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Intro to DRIVING AND
HIGH-PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES

TEEN RACE CAMP:
RACING AND ADVANCED RACING TECHNIQUES

Motorsports Camps at MMC include:

RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Intro Camp:
Driving & High-Performance Techniques

JULY 12 – 17, 2021

COST  |  $18,700

No experience is required.
A driver’s license is not required.

Advanced Camp:
Racing & Advanced Racing Techniques

JULY 19 -24, 2021

COST  |  $19,400

A driver’s license is not required.
Participants must have previously attended MMC’s Teen Race Camp or have prior racing experience.

ADDITIONAL INFO

Rates do not include air transportation, or travel to and from airport.  Everything else is included.

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.

- Ari Straus, MMC Member

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.

- Andrew Hirsch, MMC Member

FAQS

What experience is required to attend?

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 6-day advanced camp, with prior approval of MMC’s track director. 

It is possible for teens to participate in both camps consecutively. 


A driver’s license is not required for either camp.

What is MMC's policy for non-member visits?

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.)

Are there non-driving guest restrictions?

Campers should not bring guests.  Our photographer will be on-site capturing memories that your camper will bring home to share with you!

What time does the experience start?

Campers will be given a full agenda for the days’ activities and schedule.

Teen Motorsports Camps at MMC vs. Driver Education?

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

(https://www.monticellomotorclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Drivers-Ed-vs-Teen-Race-Camp-at-MMC.pdf)

What clothing or equipment is required?

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.

Equipment:

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.

What are the rules and regulations?

Registration & Sign-Up:

  1. Your child must be at least 13 years of age at the start of the week to participate in MMC’s teen racing camp.
  2. All established onboarding paperwork must be signed at MMC during the dropoff period.
  3. Only registered campers will be allowed to participate. Any friends, family members, or other visitors will not be permitted on track with the campers.
  4. Campers must be checked in and out by a parent, legal guardian, or someone who has been specifically authorized by the child’s parents.

General Guidelines:

  1. Campers are here to learn racecraft and defensive driving skills, to bond, and to have fun. Any bullying or egregiously dangerous behavior on or off the track that may cause injury will result in the student at fault being sent home without a refund. This year our expectation of campers includes not only following MMC’s usual safety protocol, but also adhering to additional safety precautions that include social distancing and mask wearing when out of the vehicle.
  2. Any use of alcohol or drugs will not be tolerated, and the student will be sent home without a refund.
  3. For any and all emergencies:
    1. Camp counselors and MMC staff will be responsible for any emergency epi-pens, inhalers, or medications that a child will regularly need. Campers should not handle any medication on their own.
    2. In the event of an emergency or a trip to the hospital, camp staff will dial 911, followed by a call to the camper’s parents/legal guardian.

Download PDF here
https://www.monticellomotorclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Teen-Race-Camp_Rules_Regulations.pdf

What is the cancellation policy?

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.

 

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