Category: Driving Events

Tire Rack Street Survival April 28th, 8:30AM-4:30PM at DMACC in Ankeny

The primary emphasis of the Tire Rack Street Survival® is a “hands-on” driving experience in real-world situations! We use your own car to teach you about its handling limits and how you can control them. The students will become more observant of the traffic situation they find themselves in. They will learn to look far enough ahead to anticipate unwise actions of other drivers. As the students master the application of physics to drive their cars, they will make fewer unwise driving actions themselves. They will understand why they should always wear their own seatbelts, and why they should insist that their passengers wear seatbelts, too.

It’s about more than driving – it’s about LIVING!

Three parents, including Scott Goodyear, former Indy Car Champion, share their perspectives in this video.

All Schools $125.

See our FAQ page at:

Any questions after reviewing the FAQ page call Bill Wade, National Program Director, @ 502-649-4871 (8 am – 8 pm EST)


Des Moines Area Community College

Location: 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.

Ankeny, IA 50023


Spring Drive 2024, April 13th – Williamsburg Start

Spring Drive 2024, April 13th

It’s time to kick off 2024 with the first official group drive. The drive will be approximately 190 miles from meeting point round trip, and last around 4.5 hours with lunch and breaks. The drive will loop around the southeast central part of the Iowa.

Des Moines/Central Iowa area drivers will meet the Eastern Iowa drivers at Tanger Outlet Mall, Williamsburg (I-80 exit 220) 9:30-10:00 on the Northwest corner of the mall by Lee/Wrangler Clearance Center store parking lot. There will be a short driver’s meeting prior to the drive.
Two gas stations with Premium gas, restrooms, and snacks/drinks are available at entrance to the mall. Please use, if needed, prior to drive. Restrooms also available on East side of outlet mall.

10:00am: Depart parking lot for Ottumwa, ETA 90 minutes.

Lunch at Bubba – Q’s BBQ & Steakhouse, Ottumwa. Restaurant services BBQ, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, tacos, salads, pastas, loaded baked potato, Gluten Free options available. Breakfast served all day.

Drive continues to Pella where we will park around the city square and gather for a group photo op. Following photo, group may break up with Des Moines/central Iowa group heading back west while Eastern Iowa group continues east back to Williamsburg outlet mall.
Please sign-up prior to the drive. ZSCCA members sign up online at Neon 1.

BMWCCA members sign up via Track Rabbit – Registration Link

Any questions contact: Warren Byerly, 319-360-7567,

Postponed – Flat Out Classic X – April 19 thru 21 at Hedge Hollow Raceway

This event has been postponed.  When more information is available we will update this posting

Flat Out Classic X- Fri. Apr. 19, 2024 @ 6:00 AM – Sun. Apr. 21, 2024 @ 4:00 PM CT

Organizer: BMW CCA Heartland Chapter

Sanctioned/Sponsored by: Chicane Motorsports

Location: Hedge Hollow Raceway

BMW CCA driving schools are designed to teach drivers how to safely improve their driving abilities and explore their cars’ capabilities. Students, using their own cars, get one-on-one instruction from experienced instructors. Our overriding emphasis is on safety, and safely learning how to control the car in emergency and higher performance conditions. The school is conducted on a paved, closed, and controlled course to minimize risk to persons and equipment. HPDE instruction is not a racing school, practice or preparation for racing, and it is not a timed, competitive event or speed contest. Even though we try to minimize risk, there is an inherent risk of damage to your car and injury to yourself. Please be certain that you are willing to accept this risk before registering for the school.

Registration Link

Hot Times in the Summer-Time Drive July 15 update registration link

Join us July 15th for our Iowa Zoomin’ Z’s and Iowa Chapter BMW CCA – Summer Central Iowa Drive. It will be fun and exciting!

We will meet at BMW of Des Moines at 9:00 for check in and driver’s meeting, then we will hit the road at 9:30. We will see some of the Bridges of Madison County along the way, with a lunch stop in Pella before heading back to Des Moines by 2:00. Register on either club’s website so we have a headcount.

Registration is required to attend events and paid members of the ZSCCA and the Iowa Chapter BMW CCA are welcome to attend.

The Iowa Chapter BMW CCA has a MotorsportReg registration page setup here: for anyone (ZSCCA and the Iowa Chapter BMW CCA members) who might be attending.  Registration deadline is July 14, at 6:00 pm.

April “East Meets West” Spring Drive Saturday, April 15

On April 15, the Iowa Chapter of BMW CCA and the Iowa Zoomin’ Z’s will co-host a fun spring drive.

The East group will meet at 9:15 at Fleet Farm Store in Cedar Rapids (4650 Cross Point Blvd NE), have a short drivers meeting and hit the road at 9:45 for a 2 hour drive on the back roads of eastern Iowa, meeting the West group for lunch at Legends American Grill in Marshalltown (2902 South Center St). Following lunch, we will take another scenic 2-hour drive back to Cedar Rapids.

The West group will meet at 9:00 at BMW of Des Moines (9631 Hickman Rd, Urbandale) to start an adventurous drive to our lunch rendezvous with the East group in Marshalltown. The round-trip drive will take roads most of us have never been on.

The East group is led by Warren Byerly (319-360-7567, and the West group by Chip Nelson (515-822-1627, Be sure to sign up today for the drive with either sponsoring group.

You can make the check-in process a bit easier on event day too – complete your liability waivers ahead of time at This is an online system that BMW CCA provides for chapter use. It will have both adult and minor waivers.

Tire Rack Street Survival® school Volunteer Registration – April 30

Street Survival is a community service effort, aimed at teaching teen drivers much more about car control than they ever had the opportunity to see in Drivers’ Education.

Our volunteers serve as in-car instructors, course workers, and other event staff.  Please come on out and give us a hand in helping teens to be better drivers!  The life you save may be one of theirs – or yours.  Volunteer Registration Link


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