Time to go back to school.
Those looking to get every drop of performance from their Camaro have a new way to develop their skills. Tucked away in Canada is one of the best racetracks in North America. It's called Area 27, and the 3-mile long track was designed by Formula 1 ace Jacques Villeneuve to flow just like a Formula 1 circuit should, complete with natural elevation changes provided by the breathtaking landscape.
With the natural scenery and amenities that include an 11,000 square-foot clubhouse, classrooms, a pro shop, locker rooms, and a banquet room, Area 27 is truly the country club of North American race tracks. The clubhouse is a new addition and along with that announcement, and first reported by Muscle Cars & Trucks, comes a Chevrolet Camaro driving school based around the current Camaro models.
The course runs over two-and-a-half days and is broken up into classroom theory, technique and practical application on the track, and then lapping sessions with a coach followed by a comprehensive performance evaluation.
The theory part covers seating position, braking technique, finding the correct line through corners, and track safety. Out on the circuit, drivers will get stuck into the practical application of cornering phases, braking and shifting technique, and linking turns while establishing correct lines, as well as "follow-the-leader" laps. The lapping sessions will also focus on consistency and improvement along with the critique and evaluation.
Pricing for learning to take a Camaro and get the most out of it at Area 27 comes in at $2,795 CAD, so around $2,200 USD. At the top end, it's $4,060 CAD, around $3,000 USD, if a Camaro from the facility is rented and a plus-one attends. The first classes ran over July 21-23 and the next ones are scheduled for September 4-6, October 14-16, and October 20-22.