapters within the United States.  BMW CCA's mission is to enhance the BMW experience for its members by providing services, support, information, and activities that promote camaraderie and encourage social awareness and responsibility.  The BMW CCA National Office may be reached at (864) 250-0022.




BMW CCA Club Racing Expands Classes  -  published: Dec 11, 2008

Greenville, SC (December 11, 2008) -- BMW CCA Club Racing is delighted to announce that beginning in 2009 it will accept BMW race cars prepared to other sanctioning bodies’ class rules.  These cars will run within their foreign classes at BMW CCA Club Racing-sanctioned events.

BMW CCA Club Racing has a well-defined set of rules with five preparation levels and classes that were designed to be inclusive, providing a place for members to race their cars.  Currently there are some provisions for BMWs that may not meet the specific preparation requirements to participate within the existing class structure.  The change maintains the BMW CCA Club Racing classes while welcoming BMW’s prepared to other road racing classes as well.

The non-BMW CCA Club Racing classes will be integrated into the program following the BMW CCA Club Racing rules with one exception; they will not be eligible for National Championship points.  However, they will participate for Regional Championships in their respective classes; this is, of course, independent of the sanctioning body for whose class the car is prepared.

While BMW CCA Club Racings preparation levels and classes have a place for all race prepared BMWs, this change recognizes several factors:  1) The BMW CCA Club Racing program is limited.  With only 40 events per year there may not be enough activity in the area near the members to warrant their preparing a car to the BMW CCA Club Racing rules and another sanctioning body may provide more events locally.  With this change they can participate in both their local series and the BMW CCA Club Racing series equally.  2) When prepared to other sanctioning bodies rules the drivers may be disadvantaged when classed with cars fully prepared to the BMW CCA Club Racing rules. With this change drivers can participate in two series with the same preparation rules.  3) The potential for larger fields at any given event provides excitement for the participants and incentive for the promoters.

About BMW CCA Club Racing

Founded in 1995, BMW CCA Club Racing offers all BMW CCA licensed club racers a competitive driving experience conducted in a fun, safe, and friendly environment for all types of factory authorized or constructed BMWs.  For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com

About BMW CCA

The BMW Car Club of America has over 76,000 members and 65 chapters within the United States.  BMW CCA's mission is to enhance the BMW experience for its members by providing services, support, information, and activities that promote camaraderie and encourage social awareness and responsibility.  The BMW CCA National Office may be reached at (864) 250-0022.



2009 Rules Posted  -  published: Sep 09, 2008
After reviewing racer input to the proposed 2009 Rules revisions have been made and the 'final' 2009 Rules are now available at www.BMWCCAClubRacing.com, General Information, For the Racer.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Proposed 2009 Rules Available for Comment   -  published: Aug 16, 2008
The rule change process continues to move forward for the 2009 update. Racers input were accepted from 1 June until 1 July. The rules committee has spent many hours as have the Racers Advisor Committee carefully considering the 50 unique change requests submitted by 61 separate individuals. 

The changes submitted ranged from simple enhancements to wording to new classification proposals. While all were considered, not all were recommended for adoption by the RAC or the rules committee.

The proposed 2009 rules are now available for comment until 1 September.  The items highlighted in gray are clarifications that have been issued while those in yellow are new.(http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com/Information/ForTheRacer.aspx).
 
The rules have been reformatted.  The reformatting changes have not been annotated lest the entire document be shown as changed.

 

Your comments should be directed to the Forums contained on the BMW CCA Club Racing web site. These official forums of Club Racing will be monitored by the Racers Advisory Committee who are your communication channel to and from the Rules Committee.



For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


2009 Rules Change Period Open  -  published: May 30, 2008
The racer suggestion period of the rules change process for the 2009 rules is now open and will remain open until July 1. If you have a rules change proposal, email it to:

rule_changes2009@bmwccaclubracing.com

Please include your name and license number in the text (sometimes it's hard to tell who you are from the email), and include any and all  supporting information the Rules Committee should know.  This period is for comments from licensed BMW CCA Club Racers. 

For more information about the rules change process and calendar, check out pages 60-61 of the current rulebook (v13.3.2) 


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


2008 Sponsor Decals  -  published: Jan 11, 2008
The sponsorship program generates 80% of the revenue needed to operate the program. Sponsorships are at different levels and each level has its benefits.

 
Title Sponsor – Windshield banner
Premier Sponsors – limited to 5 (50sqin decal each)
Associate Sponsors – limited to 10 sponsors (no decal)
Number Board Sponsor – 1 sponsor
Official Supplier – 1 sponsor per category  (no decal)
Race School Title Sponsor – 1 sponsor (25 sq in decal)

A maximum of nine mandatory decals are possible:

Title Sponsor – windshield banner
5 Premier Sponsors – 2 x 50 sq in
Number board – x 2
BMW CCA Club Racing –x 2
Race School Title sponsor – 2 x 25 sq in
 
Exception is the SpecE36 Class which adds:
Class sponsor – 4 15” decals
Suspension – 2 12” decals

The specific requirements are detailed at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com/Information/DecalRequirements.aspx.

Cars currently emblazoned with sponsor decals larger than 50 sq in should not remove them immediately. The sponsors will be providing new decals shortly and the old ones should be used until the new ones become available. The larger decals are acceptable and encouraged; you are not required to change to the new decals.



For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Technical Rules Compliance  -  published: Dec 31, 2007

 

BMW CCA Club Racing has a set of rules under which we operate. By participating in Club Racing, we agree to abide by these rules. While it may seem like a lofty ideal, Club Racing has always maintained that we must trust each other to follow the rules as published. There are no prizes and no trophies; at the end of the day – what we take away is the knowledge that we performed to the best of our abilities in a fair and honorable manner.
 
It is a reality that Club Racing does not have the technical staff that professional series, or very large programs such as SCCA, have to monitor for rules compliance. Club Racing believes that every racer in the program is of the highest integrity and that no one is blatantly ignoring or bending the preparation rules. However, it is recognized that the rules may not be absolutely clear. For this reason a process exists to obtain guidance.

 

The Rules Clarification Process is in place for racers to ask questions before embarking on a path that may not be crystal clear. This process also provides for the rules to be updated with these clarifications so that others will benefit from these efforts. The rules are declarative – they state what can be done. However, the catch-all rule is the statement "if it does not say you can, you cannot."

 

There may be many items that should be in the "you can" list that are not, simply due to omission, but that does not mean that the rules allow them to be done until an official clarification has been issued. Our rules do not define every term used in them. This is unfortunate as we all tend to interpret words and phrases differently and usually with a slant towards whatever position we favor - we are human. There are certainly cars in the program that are not 100% compliant. This is not because the driver is a cheat, far from it, but because BMW CCA Club Racing is made up of volunteers who are trying their best to define and comply with the rules as they go. Club Racing does not have a paid staff of motorsports professionals who have the time and experience to create a set of rules that are clear and unambiguous. We do not have a staff to enforce the rules though compliance inspections at each event (this, in fact, may not be what we want – at the end of the day, this is supposed to be fun for all of us). For that reason, we have a Rules Change Process to include or exclude allowed modifications and ensure that everyone is working from the same baseline. This is how racers guide the Rules Committee on what should be allowed at each preparation level. 

