Monticello Motor Club is, once again, open to Members and guests.
The Club is committed to protecting the health of our Members, guests, and staff. Like many others, we will are 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.
Let MMC be an escape where you 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 do not include lodging, air transportation, or travel to and from airport. Everything else is included. Please let us know if you would like us to help arrange local accommodations for your camper.
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 for 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.)
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. This year, however, cancellations due to COVID-related concerns may be made, and the camper’s enrollment will be rescheduled to the 2021 session.