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Acura High Performance Course

Course Details




Learn why your vehicle performs the way it does and how to maximize that performance on the street for more driving enjoyment and to be prepared for any emergency situation. This course covers the physics and dynamics of precision driving then tests participant skills behind-the-wheel in intense off-track performance driving drills. The highlight of this entry level program includes an hour-long, on-track lapping session at day's end. Participants will also spend time driving the Honda S2000 roadster. Sign in begins at 9:00 am. Classroom session begins at 9:30 am and the day concludes by 6:00 pm. This course takes place at the venerable Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.


  • Classroom covers the physics and dynamics of precision driving
  • Understand seating position and how it relates to your inputs to the controls
  • Tests participants behind-the-wheel in intense, off-track high performance drills
  • Skid car drill covers over-steer, under-steer and loss of control recovery
  • High speed braking and turning drill dissects the corner and teaches emergency reactions
  • Autocross/Line drill helps you perfect your timing and understand proper cornering techniques to be smooth and precise.
  • Participate in an hour-long, on-track lapping session at the day's end
  • Participants will also spend time driving the Honda S2000 Roadsters

Approximate Amount of Seat Time

Paddock Drills - 4 hours
On Track Lapping - 1 hour
*Subject to change

This Course Is Ideally Suited For:

  • Performance driving enthusiasts with a desire to experience the track while improving their street driving skills and to be prepared for any and all emergency situations on the road
  • Drivers who have had a previous incident or loss of control that has made them nervous or tentative behind the wheel
  • Younger drivers and/or families interested in a bonding experience that will also make them better drivers
  • Any driver interested in learning to be a better driver and improving focus and behind the wheel skills
*Schedule subject to change
*Please call (419)884-4000 to enroll. (Gift Certificates available here)

April 17
April 25 - Sold Out
April 30
May 10

May 16
May 20
May 23
June 14 - SOLD OUT

July 18 - SOLD OUT
August 2 - SOLD OUT
August 22 - 1 spot available
August 23
August 29
August 31 - SOLD OUT
September 7
September 30
October 3
October 10 - 1 spot left
October 14 - SOLD OUT
October 15
October 28 (Followed by Optional Day 2 & Day 3 of Advance High Performance Program)
$650 with your street-legal car
$150 additional for use of an Acura ILX

Participant lunch is provided. Additional lunches are available for purchase.

Cancellations or Changes must be received in writing (email, fax or letter). Upon receipt of the written notification, The Mid-Ohio School cancellations made 31 days or more prior to scheduled course date will be issued a refund less a $50 administrative charge. Reschedule for $0 fee.
Cancellations made 15-30 days prior to scheduled course date will be issued a 50% refund. Reschedule for $0 fee.

Cancellations made within 14 day prior to scheduled course date will not be issued a refund. Reschedule for $50 administrative charge.

NO SHOWS: If you do not show up for your scheduled course date, payments received will not be refunded. The Mid-Ohio School has no obligation to reschedule your course.

All courses will be held RAIN or SHINE.
Must have a valid driver's license.

Must be at least 18 years of age or have completed our Honda Teen Defensive Driving Program

All participants must sign a liability waiver when using a school car. This waiver states, in the event of damage to the vehicle, you would be responsible for up to $3500 in damages.

All drivers should dress for the weather and must have closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops). Helmets must be worn while on track. The Mid-Ohio School has a limited supply of helmets that can be used at no additional charge but if you have your own, please bring it.

Using your street car for a class? The Mid-Ohio School recommends the following for all on-track programs:
Personal vehicles will be required to have, at a minimum, working factory installed restraint systems (working seat belts) or the equivalent. Tires should have at least 3/32 tread or be DOT approved race tires. Brake pads should be less than ¼ used, performance brake pads recommended. No visible fluid leaks. No convertibles unless equipped with proper roll-over protection. No SUV's, vans or trucks permitted. Loaner helmets are available at the track.

Suggested maintenance to perform prior to arrival:
  • Torque wheels to recommended specs
  • Check/adjust tire pressure
  • Flush brake fluid system
  • Bring extra brake fluid and motor oil
  • Bring a tire gauge; air is available at track

Upon arrival:
  • Remove all loose items from vehicle
  • Check tire pressure often during the day
  • Re-torque wheels after one or two track sessions
"I went to the school to learn the fundamentals of racing and also to do some lapping around Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. After I went once, I found that it was just not enough. There is so much to learn and the seat time behind the wheel becomes addictive."
--Bop Hallapy (Dublin, Ohio), Acura High Performance and Advanced High Performance graduate

"I appreciate all you did toward making my first track driving experience such a memorable one."
--Nancy L. Altenburg

"Thanks for a great day! It was the best Christmas present I could have hoped for."
--Greg Caldwell
In-car video of Acura ILX on track at The Mid-Ohio School provided by Helix

Training Drills Offered in the High Performance Driving Courses

Kumho Tire Test Day at The Mid-Ohio School
The Mid-Ohio School Course Comparison Chart (PDF)
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