 

However, rules are rules. They are not "guidelines." This means that, to keep within the spirit of Club Racing, racers must adhere to the rules as written, weaknesses and all. Going outside the rules violates both the letter and the intent of the program. The Rules Change Process it the correct method to adjust the rules over time.   One of the factors applied by the Rules Committee when reviewing Rule Change requests is what the financial effect will be upon racer community. While some items are very desirable to one group, they may place others at a disadvantage because they simply cannot afford to implement the item on their car. To maintain as level a playing field as is practical in racing, to keep from violating the spirit of what makes BMW CCA Club Racing such a welcoming venue for motorsports enthusiasts, we must abide by both the letter and the spirit of the rules.

 

Originally published via email, chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com



2008 Credentials  -  published: Dec 30, 2007

Beginning in 2008, BMW CCA Club Racing credentials will take on an entirely new look and feel.

Throughout 2008 our new credentials will be rolled out as new licenses and renewals are issued. The credentials will be hard plastic cards (credit card size) with a slot and a vinyl clip. The card will be printed with the BMW CCA logo, the BMW CCA Club Racing logo, your photo, pertinent information such as license level, name and expiration date on a distinctive background. 

Examples:
                                    
We hope you enjoy the professional new look that the hard cards bring to BMW CCA Club Racing.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


2008 Sponsor Program  -  published: Dec 30, 2007

The Title, Premier and Associate sponsors of Club Racing provide us with the means to administer the program. When the sponsorship program was conceived, it was also realized that a balance was needed such that while Club Racing obtained the funding necessary, the racers also needed a tangible benefit for these sponsorships.   The result is that every Club Racing sponsorship provides something for the racers directly; these are the contingency prizes awarded at every race weekend.

Club Racing also recognized that it must balance its claim for advertising space on cars in the program with that required by the owners/drivers for their personal sponsors. 

Club Racing also determined that only a limited number of sponsorships were required to meet operational funding requirements.

The sponsorship program is limited to title sponsors (Series and Race School) and five premier sponsors with decal requirements for all participants. Additionally, class specific sponsors may have decal requirements specific to that class. Of course Club Racing also requires its logo decal and the number board decal. The number board decals’ continued use was reaffirmed by a majority vote at the 2007 strategic planning meeting; it was considered to create a polished/professional image that benefited the program.

One problem with the sponsor decals has been that when the sponsor program was created the maximum size of the decals was established arbitrarily and the allowed size was never revisited. Premier sponsors were allowed decals up to 84 square inches. Beginning in 2008 the sponsors have agreed to a maximum of 50 square inches for each decal. This still provides them with the exposure they need while leaving real estate for personal sponsors. There will be a short transition period through March 2008 on the number of decals and sizes and should be in place in April 2008.

Beginning in 2008 series title and premier sponsors will be entitled to send an email, once per quarter to the racers and to direct mail once per year. To maintain drivers privacy, emails will be sent be Club Racing and mailing labels will be provided to the sponsors.

For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


2008 Event Operational Communications  -  published: Dec 30, 2007

Beginning in 2008, the Stewards may communicate directly to drivers and crews with broadcasts intended to inform or advise of items of concern throughout the event.

BMW CCA Club Racing officials will broadcast announcements on FRS channel 7, sub channel 1 when feasible. Use of this facility should be confirmed at or prior to the drivers meeting at each event with the stewards. The addition of this communication mechanism is optional; it does not replace any existing methodology. It is intended to improve safety and operations.

These announcements can range from a general announcement of an unplanned drivers meeting to an advisory of a full course yellow or red flag condition on the track. 

The primary use of the broadcasts will be during on track sessions. Drivers can monitor for these transmissions using a FRS radio, having their existing radios scan the FRS channel, or having crew monitor and advise.

This is not for two way conversations; it is an official’s broadcast facility


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Race School Required for 2008 Rookie Licensing  -  published: Dec 30, 2007

Over the last several years it has become clear that while our original concept of bringing drivers into the program after developing skills though the BMW CCA Drivers School program was correct, technology and an experienced group of racers have eclipsed that original requirement. 

When the BMW CCA Club Racing program began in 1995 most of the entries were 2002s; as the years have gone by, the technology has improved dramatically but we have not changed our requirements to keep up with this rapid increase in performance, both potential and exhibited. 

Our experienced drivers have created race cars that attain performance levels that exceed what one experiences in a driving school. The speed differentials in our races combined with the skills needed for off-line racing subject a new driver to an overload of input. The BMW CCA Driving School program is excellent, but it is not a racing program and as such does not fully prepare graduates for the rigors of competitive wheel-to-wheel racing.  

To improve the experience and better prepare drivers for entry into BMW CCA Club Racing, we will require that new drivers successfully complete a Club Racing School or approved equivalent prior to initial licensing beginning in 2008. Safety is our primary focus and we believe that this is a necessary step in promoting this focus for both new and existing drivers.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


2008 Live Timing  -  published: Dec 30, 2007

BMW CCA Club Racing will be distributing T&S output from our AMB timing and scoring system via 900MHz radio signal at many events beginning in 2008.

To receive and display T&S data, you will need a computer, the RMonitor program and either one of two models of modem, serial interface (X09-019
PKI-RA) or USB interface (X09-019-PKC-UA). [Note- These are 900Mhz units preconfigured with an internal data transfer rate of 19200 bps. The serial unit requires an external power source (9v battery or wall plug).]

The Digi/MaxStream modem may be ordered from Digi/MaxStream directly at
866-765-9885. The price is $250.00 - $265.00 depending upon model (subject to change). If you are also a National Auto Sport Association (NASA) member, mention your NASA membership and you will receive a discount price of $190 plus shipping.

You can order on line if not a NASA member:
 
XStream-PKG 900 MHz, 19200 baud, industrial, RS-232
 
XStream-PKG 900 MHz, 19200 baud, commercial, USB
Product #:
X09-019PKC-UA


RMonitor Download and Configuration

The RMonitor program will allow you to view real-time data from our timing and scoring computer.

You can download RMonitor here

After downloading, unzipping and installing RMonitor you will need to configure it.  You will need to install the USB drivers from the CD that comes with the modem if you purchase that model.

