Enthusiasts’ Thoughts – 2016 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship Northeast Grand Prix BMW CCA Day
by NJ BMW CCA
By Paul Ngai
This year, it was BMW CCA Day at Lime Rock Park for the Northeast Grand Prix. Discount tickets were available to BMW CCA members for the entire race weekend. Over 240 BMW CCA members enjoyed the hospitality tent provided by BMW North America and New Country BMW. It was a hot day so the tent was a nice place to relax and watch the race.
Our new regional VP Lou Ann Shirk was there greeting members as they walked into the tent. Other chapter volunteers were handing out ice cold water all day. (Did I mention It was hot that day?) It was great seeing Larry Engel, our past NJ Chapter President and a few other local chapter members there.
Larry and I walked along the paddock area and bumped into Erik Wensberg and Larry Koch. (Both Erik and Larry were former M Brand Managers for BMW NA.) It was great to catch up with them. We got a chance to look at a lot of nice race cars close up. We even got autographs from the Turner and Weathertech promoters! Lunch, beer and wine were all included. Other than the race, where both of our cars were hit by the Porsche cars, I had a great time. Hope to see you next year.