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Beginner's Driver Day 2017

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Beginner's Driver Development Day 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 // Canadian Tire Motorsports Park




This day is specifically designed for beginners. We take a crawl/walk/run approach as we guide you step-by-step through the basics of performance driving. It is designed to improve your understanding of advanced driving techniques, and improve your ability to execute these techniques with proper car control.

We will begin in the classroom where the fundamentals will be taught to build your understanding of the theories and terminologies behind proper driving techniques. Get ready, as the “right” way to do things might not be the way you were taught.

Next, we will take you through a series of in-car exercises that allow you to put that theory into actionable driving techniques. From proper seating position to vision tracking, these basics will be reinforced throughout the exercise component of the session.

Then it will be on to the track with your personal Performance Driving Coach right next to you in the passenger seat, every step of the way. They will be there to provide constructive feedback and input in real-time. By the end of the day, your driving habits and skills will have dramatically changed and your awareness of how driver inputs affect overall vehicle balance will be greatly increased. Ready?

To register, contact Amanda Sarju at 416.603.9988 or  


Q. Is this a “racing” day?

A: Absolutely not. It is a driver development day and even passing on the track is strictly controlled. Safety is priority 1.


Q. Do I need any previous driver development or track experience?

A: No. This day is designed to build on your fundamentals, whether you have track experience or not. If you are new to this, or have very little experience on track, then this is an ideal day for you. If you have already attended several days and are experienced, then you will be taught at your level.


Q. What if it’s raining?

A: The day runs rain or shine. The only exception would be if the weather conditions cause any safety issues. If weather conditions change while already at track that would compromise safety, the day will be stopped until conditions improve.


Q: Will I be on track alone?

A: No. Whenever you are lapping on the track, a Performance Driving Coach will be in the passenger seat riding with you. On other driving exercises like the dynamics sessions, you might be alone in the car.


Q: Can I bring a friend or spouse.

A: Yes however this is an invitation only day and is reserved exclusively for participants. Only the participant will be allowed to drive and take part in the course. Any people you bring will be in a “spectator only” role. There is also an additional fee of $50 for each person and all track waiver forms must be signed in order to gain entrance onto the track and track area. We do not encourage bringing any extra people along as you need to be 100% focused.


Q: How do I get there?

A: Please see below for map and directions.


Q: What do I need to bring?

A: The following items are required:

  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License.
  • Your Porsche with the gas tank full.
  • Proper driving/running shoes.

    We also suggest you bring these items for your convenience:

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat  
  • Sunglasses.
  • Comfortable clothing (please dress for the weather)


Q: Do I need to prepare my Porsche in any way?

A: We suggest scheduling a free pre-track inspection at least 2 weeks prior to the event date. Please call 416.603.9988 to schedule your appointment and mention you are booking your free inspection. Please note that you must be signed up for this event to qualify.

In addition, please remove all items from the interior of the car prior to your arrival at the track aside from what you will need that day. At your arrival, we will ask you to remove anything in the trunk(s). Bags will provided to put your items in.


Q: How much does it cost?

A: The participant fee is $699 + HST. In addition, if you do not bring your helmet, you will need to rent one. The helmet rental fee is $25 for the day. 


Q: What if I book and pay, but have to cancel?

A: Full refunds are available if you cancel up to 14 days prior to the scheduled event date. Any cancelations after this time cannot be refunded as staff and your instructor have already been paid for on your behalf.


If you have any further questions about the day, please contact Amanda Sarju at 416.603.9988 or




 Your Porsche must be in proper condition to be able to attend this day. If your Porsche requires tires, brakes, or any other components that compromise safety, you will be required to have the repairs performed before you can attend. If you forego the pre-track inspection and arrive at the track, and our Technicians determine that your Porsche is unsafe because of tires/brakes or other items, you will not be allowed to participate and your registration fee will be non-refundable. The Safety of everyone involved in this day is the number one priority.


Helmets must be worn while on track. You can bring your own, or we have helmets available for rent for $25 for the day.



 8:00 am – 9:00 am


 Registration & Tech Inspection (all cars)
 Continental Breakfast

 9:00 am – 9:15 am    


 9:15 am – 9:30 am 

 Rules & Etiquette

 9:30 am – 11:30 am 




 Vehicle Dynamics Sessions:
 - Threshold Braking
 - Obstacle Avoidance
 - Slalom

 - On-Track Lapping

 11:30 am – 12:00 pm


 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 


 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 On-Track Lapping

 5:00 pm

 Awards & Closing Ceremonies

*schedule subject to change 



Location details and map image of Mosport Park

From Toronto

  • Take the 401 East to Exit  #431 – (Durham #57) 
  • Head North on #57, approx. 20km to Regional Road 20. 
  • Turn Right on Regional Road 20. Travel approx. 6km to Concession 10.
  • Turn Right on Concession 10 and Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Enter through the First Gate

*When entering information in your GPS unit, enter Clarington as the city, not Bowmanville.

Geo-coordinates: 44-03’-00”N   78-40’-40”W




Your safety is our priority. In order to ensure as safe a day as possible, please be aware of these rules, which will be strictly enforced:

  1. Obey your instructor(s) at all times. Failure to do so will result in dismissal from the event.
  2. Alcohol or drug use will not be tolerated.
  3. You are responsible for the safe operation of your car. Reckless driving, dangerous driving, or driving out of control will not be tolerated.
  4. If at any time you feel fatigued, you must tell an instructor immediately.
  5. If at any time you feel “out of control” or “on the edge”, tell your instructor immediately.
  6. Please stay with your group, as each group will move from session to session together. We don’t want to cause delays where they can be avoided.
  7. Passing on track is only permitted when the car in front signals it is OK to do so and when your instructor gives permission.
  8. All track waivers must be signed in order to participate.
  9. Helmets are mandatory while lapping on the track. No exceptions. As noted above, they will be available for rent at a cost of $25 for the day. 
  10. Have fun!


This will be a jam packed day of learning, activity, emotion, pumping adrenaline, and skills improvement. It will require 100% attention. Get plenty of rest the night before!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Group photo of all participants and staff who were a part of Women Only Driver Development Day in May 2016



To register, contact Amanda Sarju at 416.603.9988 or

You can also download an informational PDF with a registration form here. Email or fax the completed form to Amanda or your Porsche Brand Ambassador.