Select RMonitor from Start/Programs
Select Settings
Select Communications
Select RS232 radio button
Select communications port  (Must be between 1 and 4)
Select Baud rate 19200 (Remember to set your computers communication port baud rate to 19200 also)
Select OK

Begin monitoring by selecting File and New Result window to configure the display that you wish to monitor. Using the Follow function (under Settings) you can select specific cars to highlight during the event. Fonts and font sizes may be changed by selecting Layout. Display columns may be rearranged by selecting the column title and dragging it to the new location you desire. You can save your unique viewing configuration for repeated use. There are many features of this program some experimentation will familiarize you with it. Note that an Acrobat viewer is required to use the help function.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracin


2008 Licensing and Physical Requirements  -  published: Dec 30, 2007

Several changes have been made for 2008 in the licensing area. These changes are primarily intended to ensure that racers entering or already part of, the program have the skills, knowledge and physical condition necessary to minimize the risk, as much as possible, to themselves and to others.

New licenses.

Drivers lacking previous competitive experience must be able to document 10 days of accepted track experience in the last two years, up from the previous 8 day requirement. These individuals must also successfully complete a Club Racing school or an accepted equivalent prior to licensing.

Renewals.

Renewing licensees must have completed two races within the last year. These may be with other sanctioning bodies. Instruction at driving schools no longer satisfies this requirement.

Reinstatements.

Expired BMW CCA Club Racing licenses may be reinstated up to three months after expiration providing all other requirements have been met. Thereafter, the applicant shall follow the same process as all others who apply for a license with a current or expired license with prior competitive experience.

Physicals.

A new form for physicals is available. There is a new requirement for a physical every three years for individuals between the ages of 40 and 49. The language in the last section of the form has been changed to allow the signing physician to make a recommendation about the suitability of the applicant without exposing themselves to liability.



For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact
chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


National Technical Steward Announcement  -  published: Dec 07, 2007

After two years of service to the club as the BMW CCA Club Racing National Technical Steward Jack Money is stepping down to devote more time to his business and family. We thank Jack for his service and his commitment to provide advice and council to his successor.

The National Board has approved the nomination of Bruce Smith as the BMW CCA Club Racing National Technical Steward. Bruce has served as a Technical Steward in the North Atlantic Region for the last several years, is actively involved in the White Mountain Chapter and is on the board of the BMW CCA Foundation. Bruce will assume his new duties effective December 10, 2007.

Concurrently, Marty Howes will assume a new role, Associate National Technical Steward. In this role he will work closely with Bruce in developing, implementing and enhancing our Tech Stewards program. Marty has been a Technical Steward in the South Atlantic Region for the last several years, officiating at many events across the country.

Please join me in thanking Jack for his service and in welcoming and thanking both Bruce and Marty for stepping into these very demanding roles.

Mike Mills
Chairman, BMW CCA Club Racing

For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


BMW CCA Club Racing Store Now Open  -  published: Dec 07, 2007

Announcing the BMW CCA Club Racing store, just in time for the holidays! 

The store features two floors, the merchandise store with items such as cups, mugs, mouse pads, coasters, wall clock and license plate frames. And featuring a 2008 Club Racing Calendar with 13 photos from events around the country taken in 2007!

The apparel store on the second floor offers selected apparel all with the Club Racing logo embroidered. You can chose from apparel by Outer Banks, OOBE, Cross Creek, Arnold Palmer and others. You have a choice of the CR logo in full color or a half tone off from the color of the item you select for a subtle and distinctive effect.

Visit the store today and order in time for holiday deliver. Select “Merchandise” from the menu at www.BMWCCAClubRacing.com.

Happy Holidays!



For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Rule Clarification 07-0076 Published  -  published: Dec 06, 2007
Rule clarification 07-0076 has been published today.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


BimmerWorld Sponsors BMW CCA Club Racing Schools  -  published: Dec 05, 2007
Dublin, VA (Dec 5. 2007) – BMW CCA Club Racing is proud to announce that BimmerWorld, the renowned supplier of BMW street and racing performance parts, has become the title sponsor of the BMW CCA Club Racing School program.

"Everyone in the professional motorsports community knows BimmerWorld," said BMW CCA Club Racing Chairman Mike Mills. "What they may not know is how supportive BimmerWorld has been of BMW CCA Club Racing over the years. BimmerWorld's title sponsorship of the Club Racing School program is indicative of their commitment to BMW CCA Club Racing and its wide community of racers both today and in the future."

The nine planned BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Racing Schools in 2008 will be held at various racing facilities around the United States, supported by both BMW CCA Club Racing and local sponsoring BMW CCA chapters.

"We have been involved with BMW CCA Club Racing for a long time," said BimmerWorld founder James Clay. "But we felt that it was time to make our relationship more formal. Helping experienced drivers become racers benefits the entire racing community and we are proud to step up to support the Club Racing School program."

BimmerWorld race team drivers James Clay and Seth Thomas will be involved with Club Racing Schools as their busy schedules permit. Please check www.bmwccaclubracing.com for a complete schedule of BMW CCA Club Racing Schools for 2008.

For more information about BimmerWorld, please visit:

http://www.bimmerworld.com

About BimmerWorld

BimmerWorld is a leading retailer of high performance street and racing BMW parts whose racing program continually drives development for the increasing line of BMW performance equipment. BimmerWorld customers expect the very best. Information on BimmerWorld’s Customer Car Services can be found at www.bimmerworld.com. More information about the Bimmerworld team, cars, and drivers can be found at www.bimmerworldracing.com.

Contact:

James Clay
BimmerWorld
james@bimmerworld.com
(540) 639-9648


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com

 



2008 Racers Advisory Committee Election Results  -  published: Nov 30, 2007

Mike Mills, BMW CCA Club Racing Chairman announced that the following individuals have been elected by the active members of BMW CCA Club Racing to the Racers Advisory Committee for the 2008-2009 term:

North Atlantic Region: 

Scott L. Smith
252 West 11th St. #3
New York, NY 10014
917-439-8286 cell
petromodel@hotmail.com

South Atlantic Region:
 
James Clay
4085 Pepperell Way
Dublin, VA 24084
540-639-9648 work
james@bimmerworld.com
 
North Central Region:          
 
Gary L. Davis
18159 Meridian Road
Grosse Isle, MI 48138
734-308-7299 work
734-692-1127 home
alpheusmd@hotmail.com
 
Pacific Region:                     
 
Jon Holder
Irvine, CA 92620
714-315-6595 cell
jon@h3dv.com
 
Canadian Representative:

Louis Payant
71 Varley Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K2K 1H1
Canada
613-592-6634 home
613-291-4421 cell
email@louispayant.com

These gentlemen will join Mike Akard, South Central to complete the 2008-2009 RAC



Rule Clarifications 07-0072 to 07-0075 Published  -  published: Nov 30, 2007
Rules clarifications 07-0072 through 07-0075 have been published.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Three New Clarifications Published  -  published: Nov 06, 2007
Rules clarifications 07-0069, 07-0070 and 07-0071 have been published.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Two New Rules Clarifications Published  -  published: Oct 25, 2007
Rules Clarifications 07-0067 and 07-0068 have been published.  They may be found under the General Information tab at the left and then the For The Racer tab.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Evosport Joins BMW CCA Club Racing As A Premier Sponsor  -  published: Oct 15, 2007

BMW CCA Club Racing is proud to announce that noted European automobile tuner evosport has joined the program as a Premier Sponsor.

