• Advanced Driving Clinic

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    2023 Advanced Driving Clinic IS BACK!
    Presented by SPDA and Toyo Tires

    Event Date and Cost

    Dates: May 6th and May 7th
    Location: CAA Centre in Brampton, ON
    $90 for Day 1 / $70 for Day 2, or $140 for both days.


    Sign up at the SPDA site here: ADC 2023

    About SPDA Advanced Driving Clinic

    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 two-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
    • 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 or bring your own
    • 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!