Upcoming Events

Mon, Jun 6 - Tue, Jun 7

In-car instruction will be allowed for this event - both student and instructor must be fully vaccinated. New students with no previous track experience are welcome! Please come join us for our traditional Driver School event at our annual June Club Race/Driver School to benefit the Westlake School to be held at our home track at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ. We hope to have our usual banquet, auction fundraiser and special giveaways. The event will be held on Thunderbolt Raceway, which is a 14 turn, 2.25 mile road course designed by the owners of VIR with help from the legendary Carroll Shelby. Since 2008 a number of professional racing series have held events at Thunderbolt Raceway.  This is a perfect spectator event given the proximity of the track to the majority of our members, the excitement of Club Racing and the joy of the kids from the Westlake School who come as our guests. Take a personal day and come out to the track! Driver School: We anticipate a full school for this event based on our success of past years.  To accommodate the maximum number of students possible, there may be a greater range of driving skills than usual in each group. If you send a payment and we cannot accommodate you, you will receive a full refund (i.e., a cancellation fee will not be assessed). As always, acceptance preference is based upon the date your payment is received by the registrar. REGISTER EARLY TO SECURE YOUR PLACE IN THE SCHOOL! We hope to have a Monday evening banquet with door prizes and special aution items to benefit Westlake School in keeping with our tradition of a track-side dinner at summer schools.
The New Jersey Chapter will host a Tire Rack Street Survival School on Sunday, June 12th at Campgaw Reservation ski area in Mahwah, NJ. Tire Rack Street Survival is a program designed for drivers age 16-21 with a valid learners permit or license.  It combines behind-the-wheel sessions that simulate real world emergencies with classroom instruction to reinforce the lessons.  Trained coaches ride along with students during the driving sessions. Tire Rack Street Survival teaches lessons that most students don’t get in traditional driver education courses.  At the end of the one-day school, students will gain skills needed to anticipate dangerous situations on the road and learn how to best control their vehicle to avoid trouble in unexpected situations. Students are encouraged to use the car they normally drive for this school.  The session begins at 8:30 am and ends by 4:00 pm.  Students are expected to stay for the entire session.  A pizza lunch and drinks are provided.  The cost of the school is $95 per student, and cars can be shared by a maximum of 2 students. For more information or to register, go to www.streetsurvival.org. You can also contact Larry Engel at larryengel@njbmwcca.org.
Save the date! Our June monthly meeting will be held on the 17th, hosted by our longtime sponsor, eMpower Automotive. Details to follow   Address: 587 County Road 519, Belvidere, NJ 07823
Save the date. Our third Auto-X (Autocross) event will be June 19th 2022 at TD Bank Ballpark.
Details to follow Deutscher Club of Clark 787 Featherbed Ln Clark, NJ 07066

Sat, Jul 16 - Sun, Jul 17

Geoff Atkinson Memorial Driver School and Club Race: Please come join us for the Eighth Annual Geoff Atkinson Memorial Driver School and Club Race. We are planning a special celebration of our friend Geoff Atkinson - please come out and make this an event to remember. Our annual combined Driver School and Club race at Summit Point Raceway has become the NJ Chapter’s second tradition (behind our June race/school). Summit Point Raceway is in the rolling hills of the northeast corner of West Virginia near Harper’s Ferry. While West Virginia sounds like a long drive, for many NJ members it is, in fact, not any further driving time than to Palmer or Watkins Glen. The School and the Club Race divide track time between student run groups in the School and Race run groups. So, when you’re not on the track or in the classroom, you can take time to watch the racing.  Our Saturday night barbeque at the track features great food and the chance to relax, compare what you learned on the track and swap stories.
Note: To attend you must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 (2 weeks post final injection) by the date of the event. We understand that this requirement may prevent some people from attending - we look forward to having you join us for a future event when the pandemic is under control. Now confirmed: We will have 3 student groups for this school! Come on out for plenty of open track and small run groups! Please note also that we will allow open face helmets (Snell2010 or newer) for this event.
Save the date! Our July monthly meeting will be held on the 21st at BMW of Bridgewater. Details to follow Time: 6:30pm Place: BMW of Bridgewater Address: 655 US-202, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 Website: BMW of Bridgewater
Save the date. Our fourth Auto-X (Autocross) event will be July 31st 2022 at TD Bank Ballpark.
Save the date. Our fifth Auto-X (Autocross) event will be August 21st 2022 at TD Bank Ballpark.
Save the date! Our August Monthly meeting will be held on the 24th at Mountainside Mobile Detailing.
Save the date! Our September meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 21st at Circle BMW.
Save the date. Our sixth Auto-X (Autocross) event will be September 25th 2022 at TD Bank Ballpark.

Sat, Oct 15 - Sun, Oct 16

Do you want to get in one more event in 2020? Do you want to drive a track that is guaranteed to make you a better driver? Our Shenandoah Driver School is the answer! This event is becoming a favorite for those students who have taken the plunge to give the track a try. We will be running the traditional complement of three student run groups (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced). The Shenandoah Circuit is the newest track at Summit Point Raceway and is known for its interesting layout and technical challenges. The hallmark of the track is a dimensional replica of the famous carussel turn at the Nurburgring featuring 20 degree banking! Driving Shenandoah will make you a better driver on every other track you visit - almost every type of turn is on this track. Beyond great in-car and classroom instruction, we also try to have one of our instructors give a track walk at lunch. This gives students a different perspective on the track and yields additional driving tips that will improve your driving and fun.
This school is generally characterized by smaller run groups giving plenty of open track to all participants. Note also that this is the only school run by the NJ at offers 2 days of skid pad training for all participants. If you truly want to improve your car control skills, skid pad training is a must. Come on down for a great weekend and a truly fun track. Note that open face helmets Snell2010 or newer will be accepted for this event.
Save the date! Our October monthly meeting will be held on the 20th at Shade Tree Garage.
Save the date. Our seventh and final Auto-X (Autocross) event will be October 23rd 2022 at TD Bank Ballpark.