"evosport is very well-known in the Club Racing community and has been a pillar of support for Club Racing in the Pacific Region," said BMW CCA Club Racing Chairman Mike Mills. "We are very excited that they are now taking their support nationwide. Their enthusiasm and expertise with BMWs, both on and off the race track, will be major assets to our program."

evosport, who currently serve many club racers via their shop in Southern California, are excited to expand the reach of their BMW performance tuning and racing operations.

"Many of evosport's California customers are active in the BMW CCA Club Racing program, as are the company's founders, "evosport's Brad Otoupalik said. "We think that Club Racing provides some of the finest marque-based racing in North America and we could not be more pleased to be providing our support on a national level."

About evosport

Founded in 1999 by Brad Otoupalik and Simon Atik, the evosport vision is to provide owners of high-line European automobiles a "one-stop shop" for all of their performance and visual enhancement needs. With a relentless passion, they have continued to increase the company's depth and breadth in pursuit of that vision. Today, evosport is a dynamic high-growth company and an industry leader in the delivery of premier aftermarket products and services for BMW, Mercedes and Ferrari automobiles.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com



What are your plans for O'Fest 2008  -  published: Oct 06, 2007

O'Fest 2007 just finished and the planning for O'Fest 2008 is well underway.  We would like to know what you might be planning for the 2008 O'Fest so we can be prepared.

Please take a survey (http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=ern0OmpKoenBmZGRxfHl_2fA_3d_3d) and let us know what you may be planning for next year.

Thanks!



For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Tire Rack Continues Its Support Of BMW CCA Club Racing By Widening Spec E36™ Tire Rebate  -  published: Sep 27, 2007

Greenville, SC (Sept. 27, 2007) – Coincident with the mid-year rules changes for the Tire Rack BMW CCA Club Racing Yokohama Spec E36™ Series, BMW CCA Club Racing is happy to announce that once again Tire Rack™ has stepped up to support BMW-based amateur racing. One new size of Yokohama racing tire and the newly-spec'd Yokohama rain tire have been added to the Tire Rack Spec E36 Rebate Program, allowing racers in this class to receive refunds of $25 per tire.

"The level of support the Tire Rack provides to BMW CCA Club Racing is nothing short of phenomenal," said BMW CCA Club Racing Chairman Mike Mills. "By expanding the tire selection for the Spec E36 Series, they help to ensure the long-term success of the program and for that we thank them."

Added to the rebate program are the 245/40R17 ADVAN A048 MH and the 235/40R17 ADVAN Neova AD-07, which join the existing 225/50R16 ADVAN A048 MH as approved tires for the series.

The Spec E36™ class is designed around a set of 1992-1998 6-cylinder BMW 3-series (non-M3) race cars which are prepared to a uniform level. The modifications required or allowed are intended to produce a fun, fast racing vehicle that feels like a true race car yet remains relatively inexpensive to prepare and maintain.

For more information and a copy of the latest 2007 BMW CCA Club Racing rules, please visit: http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com

About BMW CCA Club Racing
Founded in 1995, BMW CCA Club Racing offers all BMW CCA licensed club racers a competitive driving experience conducted in a fun, safe, and friendly environment for all types of factory authorized or constructed BMWs. For more information, please visit our web site at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com

About Tire Rack
Founded in 1979, the family-owned Tire Rack has become America's largest independent tire tester and consumer direct source for tires, wheels and performance accessories. A team of more than 80 test drivers test tires from every major tire manufacturer on a state-of- the-art, 10-acre test facility at the company's headquarters in South Bend, Indiana.



For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Revised Yokohama Spec E36™ Class Rules   -  published: Sep 14, 2007

Taking advantage of the mid-year rules change process, BMW CCA Club Racing today announced refinements to the rules for Yokohama Spec E36™, the club's popular new spec race class.  Designed to produce close racing in a fun environment, Spec E36 cars are relatively inexpensive to prepare and maintain. 

Chairman's duties. The BMW CCA Board of Directors, which appoints the program's volunteer chairperson, understands the magnitude of the time commitment required of the position and is grateful for David's contribution over the 2006 and 2007 racing seasons. The Board expressed its sincere appreciation and thanks for the excellent job David has done as Chairman, and is very pleased that David will be remaining with Club Racing as the Sponsorship Director.

The Board also announced the appointment of long-time Club Racing official Michael Mills to succeed Mr. McIntyre as Chairman of BMW CCA Club Racing. Mike is one of the most experienced competition stewards in the program. He has served before at the national level, most recently as National Competition Steward, in addition to an impressive stint as Acting Club Racing Chairman in 2005. In addition to his volunteer service in Club Racing Mike has also served with great success as President of the Club's Golden Gate Chapter, one of the largest chapters in the country. Outgoing Club Racing Chairman David Mcintyre expressed his support of the selection and said he was very pleased to be handing over the program's reins to someone of Mike's caliber. As Chairman of Club Racing, Mike brings a desire to maintain the program's high standards of safety, driver skill, equipment preservation, and especially the club spirit of camaraderie that has made the program one that is exciting in which to compete and satisfying for the racers, officials, organizers, and fans. the program's high standards of safety, driver skill, equipment preservation, and especially the club spirit of casor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Club Racer Survey Results  -  published: Aug 23, 2007

Thanks to everyone who took the time to complete our survey.  The survey had a 42% response rate (227 of 543)!
 
Not wanting to keep you in the dark, you can get a copy of the survey summary results here.  This is a PDF of the summary.  There are no conclusions just a consolidation of the input provided by you.  Over the next several weeks we will review the summary, potentially taking action but moreover gaining better insight into where we need to direct the program.
 
As we move forward I think it is safe to say that we continue to use the survey vehicle to get your input on various items.
 


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Supporting Chapters  -  published: Aug 20, 2007

There are four major components that are essential to Club Racing; in no particular order, they are: our national sponsors, the Club Racing staff, the racers and the promoters, our chapters. Without any one of these components the program could not function.

Our national sponsor program pays for the administrative costs of running the program, including the transportation costs for the stewards. Club Racing gets all of its funding from sponsors and your licensing fees.

The Club Racing staff provide for the administration and management of the program, from licensing to rules to event oversight. The staff currently numbers about 60 volunteers who spend their evenings and weekends making sure the program continues to function.

Of course the participants, you the racer, are a part of the equation. Your participation, recruiting and quest for improvement are key to our continued success.

