August 9 – 14, 2019
Only 8 seats available
3-Day Advanced Program
Open to teens 14-19. No driver’s license required. All experience levels welcome.
Graduates will be eligible to apply for a sanctioned racing license.
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 RACE CAMP 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:
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.