On Saturday, May 11, 2013, BMW Performance Driving Instructor and race car driver Johan Schwartz will attempt to beat the Guinness Book of World Record for the world's longest drift while driving one of the BMW Performance Center M5 school cars. His attempt will occur on the BMW skid pad, the same skid pad used to teach skid control at the BMW Performance Center. The stock M5 that Schwartz will drive is used to teach students how to control a skid and how to drive a car properly both in terms of performance and defensive driving.
Johan will try to best the current record of 11,180 meters (almost 6.95 miles), set by Abdo Feghali on February 15th, 2013 at the Yas Marina Circuit. Johan's goal is to beat that recording with one that will stand for a long time.
Fans can help Schwartz and BMW beat the record and collect money for the BMW Pro-Am charity. Go online to learn more about the BMW Performance Center and how to donate to the BMW Pro-Am charity.
$18k has been collected for the BMW Charity Pro-Am so far! Come watch live, admission is free. Performance Center during the world record attempt on May 11th. Spectators can drive the new M6, go off-road in the X5, and get a hot lap with an instructor. $20/activity and all proceeds go to charity.
Free Spectator Event
This is a free event to attend and watch.
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2013 BMW Charity
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