The final element is our ‘promoters’, the chapters. BMW CCA Club Racing simply provides the infrastructure that supports the chapters, who are the entities that actually host the events. BMW CCA Club Racing provides the services of the consistent national rules and the stewards to oversee that the event operations are managed in concert with the rules. The local chapters are the 'promoters' of events - club races are chapter events with few exceptions. They take the financial risk and as with every chapter activity do so in the spirit of the club and trying to serve the interests of their members.

We have a chapter, the Northern Ohio Chapter, that is sponsoring a Club Race in just a couple of weeks. Their event is over the weekend of September 15-16, with a test day on Friday, September 14 and it takes place at Nelson Ledges. As of this writing there are a total of two (2) racers registered.

Without chapters hosting events we don’t have a program. Without our support of hosted events, chapters will not easily or readily consider taking the financial risks associated with these events. We need to support the chapters who are supporting us.

If you can possibly attend this event or any event listed in the calendar, please do. If the event/venue has drawbacks, let the organizer know, in advance, so they can plan appropriately and possibly avoid financial losses that can affect a chapter for months, if not years. BMW CCA Club Racing and the racer community need to work together to ensure the success of each event to ensure that there will be future events hosted by our member chapters.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com

 



Proposed 2008 Rules Available for Comment  -  published: Aug 15, 2007
The rule change process continues to move forward for the 2008 update. Racers input were accepted from 1 June until 1 July. The rules committee has spent many hours as have the Racers Advisor Committee carefully considering the 76 unique change requests submitted by 91 separate individuals. 

The changes submitted ranged from simple enhancements to wording to new classification proposals. While all were considered, not all were recommended for adoption by the RAC or the rules committee.

The proposed 2008 rules are now available for comment until 1 September.  The items highlighted in green are clarifications that have been issued while those in yellow are new.(http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com/Information/ForTheRacer.aspx)

There were some significant items associated with the SpecE36 class that were suggested. The rules committee has recommended some of the items and has formed a team to further examine changes to the specification. These changes may be introduced at a later date using the mid-year rules change process.

Your response to the racers survey has been outstanding with 212 responses as of this writing. The survey will remain open for another week when the summary results will be posted on the web site. The Racers Advisory Committee and the Rules Committee will then evaluate your input and determine if the points system should be changed for the 2008 season via the mid-year rules change process.

Your comments should be directed to the Forums contained on the BMW CCA Club Racing web site. These official forums of Club Racing will be monitored by the Racers Advisory Committee who are your communication channel to and from the Rules Committee.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com

 



New National Competition Steward Announced: Dean Croucher  -  published: Jul 02, 2007

Vince Leo, our National Competition Steward, has taken the decision to spend more time racing and less administering.  Vince stepped forward when help was needed, demonstrating the volunteerism that makes this club simply outstanding.  I hope you will join me in thanking Vince for his service.
 
As of today, July 2, 2007, Dean Croucher becomes our new National Competition Steward.
 
Dean has over 20 years of experience as a SCCA Steward and currently holds an SCCA Senior Chief Steward license.  Dean has been the Chief Steward in a professional racing series, the American Cities Racing League.  Dean has demonstrated operational and administrative experience including being a Steward of the Meet for the SCCA Runoffs and serving as the Northeast Division Executive Steward for SCCA.  Dean has been the Chief Steward for the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix since 1998.
 
I hope you will welcome Dean to our team. He will be leading our very strong team of dedicated Regional Comp Stewards; without their volunteer efforts we would have no events.




CR Chairman Announcement  -  published: Jun 11, 2007
Greenville, SC, June 11, 2007 - David McIntyre, Chairman of the BMW Car Club of America's Club Racing program since December, 2005, announced that he is stepping down from the program's top spot. He remained enthusiastic about the Chairman's position and the program but cited personal and professional demands on his time that precluded him from devoting the hours he would like to the Chairman's duties. The BMW CCA Board of Directors, which appoints the program's volunteer chairperson, understands the magnitude of the time commitment required of the position and is grateful for David's contribution over the 2006 and 2007 racing seasons. The Board expressed its sincere appreciation and thanks for the excellent job David has done as Chairman, and is very pleased that David will be remaining with Club Racing as the Sponsorship Director.

The Board also announced the appointment of long-time Club Racing official Michael Mills to succeed Mr. McIntyre as Chairman of BMW CCA Club Racing. Mike is one of the most experienced competition stewards in the program. He has served before at the national level, most recently as National Competition Steward, in addition to an impressive stint as Acting Club Racing Chairman in 2005. In addition to his volunteer service in Club Racing Mike has also served with great success as President of the Club's Golden Gate Chapter, one of the largest chapters in the country. Outgoing Club Racing Chairman David Mcintyre expressed his support of the selection and said he was very pleased to be handing over the program's reins to someone of Mike's caliber. As Chairman of Club Racing, Mike brings a desire to maintain the program's high standards of safety, driver skill, equipment preservation, and especially the club spirit of camaraderie that has made the program one that is exciting in which to compete and satisfying for the racers, officials, organizers, and fans.



Rules Change Period Open  -  published: Jun 07, 2007
This is just a reminder that the racer suggestion period of the rules change process opened on June 1 and will remain open until July 1. If you have a rules change proposal, email it to:

ruleschanges2008@bmwccaclubracing.com

Please include your name and license number in the text (sometimes it's hard to tell who you are from the email), and include any supporting information you feel the Rules Committee should know. This period is for comments from licensed BMW CCA Club Racers.

I've talked with all the members of the RC recently, and the general feeling is that the 2008 rules should not be very different from the 2007 rules, just incorporating any necessary clarifications, new models (where to put the new 335?), etc. If you have a major rules change proposal, you should include as much information as possible.

For more information about the rules change process and calendar, check out pages 57-59 of the current rulebook.

Thanks, Dave



Summit Mortgage to Sponsor BMW Club Racing  -  published: Apr 19, 2007
SUMMIT MORTGAGE TO SPONSOR BMW CLUB RACING

Summit Loan Officer Eric Heinrich Will be Behind the Wheel for the BMW CCA

BOSTON, April, 12, 2007 – Summit Mortgage, a premier, private Boston-based mortgage banking firm, is pleased to announce an exciting sponsorship agreement with the BMW Car Club of America's (CCA) club racing program. As a premier-level sponsor, Summit Mortgage will provide sponsorship support to BMW Club Racing, in addition to a generous contingency package to the roster of racers, which includes Summit Mortgage’s very own, Eric Heinrich.

"I am very happy to add Summit Mortgage to our growing list of sponsors,” noted David McIntyre, chairman of BMW CCA Club Racing. “Eric Heinrich is both a Summit Mortgage Loan Officer and a BMW Club Racer, so he is anxious to improve the visibility of himself and his company within the racer community as well as the BMW CCA itself."

