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    Chin Motorsports always welcomes well-qualified drivers to become one of our instructor staff. The minimum standard is for a driver to have experience of at least 50 track days, at a minimum of 3 different tracks, combined with completion of a recognized instructor training program. Being a very experienced driver is only part of the criteria. We put an equal emphasis on an instructor's ability to coach, communicate, motivate and inspire. Having a competition license is not required, nor does it qualify a driver to be an instructor. We've seen many successful instructors that don't race, and we've seen some great racers that were not successful instructors. Many successful instructors have some kind of role as a trainer/educator/leader in their professional lives. And, they have a passion for the hobby. An instructor that wants to 'give back' to the sport is always more successful than one just seeking comp track time.

    To be considered, a driver should email a summary of track history to info@ChinTrackDays.com : tracks driven, # of days at each track, total days on track. Include details on any other instructor qualifications and clinics attended. Also, several references from well known DE programs and other senior instructors. Include a short narrative on other relevant special skills that a driver may have.

    A driver that meets the minimum criteria, but has no prior instructor experience, can get qualified with us at a Chin Motorsports track event. He/She would attend an event as a registered solo driver, and recieve an evaluation from one of our chief instructors during the track day. This scenario MUST BE APPROVED AND PRE-ARRANGED IN ADVANCE It is not possible to just 'show-up', and receive an instructor evaluation.

    In general, Chin Motorsports also recognizes other instructor qualifications from well-known programs that have formal instructor training protocols. A driver that has already received valid instructor qualifications should provide details to establish instructor eligibility with Chin. However, a driver that has been designated as an instructor simply by virtue of having attended numerous events, without receiving instructor-specific training, DOES NOT MEET the criteria to be eligible for instructor status with Chin Motorsports.

    We also adhere to a strict standard that an instructor must have prior experience at a specific track to be eligible to instruct there. A driver that has been instructor qualified at Sebring, for example, but has never driven at Road Atlanta, is not eligible to instruct at Road A on the first visit to that track. For the first visit to an unfamiliar track, we recommend participating as a registered solo driver to get well-acquainted and comfortable with the lap. Then, a qualified instructor is eligible to instruct at that track on future visits.

    An instructor with Chin Motorsports will typically have only one student assigned during the track day. Our schedule usually provides a minimum of 3 hours comp solo track time daily. CMS provides refreshments for instructors at every event. Track fees are always waived for instructors. However, like all drivers, annual membership in Chin Motorsports is necessary.

    Drive Well, The management
    Last edited by The Management; 03-03-2017, 12:43 AM.
    Drive Well, The management

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    Mark, where can I find the status of instructor openings for coming events? I'm a PCA National Instructor and instruct with a few other clubs as well...

    Last edited by The Management; 08-01-2017, 09:50 PM.
    I will not be a spectator in the sport of life!

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    • #3
      On our website, the event details page for currently posted events always shows instructor registration status... From our homepage, www.chinmotorsports.com , click on "details>>details and registration", and see the instructor description in the center of the page...

      Drive Well, The management
      Drive Well, The management

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      • #4
        Update on the Chin Track Days Instructor program.

        Currently the Motorsports Safety Foundation is working on a instructor certification program. At Chin we have always had a goal to make safety a priority. The program that is being developed by MSF is another way to work towards that goal. Currently the program is not fully developed. The Chin team is working to help develop the program. I have taken the level 1 certification course myself and can attest that there is valuable content to Instructor candidates as well as experienced instructors. If you are looking to enter the Chin instructor training program, taking and passing the level 1 course is a prerequisite. If you are currently an experienced instructor, I urge you to take the course. It is well worth the cost and will make you a better instructor. Motorsports Safety Foundation Certified Instructor Program


        Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the program or becoming a Chin Track Days Instructor.

        Jim Pomroy
        Chief Instructor
        Event Manager
        Jim@chintrackdays.com
        Jim Pomroy
        Event Manager
        Chief Instructor

        Chin Track Days
        chintrackdays.com
        Jim@chintrackdays.com

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