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. 

REGISTER TODAY AND DISCOVER YOUR LIFE ON TRACK TODAY.

 

introductory

motorsports

mixer

 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Up to 15 participants

On-track car control exercise

Full circuit lead-follow sessions

3 sessions of karting at the Kartplex

Refreshments and lunch provided

 

 

August 5 (AM)  |  August 28 (PM)  | October 4 – SOLD OUT

 

Join us for a fun-fueled day getting a taste of the basics in high-performance driving on Area 27’s circuit and wheel-to-wheel karting action at Kartplex.

Individuals, private parties, and corporate entertainment options are available to get you and your guests on-track – choose to rent a 2021 Camaro V8 SS 1LE or bring a personal vehicle.

The Motorsports Mixer is the perfect opportunity to experience raw power on the Area 27 circuit with lead-followed styled sessions and a 2-hour session of exhilarating karting at the Kartplex.

COURSE RATES

Personal Vehicle: $895.00 +GST  |  V8 SS 1LE: $995.00 +GST

 

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.

COURSE RATES  

 

Personal Vehicle: $1,295.00 +GST 

V8 SS 1LE: $2,195.00 +GST

 

Level 1

1-dAy Area 27 experience 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

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.

August 6 

October 15 – SOLD OUT  |  October 22 – SOLD OUT

Level 2

2.5-dAy DRIVING ACADEMY 

 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

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 

 

   2022 Dates to Be Announced

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.

July 30

 

COURSE RATES

 Personal Vehicle: $1,595.00 +GST  |   V8 SS 1LE: $2,495.00 +GST  |  ZL1 1LE: $2,995.00 +GST

Level 3

1-dAy

Advanced lapping 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

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

 

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.

COACHING RATES  |  PLEASE INQUIRE

Will this program help me if I’m already fast? The answer is yesAcademy 27’s curriculum, in partnership with Ken Hill Coaching, is designed to give you the right tools to master every corner.

This program takes riders of all skill levels through a combination of drills, on track and in the classroom, all designed to work on individual performance. Discuss the fundamentals of motorcycle riding and Ken Hill’s developed strategy “Order of the Sport”.  With other program highlights in the classroom and on-track, including:

  • Bike Placement – Where you need to be and why.
  • Vision and Focus – What reference points you need to be looking at & how to identify them.
  • Motor Controls – Become an adjustable rider with adjustable controls.
  • One-on-One Feedback – with video review

Please note your own bike and safety equipment must be used.

COURSE RATE  |  $1,995.00 +GST

Level 1

2-Day Motorcycle Academy 

July 18 – 19 – SOLD OUT

Level 2

1-Day Motorcycle Academy 

July 20

The 1-day Level 2 Motorcycle course, looks deeper into what professional riders look for on track, as well as their processes off the track. This fast paced program focuses on what top-level riders are looking for when the green flag drops and we’ll have shorter class sessions and a lot of riding with great 1 on 1 instructor feedback from the Area 27 coaches. 
 
Previous on-track riding experience is required to attend the Level 2 program. 

COURSE RATE  |  $1,195.00 +GST

BUNDLE RATE (level 1 & Level 2)  |  $2,995 +GST

introductory

motorsports

mixer

Join us for a fun-fueled day getting a taste of the basics in high-performance driving on Area 27’s circuit and wheel-to-wheel karting action at Kartplex.

Individuals, private parties, and corporate entertainment options are available to get you and your guests on-track – choose to rent a 2021 Camaro V8 SS 1LE or bring a personal vehicle.

The Motorsports Mixer is the perfect opportunity to experience raw power on the Area 27 circuit with lead-followed styled sessions and a 2-hour session of exhilarating karting at the Kartplex.

COURSE RATES

Personal Vehicle: $895.00 +GST  |  V8 SS 1LE: $995.00 +GST

August 5 (AM)  |  August 28 (PM)  |  Ocober 4 – SOLD OUT

 

Level 1

1-dAy Area 27 experience 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

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.

 

 

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.

 

 August 6

October 15 – SOLD OUT  |  October 22 – SOLD OUT

 

COURSE RATES  

 

Personal Vehicle: $1,295.00 +GST  |  V8 SS 1LE: $2,195.00 +GST  

Level 2

2.5-day driving academy 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

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 

 

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. 

2021 programs complete, 2022 to be released

COURSE RATE  |  $2,895.00 +GST

Level 3

1-dAy advanced lapping 

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

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

 

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.

