Defensive Driving: Honda Teen Defensive Driving Program

Participant must have a valid state issued temporary permit or valid driver's license to enroll. Parent/guardian must sign a waiver for participant under the age of 18.

Parents are welcome to enroll in the program with teenager or stay and watch throughout the day of the program. Guest lunches are $8 each.

All participants, or their parent or guardian, are required to sign a liability waiver if using a school car. This waiver states, in the event of damage to the vehicle, you would be responsible for up to $1,500 in damages.

Defensive Driving: Fleet Training

Participants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license to enroll.

All participants using school vehicles are required to sign a liability waiver stating, in the event of damages to the vehicle, you would be responsible for up to $1,500 in damages.

High Performance: Acura High Performance Course

Must have a valid driver's license.

Must be at least 18 years of age or have completed our Honda Teen Defensive Driving Program

All participants must sign a liability waiver when using a school car. This waiver states, in the event of damage to the vehicle, you would be responsible for up to $3500 in damages.

All drivers should dress for the weather and must have closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops). Helmets must be worn while on track. The Mid-Ohio School has a limited supply of helmets that can be used at no additional charge but if you have your own, please bring it.

Using your street car for a class? The Mid-Ohio School recommends the following for all on-track programs:
Personal vehicles will be required to have, at a minimum, working factory installed restraint systems (working seat belts) or the equivalent. Tires should have at least 3/32 tread or be DOT approved race tires. Brake pads should be less than ¼ used, performance brake pads recommended. No visible fluid leaks. No convertibles unless equipped with proper roll-over protection. No SUV's, vans or trucks permitted. Loaner helmets are available at the track.

Suggested maintenance to perform prior to arrival:

  • Torque wheels to recommended specs
  • Check/adjust tire pressure
  • Flush brake fluid system
  • Bring extra brake fluid and motor oil
  • Bring a tire gauge; air is available at track


Upon arrival:

  • Remove all loose items from vehicle
  • Check tire pressure often during the day
  • Re-torque wheels after one or two track sessions

 Open Test and Tune

Participants must use their personal street-legal vehicle.

Drivers must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license.

All drivers must complete The Mid-Ohio School's Damage to Participant Vehicle Waiver form.

All drivers should dress for the weather and must have closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops). Helmets must be worn while on track. Participants must provide their own helmets.

The Mid-Ohio School recommends the following for all on-track programs:
Personal vehicles will be required to have, at a minimum, working factory installed restraint systems (working seat belts) or the equivalent. Tires should have at least 3/32 tread or be DOT approved race tires. Brake pads should be less than ¼ used, performance brake pads recommended. No visible fluid leaks. Convertibles are permitted in our Open Track Time - Limited Speed Lead/Follow Lapping Sessions only. No convertibles in Open Track Time - Open Lapping Sessions unless equipped with proper aftermarket roll cage or a removable hardtop. No SUV's, vans or trucks permitted. Participants must provide their own helmets.

Suggested maintenance to perform prior to arrival:

  • Torque wheels to recommended specs
  • Check/adjust tire pressure
  • Flush brake fluid system
  • Bring extra brake fluid and motor oil
  • Bring a tire gauge; air is available at track


Upon arrival:

  • Remove all loose items from vehicle
  • Check tire pressure often during the day
  • Re-torque wheels after one or two track sessions

Racing Programs: Acura Racing School

Participants must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license to enroll.

All participants using a school vehicle are required to sign a liability waiver that states, in the event of damages to the vehicle, you would be responsible for up to $3500 in damages on day one, up to $6,750 in damages on day two and up to $6,750 in damages on day three.

All drivers should dress for the weather and must have closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops). Helmets must be worn while on track. The Mid-Ohio School has a limited supply of helmets that can be used at no additional charge but if you have your own, please bring it.

Using your street car for a class? The Mid-Ohio School recommends the following for all on-track programs:
Personal vehicles will be required to have, at a minimum, working factory installed restraint systems (working seat belts) or the equivalent. Tires should have at least 3/32 tread or be DOT approved race tires. Brake pads should be less than ¼ used, performance brake pads recommended. No visible fluid leaks. No convertibles permitted on Day 2 or Day 3 unless equipped with proper aftermarket roll cage or removable hardtop. No SUV's, vans or trucks permitted.

Suggested maintenance to perform prior to arrival:

  • Torque wheels to recommended specs
  • Check/adjust tire pressure
  • Flush brake fluid system
  • Bring extra brake fluid and motor oil
  • Bring a tire gauge; air is available at track


Upon arrival:

  • Remove all loose items from vehicle
  • Check tire pressure often during the day
  • Re-torque wheels after one or two track sessions

Lapping Program

Must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license to enroll.

Must have completed our Acura Advanced High Performance Course, The Acura Racing School, or another approved driving program with similar skill sets to enroll. This must have been done within the past 2 years.

  • If you have not completed our Acura Advanced High Performance Course or The Acura Racing School you will need to send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and give complete details of any other driving programs and skill sets you have completed so that a determination can be made regarding your eligibility for this program.


Holding a racing license through NASA, SCCA, PCA BMWCCA or another eligible racing organization is not required for participants.

Open to professional racer with previous experience running at Mid-Ohio.

All participants using a school vehicle must sign a liability waiver that states, in the event of damage to the vehicle, you would be responsible for up to $6,750 in damages.

All drivers should dress for the weather and must have closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops). Helmets must be worn while on track. The Mid-Ohio School has a limited supply of helmets that can be used at no additional charge but if you have your own, please bring it.

