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VRRA School

  1. Vintage Road Racing Association (VRRA)

Race School Information


DATE AND LOCATION:  The VRRA in conjunction with Racing Associates Canada Events (RACE) will present Stage 1 race school on Thursday, May 28th, 2020 at ShannonvilleMotorsports Park.,-77.1613232,648m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89d62b58f6d041f9:0x4b66f582f8f2311!8m2!3d44.2247387!4d-77.1591345

COST:   $250 plus $125 for a mandatory one year VRRA membership. Both membership and Stage 1 school registrations are available at under Series Tracker. You will need to create a Series Tracker membership profile before you are able to sign up for the school. The membership includes a one year subscription to Inside Motorcycles and the VRRA Baffled Muffler.

The VRRA Stage 1 School will instruct riders in the basic skills required for organized road racing competition. Riders who successfully pass this course will be eligible for a VRRA racing license and are also able to apply for a RACE license. Riders under the age of 18 years at the time of the scheduled school must contact the VRRA to obtain an underage consent form prior to application.

Stage 1 School students will meet at 7:30 a.m. on the fourth floor of the RACE Facilities building. Enter the building through the door near the phone booth.


Students must provide a suitable motorcycle. The motorcycle does not have to be a vintage bike nor does it have to be race prepared. Any suitable modern street machine (no cruisers) may be used for the Stage 1 School..  However, it will require the following:

Lockwired oil drain plug and oil filter
Drain all antifreeze and replace with water only (water wetter accepted)
All lights and mirrors must be removed and/or taped over
Tires must be in good condition
Both brakes must be functional and in good condition
Full leathers either one piece or zip together two piece
Leather boots, minimum height of 8 inches from the top of the sole and overlapping the pants
Full coverage helmet with face-shield, helmets must be certified by the manufacturer as Snell, BSI 6658 Type A or ECE/22-05 approved and must have a built date no older than 7 years (to the day)
Back protection (separate protector or built into leathers)

If you successfully pass the Stage 1 school and intend to race the following day, the bike must fall under vintage rules and pass a full technical inspection. See requirements under our Rules Section


The day begins with a classroom session (7:30 a.m. sharp) explaining track rules and etiquette, track marshals, flags and their meaning, racing safety gear, and all other requirements for a racing license. In addition, students will learn VRRA race weekend procedures, registration, machine preparation and technical requirements. The classroom session will be followed by a track walk with explanations of the racing line, brake markers, cornering techniques and starting procedures. The remainder of the day will be on-track riding sessions working with an experienced and skilled control rider. Students will learn racing skills including correct racing lines, braking and acceleration points, correct body positioning and on-track behaviour. The last session of the day will see all students assembling on the grid to practice race starts and if the day goes well… maybe even a few laps of mock racing.

We will only accept pre-entry for the school. Applications will not be accepted at the track.

Stage 1 School is limited to 24 students. If more than 24 riders sign up, a reserve list will be created in case any rider withdraws.

The schools will operate rain or shine. If we have a full Stage 1 School (24 riders) and for any reason you cannot attend, we will attempt to fill your seat. If the school is not full, no refunds will be considered.

To sign up for the school please visit and register on Series Tracker.

Please direct any questions to:

Dave Minnett   Phone/Text:  (519) 710-8106

Heather Minnett  Phone/Text: (519) 856-0894


DATE AND LOCATION:  The sidecar school will be held on Thursday May 28, 2020 at Shannonville Motorsports Park,-77.1613232,648m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89d62b58f6d041f9:0x4b66f582f8f2311!8m2!3d44.2247387!4d-77.1591345

Drivers must supply their own machine. This is a chance to obtain your license to either drive a sidecar racing outfit or be a passenger. The day will include sidecar-specific instruction starting with classroom instruction and proceeding with skid pad practice and on-track sessions.

If you currently have a VRRA racing membership, you do not need to attend the general part of the classroom training but must attend sidecar-specific classroom instruction, skid pad instruction and on-track practice sessions.

If you do not have a current VRRA racing license or the equivalent, you are required to take the Stage 1 general classroom session followed by the sidecar-specific classroom instruction, skid pad instruction and on-track practice sessions.

COST: $175. Sign up available at  under Series Tracker.


The VRRA Stage 2 School is only open to 2019 VRRA members and will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at Shannonville Motorsports Park,-77.1613232,648m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89d62b58f6d041f9:0x4b66f582f8f2311!8m2!3d44.2247387!4d-77.1591345

The school is led by Darrell Cooney, current VRRA MGP 250cc Champion and multiple AHRMA 250cc winner. Working with several other pros and highly skilled control riders, Darrell will centre this school around improving racing skills to make participants faster and better racers. This one day course gives great value. It includes lots of quality track time with one-on-one instruction and has been enthusiastically endorsed by all former students.

COST: $250.00 includes full day of professional on-track racing instruction. Sign up available at under Series Tracker.