Performance Classes 2017-08-29T07:21:36+00:00

Performance Classes

Learning under the most challenging conditions helps people become better drivers in every situation. That’s why everyone – not just people who race – can benefit from our exciting performance classes.

Our Performance Driving School Classes:

Two-Day Performance Driving Experience:

Fifth Gear Fastest Ride on Ice

Our premier program, Fifth Gear, is a two-day performance driving class for those who want to get the most out of themselves and their vehicle in all driving conditions. In addition to teaching you to properly control a vehicle in low-grip situations, we also pass along the tricks and techniques used by the world’s greatest rally drivers. You will learn advanced skid control, the best use of traction, emergency/threshold braking, and how to maximize weight transfer. Extended time is spent exploring the handling nuances of different drivetrain configurations (front, rear and all-wheel drive).

Fifth Gear is a fast-paced, competitive class designed to challenge even the most experienced drivers. With a student to instructor ratio of two to one, and a maximum class size of eight, you will have semi-private coaching and plenty of time to practice and apply advanced skills used by world class rally drivers. At the end of the second day, a timed race against the clock lets you demonstrate to your classmates and the instructors your newly-learned skills. Catered lunch included.

$2850

Prerequisite: Second Gear not required but is recommended.

It’s never too early to plan your adventure. Registration now available for the 2017/18 winter season!

Weather permitting, our season runs from December 16, 2017 to March 11, 2018.

Fifth Gear weekends:

January 6 & 7, 2018; January 20 & 21, 2018

February 3 & 4, 2018; February 10 & 11, 2018

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One Day Performance Driving Experiences:

Third Gear

Third Gear is a one-day performance driving class for those who want to learn performance driving but can’t dedicate two consecutive days to the process. Third Gear is based on day one of our Fifth Gear class. You will learn advanced skid control, the best use of traction, emergency/threshold braking, and how to maximize weight transfer. You will also study reading the road surface and using the appropriate low traction trajectory with an emphasis on oversteer in every corner, and learn the back spin turn.

With a low student to instructor ratio of four to one, and a maximum class size of eight, you will receive plenty of personal attention from your coaches. Catered lunch included.

$1085

Prerequisite: Second Gear not required but is recommended.

It’s never too early to plan your adventure. Registration now available for the 2017/18 winter season!

Weather permitting, our season runs from December 16, 2017 to March 11, 2018.

Third Gear days:

January 13, 2018

February 17, 2018

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Fourth Gear

This one day performance driving class builds on Third Gear and is based on day two of our Fifth Gear class. Fourth Gear will challenge even the most experienced driver. In this class you will learn the techniques to make the car do what you want it to do in every situation. Rally and ice racing skills such as left foot braking and the Scandinavian flick, or pendulum turn, are introduced. With a student to instructor ratio of two to one, and a maximum class size of eight, you will have semi-private coaching and plenty of time to practice and apply the advanced skills used by world class rally drivers. Catered lunch included.

$1885

Prerequisite: Third Gear is required prior to attending Fourth Gear.

It’s never too early to plan your adventure. Registration now available for the 2017/18 winter season!

Weather permitting, our season runs from December 16, 2017 to March 11, 2018.

Fourth Gear day:

February 18, 2018

Please call 1.800.WHY.SKID for registration information and eligibility.

Corporate Programs

Achieve your group or company goals at North America’s finest ice track facility, at your location or at one of our event sites nationwide. Our winter programs can be tailored for company objectives including vehicle specific training, specific skill needs, team building, employee rewards, conflict management, strategic planning, and team leadership training. Classes such as trailering on ice, tactical driving and chauffeuring can be designed to meet your specifications.

Call us today at 1.800.WHY.SKID to discuss your needs.

Interested in a private lesson?

“I was a student in your Second Gear class last week. Great class, great teachers. Thank you so much.”