Sat, Mar 16, 2024

2024 WMC Novice School & Driver Skills Clinic

Keizer Volcanoes Stadium

About this event

Saturday March 16, 2024.  Charles Cope Memorial car control and autocross skills day with instruction.

Keizer Volcanoes Stadium Parking Lot

Please join us for our Annual Charles Cope Memorial Novice School and Driver Skills Clinic. 
The primary emphasis of the skills clinic is hands-on driving experience in a safe, closed-course environment.
Students will learn the driving skills required to reach the handling limits of their own car, then apply
those skills to an autocross course in the afternoon.  To maximize seat time and instruction time, we have a group
of veteran drivers who will instruct a maximum of 2 students each. 

Practice autocross features, limited worker assignments, multiple optional elements. Time only.  No scoring or championship season points will be awarded. 

Click the following link for the Event Flyer: 2024 Driver Skills Clinic Flyer.pdf

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Sign in and Vehicle Technical Inspection  7:30AM to 8:30AM, Drivers meeting and chalk talk 8:45AM. Rain or shine.  Additional accommodations will be made or refunds will be provided if there is snow or ice. We recommend you arrive by 8:00AM.  NOTE: For technical inspection, your car will be evaluated for safety.  No loose items inside the vehicle, seat belts in good working order, batteries in a secure mount (no bungees), no leaking fluids.  Additionally, in general, SUV's will not be allowed.  Vehicles need to have low center-of-gravity to reduce risk of rollover.  A good rule of thumb is that the vehicle must be wider at the tires than it is tall.  Less than 1:1 height to width ratio.

If you are uncertain if your vehicle will be allowed, send email to


40 Student maximum, Loaner safety equipment is available at no cost.

Drivers under 18 must be accompanied at sign in by parent or legal guardian, or bring a notarized release signed by parent or guardian.

Release of liability waiver form signature required. Volunteer to course work and/or instruct all day and get PM runs FREE! (space available) Lunch break will only be around a half hour and will depend on progress of students, we recommend to bring your own lunch, or use the nearby Keizer Station options.

Skills course teaches the dynamic benefits of chassis balance by driver input and optimizing grip. Maximizing braking and traction, limit of grip control. How to find “The Line” Emergency car control and braking. Basics of general high performance driving skills “At the Limit”. Autocross Tips and tricks to make your introduction to formal motor-sports more fun and productive. Avoid that “Sea of Cones” experience that intimidates new drivers. Learners permits are OK if parents are present, but course is not for pure beginners, we are not teaching basic driving.

Is it fast? YES!

Is it FUN? Absolutely!!

Limited openings for students so Sign up NOW.

The day starts with a short classroom-style discussion to introduce students to the basic car-control skills, followed by track time to practice those skills. There should be no more than 2 students per experienced instructor to maximize your one on one time.

Event requirements

Please fill out all the pages of your MSR registration, we are planning on using this for autocross, hill climb and other functions. make sure your email is kept current as you will not be spammed, but all future WMC event information will be emailed to any who have us on their club list.


SAFETY: You must wear an approved helmet (Snell M2010 or SA2010 or newer) in order to participate. Some loaner helmets are available, but there are not enough for everyone.  If you own or have access to a legal helmet, please bring it. Shoes are also required (no sandals, open toe shoes). Your car MUST be equipped with seatbelts and be in good working order (brakes, tires, etc.). No studded or temporary use tires. No loose objects in the car. No loose or bungee corded batteries, solid mount only. Noises restrictions are in place for this event, set at 92db @ 50 feet.




Entries (8)

Ken Andrew
Ron Robertson
Mike Ihlenfeldt
Zach Dunagan
Patrick Mahoney
Karin Hamlin
Dennis Weatherly
Ryan McPartlin

Keizer Volcanoes Stadium

Keizer, OR


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2024 WMC Novice School & Driver Skills Clinic

Sat, Mar 16, 2024