Adaptive Control Program

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(ACP) 1 Adaptive Control Program

The Adaptive Control Program (ACP) is our flagship Program designed to support TWELVE Veteran and/or First Responder Drivers per iteration.

To be eligible for this program: Drivers must be a confirmed Veteran and/or First Responder, participate in several group activities scheduled throughout the 5-month period, and attend a minimum of (2) High Performance Driving Events; including the mandatory Event at the BMW Performance Center in Spartanburg, SC. The first event is held at the BMW Performance Center and includes multiple High-Performance exercises such as Skid Pad control, Handling and Braking, and motivational competitive opportunities for BMW Performance Center awards. Drivers will be operating brand new BMW M-Series vehicles taught by world class BMW Instructors on a dedicated, closed track!

While vehicles are provided for the 1st Event, Drivers are expected to provide their own track appropriate vehicle to participate in one of the required High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) Events for their second event. A Drivers Education (a.k.a. Drivers Ed or DE) is an instructional speed event that is characterized by continuous lap driving with passing allowed only in designated zones with a “point by”. DRIVERS EDUCATION IS NOT RACING. There shall be no official timing as the event is intended as instructional only, with no competition. These events focus on learning proper high performance driving techniques that will translate well into both street and track use. The goal is to provide a safe environment where all participants have fun and return home with their vehicle in the same condition as when they arrived, but having learned something new and made new friends. These are low-key, low stress events that are a lot of fun and is a natural progressive step from the BMW course of instruction!

Program Drivers are split into (3) Teams of (4) Drivers. Each team is designated to participate in one of our (3) Sponsored HPDE Events held at these exciting racetracks:

  • Virginia International Raceway – Full Course (VIR)
  • Carolina Motorsports Park (CMP)
  • Summit Point – Main Course

As part of our Adaptive Control research, Drivers will also fill out biographical/experience surveys, take part in online racing meetups once a month for 5 months, and participate in courses of instruction aimed at reinforcing the neuroplasticity gained throughout the Program.

Program Requirements

  • Veteran or 1st Responder
  • Able to attend Mandatory BMW Event on June 10th
  • Able to attend at least (1) Mandatory HPDE Event
  • Can provide a Track Appropriate Vehicle for HPDE Event(s)
  • Will participate in regularly scheduled follow-up interviews and assessments
  • Lodging NOT PROVIDED, but discounted group rates are available

At the conclusion of the completed Adaptive Control Program (ACP), Drivers will graduate with a certificate and at a minimum, the status of “Green” in the track circuit. This process generally takes approximately 6 months, with engagement expectations of approximately 5 days of in-person, event participation, and approximately 3 hours online once a month for 5 months.