Instruction Format:

Overview: 

At Stacked On Track we approach instruction via a lead/follow format in addition to classroom sessions. We have had great success with this format and have seen drivers learn new skills and improve their on-track performance during the course of just one event. The lead/follow sessions allow drivers to see exactly what instructors are doing from a line, braking, and acceleration perspective that in-car instruction doesn't offer. 

 

Daily Schedule including lead/follow and classroom sessions: 

 

Once drivers arrive at the track and complete the driver registration they will immediately meet with their assigned instructor and discuss the day’s schedule and activities. Each on-track instructor leads a group of 3 to 4 drivers and any questions concerning our instruction process or on-track questions can be asked and answered at this time. After the instructor meet-up all Introduction and Novice drivers will head off to Classroom Session 1 beginning at 8:30am and lasting until 9am for Novice drivers and 9:20am for Intro drivers. After the classroom session has been completed drivers will wait to line up on pit out for their respective session starting 5 mins in advance (reference the schedule you received during registration for exact times). The first two sessions for both Intro and Novice drivers will have lead/follow instruction. Classroom Session 2 will start in the afternoon and all on-track & 1 on 1 instruction following this session will be on a request-basis only.

 

Following each on-track session there are debriefs (download sessions) that take place between instructors and students to review on-track techniques and to answer any questions. 

 

Lead/Follow Instructors: Instructors are present during the drivers’ meetings and Classroom Session 1 for introductions. They participate in download sessions after on-track driving to review and discuss the session. Download sessions occur after both driving sessions 1 and 2 and after every 1 on 1 lead/follow is completed. Instructors are assigned 3 vehicles in each group (depending on the total number of instructors that we have) and participate in only the first two on-track sessions of the day.

 

The following hand signals are used during the on-track sessions to communicate with fellow drivers: 

 

Left hand out of the window tapping on roof: Signaling the “follow” drivers to get closer and pay attention to the line that you are running.

 

Hazard lights turned on: Means that the three cars behind you need to rotate. Example – car 1 goes to slot 3, slot 3 goes to slot 2, slot 2 goes to slot 1. Each following car should have the opportunity to follow directly behind the instructor. This should only be conducted on the straights.

 

Point-by: Mostly used in 1 on 1 sessions. Point follower by so you can watch their lines and positioning and get a good idea of their strengths and the areas where improvement is needed. 

 

Flashing your headlights: Used to signal the student in front of you that you would like a point-by so that you can take the lead again.

 

Instructor Sign Up:

We limit initial instructor sign up to 10 per event, If student counts warrant we will open up additional Instructor spots leading up to the event.  Any Instructors signing up beyond the number needed for an event will have to be cleared by event Management.  Signing up early will guarantee you a spot at our events, you can sign up as soon as the event goes live on MSR. 

 

Types Of Instructorships:

 

Associate Instructor: You are new to Stacked On Track, have reviewed all of our instruction material and will be instructing with us for the first or second time. Instructors are compensated with waived event admission and lunch for the day, any instructors signing up after the first ten spots are filled will have to be cleared by event management. 

 

 

Senior Instructor: You have instructed with Stacked On Track three or more times and have a good understanding of our instruction format. Instructors are compensated with waived event admission, lunch for the day and $100 stipend per day. 

* Stipend paying spots are limited to the first ten instructors that sign up for an event, any instructors signing up after the first ten spots are filled will have to be cleared by event management and will not be eligible for the daily stipend.  

 

 

Staff Instructor: This title is held by instructors that have been with the program for a season or more, have demonstrated consistency in their attendance and instruction to the participants, and desires to be more involved with the program i.e. Participates in the classroom, completes driver advancement evaluations, participates in the Intermediate and Advance driver class download sessions and assists with event needs outside of the typical event hours. Instructors are compensated with waived event admission, lunch for the day, and a $250 stipend per day.

* Stipend paying spots are limited to the first ten instructors that sign up for an event, any instructors signing up after the first ten spots are filled will have to be cleared by event management and will not be eligible for the daily stipend.  

 

 

Chief Instructor: This role is being filled by Santi Garcia and Ian Goddard.

 

Any questions please email us at info@stackedontrack.com