 July 30

COURSE RATES

 Personal Vehicle: $1,595.00 +GST  |   V8 SS 1LE: $2,495.00 +GST  |  ZL1 1LE: $2,995.00 +GST

Level 1

2-Day Motorcycle Academy 

Will this program help me if I’m already fast? The answer is yesAcademy 27’s curriculum, in partnership with Ken Hill Coaching, is designed to give you the right tools to master every corner.

This program takes riders of all skill levels through a combination of drills, on track and in the classroom, all designed to work on individual performance. Discuss the fundamentals of motorcycle riding and Ken Hill’s developed strategy “Order of the Sport”.  With other program highlights in the classroom and on-track, including:

  • Bike Placement – Where you need to be and why.
  • Vision and Focus – What reference points you need to be looking at & how to identify them.
  • Motor Controls – Become an adjustable rider with adjustable controls.
  • One-on-One Feedback – with video review

COURSE RATE  |  $1,995.00 +GST

Level 2

1-Day Motorcycle Academy 

The 1-day Level 2 Motorcycle course, looks deeper into what professional riders look for on track, as well as their processes off the track. This fast paced program focuses on what top-level riders are looking for when the green flag drops and we’ll have shorter class sessions and a lot of riding with great 1 on 1 instructor feedback from the Area 27 coaches. 
 
Previous on-track riding experience is required to attend the Level 2 program. 

COURSE RATE  |  $1,195.00 +GST

BUNDLE RATE (Level 1 &  Level 2)  |  $2,995 +GST 

Member’s Private Coaching

 

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.

COACHING RATES  |  PLEASE INQUIRE

                           

Discover the South Okanagan “good life” at the Okanagan resort that defines easy living, Watermark Beach Resort, Academy 27’s Official Accommodation Partner. 

Where attention to detail and personal service is as unmatched and unique as the experience and amenities. 

Experience the Watermark difference, 

 

MEET THE ACADEMY EXPERTS

  • Winner of the legendary Sebring 12 Hours of Endurance race
  • Porsche factory driver at the 1987 LeMans 24hr and Daytona
  • Canadian GT-1 Champion
  • Rothmans Porsche 944 Champion
  • The only Canadian to have his name on a Porsche factory race car displayed in the new Porsche Museum in Germany.

Kees Nierop

Chief Instructor

  • 5 time winner of the IndyCar Series, 24 podium finishes
  • Winner of the 1996 Player's Toyota Atlantic Championship
  • Most consecutive wins (8), most wins in a season (9), also most consecutive wins from pole (8), most laps led in a season and most accumulated points in a season (239pts)
  • NASCAR, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, driving the No. 32 Ford Fusion for Go FAS Racing.

Patrick Carpentier

Guest Instructor

  • Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY
  • International GT3 Racing
  • Porsche Cup Canada
  • Hankook/ATLAS BX Test Driver
  • 2017 Race of Champions race winner
  • 2017 IMSA LMP3 podium finisher
  • Formula car and prototype experience: Road to Indy, LMP3

Stefan Rzadzinski

Instructor

  • 10+ years racing experience
  • 2019: IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship Podium Finisher
  • 2018: Pirelli World Challenge Champion
  • Two time Porsche GT3 Cup Canada Champion
  • USF2000 Champion
  • Pro Mazda Championship 2nd Place
  • Indy Lights Podium Finisher
  • Extensive relationship with Porsche Motorsport

Scott Hargrove

Instructor

  • Driver for OpenRoad AutoGroup & OpenRoad Racing
  • Podium finisher IMSA Weathertech Prototype Championship
  • Race winner of Continental Sports Car Championship
  • Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge 2014 Rookie of the Year
  • Top 5 Finisher of the Daytona 24 Hour Race

Remo Ruscitti

Instructor

  • 2019 IMSA WeatherTech Endurance Championship in LMP2
  • Finished 2nd 2019 Daytona 24 Hours in LMP2
  • Finished 3rd in 2019 IMSA Lamborghini Super Trofeo
  • 2018 IMSA Masters Champion in LMP3
  • Finished 2nd and 3rd in 2016 and 2017 in IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge
  • Currently competing in the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech Series in an LMP2 and the IMSA Prototype Challenge in a Ligier LMP3
  • Currently competing in the 2018 IMSA Prototype Challenge in a Ligier LMP3

Cameron Cassels

Instructor

  • Broke track record for the series at Laguna Seca in first career road race
  • 1 win and 2 podiums in 5 starts of Skip Barber Challenge
  • 3 wins, 5 podiums, 2 track records in a limited conference season in a Porsche 911

Zac Zawisza

Instructor

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