Tue, Sep 17 - Sun, Sep 22, 2024

Can-Am Challenge BMW Club Race - Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen International

About this event

Please join us September 20th thru 22nd for the Joel Ajavon Memorial BMW CCA Club Race weekend at Watkins Glen - this will be a National points event.

Come on out and represent your country in the Can-Am Challenge! It will be Team USA vs Team Canada in part 4 of our event series: 1)NJMP-Thunderbolt in June, 2) Mosport in Aug, 3) NJMP - Lightning in August, and 4) Watkins Glen in September, paying homage to the historic Can-Am series that spanned the Canadian and United States border from 1966-1974. A team-based points scheme determines the annual winner, with a special Can-Am trophy will be presented for the country that wins the challenge! This trophy will again be “up for grabs” in the 2024 season and presented at this race.

The Finger Lakes area is beautiful in the fall and Watkins Glen is one of the greatest tracks in North America. BMW CCA Club Racing will once again be running as part of an all-race weekend with the Vintage Racing Group (VRG).   As an additional perk, we will be running the NASCAR circuit on Sunday, i.e. no "boot".  You have to expereince this...Turn 10 becomes a whole new adventure! 

Registration is $799, and includes three days of racing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! Register now; your card will not be charged unless you turn a wheel on track.

A limited number of garages are available for rental at $150 the weekend.  First come, first served - please reserve them at $0 at the time of registration and pay VRG directly by check (better, no fees) or Venmo/Paypal before the event - details to be provided.

PLEASE NOTE:  If a wait list develops, we reserve the right to modify our cancelation policy.

When registering please say "YES" to Receive text messages?  We use MotorsportReg text messaging service to communicate with you during the event.

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Similar to last year we are planning on running two race groups.  But to accomidate Friday morning practice sessions for everyone (including VRG) we will have one combined practice session; we’ll then split the field and will run separate Qual and separate Sprint race sessions. So except for the practice sessions and Sunday afternoon fun enduro, we’ll be running split groups.

If you ran with us at VIR the past few years you know that practice time on Friday in a single session did not accommodate 100% of the registered drivers - that will be the same situation at Watkins Glen. There's good news, however, as Trackmasters with whom we are sharing the track for our Wednesday and Thursday BimmerWorld BMW CCA Race School has given us three great options to dial in both you and your car prior to the Friday morning start to our race weekend.

Those options are:

  1. Run the two-day open track option with Trackmasters on Wednesday & Thursday - link is here.
  2. Run the one-day open track option with Trackmasters on Thursday - link is here
  3. Run one hour of practice on Thursday afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30 - link is here

In addition to getting on track for extra practice time, with Trackmasters, you'll also benefit by avoiding the race registration scrum that is Watkins Glen at gate 3 on Thursday afternoon 😉.

Fine print - You must have a valid BMW CCA Club Racing license to participate in the one-hour Thursday practice that will run under HPDE rules.

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Event requirements

You must have a BMW CCA Club Racing license to take part in this event.  If your license needs to be renewed at the time you register for this event, you will not be allowed to register and must process your license renewal beforehand. 

If you do not have a BMW CCA Club Racing license and are interested in obtaining one, you can follow the information here: https://bmwccaclubracing.com/how-to-race-with-us/

Additionally, your car must have an annual technical inspection done before you can race.  A list of approved technical inspectors and the annual tech form itself can be found here: https://bmwccaclubracing.com/tech-information/

Entries (98)

JG
James Graham
MD
Mark Devlin
RM
Robert McMahon
GP
George Pizzullo
BM
Bob Martin
JS
John Sanders
DF
Daniel Forst
BH
Ben Hostetler

Watkins Glen International

Watkins Glen, NY
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