Executive Summary Printable Advanced Courses
- 31-year injury-free safety record
- Just outside Toronto
- Short Name
- One day
- Both Intermediate and Advanced configurations at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Driver Development Centre
- Starting Times
- 8:00 AM
- Finish Times
- Approximately 5:00 PM
(Please note: this is a very approximate estimate due to so many unforcastable variables involved in activities such as this.)
- Graduation from our 3-day Race License Course (Wheel-to-Wheel Racing), graduation from our 2-day Advance to Racing course, or similar qualifications (such as school series racing).
We reserve the right to qualify enrollment.
Over 6'4" / 275 lbs or have unusual body proportions? You may still fit. See fitment details.
- $2595 CDN + 13% sales tax
View Dates / Register Online
- Professional facility
All safety equipment provided
All The Details
So you're a Grad of our 3-day school and you absolutely loved racing against your coach and the other students, but you find multi-day events too long and the price too steep...
Primarily designed for the racer that doesn't have a lot of time to spare, appreciates the advantage of "arrive and drive" racing and doesn't want the stress of running for points.
Two coached practice lapping sessions (each session is a full 15 minutes from the green until the checkered with transponder timing and a corner-by-corner critique done one-on-one with your coach after every session) are followed by a 15-minute qualifying session and a 20-minute race with podium celebration and then another 15-minute qualifying session and a 20-minute race with podium celebration!
Damage responsibility is limited to only $3900 CDN and the entry fee is only $2595 CDN! All this in our Van Diemen Formula Cars!
|Lapping (Session 1)|
|Lapping (Session 2)|
|Qualify for Race 1|
|Race 1 (20 minutes)|
|Qualify for Race 2|
|Race 2 (20 minutes)|
|Podiums for both races|
After a re-familiarization class, the Instructors will take you on a track drive-around in preparation for your first of two lapping sessions. At the end of each lapping session, the instructors will provide personal corner-by-corner critiquing. Your qualifying sessions are followed by critiquing tips, the races are followed by podium celebrations!
Who else offers this custom designed, interim racing step for your safety and comfort? Compare!
You will drive 2008 Van Diemen Formula cars...
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]
...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.
We provide the opportunity for our customers to be responsible for only a very small portion of the car's value in this course. (The “all in” investment of each of our Van Diemen race cars is $72,000.) Data from our recent history (2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) indicates that after thousands of race car laps, there was only one chargeable damage of $107.
Our automatic damage responsibility amount is $10,000 CDN. (A $5000 deposit is acquired at your onsite registration for your course when you arrive.)
By choosing our Academy, you can enjoy a very low Damage Responsibility Reduction Fee of $345 CDN + 13% sales tax to lower your maximum (per occurrence, even though damages are very rare) to only $3400 CDN! (A $2400 deposit is acquired at your onsite registration for your course when you arrive.)
Should a race car be damaged, drivers are only responsible for up to the amount indicated above 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 racecar, you may not enjoy this consideration and might be accountable for the entire cost of the race car!
Compare with other schools and their offers (if any!) of limiting damage responsibility. 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!
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. The first 3 off-track occurrences are charged $200 CDN each, then if a driver again loses control to the point of going all 4 wheels off, the charge will be $300 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!