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    2020 Advanced Driving Clinic - POSTPONED
    Presented by SPDA, Toyo Tires, and JRP

    Covid-19 has taken it's grip globally and the responsibility to flatten the curve lies in all of us and what we do. In light of the current global environment, SPDA-Online.ca is doing our bit to encourage "Social Distancing" by postponing the Advanced Driving Clinic to a later date.

    Registration will NOT open on April, a new date will be announced following the flattening of the Covid-19 curve.

    Thank You for your understanding.

    Event Date and Cost

    Dates: April 25th and 26th
    Location: CAA Centre in Brampton, ON

    UPDATE: Registration for ADC will now be on-line only due to the COVID-19 situation for social distancing. Link to be provided here and on Facebook page on the SPDA group page.

    It usually sells out in less than 30 minutes. Be ready to secure your place in line!!
    Please be on site to register, we take Cash, Cheques, EMT and Paypal on site.
    $90 for Day 1 / $70 for Day 2, or $140 for both days.

    About SPDA Advanced Driving Clinic[/B]

    SPDA continues its 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 with instruction provided by qualified instructors. In car instruction will provide the students with narrative, and positive reinforcement in how to properly negotiate the exercises. The 2 day event is intended to be informative and fun, with focus on "FUN".

    • All drivers must be Legally Licensed in Canada with a valid driver’s license
    • Automobiles must belong to the driver or must have a consent form from the owner to be used for this type of event

    Day 1 Agenda

    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 instill 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 principals that will be thought throughout the day

    (In Car Instruction)

    • Seating Position
    • Feet Position
    • Hand Position
    • Skidpad: 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

    Day 2 Agenda

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

    Pre-Requisite for 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 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
    Emergency Lane Change
    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 the clinic:

    • Water
    • Appropriate Clothing - this event occurs outdoors
    • Umbrella (Rain or Shine)
    • Closed Shoes - No Sandals or heels
    • Food for Lunch - Lots of places to eat nearby
    • Driver’s 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!