Lapping Practice

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30-year injury-free safety record
Just outside Toronto
Short Name
Half day, Full day
Intermediate and/or Advanced configurations at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Driver Development Centre
Starting Times
8:00 AM, 12:30 PM
Finish Times
Approximately 5:00 PM, 12:00 PM
(Please note: this is a very approximate estimate due to so many unforcastable variables involved in activities such as this.)
Graduation from our 2-day Learn to Lap course, graduation from most 3-day race school courses, or similar qualifications.
We reserve the right to qualify enrollment.
Over 6'4" / 275 lbs or have unusual body proportions? You may still fit. See fitment details.
$895-1795 CDN
View Dates / Register Online (Full Lapping Day - Full day - 8:00 AM start - $1795 CDN)
View Dates / Register Online (Morning Lapping Day - Half day - 8:00 AM start - $895 CDN)
View Dates / Register Online (Afternoon Lapping Day - Half day - 12:30 PM start - $1295 CDN)
Professional facility
All safety equipment provided

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


Morning, afternoon and full day lapping events. 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.

Lapping Sessions Included:

  • Full Lapping Day - 5 sessions ($1795 CDN)
  • Morning Lapping Day / Half day - 2 sessions ($895 CDN)
  • Afternoon Lapping Day / Half day - 3 sessions ($1295 CDN)

Other features include corner workers, ambulance service and pit crew service to belt you in, clean your visor, and adjust your brake pedal, seat and gear lever!

Common items focused on include advanced braking, risk management, better racing lines and faster corner exits.

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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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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 $2400 CDN in any single incident. Considering 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 be accountable for the entire cost of the race car!

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 only 2 chargeable damages: $1373 and $1024.

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!

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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!
• Very few race car damage bills, history provided!
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(905) 983-1114
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
(905) 983-1004
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Box 373
Pontypool, ON   L0A 1K0
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