Advance to Racing

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Safety
30-year injury-free safety record
Location
Just outside Toronto
Short Name
AR
Duration
Two days
Track
Advanced configuration at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Driver Development Centre
Starting Times
8:00 AM
Finish Times
Approximately Day 1: 5:00 PM - Day 2: 5:00 PM
(Please note: this is a very approximate estimate due to so many unforcastable variables involved in activities such as this.)
Requirements
Graduate of a school that included a day of open lapping in a formula car.
We reserve the right to qualify enrollment.
Over 6'4" / 275 lbs or have unusual body proportions? You may still fit. See fitment details.
Price
$2895 CDN
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Amenities
Professional facility
Catered lunch in air conditioned tower
All safety equipment provided

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All The Details

Introduction Schedule You will drive 2008 Van Diemen Formula cars... ...here at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Driver Development Centre Damage Responsibility

Introduction

Truly industry-leading wheel-to-wheel race training. Please compare (especially day 2) with any other race license school on the continent! Between sessions, drivers will enjoy the air conditioned 2nd floor Observation Lounge of the new Corporate Event Centre.

CASC and SCCA Race Licenses. Our courses meet or exceed the highest standards of these sanctioning bodies. Successful graduates can immediately apply for CASC or SCCA Regional Licensing. We are also accredited for further advancement towards ASN National or SCCA Pro Licenses.

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Schedule

Activities:
Track Walk
Rain Line And Corner Combination Class
One 15-minute Lead Follow Lapping Session
Personal Critique From Instructor
One "Pass the Pace Car" with some open Lapping Session
Personal Critique From Instructor
Lunch (Provided)
One "Pass the Pace Car" with some open Lapping Session
Personal Critique From Instuctor
Open Lapping
Personal Critique From Instuctor
Open Lapping
Personal Critique From Instructor

Your day starts with passing-by the instructor and enjoying some open lapping in 5, 15-minute sessions. Driving activity progresses for a huge 75 minutes of critiqued Lapping Practice with transponder timing. Particular attention is focused on the management of your level of performance inside the car utilizing a variety of training methods. The goal will be safe, consistant and accurate speed!

Activities:
Class on Race Passes
Demo on Race Passes
Race Passing Exercises (Session 1)
Race Passing Exercises (Session 2)
Lapping Session with Race Passing (Session 3)
Critique
Lunch (provided)
Race Starts Class
Race Starts Exercise (Session 4)
Practice Race Meeting
20-Minute Practice Race (Session 5)
Critique
Graduation Celebration

Race Training Day! This is what it's all about! You will practice the fundamentals of race passes, rolling 'side by side' starts, risk management in race traffic and race strategy. Check this out: during starts practice and the practice race, your coach will be in a race car dog fighting wheel-to-wheel with you. Neither of you will miss a single training element. Compare this true racing training to other schools!

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You will drive 2008 Van Diemen Formula cars...

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You will love driving our fleet of modern Van Diemen Formula cars! Everything from their incredible handling and acceleration to their amazing braking capabilities will entice you to want to push yourself and the car to greater heights each and every session. They're a dream come true! [read more]

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...here at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Driver Development Centre

NEW STARTING IN 2014! Purpose-built training track designed from the ground up expressly for driver development. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park owners Carlo Fidani and Ron Fellows have totally revamped the Driver Development Centre! In contrast to our previous 1.7km track length, the new track offers two configurations of 2.2km (intermediate) and 2.9km (advanced).

See our satellite overlay photo, track map and more on our Canadian Tire Motorsport Park page.

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Damage Responsibility

Should a race car be damaged, drivers are only responsible for up to $1900 CDN in any single incident. Considering the potential of some damage, it is only fair that drivers have this minor amount 'on the line'. This is really a bonus! Consider that the next time you get in a race car, you may not enjoy this consideration and might be accountable for the entire cost of the race car!

Compare other schools. Remember, the safety of the track is an integral function of the probability of a crash and the extent of damage. Compare facilities! Compare walls and guardrails! There is no driver damage responsibility for damage clearly resulting from mechanical failure!

Drivers are only responsible for a very small portion of the car's value in this course. Data from our recent history (2012, 2013 and 2014) indicates that after thousands of race car laps, there were no chargeable damages.

Wheels Off Fines

While there are many advantages to a driver development track that doesn't contain the 120 mph sweepers, walls & guardrails of Pro Tracks, one of the deterrents can be the comfort / safety level. Some of the more aggressive drivers may feel comfortable with exceeding their capabilities, and thus they may slide off the track.

These seemingly innocent slides through the dirt & rocks eventually require additional maintenance. For 24 years it's been our philosophy that the clean drivers shouldn't share in the cost of this unnecessary / extra maintenance. Thus, only the drivers who choose to exceed their capabilities & skid all 4 wheels off the track are asked to pay towards the maintaining of the fleet.

  • Day 1: First two are not charged, then if a driver loses control to the point of going all 4 wheels off, the charge will be $200 CDN each.
  • Day 2: Again the first two are not charged, then if a driver loses control to the point of going all 4 wheels off, the charge will be $200 CDN each.

We hope you won't be overly concerned about the above, since the drivers themselves are in control of these occurrences. Most participants still enjoy spirited driving without needing to be spinning out repetitiously to have fun!

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Mechanic / Racing Courses enrollment available.
3½-month and 7-month programs
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• 30-year injury-free safety record!
• New purpose-built track and Event Centre in 2014!
• Very few race car damage bills, history provided!
Shouldn't you be getting what you want?

Phone
(905) 983-1114
Off-Season: Tue-Thu 9am-4pm
Fax
(905) 983-1004
Mail
Bridgestone Racing Academy
Box 373
Pontypool, ON   L0A 1K0
Canada
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