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Time Trials

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BMW CCA Time Trials (BMW-TT) event offers experienced drivers a competitive step up from driving school event, instructing, and Auto-X, but falls short of all out club racing. A driver can use the same car and tech preparation used during the driving school (HPDE). Extra safety equipment is always encouraged, but not required.

BMW-TT is open to A-Solo and A group students (with approval) and all driving school instructors.

Drivers can also participate from other organizations such as SCCA, NASA and PCA if they have the required driving skill. Each driver will be screened before being accepted into the run group for the necessary solo driving skills.

The art of a successful run at time trials is to find a spot on the track where you are not impeded by other traffic, and then to run your smoothest lap. Each participant tests their skills against the track, and by so doing, each time trial participant is compared to their fellow participants by using a transponder on each car. It is you against the clock. Typically, drivers get 4 sessions per day. Time Trial cars are gridded by time in the previous session and are assigned a specific grid position. It’s all about your single fastest lap in a session.

Typically, there will be three basic car classifications at BMW-TT events: M-car, Non-M car and NonBMW. The event might have a sub classification of Street tires vs R-Compound tires. The goal is to keep classes to a very basic set, and encourage fun rather than too much competition. Note: BMW chassis cars with non BMW motor will be placed in a Non-BMW class.

AMB/ MyLaps TranX260 or X2 transponders are required to run in a BMW-TT event. Transponder rentals should be available if the driver does not own one.

Any questions? Please contact the Time Trials Director Jeff Gomon at jeffgomon @ gmail.com

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