Whether you have yet to set tires on a track or want to better your performance driving skills, our ASN-approved curriculum is designed to give you the tools to master every corner. During these sessions, the only competition you have is you. Area 27 is setting a new standard for private track education, we provide motorsport enthusiasts with performance driving skills on a world-class circuit – even better? These courses are available to the public. Head coach Kees Nierop and our team of professionals will teach you how to safely explore the limits of your vehicle.

Register today and discover your life on track.

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Reserve today to guarantee your seat for one of 2019’s 2.5-day program dates! 

 

2-DAY MOTORCYCLE ACADEMY

Academy 27 will be expanding to offer members and public a 2-day performance motorcycle program with one of the top motorcycle riding coaches from the US, Ken Hill. Only one school offered this season, reserve your spot today!

Email us to register or for more information.

Have a question about the program or want to register for an Advanced Lapping or Race Prep course?

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MEET THE EXPERTS

  • Winner of the legendary Sebring 12 Hours of Endurance race
  • Porsche factory driver at the 1987 LeMans 24hr and Daytona
  • Canadian GT-1 Champion
  • Rothmans Porsche 944 Champion
  • The only Canadian to have his name on a Porsche factory race car displayed in the new Porsche Museum in Germany.

Kees Nierop

Chief Instructor

  • 5 time winner of the IndyCar Series, 24 podium finishes
  • Winner of the 1996 Player's Toyota Atlantic Championship
  • Most consecutive wins (8), most wins in a season (9), also most consecutive wins from pole (8), most laps led in a season and most accumulated points in a season (239pts)
  • NASCAR, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, driving the No. 32 Ford Fusion for Go FAS Racing.

Patrick Carpentier

Guest Instructor

  • 2017 Race of Champions race winner
  • 2017 IMSA LMP3 podium finisher
  • Nissan Micra Cup multiple race winner (2015-2017)
  • Formula car background: F1600, USF2000, Star Mazda, Indy Lights (2009-2013)
  • Raced for NASCAR Canada in 2014
  • 2011 Western Canadian Driver of the Year

Stefan Rzadzinski

Instructor

  • 10+ years racing experience
  • Two time Porsche GT3 Cup Canada Champion
  • USF2000 Champion
  • Pro Mazda Championship 2nd Place
  • Indy Lights Podium Finisher

Scott Hargrove

Instructor

  • Driver for OpenRoad AutoGroup & OpenRoad Racing
  • Podium finisher IMSA Weathertech Prototype Championship
  • Race winner of Continental Sports Car Championship
  • Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge 2014 Rookie of the Year
  • Top 5 Finisher of the Daytona 24 Hour Race

Remo Ruscitti

Instructor

  • Finished 3rd in the 2016 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar championship driving a Porsche GT4 with 3 wins and 3 podiums
  • Finished 2nd in the 2017 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar championship driving a Porsche GT4 with a win at Daytona and two podiums
  • Finished 1st in class in the 2017 25 Hours of Thunderhill endurance race
  • Finished P3 in round 2 of the 2017 Worlds Finals Lamborghini SuperTrofeo in Imola
  • Currently competing in the 2018 IMSA Prototype Challenge in a Ligier LMP3

Cameron Cassels

Instructor

  • Broke track record for the series at Laguna Seca in first career road race
  • 1 win and 2 podiums in 5 starts of Skip Barber Challenge
  • 3 wins, 5 podiums, 2 track records in a limited conference season in a Porsche 911

Zac Zawisza

Instructor

Explore the Academy

2.5-Day

Camaro Driving Academy 

July 19–21  |   July 21–23   |   September 4–6   |   October 14–16  |  October 20–22

In the classroom:

  • Theory covering seating position, braking technique, and finding the correct line through corners

  • Track safety – including instruction on the various flags and their meanings, with proper pit entry and exit procedures​

On the circuit:

  • Braking and down shifting techniques

  • Cornering phases

  • Linking turns and establishing correct lines

  • Full circuit follow-the-leader lapping​

Putting it all together:

  • Open lapping sessions with coach critiques

  • Lapping session with student monitored for consistency and improvement, with comprehensive performance evaluation

Course Rate without Car: $2,795  |  Course Rate with Car: $3,995

+GST 

This 1-day course is designed for drivers who have previous experience with an accredited performance driving school and who would like to improve their skills.

Lunch will be provided for participants.

Participants are required to successfully complete Academy 27’s 2.5 Day Driving Course prior to being eligible for the 1 Day Advanced Lapping Course.

Public Rate: $1,000  |  Member Rate: $750 

+GST 

1 Day ADVANCED LAPPING

|  May 13  |

RACE PREPARATION

|   April 9  |   

Area 27’s race preparation course will focus on strategy, passing, vision, and how to begin  a race.

This course is perfect for those interested in getting involved with Area 27’s Members’ Club Racing program, especially as it expands to 5 race weekends in 2019.

 

Cost Per Participant: $1,000 

+GST 

Academy 27 will be expanding to offer members and public a 2-day performance motorcycle program with one of the top motorcycle riding coaches from the US, Ken Hill. 

Ken has been the lead instructor at the Freddie Spencer Riding School, Yamaha Champions Riding School, and is currently based with Rickdiculous Racing. His racing accomplishments include track records, class championships, and top 10 in AMA Superbike competition at age 41. In addition to racing & teaching, Ken has been a test rider for RoadRacing World and Cycle World magazines.

In the classroom:

  • Theory reviewing student notebook, including rider assessment 

  • Track safety – including instruction on the various flags and their meanings, with proper pit entry and exit procedures​

On the circuit:

  • Bike placement and vision focus techniques

  • Body position & timing

  • Fine tuning motor controls

  • Entry / Exit balanced corners

Putting it all together:

  • Open-on-one feedback with video review

  • Comprehensive performance evaluation – “Whats Holding you Back” discussion

Cost per Participant: $2,600 +GST 

2 dAy motorcycle Academy

|    August 7–8     | 

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