Have you ever wanted to find out for yourself what it’s like to drive a race car at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park? Maybe you’ve been thinking you’d like to see what your high-performance street car or bike can do when there’s no need to worry about speed traps, pedestrians and road crews, or perhaps you’d like to take a crack at zooming around the Karting facility. Whatever you’re interest in racing might be we’ve put together some information here to get you started.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park offers a variety of track days (lapping days) that offers members of the public the chance to drive their car and/or ride their bike on the facility's challenging 3.957 kilometre road course. For most programs, your street license is all you need to take your road car/bike at CTMP.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park works with several organizations that hold lapping days and can assist groups and corporations with advanced driver training programs at the track. Those listed below provide different packages and experiences that cater to a wide variety of skill levels.
Located at the 2.4 kilometre Driver Development Centre, north of Bowmanville, Ontario, the Bridgestone Racing Academy is a full-service racing school that provides instruction on how to drive a Reynard F2000 open-wheel race car. For first timers looking to learn the basics, the Thrill of a Lifetime package features both half-day and full day classes with prices ranging from $585 to $1,695. If you're looking for a little more action, you can choose the Learn to Lap course, a two-day session ($2,495) that teaches students how to lap and overtake the instructor's pace car on the challenging Mosport Driver Development Track, and if you want to go all out, the three day Race License course ($3,995) that will prepare you for real, live racing. Graduates of this program can apply immediately for CASC or SCCA Regional Licenses.
The Apex organization offers a safe and highly comprehensive single day of advanced driver training, delivered through one-on-one experiences on a closed professional track. Driving a high performance car can be exhilarating and Apex aims to give the driver a better understanding the potential of their vehicle, in a manner that emphasizes safety. A collective total of 126 years of high level coaching experience comes with our 10-core instructor group, who are committed to respecting each driver’s safety and personal comfort zone with their compelling blend of driving, learning and excitement.
Whether your first-timer or a seasoned veteran, their goal is to help you become a better driver at the end of the day, and having a great time doing it.
Based in Toronto, Pro 6 Cycle Inc. has been a leader in motorcycle racing and performance service since it was opened in 1996 by Sandy Noce. It offers a variety of packages and instruction that offers riders of all skill levels a unique experience, including first timers. Pro 6 Cycle services all of the R.A.C.E. Series rounds in Ontario and all Pro 6 Cycle Track Days.
Based in Mississauga, Ontario, Riders Choice is a complete one-stop, motorcycle store that aims to make each rider better. Their track days cater to many skill levels, including first time riders. They have prepared several packages that each provide a unique track experience, which includes bike preparation, transport, tech inspection at the track, parade laps and personal coaching throughout the day to help each rider get the most out of his/her experience.
Many avid fans of motorsport think the closest they can come to the excitement of driving a real racecar is through an in-car camera or a video game. We offer a thrill of a lifetime. At Racing Adventures Racing School, we say the best seat in the house has always been the one behind the wheel - especially behind the wheel of one of our Corvette Racecars or Vintage FFR Cobra replacers. We can teach you the secrets the pros use! Racing Adventures Driving School offers the opportunity for anyone to learn the exciting skills of racecar driving from highly qualified professional coaches and professional drivers. Come drive with us by yourself, bring a friend or bring your corporate group. For more info, check out www.RacingAdventures.com
DriveTeq delivers stunning and unforgettable driving experiences on the road and the race track for any level of driver. To particpate in one of their adventures or help to create your own, simply head to www.driveteq.ca