Greater Washington Section MBCA

Greater Washington Section

Performance Driving School

Performance Driving School

Conducted on a road course, this event consists of a mandatory classroom session followed by on-track driving sessions. Instructors ride with students during the driving sessions to teach track procedures and awareness; car control, braking, and handling techniques; and visual techniques for effective driving. All drivers must attend the classroom session. Those who do not attend will not be allowed to drive on the track.
Students are assigned to one of four run groups based on previous track experience. All drivers in a group will be on the track at the same time. The fact that there are multiple cars with different performance characteristics on the track at the same time means that some passing is likely. Students will be given detailed instructions on safe passing zones and passing procedures during the classroom session. Passing is permitted only in the specifically designated (safe) areas on the course and students must comply with the established rules and procedures for passing.
During track sessions, all students who have not been approved to drive solo must have an instructor in the car. Instructors will normally check with the chief instructor before clearing a student to drive solo. Students must receive an explicit notification from an instructor before driving solo.
An approved helmet is required. Loaner helmets may be available check with the event chair if you do not have a helmet.
If the school is part of a national event, participants must have completed Defensive Driving.