This (1) one day course is designed to improve the off-road driving skills at any experience level.

Class starts @ 8:00 am at our facility, (please arrive by 7:30) and plan on getting wet & dirty.

Students will learn:

  • Different terrain surfaces: gravel, top soil, grass, hard packed clay and shale rock
  • How to read and change driving techniques based on vehicle language
  • Approach and departure angles
  • Suspension variables and the importance of planning prior to negotiating an obstacle
  • To identify components both underneath and in the engine compartment of a vehicle and what needs to be protected
  • Understanding of driver/vehicle relationship
  • Vehicle language, weight and traction transfer, body position, hand management and pedal control
  • The challenges of high and low frequency bumps and the problems each can create
  • The challenges of smoothly negotiating a variety of obstacles: rocks, stumps, ditches, dry creek beds, logs, ruts, hills, mud and top soil
  • How to build a road with available materials in order to overcome an obstacle
  • Necessity and techniques of using a ground guide
  • How to employ all the necessary pieces of equipment to recover a downed or stuck vehicle in a single or multi-vehicle situation


Mar 16 2023


All Day


Summit Point Training Facility
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