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I havn't read any threads on this so I thought I would start one. I am young (17) and would like to do a high performance driving school for my graduation present. I was looking at the skip barber school. Anyone ever been there? I don't think there are any BMW ones within my budget.
 

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Skip Barber is the best school around, hands down. I race in their series and can tell you that they are the best developers of talent out there.

My customer rep there is Jim Altemus - call him and he'll get you a great deal. 860-435-4119. Tell him that 'Sydude' sent you.

Also, if you want to check out the unofficial Skippy website and forums, check it out here. There, you can ask all of the racers/instructors and questions you may have:

http://www.teamjuicyracing.com

and the forums:

http://www.teamjuicyracing.com/forums
 

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Cool. Thanks. From looking at all the websites that's the impression that I got. I was thinking about taking the combination of intro to racing and one day driving school. Is the "driving school worth taking or should I just skip to the raceing school? By the way, did you enjoy driving the vipers? :M5launch:
 

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1withtheM5 said:
Cool. Thanks. From looking at all the websites that's the impression that I got. I was thinking about taking the combination of intro to racing and one day driving school. Is the "driving school worth taking or should I just skip to the raceing school? By the way, did you enjoy driving the vipers? :M5launch:
I've only done their racing programs, so I can't tell you first hand about their driving school stuff. I suggest you ask in the 'school' sub-forum. You'll get some advice there.
 

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What tacks are the best to attend in the Pennsylvania/New York Regions?
 

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Less expensive option:

You could do a car control clinic and then a High Performance Driving School with your local BMW CCA chapter.

They are great schools, and significantly less expensive than the professional schools.
 

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What tacks are the best to attend in the Pennsylvania/New York Regions?
You really don't have that much of a choice. You have:

Watkins Glen in NY (finger lakes region) - which is one of the greatest tracks in the country but is extremely unforgiving. This place causes more car write-offs than anywhere. Must drive it at least once in your life. Just be careful.

Lime Rock in CT - Great track, very fast. Has the three of the scariest turns in the country. Home of Skip Barber, and most NY/NJ region events.
http://www.limerock.com/trackinfo_clubevents.htm

BeaverRun, PA - Don't know much about it, other than it's brand spanking new and supposed to be great.
http://www.beaverun.com/

Pocono - PA - A bit old, but pretty good.
http://www.poconoraceway.com/drivepocono.html
 

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I've driven Beaver Run and its really fantastic.

Butter smooth pavement, and some nice turns. I can't wait to see what the new course there is like, they are making around 4 or 5 new miles I think.

The only weird thing was that you have to drive through gravel to get to the track ouich

Other than that its a nice place to go.
 
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