Heinrich is one of hundreds of registered racers eager to compete in BMW Club Racing’s circuit of events, which consists of 34 races at different venues throughout 2007.

"Summit Mortgage is honored to become a 2007 BMW CCA Club Racing Associate Sponsor,” said Rick Fedele, CEO of Summit Mortgage. “We’re excited to watch Eric’s progress in his fifth year in the club racing circuit and look forward to a long-term relationship with the CCA as the only mortgage company on the sponsorship roster.”

Admission to attend most races is free and the public is encouraged to sign up to attend BMW’s driving school program. To find a race near you, please visit the club racing program chedule on bmwccaclubracing.com.

About Summit Mortgage:

Boston-based Summit Mortgage, founded in 1996, is one of the largest privately held mortgage banking firms in Massachusetts. It closed more than $1.2 billion in mortgage loans in 2006. Summit operates nine branches in the Boston area, including three in the city and one each in Lexington, Needham, Norwell, South Easton, Swampscott, and Wakefield, and three in Florida in Boca Raton, Naples, and Palm Beach Gardens. Summit and its affiliates are licensed throughout New England as well as AZ, CA, CO, DC, MD, NC, NV, OR, SC, VA and WA. The company recently placed 103rd on the 2006 Inc. 500 list of the country’s fastest-growing private companies with 877 percent growth from 2002 to 2005.



UUC Motorwerks and Forgeline Wheels Corner Workers Choice Award  -  published: Feb 22, 2007
UUC Motorwerks and Forgeline Wheels Corner Workers Choice Award

UUC Motorwerks and Forgeline Wheels are pleased to announce a new award for racers in the BMWCCA series. The primary goal is to give more to the racers, get the corner workers more involved and to promote safe and exciting racing.

The award will be a trophy and a certificate in the sum of one thousand dollars which can be applied towards a set of Forgeline Wheels. The corner workers and marshals of each event will choose the recipient based on the most consistent, safest and exciting driver to watch.

David McIntyre, BMWCCA Club Racing Chairman notes, "This new contingency prize provided by UUC Motorwerks and Forgeline Wheels is the largest prize we've ever had in The Tire Rack BMW Club Racing Series. Allowing the corner workers to decide each event's winner will excite the workers, and encourage racers to compete more safely. I believe UUC Motorwerks and Forgeline Wheels will add some real excitement to our 2007 series."

David Schardt, President of Forgeline Wheels and Pro-Driver notes, "Forgeline Motorsports has been looking for a way to be involved in BMW Club Racing and sponsoring the Corner Worker Award is the perfect way to start our relationship. Being a racer myself, I would be honored to be recognized by the corner workers during a race weekend. They actually see what is really going on out on track, and there is no better group that can decide the most talented driver than the corner worker. This gives the driver that has an exceptional weekend of driving, but doesn't happen to have the fastest car, a chance to get recognized. I am looking forward to our new relationship with BMW Club Racing and continuing our great relationship with UUC Motorwerks for 2007 season and beyond."

Arjun Soundararajan, Chief Business Officer UUC Motorwerks notes, "We are always looking to promote safe and exciting racing through our uncompromising line of UUC parts. We share that philosophy with Forgeline Wheels in that they are light but strong enough to withstand the rigors of racing. UUC Motorwerks is also proud to be running Forgeline wheels on our race cars."

Contacts:

Dave McIntyre
Chairman, The Tire Rack BMW CCA Club Racing Series
chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com
908-451-0650

Arjun Soundararajan
UUC Motorwerks
arjun@shortshifter.com
908-874-9092

David Schardt
Forgeline Motorsports
dschardt@wheel1.com
937-299-0298



2006 Tire Rack BMW CCA Club Racing Champions Announced  -  published: Jan 30, 2007
2006 Tire Rack BMW Club Racing Champions Announced!

The 2006 Regional and National Club Racing Champions have been announced, and can be seen on the CR website HERE.

Please join me in congratulating our 2006 Champs! We will be ordering their trophies in the next week.



VT Motorsport to Sponsor BMW Club Racing.  -  published: Jan 06, 2007
VT Motorsport to Sponsor BMW Club Racing!

San Luis Obispo, Ca, January, 6, 2007- VT Motorsport has entered into a sponsorship agreement with the BMW Car Club of America's club racing rogram. As an associate-level sponsor, VT Motorsport will provide sponsorship support to BMW Club Racing, in addition to a generous contingency package to racers.

David McIntyre, BMW CCA Club Racing Chairman, noted, "I am very happy to add VT Motorsport to our growing list of sponsors. Vahram, VT Motorsport's President, is a BMW Club Racer himself, and is anxious to improve the visibility of VT Motorsport within the racer community as well as CCA itself."

Vahram Havandjian, President of VT Motorsport, commented, "VT Motorsport is honored to become a 2007 BMW CCA Club Racing Associate Sponsor. VT Motorsport is a provider of specialty performance and safety products for BMW owners across the nation. VT Motorsport is proud to meet the performance and safety needs of the BMW club community with hard-to-match prices and prompt customer care. I am looking forward to a long-term relationship with the CCA and VT Motorsport sends its best wishes to everyone for the 2007 season."

"Upon proof of membership, VT Motorsport branded products will be available at a 20% discount to all BMW CCA Club Racers. Spec E36 racers will receive a 30% discount on our E36 Brake Ducting Kits. For the 2007 season we will be offering free ground shipping on ALL wheels for licenesed racers. All of the above discounts are available throughout 2007," Havandjian said.

"VT Motorsport will be releasing new performance and race-enspired products throughout the year, so please check our website periodically," Havandjian added.

VT Motorsport contacts:

Vahram Havandjian sales@vtmotorsport.com  805-275-1652 - Phone

VT Motorsport 11545 Los Osos Valley Road Suite B1 San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 Web: http://www.vtmotorsport.com/

For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact David McIntyre at chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com/ .



New National Competition Steward Announced: Vince Leo  -  published: Jan 04, 2007
 In November of this year, Mike Mills, our National Competition Steward, informed me that he intended to retire from his position at the end of the season. Mike is ready to move on to new challenges. He is currently a candidate for the Pacific Regional VP of the CCA, and will continue as the President of the Golden Gate Chapter of the CCA (the chapter of the CCA that sponsors a vast number of our events each year).

Mike has done a fantastic job as National Comp Steward. Without his help I would have faced a terrible burden; with his help our organization's transition has been much smoother. His willingness to step in as Interim Chairman during Club Racing's turmoil says much for his dedication to our program. Mike has also been a most valuable member of the Rules Committee; examining every issue with clarity and logic, and debating fairly and professionally when we disagreed. I hope you will join me in thanking Mike for his contributions.

As of today, January 4, 2007, Vince Leo of the Genessee Valley Chapter will become our new National Competition Steward.

