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Friday, November 14, 2014

Wanna Drive a Stock Car?

Photo by Kate Tompkins
While most of the vehicles I saw at this year’s Montreal Autorama were very shiny indeed, there were a couple that weren’t. They looked like they’d been well driven, and they probably had, since they were at the booth of Ecole de Stock-Car Cabana. If you’ve ever wanted to drive a stock car, they offer courses at their driving school at the Sanair track just north of Saint-Pie (that’s on the south shore, this side of Granby).

Since the founder of the school, Jean-Paul Cabana, is a two-time Canadian NASCAR champion with over 500 victories to his credit, he should know a thing or two about racing. And the cars the school uses have actually seen competition in NASCAR and CASCAR. There are several options, from one that lets you sit in the passenger seat while a professional driver takes you around the track a few times, all the way to their ultimate course which finishes with 100 laps of the track at speed. They also offer a corporate program—all you have to do is convince your boss it’s a great team-building experience. And there are gift cards and certificates if you’re looking for the perfect gift for your significant other.

I haven’t been to check it out in person yet, but it sounds like a lot of fun. Here’s a link to the English version of their website, but there’s more information on prices and courses on the French page.





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