BMW TEEN SCHOOL
Driving should always be fun, and with a firm grasp of the basics, it can be. Our teen program isn’t for practicing parallel parking and taking left turns; it’s to add skills that unlock total car control at the limit and make your teen a better-equipped driver.
ONE-DAY TEEN SCHOOL
This one-day class focuses on how a driver’s behavior affects a car. Teens will learn how to panic brake to avoid obstacles, execute emergency lane change maneuvers and in a real wake-up call, attempt to drive while distracted. In the end, students will put it all together on our Teen Challenge Course. Expect lots of laughs and some Insta-worthy moments.Please note the Summer hours for our Performance Center West location only. Classes in Thermal will begin at 6AM, June 1st through September 30th. Please check your confirmation email for details.
TWO-DAY TEEN SCHOOL
CONSIDER IT AN ADVANCED DEGREE IN DRIVING
In addition to all that teens will learn on the first day of class, day two ups the ante with a Double Lane Change exercise, advanced wet skid pad training and interstate braking from high-speeds. Extracurricular activity includes a spin in an X vehicle on our off-road course, and a Performance Drive session, where teens will get to experience multiple BMWs on our track.Please note the Summer hours for our Performance Center West location only. Classes in Thermal will begin at 6AM, June 1st through September 30th. Please check your confirmation email for details.
Students start out driving steady a 70 mph in a straight line. In their path is a box made of cones, and students must decide both at what point to hit the brakes and how much brake pressure is needed in order to stop correctly, all while keeping the car under control.
DOUBLE LANE CHANGE
DOUBLE LANE CHANGE
Students will explore how a car handles changes in direction, as their vehicle’s weight shifts through a series of left to right turns. Avoid hitting cones, and you’ll win the day.
Learn to brake hard from speeds up to 55 mph while navigating a corner. Sounds easy: it isn’t.
Students will get an overall feel for a BMW as they drive through our handling course. Developing a feel for the limit of traction while accelerating, braking and cornering, it’s an exercise aimed at overall car control.
WET SKID PAD
WET SKID PAD
A polished concrete skid pad offers up the perfect spot to learn how to handle your car at the limit of grip. You’ll learn to feel when the car starts to slip and how to control it through a drift. Yea, it’s a blast.
Combining everything learned from the days’ activities, the Teen Challenge Course combines braking, lane changes, wet and dry surfaces and proper vision into one complete exercise. Can you put it all together for the fastest lap?
TWO TRACKS. ONE GOAL.
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Fast turns, a back straight perfect for speed exercises and a polished wet concrete skid pad make our Spartanburg track the perfect place to hone your driving skills.
Set against the backdrop of a beautiful mountain range, Thermal offers a unique track layout with the same challenges as our East Coast location.