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VCO 2023 Performance Driving Program

Updated: Jul 10, 2023

18+ Days, 5 Road Courses, 1 Dragstrip and 1/2 Mile Oval in Ontario & Watkins Glen, NY!


We're pleased to offer a comprehensive program of opportunities for Viper owners and friends to have fun while improving their performance driving skills to more safely enjoy their Vipers and other vehicles.


We've partnered with club sponsors and event organizers Johnston Research & Performance (JRP), Ian law Racing-Car Control School (ILR), and BAKSPEED.


This program is made possible by the generous support of our club sponsors, and includes the following member benefits for VCO track events:

  • Event discounts and club pricing

  • Draws for free events

  • Personal coaching

  • $100 Track Rebate (1/yr)

  • Personalized development program

See our Events Calendar at https://www.viperclubofontario.com/events

Ian Law Racing-Car Control School (ILR)

ILR offers the most comprehensive driver training in Canada for both new and experienced drivers, and those preparing for motorsports. The skills ILR teaches are invaluable and could quite literally save your life. The ILR Performance Driving School & Lapping Days are VCO events. Students receive invaluable in-class instruction, as well as in-car instruction...sometimes by very highly experienced VCO members! lapping is for those who have taken the ILR School or other recognized training. The VCO has enjoyed an association with ILR for many years, and we're pleased they are now a club sponsor.

ILR provides the VCO with special club pricing for their Performance Driving Schools & Lapping Days and free draws for Lapping Days for school participants. Our Event Calendar includes dates for their schools and lapping days in Bowmanville.

Complete list of ILR courses here... https://carcontrolschool.com/


Johnston Research & Performance (JRP)

JRP is owned by VCO member and sponsor Derek Johnston. JRP operates "Speed Therapy" track days where they offer free in-car instruction for those requiring it, and a lot of time on track for all to develop their performance driving skills. Participants are divided into 3 groups according to level of experience, and each group is on track for 20 minutes of each hour. JRP offers a club discount to members registering for the first-time. Events are held in Bowmanville and Cayuga as shown below. https://www.speedtherapy.com/ , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRN4fQUaNdY


JRP also offers the largest inventory of performance parts in Canada, including many for Vipers! Check them out at https://www.jrponline.com/


BAKSPEED

Sam Bak is a professional driving coach, VCO member and VCO sponsor. Sam will be assisting and coaching at ILR school, lapping and charity events, available for individual coaching, and offers track car rentals.·


VCO 2023 Performance Driving Events


ILR Performance Driving Schools and Lapping Days

  • April 29th & Sept 23rd

  • Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (aka Mosport), Development Track, Bowmanville

  • Club pricing-Performance Driving School $499, lapping $225, tax extra

  • Draw for one free Lapping Day

  • Qualifies for $100 2023 Club Rebate

  • These events runs rain or shine

  • Student's lunches are included

  • Contact Bruce to receive club pricing and registration info

  • Performance Driving School & Lapping Day details at https://carcontrolschool.com/collections/performance-driving/products/track-day-program

JRP “Speed Therapy” Days

  • May 9, May 26, June 27, July 10, July 26, August 3, Aug 7, Aug 23, Sept 5, Sept 28

  • Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (aka Mosport), Grand Prix Track, Bowmanville, Ont

  • Free in-car instruction

  • 3 run groups based on skill level, 20 minutes on track each group per hour

  • $399 plus tax, discount for 5-9 and 10+ events

  • Club discount for first-timer registration

  • October 5th, Toronto Motorsport Park, Cayuga, Road Course & Drag Strip $199 plus tax

  • Qualifies for $100 2023 Club Rebate

  • These events run rain or shine

  • Lunch is included

  • https://www.speedtherapy.com/

JRP “Speed Therapy” Road Course Lapping and Drag Strip Day

  • October 5th

  • Toronto Motorsports Park, Cayuga Drag Strip, Cayuga, Ontario

  • $199 plus tax

  • Qualifies for $100 2023 Club Rebate

  • This event runs rain or shine

  • https://www.speedtherapy.com/

Grand Bend Motorplex’s Lapping Events

  • June 1st with Windsor Exotic Car Club

  • Grand Bend Motorplex Road Course, Grand Bend, Ontario

  • Other weekday and weekend event dates TBD based on demand

  • Contact Isif at isifmobile@hotmail.com for details and to confirm your interest

  • Qualifies for $100 2023 Club Rebate

  • https://grandbendmotorplex.com/

·Trackmasters Watkins Glen HPDE Days

Delaware Speedway 1/2 Mile Oval

  • May 27th

  • Delaware Speedway, Delaware, Ontario (near London)

  • Drive the banked oval that stock car and other series racers do...another VCO 1st!

  • See event listing and contact Jamie (event organizer) for more details


Additional Non-VCO Events to Consider


JRP “Speed Therapy” Drag Dayz, Toronto Motorsport Park-Cayuga Dragstrip, Cayuga

Quebec Viper Club HPDE, Calabogie Motorsports Park, Calabogie

  • July 28 with our friends from Quebec!

  • Technical and fun road course with 20 corners

  • https://calabogiemotorsports.com/

  • This track’s surface is very hard on tires. Plan to rotate throughout the day

  • Noise restrictions in effect, and exceeding them will end your day

  • Contact Andras at quebecvipers@gmail.com for details and to register

Quebec Viper Club HPDE, Circuit Mont Tremblant, Mont Tremblant, Quebec

  • May 5, June 2, June 23, September 1 with our friends from Quebec!

  • This track is fantastic, and Mont Tremblant is also a great couple’s getaway!

  • https://www.pistemonttremblant.com/en/

  • Noise restrictions in effect, and exceeding them will end your day

  • Contact Andras at quebecvipers@gmail.com for details and to register


The Viper Club of Ontario is on track to have a lot of fun in 2023😊


Contact Bruce at vcotracks@gmail.com for details and to join us...new friends welcome!


Last updated March 19 to add Grand Bend and Delaware Speedway info.



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