...What tips/advice do you guys have for first time members
I am still debating on going, not sure if my schedule will allow it, I needed to head to MSR anyways.....
I went in June for the first time, and I had the time of my life although it was hot as hell. I was very skeptical at the beginning too, but I am so glad I went. You don’t really have to put pressure on your car. Remember, this is not a race. You are improving your driving skills and learn what your car is capable of. I thought I was a good driver until I went to the track. I am going to participate in as many track events as my time and schedule will allow me.
This 2 day course is very similar to the M school with a few exceptions:
1. You drive your own car.
2. There are cars other than BMWs on track with you.
3. It costs less than 10% of M school and that’s excluding traveling expenses.
Some highlights I would like to point out:
Driver’s Edge will put drivers in different categories depending on their driving skills. So I as an novice will not be on track at the same time with some of the pro’s! I only drive in my group which consists of novice drivers only. The nice thing is that the instructor will evaluate your driving skills at the end of the second day, and they keep your records. So for future events, you might be place in a different run group depending on how well you performed in the past.
There are a bunch of different rules they will teach you throughout the first day, and you have to stick with them or you will be warned, and then pulled out of the track. So there will be no crazy driving! Specially since your instructor is sitting right next to you every time you get on track. On top of that, since the event is non-timed & non-competitive held on a private property , MOST insurance policies will cover damages.
Here is the link to FAQ on the Driver’s Edge web site. I strongly recommend you to read it. EVERYTHING you need to know is here:
You have one of the nicest M6's I've ever seen. The more guys we get from the Houston members, the more fun it will be. I personally look at it as the Houston M-board gang, regardless of what they drive.
This time around, it will be much more fun!
Sign up quick as the spots go fast. Ky was on the bubble last time and only found out she could run when she arrived at the track.
Rick called me at 10pm the night before and told me there was 1 cancellation, so he pulled me off the wait list, but as per his recommendation I was prepared to just arrive at the track in the morning in hopes of a no show. So yes, sign up as quick as you can! Also so you can get covered parking.
The event offers a 10% discount if 10 people from the same group register. I put M5board.com in the club affiliation line. Matt and Ron, I'm sure they will count you towards it as they know us all as apart of an M5 group. We are starting to organize a group very early this time around so let's try to get 10 board members and really terrorize everyone
Pulled from their website:
The Driverís Edge welcomes all makes and models and all level of driverís. In fact, we have a new car club discount program. How would you like to have your car club event at a major road racetrack? Have we got a deal for youÖ
The racetrack, classroom, a parking area for all club members, highly qualified in-car instructors plus all the excitement that only a Driverís Edge track event can bring!
10 club members who want to learn how to drive their cars the way they were designed to be driven: in a controlled, safe environment under the guidance of an experienced instructor.
The first ten club members will each receive a 10% discount on event. This is limited only to the first 10 members that sign-up and pay online.
What to do:
All your club members need to do is register online and in the location that asks for club affiliation type in club name and we'll do the rest. After we receive 10 registrations from the club all get 10% discount...we'll automatically deduct it from their payment. We accept checks and credit cards"