Vince is a licensed racer with BMW Club Racing and currently competes in an E36 M3 LTW. Vince is married and has an 11 year old daughter and an nine year old son. His is a certified public accountant and is a partner in one of the largest accounting firms in Western and Upstate New York. He is also one of the newest columnists in the Roundel, penning his "Bimmer Lite" column which focuses on the Mini.

I hope you will welcome Vince to our team. He will be leading our very strong team of dedicated Regional Comp Stewards; without their volunteer efforts we would have no events.

-Dave McIntyre 


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Organizational Changes Announced  -  published: Dec 28, 2006
 I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about an organization change within the BMW CCA Club Racing organization.

After 11 years Fran Hughes has asked us to reduce her roll within Club Racing administration to allow more time for herself and family. Fran initially made this announcement at the start of the 2006 season at our staff meeting, but agreed to stay in her full role through this year to help me keep the organization moving through all our changes. It's now time to give Fran the time she asked for a year ago!

Fran will still handle the processing of new licenses, but effective immediately all license applications (new and renewal) will be sent to the National Office of the BMW CCA. Fran will serve in an advisory capacity, continuing to determine which license applications we should accept and which we shouldn't. Fran has been doing an excellent job of this for 11 years, and I am thankful that she will continue in this most important role.

The BMW CCA National Office will also handle decals, contingency awards and many other administrative functions. The full National Office staff will be helping us as needed, but staffer Tricia Williams will be our primary contact. If you would have called Fran about something, please call Tricia at the National Office. The number is 864 250-0022.

We will also be augmenting the licensing process on the BMW CCA Club Racing website to be even smoother and more automatic. Jim Dresser has been contracted to provide website programming and maintenance. Mike Gilbert will continue to be the content webmaster.

As you know, Fran has been an integral part of BMW Club Racing since she helped found the program with Scott. We have all been fortunate to have Fran help us, and I am personally grateful that she will continue to be the keystone of our licensing program. I am constantly amazed at all the tasks that Fran gets done; the list of her normal jobs takes more than three single-spaced pages to enumerate! It's wonderful that we can utilize the CCA's National Office staff (and Tricia, especially) to give Fran more free time. Scott will continue to organize our Club Racing Schools program (and serve as my most valuable advisor).

Please join me in thanking Fran for her many years of selfless service to BMW CCA Club Racing.

-Dave McIntyre Chairman, The Tire Rack BMW CCA Club Racing Series


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact David McIntyre at chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Yokohama ADVAN A048 named Spec E36 Tire & Yokohama becomes national CR sponsor  -  published: Dec 20, 2006
 The "Spec Tire" for the Spec E36 class will be the:

Yokohama ADVAN A048 Medium Hard compound in size 225/50/16.

Additionally, I am extremely happy to announce that Yokohama will become the national sponsor of the Spec E36 series, now to be known as the "Yokohama Spec E36 Series" within "The Tire Rack BMW CCA Club Racing Series."

Yokohama will be contributing in many ways to our program. They will be supply a set of 4 of the spec tires as a contingency prize at any event with 6 or more Spec E36 cars, and other contingency prizes to be awarded randomly at all events. They will also be setting up a rebate/discount program for the spec tires when purchased through The Tire Rack. More information on this as we work out the details.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact David McIntyre at chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Initial Spec E36 Components list published  -  published: Dec 08, 2006
 The Spec E36™ class is designed to specify a set of E36 chassis, 6-cylinder racecars which are prepared to a uniform level. The modifications required or allowed are intended to produce a fun, fast racecar that feels like a racecar, yet remains relatively inexpensive to prepare and maintain.

Click here to view the Spec E36 Components List (PDF)
Click here to view a picture of the Spec E36 Shock/Spring package (JPG)

The H&R Suspension has an E36 RSS Club Sport Coil Over which is the "E36 Nurburgring Kit" in europe. This is a non-adjustable damper suspension, matched to 630 lbs front springs, and 700 rear spring. Front shock/strut has adjustable height collars, lowest setting offers 1.25" drop, with 40mm of shock travel still available. The rear has adjustable rear spring perches. Lowest setting in the rear has 30mm of shock travel still available. The front struts use the OE strut bearings (except for the early 92 cars that had the older E30 style). Retail price is set at $1,521. Racer will receive a $500 rebate after passing thru their first tech inspection & race.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact David McIntyre at chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


Final 2007 Rules Published  -  published: Nov 15, 2006
 As required by our rules change calendar, the final version of the 2007 BMW CCA Club Racing rules have been posted to out website today, October 1st. Please click on the following link to access the rules document (in PDF form):

[link removed - updated Rules as of 10/29/2006 are located here

The most significant change for 2007 is the addition of the Spec E36 class, which we hope will attract many new racers to our program.

The Spec E36 class is designed to specify a set of E36 chassis, 6-cylinder racecars which are prepared to a uniform level. The modifications required or allowed are intended to produce a fun, fast racecar that feels like a racecar, yet remains relatively inexpensive to prepare and maintain. The Spec E36 cars will use a specific "trunk kit" of suspension components and a spec tire, both of which will be announced in the next few days.

Beyond Spec E36, the rules for engine swaps, "Euro" engines and OBD conversion in the Prepared classes were completely reworded, and should now be much easier to understand.

Most of the other changes are clarifications or corrections to the 2006 rules. The 2006 Rules Clarifications were evaluated and incorporated into the 2007 rules as appropriate.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the racers and CRAC members for their valuable contributions, and to the Rules Committee members (Xavier McClure, Mike Mills and Jack Money) for all the many hours they spent on this important process.


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact David McIntyre at chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


UUC to Sponsor BMW CCA Club Racing.  -  published: Oct 11, 2006
Hillsborough, NJ, September 22, 2006:
UUC Motorwerks has entered into a multi-year sponsorship agreement with the BMW Car Club of America's club racing program. As a Premier-level sponsor, UUC will provide sponsorship support to BMW Club Racing, and a generous contingency package to racers.

David McIntyre, BMW CCA Club Racing Chairman, notes, "I am very happy to add UUC to our growing list of sponsors. You would be hard pressed to find anyone racing a BMW who doesn't know UUC, and I believe this sponsorship will help UUC to expand their visibility even further."

UUC Executive Officer and Technical Administrator Rob Levinson comments, “On-track development and testing of our drivetrain, suspension, and braking components is extremely valuable to us. Racer confidence is critical to a winning team, and realizing that a part is truly race-proven is a key element of that confidence.”

"UUC Motorwerks is excited to participate directly with BMW CCA Club Racing in the coming years. With an expanding influence on racing and race parts development, the opportunity to assist our fellow racers is a natural progression."

UUC Chief Business Officer Arjun Soundararajan comments, “We are hoping for some very big things this coming season and expecting great results from the UUC race team cars and the other racers using UUC parts.”

