Tour Update for Waco Trip

This weekend (July 8th), we have a day trip to Waco.  Here is the link to our maps for the trip and some ideas for our time in Waco.  The trip is pretty direct but much nicer/relaxing than driving the Interstates down to Waco and is geared toward a family-friend outing in a near city.

Start Point: QuikTrip in Mansfield at 1590 E Broad Street Mansfield, TX 76063
Start Time: 8:00a

Please let us know if you will join us by emailing tours@lscbmwcca.org

Maps

Tour Update for Let’s Eat Cafe (Links to maps)

Raymond Mimick will be leading the tour this Saturday.  There is plenty of room for additional cars on the tour but the reservations are currently full for the restaurant.

We have a nice afternoon drive followed by a gourmet meal at the Let’s Eat Café in Bluff Dale, Texas, scheduled for Saturday, May 27. We’ll meet at the Home Depot parking lot in Cleburne, TX at 2:00 pm with tanks full and bladders empty. (HD is located at 212 W Katherine P Raines Rd, Cleburne – nw corner of hwy 174 and hwy 67)

Our circuitous tour is 170 miles of beautiful north Texas roads with a planned “nature break” in Hico. We’ll arrive in Bluffdale at 5:30 pm for our 6:00 pm seating at Let’s Eat Cafe. Curren Dodd is the proprietor and is a classically trained chef.

Maps can be found here.

 

Regarding rain situations: Knowing most of us had an adventure in the rain on our trip down to Fredericksburg, we’ll keep an eye on it but if we see flash flood warnings, we’ll probably meet at the Circle K in Benbrook/Ft Worth (8000 Winscott Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76126) at 4:15p for an hour’s drive down to Bluffdale via 377.  Watch your emails and Facebook for any update on that one.

See you Saturday @2:00p in Cleburne,

 

 

Previous Route Map (old 2013/2015 route)

CHRISTMAS IN MAY!

 Attention people, The Lone Star Chapter is doing a VERY SPECIAL offer for the Spring HPDE at Motorsport Ranch in Cresson THIS WEEKEND.  This will be a TWO DAY only offer!  Anyone who signs up for the Saturday HPDE can bring another person  to drive in any run group for $50!Yes you read that correctly. The first person pays the regular price and once he/she has paid, he/she will be given a special code to have one person he invites to have a $50 entry fee.

This will only apply from Tuesday May 2nd starting at 8:00 am through Wednesday May 3rd at midnight. Don’t miss out on this offer!

Signup at https://www.motorsportreg.com/events/spring-17-drivers-education-event-motorsport-ranch-cresson-bmw-cca-lone-star-017949

Questions: Contact Steve Hodges at shodges883@gmail.com

2017 – LSC BMWCCA AutoX #4 – Course Map

April, 2nd round!


SATURDAY, APRIL 22ND @ MINERAL WELLS

Saturday is not far away, and thus our #4 autocross event with the above course map. If we get more drivers closer to the event we may be able to upgrade the course, but it’s a little to early to be able to tell at the moment.

The weather forecast is favorable with sunshine, but with a high of only 68 degrees.
Note that we do not plan to serve hot dogs this time.

Direct Registration Link:
http://www.dlbracing.com/Clubs/Registera.aspx?LMID=11&EventID=6550

Online registration is available until 6PM the Friday before the event. Cost is $30.
We will also accept credit card payment on site, if maximum capacity has NOT been reached. The total cost for on site payment is $40.

Tech Inspection:
All participant vehicles must pass Tech Inspection on site.
It begins at 8:00 am and will close at 9:00 am.

Novice Meeting:
You need to attend this meeting if this is your first time out with our club.
Novice meeting starts at 8:30 and is followed by a course walk.

Worker Assignment:
All participants are required to work during runs when they are not driving.
The assignments will be posted on the club van before the meetings.

Mandatory Driver’s Meeting at 9:10 am.
First car planned to start at 9:30 am.
We will have 5 runs in the morning and 5 runs in the afternoon. 10 total runs per driver if the schedule allows!

After the morning runs we will take an hour lunch break.
More Event Details:
http://www.dlbracing.com/Event/6550

Hope to see you there,

Franco Maras

LSC BMWCCA AutoX Chair

Follow us on Twitter for up-to-date information: @LoneStarAutoX

Auto X #2 Course Map and Reminder

March on!

Saturday, March 18th @ MIneral Wells Airport

Time for our second event and to encourage our Novice class to keep competing, the autocross committee have made the decision to offer 2017 trophies for the top 6 in the Novice class. Note that the participation in at least 5 events apply to receive a trophy.

Come out and enjoy this course and the fellowship amongst drivers. We plan to serve hot dogs, as long as the weather allows for us to do so.

Direct Registration Link:
http://www.dlbracing.com/Clubs/Registera.aspx?LMID=11&EventID=6548

Online registration is available until 6PM the Friday before the event. Cost is $30.
We will also accept credit card payment on site, if maximum capacity has NOT been reached. The total cost for on site payment is $40.

