High Performance Driving Education (HPDE) and Race School

Please read the notice from our executive board below regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attention all 2020 HPDE Volunteers:​

In light of the developing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the decision by the Province to declare a state of emergency, we’ve taken the decision to CANCEL our upcoming High Performance Driving Education and Race Licencing School (HPDE), scheduled for May 2nd and 3rd at Gimli Motorsport Park. Our priority is the wellbeing of our members, our students and our volunteers, and as a result, we felt it necessary to make this difficult decision.

We are working to reschedule the event for another date later this summer. Further details with respect to the rescheduling of the 2020 HPDE will be provided as they become available. 

Although it is uncertain how long the Province will maintain the current state of emergency, WSCC is committed to ensuring that when possible, this event will proceed in a safe, secure and socially responsible fashion.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work through these difficult circumstances.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this event cancellation, please ask! You can respond directly tothis email or send a message to HPDE@wscc.mb.ca
– Jay FunkePresident, Winnipeg Sports Car Club


  Road Race and Time Attack Competition Licensing School
WCMA Sanctioned Event

Classroom: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 (6:00pm to 10:00pm)
Track Days: Saturday, May 2 & Sunday May 3, 2020 (7:00am to 5:00pm)

This event is sponsored by:

Unleash your inner speed demon and learn high speed driving skills with Winnipeg Sports Car Club’s HPDE. Take yourself and your car almost to the limit over 2 full days of track time at Gimli Motorsports Park 1.33mi road course! Whether you have an intent on racing competitively or just want to see what your car can do, this is the best way to safely learn to drive your vehicle to its maximum potential!

Typically held the first weekend in May each year. School consists of a single evening of classroom theory and two full days of track time with one-on-one, in-car instruction. This the only accredited high performance driving school in Manitoba and is a prerequisite to acquire a competition licence for Time Attack or Road Race events.

Registration is only open to 42 registered entrants. Entry fee $395 and requires a 1yr WSCC membership. Click here to get your 2020 WSCC Membership!

Business owners: We will gladly customize a school or track day to suit your needs. Contact us at hpde@wscc.mb.ca to learn more!

Video (2013):

Check MSR or the Events Calendar for the 2020 event dates and info.

Classroom: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 (6:00pm to 10:00pm)
Track Days: Saturday, May 2 & Sunday May 3, 2020 (7:00am to 5:00pm)


2020 Registration will open:

JANUARY 01, 2020 @ 12:01am

2020 HPDE Registration Page

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Minimum Requirements:

– Membership to Winnipeg Sports Car Club or other WCMA affiliated club. Click here to get your 2020 WSCC Membership!

– Full, valid Driver’s License (or substantial carting experience with a learners permit)

– Daily Driven Street Car (you do not need a sports car)

  • Vehicle maintenance should be up to date
  • Vehicle must be dimensionally wider than it is tall!
  • Convertibles welcome if they have factory or aftermarket installed roll protection
  • Completed Self-Tech Form

– A plastic tub for your belongings and contents of vehicle

– A current SNELL “M” or “SA” helmet

  • Special Application (SA) is strongly encouraged
  • SA helmet mandatory for all vehicles with factory or aftermarket installed roll protection

How do I tell what helmet I have?
Click the links to see samples of SNELL M certification or SA certification helmet labels!

Classroom Content:

– Car Control
– Cornering
– Basic Car Prep
– Appropriate Driver Gear
– Flags and Related Visual Aids
– Drafting and Passing
– Rain Racing

But, what about the all important track time?

You’ll be at the track for 8h each day completing these exercises:

– Slalom
– Swerve and Avoid Challenge
– Figure 8
– Race Line and Alternate Lines
– Drafting, Passing and Simulated Race Starts

Oh! And a whole lot of laps!

Contact hpde@wscc.mb.ca for more information and how to register.

Track Map