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Auto-X 101 Sept 28th, 2013


UBC Sports Car Club

Saturday, September 28, 2013
UBC Sports Car Club, Vancouver, BC

Registration closed September 27, 2013 8:59 PM on September 27, 2013 8:59 PM PDT Registration ends September 27, 2013 8:59 PM on September 27, 2013 8:59 PM PDT Registration opens August 30, 2013 12:00 AM on August 30, 2013 12:00 AM PDT Registration runs from August 30, 2013 12:00 AM to September 27, 2013 8:59 PM

What is AutoX 101?

UBCSCC is proud to (re)introduce our entry level drivers training program. AutoX 101 is the first class in our AutoX series and focuses on the fundamentals of the sport. It will provide students with the building blocks that comprise each future AutoX they attend. AutoX 101 is tailored towards drivers who are new to the sport - previous experience is NOT necessary. With a high instructor to student ratio, students can be assured they receive the one on one attention that will maximize the value of the school. 

Important Details

We will be accepting a maximum of 22 entrants, closer to the date we will accept non-novice drivers wishing to have a little more seat time. If you are not a current UBCSCC member, you will need to join before you can take this school; daily memberships are available via MSR. You are also responsible to make sure your car passes tech; if your car does not pass tech, you will not be eligible for the school and no refunds will be given. Tech requirements can be found on our 'FAQ' page located here. Please note tech inspection will close at 8:30am sharp, please ensure you and your car are on-site by no later than 8am to ensure you have adequate time to prepare your car. Just like the regular events, wearing a helmet will be mandatory - if you choose to bring your own, please make sure it is either Snell M2005+ or SA2005+ rated. If you do not have your own helmet, we do have some loaners available.

There will be a lunch break in the middle of the day. You are welcome to bring a lunch or go off-site to get food.

Course Outline

If there is one tried and true lesson to take away from any racing school, regardless of discipline it is the concept of looking ahead. For that reason, all elements ofAutox 101 will have a central focus to help students remember to keep their eyes up. At the end of the school, if there is only one lesson that is retained, looking ahead will allow all other skills to follow. With that in mind the day will break down as follows:

After tech, check-in and a guided course walk, students will be given an opportunity to take 3 runs of the course to get a feel for their car, their skill and the day ahead. Instructors will be on hand to ride with students throughout this process and take notes to the specific needs of each person. Not only will this exercise give instructors the opportunity to understand each student’s driving habits, but it will also provide a baseline run from which to gauge improvement throughout the day.

After the completion of the baseline runs, students will be divided among pairs of instructors. Our wide range of skilled instructors will ensure students have the opportunity to learn from a driving specialist with a unique and often first hand understanding of the student’s vehicle. Once divided, it will be time to hit the elements.

In the G-circle students will learn the individual handling characteristics of their cars. Once the balanced limits have been established, students will learn how throttle input can decrease and increase grip. The sweeper will be the first opportunity to apply the looking ahead mantra and both an increasing and decreasing exit sweeper will be explored. This will be the chance to learn braking, turn in point, apex, throttle application and exit and instructors will run through each concept so driving skill is not lost to driving semantics. In the offset gates lesson, students will again learn first hand the benefits of looking ahead as well as find the limits of their cars transitional grip. Finally the slalom will provide the opportunity to find rhythm and pace in each car as well as include a looking ahead test. With each of these skill practiced, practiced again and practiced a little more final runs will close out the afternoon.

In this last section of Autox 101, students will be given a chance to put their lessons to work on a reassembled course from the morning. With instructors riding along and helping each student to find maximum speed the entire days lesson will culminate in a battle for most improved run of the day.

Hope to see you all out!

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UBC Sports Car Club
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