Drift Training

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DRIFT TRAINING AT THE PRODRIFT ACADEMY

The Prodrift Academy Drift Training program has been designed to prepare students for professional drift competitions and to share the knowledge of how to be competitive at professional drift events.

The program has been divided into 4 categories over 10 levels(rookie, amateur, semi-pro, pro) and each level has been designed to give student’s step-by-step training of the key drift techniques utilized by professional drifters.

Level up

Just like a video game, the challenge for the Prodrift Academy students is to keep leveling up until finishing the full 10 level program. Along the levels the students will be rewarded with level completion gifts such as t-shirts, gloves, certificates, race shirts etc. At the final level, the student will be challenged to take on the infamous British Drift Championship circuit, Teeside Autodrome.

Training program

The Prodrift Academy prides itself on delivering a world class training program. As each Prodrift Academy student is an individual, we customize our training program to suit the student’s specific requirements. Prodrift will create a customized training program based on the clients experience and goals. As with any technique sport the key to learning how to be a professional drifter is technique and practice. The Prodrift Academy training format is a step by step process and is beginner friendly.

Prodrift will create an individual training plan for every student based on what they want to achieve. This plan will track the students progress as they climb the levels and highlight the strengths and weaknesses of their skill set.

If the student has some prior drift experience, upon arrival to the training facility they will complete a drift assessment. Their existing drift skills will be added to their file and a customized training plan will then be created.

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Image: Prodrift Academy student Justinas Miltenis on completing level 6.

Program Design: Kieran Hynes

The Prodrift Academy training program has been designed and developed by the one of the most internationally recognized drift judges in the world, Kieran Hynes. Kieran is the head judge of the BDC, IDC, ODC and Drift Masters. He has created this training program to prepare Prodrift Academy students to be instantly competitive when entering a professional drift event.

 

Training program: 4 key principles

The key principles of the Prodrift Academy training program are all based on professional drift event judging criteria.

The 4 key principles of the Prodrift Academy training program are:

  • Line

The most important judged criteria of any professional drift event is Drift Line. It defines the position of the drift car in the corner as specified by the judges. A driver will be deducted heavily if they maneuver away from the Drift line.

  • Speed

A drift competitor who has good speed throughout a drift course will be very difficult to chase and rewarded by the judges. Grip is a major factor when finding speed and competing in a professional drift event.

  • Angle

Drivers are scored on the amount of angle their car carries through the course.

The maximum amount of angle is not important, it is how the angle is maintained throughout the run.

  • Style

Style is a subjective judging criteria. It differs from country to country. The Prodrift Academy cannot teach style but we can assist our students in understanding how to create a style of their own.

 

Training Venue: Birmingham Training Facility

The Prodrift Academy Birmingham Training Facility has been created to allow our students maximum track time in order to perfect their drift technique. The facility is equipped with a technique skidpad, drift oval, briefing room, hospitality area, coffee shop and workshop. The venue is open 7 days a week and is 5 minutes from Birmingham City Center.

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Cars: Drift car training fleet

The Prodrift Academy has 2 categories of drift vehicle in its fleet, training and pro cars.

We predominately utilize the Nissan 350z & Mazda Mx5 as our training and professional vehicles. The Nissan Z chassis has all the characteristics of a reliable drift car. Torque, chassis strength, heat dispersion, strong drivetrain, parts availability and style.

The Mazda MX5’s are used for technique training on our low friction skidpad.

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Pricing

At the Prodrift Academy we train our students over multiple levels at a time. The maximum a student can train is 3 levels in one day(4 hours). Example: Level 1, 2 and 3.

A 4 hour training program costs £999 per person

1 day, 2 day and 3 day training packages are available.

Alternatively a student can train one level at a time for a price of: £279.00 per level

For customized training packages please contact our team for assistance uk@prodriftacademy.com

 

How to join

To enroll in the Prodrift academy training program, please email us on uk@prodriftacademy.com or call 07964 322265.

