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Offline Reijo

RASE Schools for 2018 - June 2/3
« on: May 17, 2018, 09:44:10 PM »
Just realized I had not posted on here:

With the government of Canada imposing every-increasing fees, facing the danger of being turned away at the border every time and the additional cost of the lot in Calgary (over FM), the SoloPro Schools were starting to look rather expensive (>$400 and perhaps approaching $500).  Last year we paid $375 per person for the schools in FM and they are still a good deal for the money.

Anyway, it was not looking good so I thought, as an alternative, it would be an excellent time to launch a new set of professional schools that I have been working on for over 10 years (about time, eh?).  The schools feature ideas that I have scribbling down literally for over 10 years - better course designs, better methods of running the schools, more of the mental game, and cross-over experience from other sports (who knows, maybe we'll practice proper punching technique from karate or a strangling technique from judo/wrestling in order to get a strangle hold on a trophy!?  ;)  ).  In fact, I like to think of these as "Training Camps for Autox" and they may feature other speakers etc. or sometimes even independent seminars about, say, car setup or go-fast pieces, tuning, 'chargers, etc.  The possibilities are literally endless.

However, these first ones will concentrate on driving - wherever you are at.  Although truthfully these are not novice schools and some experience beforehand would be best and absolutely necessary for the upper "camps".  More to come on this - 10 years is a long time to focus on this before launching.

The new schools are designed in particular for our members to advance rapidly to be able to drive and achieve success at, not only Canadian National level competition (we are planning to host the Cdn Nationals next year btw), SCCA National-level Tours, Pros and Nationals.  However, foremost, the training is intended to make us all as good as we can hope to become; to reach our fullest possible potential.  Of course, this is important even for the local autoxer who wants to do better!  Why practice mistakes?  Why not learn proper techniques to work on right from the get-go and start practicing proper technique which will inevitably lead to faster times in the long run?  Even in local competition you will be further ahead of the game and we have some very, very fast locals as you probably know!

I have recruited locals, Cam Withell and Murray Peterson to help out since they are accomplished drivers and have taken many schools (I think Murray has the record!   :)  ) between them as well as helped out with previous SoloPro schools among others.  Both have trophied at SCCA National-level events which is no mean feat!  They know what it takes to get there which is important!  We will also be working on some new teaching techniques to better teach driving skills and get ideas across in an understandable manner.

I will open up MSReg for fully-refundable $100 deposits with a limit of 18 per school and a total cost per day of $275 which includes a (working) lunch.  If we need more instructors we will arrange to get them as per need.

What you will get:

1.  Serious seat time on a full-sized/SCCA style course layout
2.  6:1 student/instructor ratio or less which results in a substantial time and undivided attention to your driving by our National-level instructors (something you cannot or rarely get at a local school).
3.  Intensity of practice and drills to stretch your limits.
4.  Unique course designs specifically designed to maximize your potential at future events.
5.  You WILL be faster at the end of each day and will have plenty to work on for the near future.

I never took a school (even with over 20 years experience) that I did not learn something!  And I trust this will be the case for all of you!

To begin with we will hold spots for only "approved members" and then in 2 days open it up to the general public.  So sign up now.

The events will take place on June 2 and June 3 at the YYC/Budget lot in Calgary (so no hotels or travel for locals and hence a cost saving!).

You may sign up to hold a spot here:

http://msreg.com/raseschool
« Last Edit: May 23, 2018, 05:18:18 AM by Reijo »
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RASE Schools for 2018 - June 2/3
« on: May 17, 2018, 09:44:10 PM »

Offline Reijo

Re: SoloPro/RASE Schools for 2018 - June 2/3
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2018, 09:45:55 PM »
8 of 12 spots for C1 and 10 of 12 spots for C2 have been taken - within 2 days.  We can easily expand to 18 so if you are interested please make sure you are diligent and get in on this opportunity!

I think anyone would find these schools valuable ... for any type of racing in fact since they are essentially about car control and how you achieve that!

