Autocross School

MCO Autocross school is suspended until further notice

MCO Autocross school participants can elect to participate through one of two streams.

The first stream, the School Stream, is aimed those who are either new to performance driving, or are just getting started. The second stream, the Tune Stream, is aimed at those who want some time to fine tune their inputs, their cars, or simply shake things down. Each stream is described in more detail below:

School Stream

Your day will start with some classroom orientation to the basics like seating position, vehicle dynamics, line selection, and much more. You’ll also get a basic primer on how autocross events work and how to approach them. From there, you’ll move to in-car exercises including emergency lane-change, slalom, and a peanut-style skid pad that will give you the opportunity to put that theory to use. From there, you’ll like it all together for some runs through an autocross course, giving the opportunity to react further apply your learning.

We’ll supply lunch and give you the opportunity to meet and network with some of the area’s most active, friendly, and quick drivers. Yes, part of the agenda is to get you hooked.


  • Driver’s License (minimum G2 for Ontario drivers, minimum Class 5 for Quebec drivers)
  • Vehicle in sound working condition with a completed Vehicle Self-Tech Declaration Form (hand this in at the classroom session)
  • A helmet with one of the certifications listed here. If you don’t have one, loaners will be available. Snell 2000 helmets are no longer accepted

Cost (Members / Non-Members): $70+HST / $90+HST

Number of Spots Available: 30

Location: Classroom Session is at Holiday Inn & Suites, 101 Kanata Ave, Kanata & In-Car is at Lot 9 at Canadian Tire Centre

Date: May 5, 2018


07:30 – 09:30: Classroom Session at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 101 Kanata Ave, Kanata
09:30 – 10:00: Transition (driving to Lot 9, empty cars, divide into groups, and meet instructors)
10:00 – 12:30: In-car Exercises
12:30 – 12:45: Debrief 
12:45 – 13:45: Pizza Lunch (included)
13:45 – 15:45: Mini Autocross with Instructors
15:45 – 16:00: Debrief
16:00 – 18:00: Optional – More Time on Course with or without instructor (any student doing this is expected to stay with the group and help with pack-up)
18:00 – 18:30: Pack-Up (mandatory for those who did the Optional Running)

Registration: Click Here – Opens at 8PM on April 1 and Closes at 9pm on May 2, 2018

Tune Stream

A day for those who know the ropes to log tons of seat time while helping to run the school. Anyone registering for this stream is expected to be a volunteer at the school and to stay to the end of the day to packup.

Prerequisites: At least 6 MCO Autocross Events

Cost (Members / Non-Members): Free / $10+HST

Number of Spots Available: 40

Location: Lot 9 at Canadian Tire Centre

Date: May 5, 2018


07:00 – 07:30: Element Set-Up
07:45 – 09:30: Test & Tune on Elements
09:45 – 10:00: Get Ready for Students
10:00 – 12:30: School Work Assignments (Cone Replacement, Timing etc)
12:30 – 12:45: Reconfigure to mini AX Course
12:45 – 13:45: Pizza Lunch (included)
13:45 – 15:45: School Work Assignments (Cone Replacement, Timing, etc)
16:00 – 18:00: Self-Marshalled Runs
18:00 – 18:30: Pack-Up

Registration: Click Here – Opens at 8PM on April 1 and Closes at 9PM on May 2, 2018