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Performance Driving – Car Control Clinic
June 4, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm$295
DRIVE YOUR OWN CAR AT SONOMA RACEWAY
The Car Control Clinic is a unique opportunity to really understand the sometimes daunting art of car control. Teaching exclusively on the skid pad and autocross course allows for a safe environment giving the ability to explore the limits of the car and driver. The Clinic teaches the driver how to get the maximum performance out of the tires by balancing load transfer, how to properly rotate the car, and also how to catch slides. This is the perfect program for drivers to gain confidence in trail brake rotation, making mid-corner adjustments, balancing a vehicle in “drift” and correcting oversteer. This course will enable drivers better control in many dynamic situations and give them the confidence and skills and to handle their car at or even over the limit. **Rear wheel drive cars are most appropriate for this course. Expect heavy tire wear in this program**
- What vehicles are allowed in the program?
Rear wheel drive cars are most appropriate for the Car-Control Clinic. Vehicles fifteen years or newer are eligible for this program. Convertibles need to have certified rollover protection. Older vehicles and convertibles can be approved by our team. Please call (800) 733-0345.
- What constitutes rollover protection?
If your car is equipped with active rollbar or fixed rollover protection, you are qualified for the program. Please check with your manufacturer and owner’s manual to see if your car qualifies.
- What kind of preparation does my car need?
Your car should be equipped with tires and brakes in good condition to handle a full day of performance driving or be leaking any fluids. Your car will be checked by our on-site technicians to make sure it qualifies for the day. We will examine the tire side wall and be check for bent tires, which won’t pass our inspection. The car will also need to be free of any loose objects. Fuel is available at the racetrack for a premium price (only credit cards are accepted).
- What do I need to bring?
Your car should be as close to a full tank as possible. Fuel is available at the racetrack for a premium price (only credit cards are accepted).
- Do I require any previous tracking or driving experience?
No, the class is open to everyone .
- Does my insurance cover my car?
You’ll have to check with your carrier to see if you are covered for a track day. Please note that the car-control clinic is offered in the paddock areas of Sonoma Raceway so at no time will you be active on the raceway. OpenTrack offers single-day automobile insurance for events like this. Please visit https://opentrack.com/
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– “Simraceway’s Performance Driving Day gets an A++ for great instruction, seat of your pants fun, and putting your car to the test on the awesome Sonoma Raceway road course.”
– “I highly recommend putting your training in the hands of the professionals at Simraceway.”