Using your street car for a class? The Mid-Ohio School recommends the following for all on-track programs:
Personal vehicles will be required to have, at a minimum, working factory installed restraint systems (working seat belts) or the equivalent. Tires should have at least 3/32 tread or be DOT approved race tires. Brake pads should be less than ¼ used, performance brake pads recommended. No visible fluid leaks. No convertibles unless equipped with proper aftermarket roll cage or a removable hardtop. No SUV's, vans or trucks permitted.

Suggested maintenance to perform prior to arrival:

  • Torque wheels to recommended specs
  • Check/adjust tire pressure
  • Flush brake fluid system
  • Bring extra brake fluid and motor oil
  • Bring a tire gauge; air is available at track


Upon arrival:

  • Remove all loose items from vehicle
  • Check tire pressure often during the day
  • Re-torque wheels after one or two track sessions

Open Test and Tune: Race Cars

Participants must use own race car.

All drivers must complete The Mid-Ohio School's Damage to Participant Vehicle Waiver form.

Driver Eligibility
All drivers must present proof of a current SCCA, NASA Competition or HPDE4 license, Professional Sports Car Racing, VSCDA, SVRA, Vintage National License, RCCA, Pro-Rally, NASCAR, CART, FIA, EMRA, car club competition license or CASC license. Certificates documenting the completion of a racing course from an accredited driving school within the past 12 months may also be accepted.

Racing Programs: Coaching Programs

Participants should have a competition license or participate in club racing.

If using The Mid-Ohio School vehicle for your coaching program, the participant would be required to sign a liability waiver stating, in the event of damage to the vehicle, the participant would be responsible for up to $6,750 in damages.

Motorcycles: Performance Track Riding

Bike Preparation

  • All bikes MUST pass technical inspection prior to being permitted on to the track. It is the sole responsibility of the rider to ensure their bike meets these requirements. If a bike fails tech inspection, it may be presented for re-inspection at any time. If a bike is involved in a crash it must be re-inspected prior to being permitted on to the track. No refunds will be made for bikes, which fail to pass tech inspection.
  • All bikes must be prepared to endure high speeds on track. All parts must be fastened securely and adjusted correctly.
  • All fuel, coolant, hydraulic and lubrication systems must be fluid tight (see below for additional information for Advanced and Intermediate bikes).
  • Tires must be in good condition, without signs of excessive wear. Tire valves must have caps. Wheel weights must be taped.
  • Brakes must be in good working order with a minimum of 1.5mm of pad remaining. Discs must not be excessively worn or loose.
  • All bikes must have a functioning, well-marked engine cut-off switch on the handlebar near the right hand grip.
  • Throttles must operate smoothly and be self-closing.
  • Any glass or plastic lenses must be taped completely. Mirrors and turn indicators are permitted in the NOVICE GROUP ONLY. All others must be removed.
  • Center stands are NOT permitted in the ADVANCED and INTERMEDIATE GROUPS and we recommend removing them for the NOVICE GROUP.
  • ADVANCED and INTERMEDIATE GROUP bikes must use a non-ethylene glycol coolant. Water and/or water wetter, or propylene glycol solutions such as Evans, Engine Ice, Liquid Performance, or 7th gear, are permitted.
  • ADVANCED and INTERMEDIATE GROUP bikes must have oil drain plugs, oil filler caps, and oil filters secured. We recommend safety wire, but will accept application of RTV silicone to the fitting.
  • It is recommended that any filler/drain for any fluid system be secured. Fluid leaks on the track shorten everyone’s day.
  • License plates must have bolts taped or be removed.
  • The following oil filters are NOT permitted: K&N, High Flow, and Vortex


Rider Gear Requirements

  • All riders must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license.
  • All riders must wear a damage-free full-face helmet with a properly fitted face shield. DOT certification is a minimum requirement; SNELL, ECE, or other enhanced certification is recommended. Modular (flip-up) helmets are permitted in NOVICE GROUP only.
  • All riders must wear full-finger gauntlet style gloves.
  • All riders must wear sturdy over the ankle boots.
  • All riders must wear one or two-piece suits with substantial reinforcement and padding in critical areas (knees, elbows, shoulders, and back at a minimum.)
  • ADVANCED and INTERMEDIATE GROUP riders must wear one or two piece leather suits designed for motorcycle use. Two-piece leathers must provide substantial attachment between jacket and pants.
  • NOVICE GROUP riders must wear one or two piece leather or textile suits. It is recommended that two-piece suits provide attachment between jacket and pants.
  • ADVANCED and INTERMEDIATE GROUP riders MUST wear a back protector designed for motorcycle competition in lieu of, or in addition to, the standard back padding in their suit.

Cancellations/Refunds
Cancellations may only be made (in writing-email, fax or letter) more than thirty days before the scheduled event. A refund will be issued less a $25 administrative fee on the enrollment. Participant may resell their spot(s) to a qualified rider at a price equal to or less than originally paid at no additional charge. Written notification of such transfer must be sent to The Mid-Ohio School in writing (e-mail, fax or letter).

Rescheduling ten (10) or more days before the scheduled track day will be assessed a $25 rescheduling fee. Rescheduling between nine (9) days and two (2) days before a track day will be assessed a $50 rescheduling fee. Rescheduling will not be allowed within 48 hours of the event, and fees paid will not be refunded.

All riding sessions will be held RAIN or SHINE.

NO SHOWS. If you do not show up for your scheduled course date, payments received will not be refunded. The Mid-Ohio School has no obligation to reschedule or refund your course.


Note:
The Mid-Ohio Motorcycle Riding School, Inc. reserves the right to dismiss any student from class who either cannot meet the objectives of the course or becomes a danger to his or her self, or anyone else during the course. There will be no refund of any kind issued in this case.

Corporate/Group Driving Experiences

In order to confirm a date, a 50% deposit is required. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the scheduled program date. If cancellation occurs, payments received will not be refunded.

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