After an awesome Lamborghini event on Friday, how did we top off our weekend? With a BMW M track day at Thermal Race Club on Sunday of course! New Century BMW was kind enough to sponsor a day of M Performance School driving and we were glad to get a chance to properly test out the newest BMW M models.
The day started with some lead-follow track time, pushing the new F80 M3 to it’s limits. The next event, which was easily the most amount of childish fun we’ve had in a long time was the F82 M4 drag racing. Old friends became instant rivals as M4’s tore up the track to earn top bragging rights.
For the third course, we were given some track time in the M235i, the X5M and the X6M. We had a blast getting familiar with the driving dynamics of each and were admittedly surprised by how capable the X series cars are. The fourth event of the day was a competitive autocross course in the F80 M3. There we no friends here, just lap times and more bragging rights.
And finally for dessert, we got the privilege of hot-lapping the F80 M3 with our racing instructors. All we can say is that it was a true blast to have a professional show us just what the new M3 can do, from holding insane angles of drift to crazy speeds in the straights, it was an unforgettable experience. We want to thank New Century BMW for hosting a great event, our instructors from BMW M Performance School for improving our skills and showing us how it’s done, and our M Club LA members that came out had a blast!
This summer is off to a fun start!