Electric and Hybrid Vehicle Restriction

Summit Point Motorsports Park has notified the National Capital Chapter that they no longer permit electric vehicles and electric hybrid vehicles to participate in driving events at the Park’s facilities and access to any of the track surfaces. Therefore, these types of vehicles may not participate in NCC’s HPDE events or Club Races hosted at Summit Point Motorsports Park. (This policy also applies to NCC’s autocross events.)

Electric vehicles and hybrids continue to be welcome at the Park as support vehicles for HPDE participants and Club racers. Spectators and visitors may also continue to attend NCC’s events at the Park in their electric vehicles and hybrids as well.

This is a recent development. We will update this information as appropriate in light of any changing conditions or considerations.

HPDE Visitors and Spectators Welcome; Waiver Process

The National Capital Chapter welcomes visitors and spectators to the paddock at our HPDE events. Immediately upon arrival at the paddock, all visitors, spectators, and any other persons entering the paddock must sign the NCC BMW CCA track waiver and obtain a wristband from our HPDE event staff.

This is in addition to the waiver visitors and spectators sign at the main gate of Summit Point Motorsports Park. The waiver requirement applies even during periods when no cars are on-track. Bring your smartphone and proceed to the main classroom building, where you will see signs with a QR code for the on-line electronic waiver site. The instructions are simple, and the process only takes a minute or two. For visitors who are not yet 18 years old, a parent or guardian must complete a one-page written waiver form.

The Drivers’ School Steering Committee requires the assistance of all our HPDE participants in ensuring their visitors meet our waiver requirements, and more broadly in maintaining wide awareness of the waiver requirement across the paddock throughout the event.

Risk Avoidance Part Two

The Navigator/August 2020
By Dave Farnsworth
Risk Avoidance Part Two In my last column I addressed the idea of controlling risks at a track event. I pointed out that those risks are readily apparent and fairly easily minimized compared to ... Read More

About Our Instructors

Our instructors come from two basic driving backgrounds: accomplished drivers' school students, and successful amateur (e.g., SCCA) racers. Regardless of their backgrounds, our instructors conform to a uniformly high standard of competence, professionalism, and enthusiasm for teaching. Candidates selected from ... Read More

Area Lodging

The nearest hotels to the track are in Charles Town, West Virginia, and Winchester, Virginia. If you prefer, camping is available at the track for the nights between the days that we rent the track. For example, if we have ... Read More

Directions to Summit Point

Directions below are given to the track (Summit Point, West Virginia) and to the cities hosting the nearest hotels (Charles Town, West Virginia, and Winchester, Virginia). The track is about 1.25 hours from Baltimore and Washington. Please refer to the ... Read More

High-Performance Drivers’ Education

The primary goal of these HPDEs is to develop and hone your car-control skills. It is not how to drive fast, although speed will come with improving skills. We seek to produce not necessarily the fastest, but the most proficient drivers ... Read More

Skid Pad Instruction

While you will learn driving mechanics (i.e., how to brake, corner, and accelerate effectively and precisely) on the track, your skidpad sessions allow us to teach car control (i.e., how to correct for loss of adhesion between your car's tires ... Read More

What We Do

The National Capital Chapter operates two types of driving schools: High Performance Drivers' Education and Tire Rack Street Survival. While the methods of instruction and the target audience for these schools differ, they share a common goal giving you the ... Read More

Driving School
DSSC Chairman – Jamey Basham – dsscchair@nccbmwcca.org
Driving School Coordinator – Fraser Dachille – dscoordinator@nccbmwcca.org
Chief Instructor
– Mike Meyer ​ – iacoordinator@nccbmwcca.org
Registrar  Dean Thuline – hpdereg@nccbmwcca.org
At Track Registrar – Joseph Irwin – hpdetrack@nccbmwcca.org
IA Coordinator – Mike Meyer – iacoordinator@nccbmwcca.org
Student Representative – Jeff Geroso – hpdestudentrep@nccbmwcca.org
Instructor Representative – Tim Bradford – instructorrep@nccbmwcca.org
Club Race Chair – Mike Saul – clubracechair@nccbmwcca.org
Sponsorship – Gordon Kimpelhpdesponsorship@nccbmwcca.org
Technology Chair
 – Tommy Ivic – hpdetechchair@nccbmwcca.org
Promotion and Communications – Fraser Dachille – hpdepromo@nccbmwcca.org


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