Tech Inspection:
All participant vehicles must pass Tech Inspection on site.
It begins at 8:00 am and will close at 9:00 am.

Novice Meeting:
You need to attend this meeting if this is your first time out with our club.
Novice meeting starts at 8:30 and is followed by a course walk.

Worker Assignment:
All participants are required to work during runs when they are not driving.
The assignments will be posted on the club van before the meetings.

Mandatory Driver’s Meeting at 9:10 am.
First car planned to start at 9:30 am.
We will have 5 runs in the morning and 5 runs in the afternoon. 10 total runs per driver if the schedule allows!

After the morning runs we will take a 45 minute lunch break, during which time we will provide grilled hot dogs (weather permitting).
More Event Details:
http://www.dlbracing.com/Event/6548

Hope to see you there,

Franco Maras

LSC BMWCCA AutoX Chair

Follow us on Twitter for up-to-date information: @LoneStarAutoX

AutoX #1 Course Map and Registration Reminder

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Smooooth Runs!

Saturday, February 18th @ MIneral Wells Airport

Along with a smooth course we also have a forecast that is looking great for the weekend. Come out and enjoy the fun course and the camaraderie. We plan to serve hot dogs, as long as the forecast holds true, and hand out awards to drivers that have not received theirs yet.

If you are not able to make this one, our next event will be on 3/18 at MW as well.

Direct Registration Link:
http://www.dlbracing.com/Clubs/Registera.aspx?LMID=11&EventID=6547

Online registration is available until 6PM the Friday before the event. Cost is $30.
We will also accept credit card payment on site, if maximum capacity has NOT been reached. The total cost for on site payment is $40.

Tech Inspection:
All participant vehicles must pass Tech Inspection on site.
It begins at 8:00 am and will close at 9:00 am.

Novice Meeting:
You need to attend this meeting if this is your first time out with our club.
Novice meeting starts at 8:30 and is followed by a course walk.

Worker Assignment:
All participants are required to work during runs when they are not driving.
The assignments will be posted on the club van before the meetings.

Mandatory Driver’s Meeting at 9:10 am.
First car planned to start at 9:30 am.
We will have 5 runs in the morning and 5 runs in the afternoon. 10 total runs per driver if the schedule allows!

After the morning runs we will take a 45 minute lunch break, during which time we will provide grilled hot dogs (weather permitting).
More Event Details:
http://www.dlbracing.com/Event/6547

Hope to see you there,

Franco Maras

LSC BMWCCA AutoX Chair

Follow us on Twitter for up-to-date information: @LoneStarAutoX

HPDE Events for 2017

The Driving Events committee of the Lone Star Chapter of the BMW CCA would like to update you on the events we have planned for 2017 (above and beyond the already announced AutoX season).

The first planned track event for the year will be at MotorSport Ranch in Cresson Texas on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6. The Saturday schedule will be very similar to last year’s one day May event. Friday will be added to the schedule to accommodate another instance of the wildly popular BimmerWorld BMW CCA Club Racing school. We have another run group planned for the day but we will be limiting this to solo drivers only. The club race school is intended for upper intermediate and advanced drivers to put their toes in the water to see how racing really works. You do not have to have a fully prepped race car (but it is encouraged). You do not even have to want to go racing (but we feel after you do it – your attitude may change). Students interested in this program should email Bruce Heersink at spam@heersink.org (driving references will be checked). Price for this school will be $350 for the 2 days. The advanced group on Friday will get 2 hours of track time for $125. Pricing for the weekend will be announced on the event registration page which will be on motorsportreg.com in the near future.

The other 2 events will see a return to the Circuit of the Americas, but it will be different than the events we have run in the past. The Lone Star BMW CCA and Houston BMW CCA Chapters will join the Hill Country Porsche Club of America (PCA), Lone Star PCA, and the Maverick PCA to offer 2 events at the F1 track just outside Austin, Texas. The first event will be the Austin Spring Schnell Fest and will occur on May 19-21, 2017. The second event will be the Austin Fall Schnell Fest and will occur November 17-19, 2017. Further details and pricing will be available shortly. We expect registration for the May event to open around the middle of March. As we expect registration to fill quickly, please ensure that your CCA membership is up to date to avoid missing out on your spot. The May event will have the typical 4 student run groups (Beginner, Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced). Further information will be announced once we have it. Registration will occur on clubregistration.net so if you don’t have an account there, you might want to create one sooner rather than later.

Also- our friends at PCA are having an Advanced Solo Driver Ed event at COTA the weekend of March 3-5, 2017 in conjunction with a club race there.  There are about a dozen open spots available for the D.E. for the advanced solo students. Please go to clubregistration.net for more info and to sign up.  The name of the event is “Carrera of the Americas Advanced Solo D.E.” Registration has already opened and the groups are filling fast.

For more information contact Steve Hodges at shodges883@gmail.com.