JULY 31 – AUGUST 4, 2022 & AUGUST 14 -18, 2022
COST | $16,700
No experience is required.
A driver’s license is not required.
AUGUST 7 -11, 2022
COST | $18,700
Participants must have previously attended MMC’s Intro Race Camp, or have 2+ days of prior White Group instruction, OR must be 16+ years old with a valid driver’s license and street driving experience.
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 5-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 Level-2 and 3 camps, with prior approval of MMC’s track director.
It is possible for teens to participate in all camps consecutively.
A driver’s license is not required for the Intro Camp.
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.)
Campers should not bring guests. Our photographer will be on-site capturing memories that your camper will bring home to share with you!
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
There is a lot of movement at the track, so campers should prioritize comfort. Most campers wear athletic clothing. Closed-toe shoes (sneakers work well) are required for all driving activities. Clothing with more coverage (long pants, shirts that fully cover the torso) is safer to wear in the pits. Summer weather in the Catskills spans a wide range of temperatures, so we suggest campers always have a sweatshirt/jacket and a short-sleeved shirt with them.
No special racing equipment is required. MMC will provide everything campers need. However, if the camper already owns racing gear (race suit, gloves, shoes, or helmet), they should bring it with them.
Registration & Sign-Up:
Cancellations made 60 days or more prior to the start of the race school will result in a full refund (or rescheduling, if preferred).
Within 60 days of the start of the race school, payments are non-refundable and participation cannot be rescheduled.