Acura 3-Day High Performance Course

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PRICING
$1900
with your street-legal car
 
Additional $150/day
with Acura ILX car rental

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Call (419) 884-4000
*Please note registration  available until noon the prior business day of course date.
 
 
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2017 Schedule:
April: 25 - 27
May: 16-18
June: 27-29
July: 17-19
August: 1-3, 15-17
September: 18-20
October: 2-4, 27-29
Overview

This is an affordable and convenient way to attack our Ladder Series of High Performance Courses. Take the Acura High Performance Course, Acura Advanced High Performance Course and Lapping Program on consecutive days and receive a discounted price. Registration begins at 9:00 am. Class begins at 9:30 am and ends no later than 6:00 pm. This courses takes place at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 7721 Lexington-Steam Corners Rd., Lexington, Ohio.

Day One: Acura High Performance Course

Learn why your vehicle performs the way it does and how to maximize that performance on the street for more driving enjoyment and to be prepared for any emergency situation. This course covers the physics and dynamics of precision driving then tests participant skills behind-the-wheel in intense off-track performance driving drills. The highlight of this entry level program includes an hour-long, on-track lapping session at day's end. Participants will also spend time driving the Honda S2000 roadster. Sign in begins at 9:00 am. Classroom session begins at 9:30 am and the day concludes by 6:00 pm. This course takes place at the venerable Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

Curriculum

  • Classroom covers the physics and dynamics of precision driving
  • Understand seating position and how it relates to your inputs to the controls
  • Tests participants behind-the-wheel in intense, off-track high performance drills
  • Skid car drill covers over-steer, under-steer and loss of control recovery
  • High speed braking and turning drill dissects the corner and teaches emergency reactions
  • Autocross/Line drill helps you perfect your timing and understand proper cornering techniques to be smooth and precise.
  • Participate in an hour-long, on-track lapping session at the day's end
  • Participants will also spend time driving the Honda S2000 Roadsters

Approximate Amount of Seat Time*

Paddock Drills - 4 hours
On Track Lapping - 1 hour
*Subject to change

Day Two: Acura Advanced High Performance Course


Attack the same course that challenges the world's top racers by breaking it down in to smaller segments and repeatedly practicing those segments. Refine your new high performance skills, learn more precise lines and apply these during high-speed cornering and lead follow lapping drills. The final step to open lapping includes instructor rides and passing drills before taking the green flag to several hours of open lapping with controlled passing. Participants must first complete the Acura High Performance Course. All driving instruction takes place on the racetrack! Registration begins at 9:00 am. Class begins at 9:30 am and ends no later than 6:00 pm. This courses takes place at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 7721 Lexington-Steam Corners Rd., Lexington, Ohio.

Curriculum

  • Short Classroom reviewing day one with Q&A and discussing subtleties and driving lines for a quick Mid-Ohio lap time
  • Lead/follow Segment drills covering all corners of the race track in three smaller segments including Instructor rides
  • Multiple laps riding with Instructor to further define proper lines, markers and techniques for open lapping
  • Open lapping time for participants includes the option to Lead/Followwith Instructor, Instructor rides, Pit Lane downloads and critique

Approximate Amount of Seat Time*

On Track Drills - 4 hours
On Track Open Lapping - 2 hours
*Subject to change

Day Three: Lapping Program

The Lapping Program is the most challenging - and fun - driving experience you'll ever have. Spend a full day lapping Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and see why the track is called the "Most Competitive in the U.S."  The highly experienced instructors will teach you not only the fastest way around Mid-Ohio, but also the race craft to get you to the checkered flag first! Registration begins at 9:00 am. Class begins at 9:30 am and ends no later than 6:00 pm. This course takes place at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, 7721 Lexington-Steam Corners Rd., Lexington, Ohio.

Curriculum

  • Van rides and a track walk examining the subtleties of Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with professional Championship winning Instructors
  • Instructor lead-follow session to review and understand proper lines and techniques
  • Full-course, open lapping sessions with controlled passing areas
  • Options to lead/follow the instructors or ride with instructors during open lapping sessions
  • Instructor observation, feedback and critique of driving skills at key, challenging areas of the track

Approximate Amount of Seat Time*

On Track Drills - 1 hour
On Track Open Lapping - 4 hours or more *
*Subject to change

This Course Is Ideally Suited For:

  • Performance driving enthusiasts with a desire to drive on Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in a controlled, safe and fun learning environment
  • Car club members interested in a better understanding of vehicle dynamics and car control in a safe and controlled low traffic, non racing environment
  • Aspiring drivers interested in learning the how's, what's, where's and why's of becoming a licensed open or closed wheel race car driver
  • Any driver interested in learning to be a better driver and improving focus and behind the wheel skills

Testimonials

"I went to the school to learn the fundamentals of racing and also to do some lapping around Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. After I went once, I found that it was just not enough. There is so much to learn and the seat time behind the wheel becomes addictive."
-Bop Hallapy (Dublin, Ohio), Acura High Performance and Advanced High Performance graduate

"I appreciate all you did toward making my first track driving experience such a memorable one."
-Nancy L. Altenburg

"Thanks for a great day! It was the best Christmas present I could have hoped for."
-Greg Caldwell

 

Participant must be age 15 ½ and have a 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.
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