The BMW Performance Driving School is Taking on One Lap of America

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

The team from the BMW Performance Driving School will take on One Lap of America in a BMW M3 Competition Package sedan.

Partnering with BMW M Performance Parts, IHG Rewards Club and Continental Tire, the BMW Performance Driving School will depart from South Bend, Indiana on Saturday, May 6 to begin the seven day, 3,310-mile route that crosses 14 states and features Time Trials, Drag Racing, Skid Pad Car Control and long overnight transit stages.

Behind the wheel of the M3 will be two BMW Performance Center Driving Instructors, Michael Renner and Stephen Maguire. The two were the SSGT1 and Stock Touring Class winners in last year’s event, behind the wheel of a BMW M2. Renner also won the Truck/SUV and Stock Touring classes in 2015 driving a BMW X6 M.

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Along with the Competition Package that boosts performance to 444 horsepower, the BMW Performance Driving School M3 One Lap of America entry also has been equipped with the M Performance Coilover Suspension and the M Performance Lightweight Titanium Exhaust. Helping further reduce weight and improve aerodynamics are a carbon fiber front splitter, rear spoiler and mirror caps. Inside, there’s an M Performance Steering Wheel with Race Display and Shift Lights.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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