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Sun, Aug 28, 2022

MassTuning TrackFest (Aug 28, 2022) InstructorDay

Canaan Motor Club

About this event

Current instructors and advanced drivers only! This is an instructor development event!

MassTuning TrackFest 2022 Schedule: www.MSReg.com/TrackFest

MassTuning is inviting instructors and instructor candidates to attend a 2-day instructor development event, on Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th, at Canaan Motor Club. Over the two day event, attendees will receive 4+ hours of track time, participate in 2-3 hours of instructing activities and role playing, as well as interactive classroom sessions.

The purpose of this event is to provide MassTuning instructors with an opportunity to level-up their instructing skills, confidence, and experience. With a heavy demand on instructor availability at typical MassTuning events, this instructor development event intends to prepare attendees to help MT novice drivers get up to speed safely. Instructors attending the event should expect two full days of intensive driving, instructing, and learning.  

Attendees can expect to:

  • Drive on-track...
    • solo as an example for others
    • in lead-follow sessions with other MassTuning instructors
    • with another MassTuning instructor riding shotgun to roleplay never-ever students
  • Role Play student observation and instruction...
    • before a session
    • on-track
    • post-session
  • Learn and apply classroom content, including...
    • Strategies to stay safe while on-track 
    • How to listen, when to talk, and what to say
    • When to sign-off (or not)
  • Be observed driving from outside the car by other MassTuning instructors
  • Receive feedback on their driving...and be OK with that!

Attendees should bring their own car, fully prepped for two days of driving with virtually zero time for maintenance or repairs. Cars should be equipped with a passenger seat, properly mounted, ideally with equivalent seat belts and containment protection as the driver side. Finally, attendees are encouraged to bring video equipment, laptops, RAM or similar cell phone mounts, and headphones/earpieces for optional remote coaching experimentation at the end of Day 2.

Onsite camping is free but anyone interested must arrive between 5pm and 9pm.


 TrackFest Tech Form.pdf (paper copies will be available onsite)


Instructor Registration: $99/day

Advanced Driver Registration: $199/day


Saturday, August 27

  • 7:00am - 8:30am – Arrive, check-in, 'oh hey'
  • 8:30am - 9:00am – Mandatory Attendee Meeting
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm – Morning Rotation: attendees will be split up into 3 groups and will rotate between on-track driving, interactive paddock, and classroom sessions
    • Driving Session 1: warm-up
    • Paddock Session 1: having a great day with your student
    • Classroom Session 1: setting a purpose with your student
    • Driving Session 2: focus on vision
    • Paddock Session 2: external observationhead positioning
    • Classroom Session 2: turn-by-turn where/when to look
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm – Lunch and Learn: when and how to talk (or not)
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm – Afternoon Rotation: same rotation as the morning but different topics will be covered
    • Driving Session 3: stick to a planhit every apex
    • Paddock Session 3: external observationapex critiques
    • Classroom Session 3: "stick to the plan to stay safe"
    • Driving Session 4: take an instructor
    • Paddock Session 4: ride as an instructor communicate and stick to a plan
    • Classroom Session 4: sign-off or no-go
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm – Open Track, optional "office hours"
  • 5:00pm – Wrap-up: "what did you take away?"


Sunday, August 28

  • 7:00am - 8:30am – Arrive, check-in, 'oh hey again'
  • 8:30am - 9:00am – Mandatory Attendee Meeting
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm – Morning Rotation: same rotation as Day 1 but different topics will be covered
    • Driving Session 1: warm-up
    • Paddock Session 1: instructor safety gear and example vehicle inspection
    • Classroom Session 1: "are you really going to get in that thing?"
    • Driving Session 2: never-ever demonstration laps
    • Paddock Session 2: role play never-ever ride along
    • Classroom Session 2: the "never-ever"
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm – Lunch and Learn: "take care of yourself first"
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm – Role Play
    • Driving Session 3: role play demonstration of a safe but slow never-ever
    • Paddock Session 3: instruct the "never ever"
    • Classroom Session 3: "going faster, get out of the car"
  • 2:30pm - 4:00pm – Open Track, optional remote instruction experimentation
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm – Open Track, optional "office hours"
  • 5:00pm – Wrap-up: "what did you take away?"

Lastly if you'd like to socialize online about this event and other upcoming TrackFests, feel free to join us on Facebook!

Event requirements

Driver Requirements:

Valid driver's license and closed toe shoes are required. Short pants and short sleeve shirts are allowed.

Drivers must attend the morning driver's meeting. Make arrangements with the event organizer in advance if you absolutely can not make it.

Be alert and pay attention to all flaggers and track officials. If you do not, you will be sent off track. Repeat offenses will result in being ejected from the track.

Track Requirements:

If your car is considered to be too loud, you will be given a warning and asked to either make physical changes to your exhaust or your driving by upshifting earlier to keep RPMs low. This mostly applies to straight-piped, naturally aspirated cars. Silencer inserts can be purchased here: www.carchemistry.com/silencer-insert

If a mechanical failure occurs, in a safe manner pull off the driving line and pavement as quickly as possible.

Keep the facility clean. We operate on a carry in, carry out policy. You are responsible for all of your belongings and trash.

All spills must be cleaned IMMEDIATELY.

Canaan Motor Club

Canaan, NH
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