To be fast or not to be; school is cool!

CASC-OR Time Attack School
CASC-OR Time Attack School – Photo by Shaun Keenan – PRNMAG.COM

You have a fast car and some cash to burn fuel and tires, but are you fast? Given the chance to race the clock against another person on the same race track under the same conditions, would you be the fastest? Could you be the fastest?

Well, to answer any of these questions you need a car and a willingness to learn. While owning a weekend track car is still on my personal bucket list, Hyundai Canada has ponied-up (no pun intended) a brand-spanking new 2013 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 GT so I can participate in the Canadian Automobile Sport Clubs Ontario Region (CASC-OR) Time Attack school at Mosport’s 2.4 kilometre-long Development Track (DDT) on May 5 and 6, 2012.

Mosport’s DDT will host the first two rounds of the CASC-OR’s 2012 Time Attack Series on May 26 and 27; so, this school is not only ideal for beginners and novices looking to get into the sport, it’s also useful for amateurs and pros wanting to sharpen their driving skills in a safe environment with trained and certified instructors and paid course marshals.

The two-day school costs $450 and offers plenty of track time to test a new car or set up, scout the competition as well as get up to speed for a season of racing in the Ontario Time Attack Series. On-site camping (a grassroots motorsports past-time) is free.

I’ve been here many times before. Last summer, I drove the 2012 3.8 Gen coupe on one of the DDT’s many different configurations. Earlier this year, I sampled the significantly more powerful 2013 3.8 GT at the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, Nevada at the North American press launch.

Graciously on loan for a weekend of track use, my car is one of the first 2013 3.8 GT models in Canada. The other participants are here with their own cars. Some have been modified for lapping, including Chris Boersma’s purpose-built turbocharged EK Civic. I’m not the only one with a bone stock ride though as there’s a dude here with a brand-new VW Golf R as well as a lady-driven late model Miata. Even Mike D. is here with his tuned-up 2010 Genesis 3.8 coupe to get a feel for his car on the track.

To read my full report on the CASC-OR Time Attack School, visit the PRN Ignition website.

  2 comments for “To be fast or not to be; school is cool!

  1. Tuesday, January 22 nd, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    Indeed good sir. Stay tuned for my upcoming piece on doing the AMG Driving Academy on the “Big Course.” Good times!

  2. Nigel
    Monday, January 21 st, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    Took this course way back in 96′.
    (This does give away my secret car kung fu).
    One of the best ways to learn about yourself and your cars limits.

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