Whether you have yet to set tires on a track or want to better your performance driving skills, our ASN-approved curriculum is designed to give you the tools to master every corner. During these sessions, the only competition you have is you. Area 27 is setting a new standard for private track education, we provide motorsport enthusiasts with performance driving skills on a world-class circuit – even better? These courses are available to the public. Head coach Kees Nierop and our team of professionals will teach you how to safely explore the limits of your vehicle.

Drivers learn the essential skills to master any track, theory combined with practice of fundamentals, on the most technically demanding circuit. 





Get a taste of Canada’s most exclusive and technically demanding motorsports circuit. Designed for drivers of all levels, this program provides participants with an introduction to high performance driving and focuses on developing the fundamental skills towards open lapping at Area 27. 

Explore the basics of car control with hands on training. Drivers will have ample time to sharpen techniques such as accurate steering, corner entry & exit, and braking & downshifting as our team of highly skilled coaches lead drivers through all 16 turns of the circuit.

Once you get a taste, explore our 2.5-day academy to take your performance driving skills to the next level.


Personal Vehicle: $1,295.00 +GST 

V8 SS 1LE: $2,195.00 +GST


Level 1

1-dAy Area 27 experience 


Up to 15 students 

Limited program dates per season

Controlled full circuit lapping with one-on-one instructor’s critique and feedback


* Drivers must be a minimum of 18 years of age (some exceptions apply)
** Level 1 track experience program is not a sanctioned driving school, and as such cannot be used as a credential for open lapping at Area 27 or other race circuits.

2023 Dates

April 28 – SOLD OUT  |  May 14  |  July 30

August 10  |  September 28  |  October 13  |  October 20

Level 2




Up to 16 students

Academy instructors provide FIA certified curriculum 

2-hour in class theory session with comprehensive course handbook

Challenging corner set-up, entry, and exit phases

Track safety and flag definitions

Controlled short-course lapping lead follow and open lapping

Controlled full circuit lapping with one-on-one instructor’s critique and feedback

Graduation certificate of completion 


May 14 – 16 – SOLD OUT | August 10 – 12 (Mixed Program)

Area 27’s driving academy, Academy 27,  is setting a new standard in high-performance driver education. The 2.5-Day’s curriculum is designed to give you the right tools to master every corner. Motorsports enthusiasts of all experience levels have an opportunity to drive on Canada’s most exclusive circuit.

Drivers first spend time in the classroom with Kees Nierop, Chief Instructor, and his accomplished driving instructors as they take you through a theory session covering track terminology and safety, braking technique, and proper driving.

Drivers then spend two days on the circuit applying several performance techniques including weight transfer, corner set-up, entry and exit phases. Drivers will also get an opportunity to take advantage of the full circuit and get one-on-one feedback from each instructor. 

Please note this course does not offer a vehicle rental option, participants must bring their own vehicle

COURSE RATE  |  $2,895.00 +GST

Once you’ve completed Level 2, this 1-day course is perfect for accredited drivers looking to improve their high-performance driving skills and shave seconds off their lap time.

Drivers will further develop their optimized brake pressure, trail braking skills, and apex speed, position, and steering angles, which contribute to higher exit speeds and lower lap times. Our instructors will work one-on-one with participants to help them identify any potential bad habits to help the driver reach their driving potential.





 Personal Vehicle: $1,595.00 +GST 

August 4, 2022

Level 3


Advanced lapping 


Maximum 15 students

Advanced trail braking technique track session lesson

Full course open lapping

Perfecting and correcting driving lines

Comprehensive group and individual evaluations

Maximizing weight transfer technique

Continued lapping and data analysis with driver objectives set


August 29, 2023

Member’s Private Coaching

|   Subject to Instructor Availability  |   

Academy 27 offers individual coaching opportunities for Area 27 members, whether you are looking to get more familiar with the circuit or shave seconds off your lap time. Private Coaching gives members the opportunity to work one-on-one with the instructor of their choosing to improve their skills over a full day or half day session. 

Private Coaching is subject to the availability of the instructor and may only be scheduled during Members’ Lapping.


Taking your riding to the next level is what this program is all about. The Level 1: 2-Day Motorcycle Academy is designed for sport bike riders looking to improve their control and advance the skills essential to achieving their goals.  

During the track sessions, participants will learn the basic skills necessary to excel. This program will leave you feeling more confident on and off the track. Riders can expect to cover the following topics, explored through a combination of drills, on track sessions, and in class briefing: 

    • Visual Cues Identifying Turn in, Apex & Exit Points
    • Body Position
    • Braking & Traction Management
    • Throttle Application
    • Semi-Private Instruction