President’s Corner – Summer 2017

It’s been a fast eight months, topped off by an extremely hot couple of weeks and now the weather is moderating which should provide for a beautiful fall. Your board has been busy planning driving tours, tech events, karting events and our Capstone activity, Tire Rack’s Street Survival School.

This past July, our club along with the SCCA,  provided classroom and roadway training for 43 teen drivers through the Tire Rack Street Survival School program. Since school started two weeks ago, we already have a report where one teen executing on her training avoided a serious accident. See Duke Niedringhaus for the background (more down below).

Our first Tech Session was held at A&G auto detailing where the experts taught us how to detail the exterior and interior of George McLeans 3 Series convertible. See George McLean to learn more about A&G’s program.

If you missed the FlatOut Classic at Heartland Park in Topeka, you can still get track time by attending the PCA High Performance Drivers Education with the Porche Club at Gateway Autosports Park, or attend the BMW South Central region’s “No Excuses X” Driving School at the Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, in Oklahoma. Please follow us on Facebook and our website for driving tours, tech sessions and other club events.

However, I want to express my Thanks to our Street Survival School team, led by Brian Schlueter, which manages the two BMW Tire Rack events, and provides support to the two SCCA Tire Rack events. This group of Instructors and support staff continue to volunteer their time and expertise to make our roads safer. Did you know, that you too can participate to make our streets safer? We’re looking for new instructors to join the team. Learn about the instructor program and the online instructor education program and come by the Family Arena October 7th. Witness firsthand to see the program works and how you can make a difference.

Typically, we have our own Octoberfest at a local brewery, this year, we will be meeting at AUTOHAUS for Neil Westfall’s Annual State of BMW Address along with a Tech Session.

See you at the next event!

John Noce, President

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