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Autocross School

Motorsport Club of Ottawa

Friday, Jun 5 — Saturday, Jun 6, 2015
Lot 9 - Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Ontario

Registration closed June 3, 2015 6:00 PM on June 3, 2015 6:00 PM EDT Registration ends June 3, 2015 6:00 PM on June 3, 2015 6:00 PM EDT Registration opens May 5, 2015 12:00 AM on May 5, 2015 12:00 AM EDT Registration runs from May 5, 2015 12:00 AM to June 3, 2015 6:00 PM

For Beginners & Veterans Alike

The Autocross School offers something for everyone:

  • For those new to performance driving: start with a solid foundation of driving basics like proper driver position, vision, and smoothness; learn how you and your car behave at the limit as you navigate a number of course elements like slaloms and “bus stops”
  • For those starting their autocross careers: reinforce what you already know, maximize the value you get from course walks, speed up your process for finding the best line, push yourself farther, and get yourself closer to finding your car’s limits
  • For veterans: find the last hundredth of a second through the opportunity to try multiple approaches to the same elements throughout the day while getting feedback from podium and championship winning autocrossers

Student Count is Limited to 40.

Course Schedule

The school is delivered in two parts:

Classroom Session:

  • Date & Time: June 5 from 7:00PM to 9:30PM
  • Location: Salon B/C, Best Western PLUS Ottawa/Kanata Hotel & Conference Centre 1876 Robertson  Road, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 5B8, 613.828.2744,                
  • Refreshments will be served

In-Car Session:

  • Date & Time: June 6 from 8:30AM to 4:00PM
  • Location: Lot 9, Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Drive, Ottawa, ON

Course Outline

Classroom session focused on:

  • Terminology
  • Basic car preparation (safety)
  • Marshaling
  • Proper driver and hand position
  • Vehicle dynamics
  • Autocross elements
  • Course reading and course walks
  • Mental planning and preparedness
  • Creating and updating your plan of attack
  • Think ahead to be ahead

In-car session (full day, rain or shine) focused on putting the theory from the classroom portion into use through actual course walks and timed (but non-competitive) runs through an autocross course, with instructor support.

  • 8:30AM: Drivers' meeting and marshaling tutorial
  • 9:00AM: Course walks
  • 10:00AM: In-car session
  • 12:00PM: Lunch break
  • 1:00PM: In-car session
  • 4:00PM: Wrap-up & feedback

Notes for Autocross Veterans

While the school is open to all, preference will be given to those starting their autocross careers. If you have more than two seasons of autocross or the equivalent of 20 events or more under your belt, please indicate that you are a "Veteran" when registering. You'll be placed on a waiting list until May 24, at which point empty slots will be filled based on the date you registered, so you'll still want to get your name in quickly. Of course, you will not be charged until your registration is fully confirmed.

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Lot 9 - Canadian Tire Centre
Location Ottawa, Ontario
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