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    Published on 04-02-2011 12:57 PM
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    2011 Advanced Driving Clinic, Presented by SPDA and Toyo Tires.

    April 30 & May 1st 2011 Powerade Centre Brampton Ontario

    DAY 1 - 30 Spots
    DAY 2 - 50 Spots -

    SPDA Announces the 2011 Advanced Driving School, all are welcome

    Registration Process!!
    Please follow the instructions below, it will help the registration process go smoother throughout the day on Sunday April 10th 2011.

    Note: Registration opens at 1:00 PM sharp. Any registrations recieved prior to 1:00 will need to be re-submitted. If you're paying remotely, please ensure that your computer time indicates 1:00 Eastern Daylight Time prior to hitting "send".

    This will be updated throughout the day.

    Live Registration Process:
    If you're attending the Open House at CSC Racing in Newmarket, please plan to arrive around 12:30 and be in the registration line at least 5 minutes before 1:00 PM.

    CSC Racing:
    125A Harry Walker Parkway
    Newmarket, Ontario


    1) Please download and print the .pdf file below, and bring it with you to CSC Racing.

    2) Have your cash or cheque ready, on hand, and give it to the associate manning the registration.

    3) If you have any questions, please try to locate an SPDA representative prior to the registration, this will assist in moving the lines quicker.

    4) Please ensure that your "email address" is crystal clear, otherwise you will not receive any notifications. SPDA uses the email system for updates and notifications for the event.

    For Paypal Registrations

    Send paypal payment of $100.00 to " treasurer at spda-online.ca ", note if you're only doing Day 1 or Day 2, please send the appropriate funds.

    Paypal Registration opens at exactly 1:00 PM Sharp on April 10th. Please send Paypal payments to: treasurer at spda-online.ca

    Please include in the Paypal title either:
    SPDA Driving Clinic both days = $100
    SPDA Driving Clinic Day 1 only = $60
    SPDA Driving Clinic Day 2 only = $40

    Upon receipt of your Paypal information, we'll put you on the confirmed list.

    Please fill out the attached registration form and bring it with you to the school day.

    Thank You

    Registration will open at 1:00 Sunday April 10th at the CASC open house or online at www.spda-online.ca.

    Click here to download the registration form to your computer.

    Under 18 Years of Age must download this form and have it filled out by their parents, please click here!!

    Please note, all minors would require to download and sign the "annual parental waiver form" accompanied by the minor waiver form.

    Click me to download the parental concent form.

    Keep an eye on this post for registration information, registration will open at 1:00 sharp on Sunday April 5th online and live at CSC Racing.

    Paypal Payments only for online transactions, and Payment confirmations will secure your spot.

    Location: Powerade Center, Brampton Ontario
    Date: April 30 & May 1, 2011
    Price: Day 1 - $60.00 (30 Prepaid Students Maximum).
    Price: Day 2 - $40.00 (50 Prepaid Participants Maximum).

    All participants that pay for and attend both days will recieve a complimentary pass to join SPDA at the worlds longest and fastest Autoslalom in Picton Ontario, yes you heard it right, free entry into the SPDA Provincial event!!

    SPDA continues it's tradition of offering first class instruction with a focus on lots of "Hands On" training for a value price. This event is open to all cars. Instruction will be provided by qualified instructors with Regional Series Competition experience. In car instruction will provide the students with narrative, and positive re-inforcement in how to properly negotiate the courses. The 2 day event is intended to be informative and Fun, with focus on "Fun".


    Pre-Requisite: All drivers must be Legally Licensed in Canada with a valid drivers licence, Automobiles must belong to the driver, or must have a consent form from the owner to be used for this type of event.

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    Day 1: Advanced Driver Training - Phase 1
    9:00 – 3:30

    The first day focuses on assisting the driver to get better acquainted with their cars. The exercises being instructed throughout the day will instil confidence in the student and teach the driver about how to exploit the limits of their cars in a safe controlled environment.

    Drivers will learn the limits of their daily driver through exercises specifically designed to get the driver and vehicle better acquainted with each other:

    (Classroom) (30-45 min)
    General overview of principal that will be learned throughout the day.

    (In Car Instruction)
    Seating Position:
    Feet Positions:
    Hand Position:
    Skidpads: Instruct the student to recognize “Understeer” and “Oversteer”
    Figure 8’s: Weight Transfer, Braking Points, Controlled Entry and Exit
    Threshold Braking, Braking with ABS
    Parallel Slaloms: Transitions
    Mock Autocross Course: Reward at the end of the day

    Pre-Requisite Day 2: Drivers must have had the basic instruction similar to Day 1, must have participated in other autoslalom schools, or club series competitive Autoslaloms.

    Day 2: Advanced Driver Training – Phase 2
    (9:00 - 4:00)

    Day 2 focuses on increasing the driver confidence through setup techniques. In addition to the lessons learned in Day 1, this day focuses on higher speed ingress and egress techniques. Day 2 focuses on putting to practice all the items learned on Day 1, and will teach the student to look farther ahead, and to plan their course.


    Theory Discussion: Q&A about setup truths vs fiction
    Course Walk: Teaches the newcomer on how to read the layout of the track
    Tire Pressures: Effect of Tire Pressures on driving dynamics
    Trail Braking
    In Car Instruction: Instructors Provided if required
    Autocross Instruction the entire day
    Timing equipment will be on the premises but the
    event will not be formally timed.

    Requirements for Advanced Driving School:
    Helmets: Snell 2000 (min)
    Appropriate Clothing: This event occurs outdoors
    Umbrella (Rain or Shine)
    Closed Shoes: No Sandals please
    Food for Lunch: Lots of places to eat nearby
    Drivers License:
    Automobile Registration:
    Positive Mental Attitude: Ready to have the best time of your life with your clothes on.

    We have something special in store for you!

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