Monticello Motor Club is committed to protecting the health of our Members, guests, and staff. Like many others, we will be taking precautionary measures as recommended by the CDC and local governments before, during, and after all of our Members and guest experiences.
We are fortunate that motorsports is uniquely geared for this health crisis. Unlike other sports, our typical on-track uniforms boast full coverage of nasal passages (balaclavas), protective shields (full-faced helmets), and skin protection (head-to-toe Nomex gear). Without passengers, we self-quarantine whenever we drive on track, while engaging in critical exercise and stress relief – something we all need during this historic time.
Upon reopening, MMC will once again be an escape for our members, their families, and our guests, where they can enjoy life in a safer, controlled environment. We look forward to welcoming you to the property.
AUGUST 3-8, 2020
No experience is required.
A driver’s license is not required.
AUGUST 9-13, 2020
A driver’s license is not required.
Participants must have previously attended MMC’s Teen Race Camp or have prior racing experience.
Rates are all-inclusive, with the exception of air transportation and travel to and from airport.
MMC is an incubator for driving enthusiasts who wish to fulfill their dream, of competing in a professional racing series. The MX-5 Cup car is the ideal vehicle for aspiring racers. We’re pleased to include the Mazda MX-5 Cup racecar in our ever-growing fleet of vehicles available to members and select guests for use on our private 4.1-mile track.
The fact that we’ve been able to find something that we all love doing has helped us enjoy each other’s company more, and had strengthened our bond.
No prior driving or track experience is necessary to attend the 6-day Intro Camp.
Teens who have previously participated in MMC’s Teen Camps or with prior racing experience will be considered for the 5-day advanced camp, with prior approval of MMC’s track director.
It is possible teens to participate in both camps consecutively.
Non-members are limited to driving at MMC no more than twice per season (including immediate family members who are not designees) or five (5) times in any five (5) consecutive years (with the exception of immediate family, who may drive twice per season.)
Due to the current guidelines issued by the CDC, non-driving guests will not be permitted at MMC.
Campers will be given a full agenda for the days’ activities and schedule.
THE #1 CAUSE OF ALL TEENAGE DEATHS ARE MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS (US Dept of Health and Human Services, May 2010)
In the Northeast, a leading cause of teen accidents is deer. When a deer jumps into the road, our instinct is turn and brake hard. Result? Braking-induced oversteer. In other words, we fly off of the road into a ditch or a tree. Driver’s Education approach? A PowerPoint slide explaining to “turn into a skid.” But what does that mean?
The approach we take at the Teen Race Camp at MMC? High-speed drills with sudden obstruction and avoidance exercises. Braking exercises. Campers will explain why the instinctual response induces oversteer, what it means, what it feels like, and know – and practice until it becomes muscle memory – the correct reaction. Because on the road, there’s no time to think. It’s everything your teens didn’t learn in Driver’s Ed, but unlike Driver’s Ed, they’ll love every minute.
TEEN MOTORSPORTS CAMPS AT MMC VS. DRIVERS EDUCATION
Campers should prioritize being comfortable, as there is a lot of constant movement at the track. Clothing with more coverage (i.e. long pants, shirts that don’t show stomach/midriff) is safer to wear in the pits. Note that students do NOT need to bring any of their own racing equipment. However, if a camper has any of his or her own gear, you are encouraged to bring it.
On personal items:
Sleeping arrangements and all food will be covered, so no need for sleeping bags, pillows, or excessive snacks. Phones, computers, and other any personal electronic devices are permitted, but our schedule is busy enough that students will likely not use them often.
Registration & Sign-Up:
Cancellations up to 60 days prior to the first day of the school will result in a full refund or can be rescheduled.
No refunds will be given if canceled within 60 days to the start of the school and dates may not be rescheduled.