Allegheny Chapter

The Allegheny Chapter of the BMW Car Club

Allegheny Chapter is going to the Races!

The weekend of May 3 to 5 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio is the Acura Sports Car Challenge which features the IMSA racing Series and the BMW GT LeMans M8’s. The Allegheny Chapter is working on securing tickets for the races. All who join us have the option of caravanning together to and from the track. Plans are still in development but the goal is to offer various options:

  • Option One: 1 Weekend general admission pass, infield car corral parking, access to the super pavilion, catered lunch, private lounge, cash bar. $165
  • Option Two: 1 weekend general admission pass, infield parking, $105.
  • Option Three: 1 weekend grandstand pass, infield parking $115

The paddocks are open to all, which is a nice option. Bobby Rahal BMW of South Hills is working on a meet and greet with Team RHLL and get a up close view of the M8 GT Lemans Race cars in the paddocks. This will be a limited opportunity.

This event is in the development and options may change depending on group discounts. Please be aware that no arrangements are being made for accommodations on Saturday night. If you are planning on going for the weekend you will need to secure your own hotel.

The Acura Sports Car Challenge host the IMSA series which consist of 4 different races throughout the day. They are the Weathertech Sports Car Championship, the Michelin Pilot challenge, The Prototype Challenge and the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge.

IMSA’s flagship series the Weathertech Sports Car Championship competes at 12 of North America’s leading sports car venues. The competition takes place in four classes – Daytona Prototype International, Le Mans Prototype 2, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona – and brings together renowned drivers with leading manufacturers for some of the world’s biggest sports car events, such as the Rolex 24 At Daytona and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Information about the IMSA Racing Series can be found at https://www.imsa.com/.

We need to get an accurate count of those who are interested. Please email Jeff Taylor or Chris Williams at bmw.drivingevents.allegheny@gmail.com by April 7.