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(Left Page) The chase is on: blau mit weiss. Photo by Jack Raymond. (Above) Drifting around the skidpad, practicing recovery from oversteer and understeer. Photo by Jack Raymond.
During the last two years, I have
attended five High-Performance
Drivers' Education (HPDE) events with
the National Capital Chapter (NCC).
Although the June 2020 HPDE at
Summit Point's Shenandoah Circuit
was my sixth event, I was still a little
bit nervous about the upcoming
weekend for two reasons.
First, it was going to be my first
event driving a car with a manual
transmission. Previously, I had been

driving a 2017 340ix GT with an
automatic transmission. As the
driving bug got into me, I decided to
continue this hobby with a more
nimble car. My car of choice was a
no brainer: an E46. With the help of
Tommy Ivic of Tier Car Care, I
purchased a 2005 M3 Coupe which
is now serving as my daily driver and
my track car. Although I have some
track driving experience, I knew that
the June event would be challenging

for me because I would have to
get acclimated to driving a car
almost 700lbs lighter and with
the
aforementioned
manual
transmission.
Second, due to the new health
and safety protocols shaped by
COVID-19, there was not going to be
in-car instruction for my run group.
In an HPDE event, the student drivers
are generally split into four distinct
groups based on their track

experience and their level of driving
skill. For the June event, the HPDE
committee decided to implement a
lead-follow method for all of the
run groups except the novice drivers.
In the lead-follow format, two
students were matched with an
instructor who led the session from
his/her car. The two students
followed the instructor and executed
the predetermined on-track exercises.
The thought of driving without an in-

(Below) A birdseye view of the skidpad - even wagons do it! Photo by Jack Raymond.

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