"The UUC race team currently consists of drivers Arjun Soundararjan (JP), Chris Turrisi (JP), and rookie driver Mo Karamat (IP). UUC-sponsored racers include many of the front-running cars in the hotly contested IP class, and we are excited to be sponsoring all club racers!"

UUC Motorwerks contacts:
Arjun Soundararajan Tel. 908.874.9092 Fax. 888.830.5401 E-mail: arjun@shortshifter.com
UUC Motorwerks 10 Ilene Court, Unit #5 Hillsborough, NJ 08844 Web: www.uucmotorwerks.com


For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact David McIntyre at chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com, or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com


FINAL 2007 Rules published.  -  published: Jun 30, 2006
Final 2007 Rules Published As required by our rules change calendar, the final version of the 2007 BMW CCA Club Racing rules have been posted to out website today, October 1st. Please click on the following link to access the rules document (in PDF form): http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com/static/video/rules_2007_final_061001.pdf The most significant change for 2007 is the addition of the Spec E36 class, which we hope will attract many new racers to our program. The Spec E36 class is designed to specify a set of E36 chassis, 6-cylinder racecars which are prepared to a uniform level. The modifications required or allowed are intended to produce a fun, fast racecar that feels like a racecar, yet remains relatively inexpensive to prepare and maintain. The Spec E36 cars will use a specific "trunk kit" of suspension components and a spec tire, both of which will be announced in the next few days. Beyond Spec E36, the rules for engine swaps, "Euro" engines and OBD conversion in the Prepared classes were completely reworded, and should now be much easier to understand. Most of the other changes are clarifications or corrections to the 2006 rules. The 2006 Rules Clarifications were evaluated and incorporated into the 2007 rules as appropriate. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the racers and CRAC members for their valuable contributions, and to the Rules Committee members (Xavier McClure, Mike Mills and Jack Money) for all the many hours they spent on this important process. -Dave



MotorsportCoverage.com to Sponsor BMW CCA Club Racing.  -  published: Jun 30, 2006
MotorsportCoverage.com to Sponsor BMW CCA Club Racing Mahwah, NJ, May 31, 2006: MotorsportCoverage.com, an affiliate of Capacity Coverage Company of New Jersey, Inc., has entered into a sponsorship agreement with the BMW Car Club of America's club racing program. As part of this agreement, MotorsportCoverage.com, in conjunction with Capacity Coverage Company of New Jersey, Inc., will provide insurance products to interested BMW CCA members. Specialty racing products include coverage for Race Tracks, Race Shops, Racing Owners & Sponsors, Off Track Storage, Racing Products Liability, Participant Accident, Prize Indemnity Insurance, Disability Income, and Driver Bonus risks. MotorsportCoverage.com will also offer insurance for Life and Health, as well as other personal property and casualty coverages. Property and Casualty coverages will be brokered by Capacity Coverage Company of New Jersey, Inc., a member of the Capacity Group of Companies, one of the nation's top-100 insurance brokers. Capacity affiliates already insure many of the most prominent race teams in NASCAR, IRL, SCCA and NHRA. They also insure some of the most well-known race tracks in America. MotorsportCoverage.com contacts: Davis J. Rieman, Jr. Tel. 201-661-2347 Fax. 201-661-7867 E-mail: drieman@capcoverage.com Daniel P. Thompson Tel. 201-661-2441 Fax. 201-661-7788 E-mail: dthompson@capcoverage.com Capacity Coverage Co. One International Blvd. Mahwah, NJ 07495 Web: http://www.motorsportcoverage.com For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact David McIntyre at chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com , or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com .



NMA to Sponsor BMW CCA Club Racing.  -  published: Jun 30, 2006
National Motorists Association (NMA) to Sponsor BMW CCA Club Racing BMW CCA Club Racing is proud to announce that the National Motorists Association (NMA) will be an Associate Sponsor for the 2006 racing season. The National Motorists Association joins Title Sponsor The Tire Rack, HMS Motorsport (BMW CCA Club Racing's Official Safety Equipment Supplier), Premier Sponsors VAC Motorsports and BMW NA, and Associate Sponsors Grassroots Motorsports Magazine and bimmers.com in sponsoring BMW CCA Club Racing. Founded in 1982, the National Motorists Association has been at the forefront of the debate for reasonable speed limits, fair enforcement practices, and motorists' privacy protections. Among other things, the organization was the driving force behind the repeal of the 55-mph National Maximum Speed Limit. Current NMA priorities also include better driver training, improved motorist-to-motorist courtesy, and preventing unfair motorist taxation. "The NMA is excited about this opportunity," said Eric Skrum, NMA Communications Director. "BMW Club Racing encompasses the core of what the NMA is about. the love of cars and the love of driving. Any chance to help encourage these activities is something of which we want to be a part." David McIntyre, BMW CCA Club Racing Chairman, says "I have been a member of the NMA for many years, and have personally supported their activities in New Jersey. I feel that NMA is an organization that is looking out for my best interests on the road. When Scott Smith, North Atlantic CRAC representative presented the idea of NMA sponsoring BMW Club Racing I was truly excited. I think that BMW Club Racing and the National Motorists Association have much in common, and I hope that our relationship will benefit both our organizations. Thanks to Scott and John Holevoet of the NMA for making this happen." For more information about the National Motorists Association, visit their web site http://www.motorists.org . For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact David McIntyre at chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com , or check out our website at http://www.bmwccaclubracing.com.



BMW CCA Club Racing joins SFI Foundation.  -  published: Jun 09, 2006
BMW CCA Club Racing joins SFI Foundation BMW CCA Club Racing is pleased to announce that we have become a Member Sanctioning Body of the SFI Foundation. The SFI Foundation is a non-profit organization established to issue and administer standards for specialty/performance automotive and racing equipment. By becoming a SFI Member Sanctioning Body, BMW CCA Club Racing may use SFI's Quality Assurance Standards and Technical Inspector Certificate Programs. Joe Marko, BMW CCA Club Racing's National Safety Steward, established this relationship as part of BMW CCA Club Racing's constant efforts to be at the forefront of auto racing safety. BMW CCA Club Racing already uses multiple SFI standards: SFI 45.1 for rollbar padding, SFI 16.1 and SFI 16.5 for harnesses, SFI fire ratings for driving suits, SFI 27.1 for window nets and SFI 38.1 for head and neck restraints. The SFI Foundation may be found on the web at: http://www.sfifoundation.com/ For more information about BMW CCA Club Racing, or to find out how your organization can become a sponsor, contact David McIntyre at chairman@bmwccaclubracing.com. BMW CCA Club Racing is sponsored by The Tire Rack, HMS Motorsport, VAC Motorsports, Grassroots Motorsports Magazine, bimmers.com and BMW NA.


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