Reijo
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."  Earl W

Offline Reijo

Re: SoloPro/RASE Schools for 2018 - June 2/3
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 09:46:39 PM »
You can also check on the SASC FB page and forum for more information and questions others have had.
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."  Earl W

Offline Reijo

Re: SoloPro/RASE Schools for 2018 - June 2/3
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 10:11:07 PM »
So what's different about these schools?

Well, one of the "things" I did not particularly care for in the other schools was the "tightness" of some of the elements.  You won't see that here.  These course designs will more reflect "real world" solo, national-level course elements (US/SCCA and Canadian).  Some will be tricky to be sure.  After all, if you can master the difficult elements, surely you can do just fine in the "simpler" elements!  :)

There is some change in perspective as a result of what I have seen in schools I have taught and particularly the winter schools.  It has been remarkable to see what works and what does not ... a great learning experience even for me for that matter.

Hence, the first school, C1, will deal with the "feel" of the car ... of the tires, brakes, steering, suspension/lean ... and you even!  I noticed people in the winter schools really responded well to this approach.  Yes, we cover the basics but perhaps in a bit more detail to ensure we have them right!  What's the difference between the middle of the pack and the very top?  Three words folks:  "Attention to detail".  Those "little" things actually make a shockingly huge difference!  You gotta get it "right"!  Or at least more right than the rest of the class!   :)

C2, of course, will build upon the basics after reviewing the C1 material very quickly and for the benefit of those who did not take the first class.  We'll dig more specifically into more detail on the "little" things.  You know.  Those things that separate the middle of the pack (and that is a very fat area if you will) from the very top.  We'll work on being even MORE precise, closer to the cones and closer to the limit (without going over, of course!).  And, of course, why would you want to do that?  We'll talk.  :)

that's enough for now.  It's getting late ..... good nite!
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."  Earl W

Offline Reijo

Re: SoloPro/RASE Schools for 2018 - June 2/3
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2018, 05:03:18 PM »
We have one spot left in C1 and C2 is full. However we are taking a wait-list so if you are still interested, get your name on MSReg and if we get enough people (4 more), we will get another instructor and open up the spots (max. of 18 in that case).
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."  Earl W

Offline Reijo

Re: SoloPro/RASE Schools for 2018 - June 2/3
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2018, 10:24:14 PM »
Both schools are full and there is 1 on the waitlist for C2.  If we get 4 more for the C1 and 3 more for the C2, we can open up 6 more spots for each by adding another instructor.
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."  Earl W

Offline Reijo

Re: RASE Schools for 2018 - June 2/3
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2018, 09:26:09 PM »
 There were 3 people on the waitlist for each school and that is enough to bring another instructor on-board! Therefore everyone on the wait list is in!

With 3 instructors we can host up to 18 people per school and therefore there are 3 spots left in each!

Step right up folks! I suspect these may go quickly!
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."  Earl W

Offline Reijo

Re: RASE Schools for 2018 - June 2/3
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2018, 03:24:42 AM »
There are 2 spots open in each school.  There won't be any more spots and a little over a week to go.  16 spots are taken up in each.  As mentioned earlier, these schools are taught at your level right up to the international championship level, down to the nitty gritty of autox and making you go faster.

Neither one is a novice school.
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."  Earl W

Offline Reijo

Re: RASE Schools for 2018 - June 2/3
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2018, 02:35:11 PM »
3 spots left.
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."  Earl W

Offline Reijo

Re: RASE Schools for 2018 - June 2/3
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2018, 03:00:31 PM »
Make that one (1) spot left!  Looking for one more experienced driver for C2!  You should have taken an Evo, SoloPro or something like that before.
"It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."  Earl W

Offline Reijo

Re: RASE Schools for 2018 - June 2/3
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2018, 04:23:31 AM »
Schools are both sold out!

However get on the waitlist in case you are interested and be ready to jump in, in the case of an emergency cancellation!

Thank you for your interest! 

Really looking forward to a new and successful set of schools!  :)

R
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Re: RASE Schools for 2018 - June 2/3
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2018, 04:23:31 AM »