Nice job! Is that you on the left doing your best Buzz Lightyear pose? hahaTwo second place finishes at the scca majors this weekend. A win has been elusive but it will come. Had some luck and the car was solid all weekend.
It was a 30 car field (multiple classes) and the worst driving event i have ever been in. I was so pissed i called out three drivers to the race steward and had words with another driver at impound. Adding to that a pro driver took out 00 on the first lap first turn. There was passing under yellow, not closing the gap under yellow (that most likely cost me a win) blocking all from the T2 drivers. I told one driver that if he needs help in reading the rule book let me know i'll hire you a fucking tutor.
I've seen better driving on hpde novice students.
The race was black flagged twice and the second bf i was 3.5 Seconds back. They called the race and i was pissed because that was my shot for a 3 lap sprint for the win. Oh well
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That is pretty crazy and that person hopefully won't be around long. With COVID I can't tell if racing clubs will be hurting or they have more than enough entrys because so many events have been cancelled.Tried to do a race with BMW Club racing. Signed up best I could in Motorsportsreg.com and the process is shit so I had to email the licensing board. Most racing organizations welcome you to race with them once you provide the required paperwork. Not BMW. Read my response. Keep in mind BMW magazine (Roundel) is doing a feature article on the team at Watkins Glen for Trans AM. This will be read by all of the BMW club guys as you get the magazine as a BMW CCA member. They will be wondering why we don't race with them and the letter below explains it. She stated to me that they needed to be sure I was safe on track and to take our cars to a local authorized BMW shop to tech them to BMW tech rules. I really wanted to tell them to fuck off.
I understand your requirements and I am not looking to circumvent the process in any way.
Having raced for 30+ years and holding pro license's in cars and motorcycles the process should be a little easier to get a guest or a full license with BMW club racing. Being safe on track, while paramount, is something that I and other credential holders of the same caliber take very seriously and we did not get said credentials by being unsafe. The statement should be used for novice drivers and quite frankly is an insult.
Also being told to tech our cars at a BMW shop when having a TransAM and SCCA annual is downright absurd.
I thought that being a BMW instructor (Boston) and BMW CCA member for 5 years would hold some merit as well.
Sorry if this is sounding curt that is not my intent. My goal was to do a race with BMW Club Racing to see if we should do more races with your organization going forward. This is my first experience with BMW Club racing and to not make it past the licensing and tech requirements with my history is quite surprising. Most organizations want new members and welcome other teams and racers to come once they pass the clubs requirements.
Sorry it did not work out and I wish you and your organization the best of luck during the C-19 era and stay safe.
978 XXX XXXX
BMW CCA Member XXXXXX
BMW Instructor (Boston)
SCCA Member number XXXX
SCCA Full Competition License
SCCA Pro License, Trans AM
Please forward to the members of your board and if they have any questions please feel free to call.
Oh well plenty of places to spend my racing dollars on and surprise I never received a call. And they wonder why their club racing program is dwindling. FYI The guy that runs our team (we were bringing 5 cars to this event) ran the endurance racing for BMW Club racing for years. Typical BMW attitude and I see it when I coach with them. Believe it or not I have ruffled some feathers as I have low tolerance for bullshit and some of the BMW instructors have mega ego's which I typically chop to shreds when given the opportunity. It's prevalent through the organization and I hear it from other clubs as well. Maybe I'm getting ornery in my old age.