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      01-24-2012, 10:00 AM   #1
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Alberta Advanced Driving School's "Winter Performance School" -- February 18-19

The AADS's winter school is February 18-19. Format will be Friday classroom (in Edmonton), Saturday on the lake (short distance west of Edmonton).

http://www.nabmwclub.ca/events/item/...driving-school

Contrary to the website, the registration deadline is Janurary 31.

Weather conditions look good for this year...so book now!

The AADS is a joint venture between the Southern (Calgary) and Northern (Edmonton) Alberta BMW Clubs.
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Cool! Too bad I have the M parked for the winter...unless I snag my parents 330i...tempting...

On another hand, any possible news of something simliar to this in the summer? With Race city in calgary closing, anything possible at stratotech? I would definitely be interested! Cheers!
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The NASCC is very close to having an agreement with Octane for use of the Edmonton Indy track, and the AADS would certainly be one of the interested parties thereafter.

Castrol Raceway is going to pave (sic) as soon as the snow's gone and the ground thaws, as they already have a few race dates set (Chump Car for one). Only a half track based on their ultimate design, and a season late, but better than nothing!

Stratotech is no longer for sale / in dire threat of closing its doors, so will be holding lapping sessions. It's not a great venue for a school, as it's very hard on brakes (little time to allow them to cool) and isn't forgiving to off-road excursions (though sections of former Race City weren't either, but there was no wall at the end of the straight as there is at Stratotech).

All above is per discussions at the latest Miata club meeting (Jan 19) at which a fellow AADS instructor and father of the NASCC's current President was in attendance giving us updates on things.
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Thanks for the update Richard!

I didnt know Castrol Raceway was building a track. I only knew of the drag strip and dirt oval there, but sounds like the new track will be good. Tried autocrass a few times, but like to try out a track environment some day!

Oh, I thought stratotach would fairly well, since it offers the karting, open-wheel, and motorcycle racing during the summer months. If i recall, a few local drift events are held there as well. It would be sad if stratotech will be closing its doors, was looking to bring the bike out there one day...

Thanks for the update, hope to hear some more news in the future.

Oh how does one join/get involved with NABC/AADS? Thanks!

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To get involved in Northern Alberta Club, just click on the link in my sig line...brings you right to the club's website.

As to the Alberta Advanced Driving School...do you mean as a student, or instructor? Student's easy...just keep your eye open on the Driving School pages on the NABMWClub's website. As to being an instructor, it's by invite, based on race experience and such.
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To get involved in Northern Alberta Club, just click on the link in my sig line...brings you right to the club's website.

As to the Alberta Advanced Driving School...do you mean as a student, or instructor? Student's easy...just keep your eye open on the Driving School pages on the NABMWClub's website. As to being an instructor, it's by invite, based on race experience and such.
Okay, will check out the links!

For the AADS was looking to be a student and progress from there! I will definitely keep an eye out on driving school section of the NABMW Club site....

Thanks again!

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