Beginner Track Day

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 12/17/2017
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Streets of Willow

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Have you ever had the desire to drive your car on a real track, but have been a little nervous about damaging your car?

Do you wish you knew more about how your car would handle if you pushed it a bit more?

If you could do this in a low-car-count, safe, controlled, supervised environment, would you be interested in the opportunity?

The LCoSC is putting together a driver education class for Club members. The class is planned to be held at Streets of Willow in December of 2017. The actual driving class will be preceded by a Tech Day that will educate the attendees on the basic mechanics of your car that you need to understand prior to the track day. This will set your car up for a tech inspection to make sure it’s track ready. This Tech Day will also cover what you will need for the class as well as what to expect during that day. There will be plenty of opportunity to get your questions answered too.

On the day of the class, the driving education itself will consist of alternating class room instruction and driving exercises. Driving activities will include track lead-follow, skid pad exercises, threshold breaking, slalom, a coached oval-track, and open track time to wrap up the day. Each of these topics will have an associated class room activity. Plenty of coaches and instructors will be available to assist everyone during the exercises and coaching is included in the price of the class.

 

The Track Experience on December 17th, a Sunday, from 8am – 4pm. Current agenda:

7:00 – 7:30, Arrivals & Tech Inspection

7:30 – 8:00, Sign-in, Administration and gathering

8:00 – 8:45, Classroom

  • Greeting / Introductions / Schedule Orientation / Gear Check / Assigning Instructors
  • Expectations for the day
  • Flag Orientation / Pit – Hot Pit
  • Learn to Look!!!
  • General Car Dynamics
  • Safety first

8:45 – 10:00am, Track

  • “Lead Follow” warm-up in small car groups
  • Slalom exercises

10:00 – 10:30, Classroom

  • Instructor Observations / Debriefing / Open Q & A
  • Braking, Turning in, turning out, and the “Line”
  • Speed, Shifting, Gears and RPMs
  • Weight Transfer

10:30 – 11:30, Track

  • Coached Oval ‘Cone’ Track on the skid pad, learning the “line”

11:30 – 12:15, Lunch

12:15 – 12:30, Classroom

  • Instructor Observations / Debriefing / Open Q & A
  • Short Accelerated “Lead Follow” Orientation

12:30 – 1, Track

  • Accelerated “Lead Follow” run in small car groups
  • Controlled release individual track laps

1 – 1:30, Classroom

  • Instructor Observations / Debriefing / Open Q & A
  • Skid Pad Orientation
  • Threshold Breaking Orientation

1:30 – 2:30, Track

  • Skid pad exercise (Understeer / Oversteer)
  • Threshold Breaking Exercises (Acceleration / Deceleration)

2:30 – 3:00, Classroom

  • Instructor Observations / Debriefing / Open Q & A
  • Reminder of Flags and track etiquette
  • Run group identification and orientation

3:00 – 3:30, Track

  • Open Track, controlled release for wide spacing of cars

3:30 – 4:00, Classroom

  • Instructor Observations / Debriefing / Open Q & A
  • Where do you go from here?

4:00 End of the Day

A few other items for now:

  1. This is expected, and designed to be a low-car-count event, so don’t delay in securing your spot
  2. Food will be provided
  3. We are investigating have a photographer there to capture shots of everyone in action
  4. We are planning on having a 1 to 1, coach / student ratio, so everyone will have a designated coach for the day
  5. If, during the track day, you feel uncomfortable with something we have planned, you are under no obligation to do that exercise.
  6. We will have ‘corner workers’ and medical available (this is a typical track event requirement that we have to comply with)

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