 

DRIFT TRAINING – ROOKIE

The Rookie Training program has been designed for students who want to enter the world of drift competition. Here, you will learn the Drift techniques to start you on the road to success.

LEVEL 1: IGNITION

The Prodrift Academy’s Level 1 Ignition course is the first step on the Road to Success to the exciting and high-octane world of drifting. Starting with the most important basic drift techniques, Level 1 Ignition has been designed to provide students with the essential techniques required to become a drifter. Course Content:  Handbrake Initiation, Counter steer, Throttle Balance, Full Corner Drift Course duration: 4 hours* Price: £279.00

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Birmingham Wheels Raceway: 

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LEVEL 2: INDUCTION

The Prodrift Academy’s Level 2 Induction course takes the skills our students have learned from Level 1, and builds on them focusing on precision and consistency. Level 2 incorporates weight transfer and transition control into our custom built courses and gives the student the ability to change direction during a drift. Course Content:  Full corner drift, transition, weight transfer Course duration: 4 hours* Price: £279.00

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Birmingham Wheels Raceway:

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LEVEL 3: EVOLUTION

Level 3 Evolution utilizes the skills learned throughout Level’s 1 and 2, and combines these in order to master the Level 3 course. Here we focus on one of the most important aspects of professional level drift competition, the racing line. Level 3 incorporates clipping points and speed control and gives the student the ability to place the car exactly where they want to on the drift course. Here students will be assessed on their driving level. A pass mark will be required in order to progress onto Level 4. Course Content:  Clipping points, Racing line, inertia Course duration: 4 hours* Price: £279.00

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Birmingham Wheels Raceway: 

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LEVEL 4: TRANSITION

At Level 4 on our Road to Success program, the student has progressed to achieve a level of drifting consistency on our custom-built courses. Level 4 is more technical and involves teaching students how to extend the drift with the use of the handbrake. Students will also learn the basics of how to approach an outside clipping point whilst controlling speed. Course Content:  wall rub, extend the drift, speed modulation Course duration: 4 hours* Price: £279.00

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Birmingham Wheels Raceway: 

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LEVEL 5: GRADUATION

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The final step on our Rookie program, at Level 5 students are now ready to learn the dynamics of a drift car. Here we go into drift car preparation and drift car set-up. Students will combine all the techniques learned from Level’s 1 through to 4 and will put these into practice on our graduation course where they will be assessed on a competitive level by our instructors. Here students will be assessed on their driving level. A pass mark will be required in order to progress onto the Semi Professional training program. Course Content:  graduation track, drift car dynamics Course duration: 4 hours* Price: £279.00

Venue: Birmingham Wheels Raceway, Brands Hatch Circuit:

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DRIFT TRAINING – SEMI PRO

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The Semi Professional program has been designed for students who want to enter the world of drift competition. Here, we will go into further detail on drift car set-up and what it takes to compete at a drift event.  

LEVEL 6

At Level 6 we will go into further detail on drift car preparation, focusing on competition drift car set up. Students will gain knowledge on everything from drift event formats to steering geometry in order to prepare them for a professional level event. Students will also learn competition specific techniques including initiating at speed, line correction and feint drift. Course Content: speed initiation, line correction, feint drift Duration: 4 hours* Price: £359.00

Venue: Birmingham Wheels Raceway, Brands Hatch Circuit 

If you wish to book onto our Semi Pro training levels you will need to contact us directly.

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LEVEL 7

Building on the knowledge gained at Level 6, Level 7 has been designed to prepare students for the next level of competition; twin drifting. Students will be taught how to switch direction whilst drifting at speed, control the front of the car with the use of the footbrake and control the throttle for maximum forward traction. Course info:  Speed transitions, Brake modulation, throttle adjustment Duration: 4 hours* Price: £359.00

Venue: Birmingham Wheels Raceway, Brands Hatch Circuit 

If you wish to book onto our Semi Pro training levels you will need to contact us directly.

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LEVEL 8

Combining the knowledge and skills gained from Level’s 6 and 7, Level 8 will see students train on specially designed twin drifting course. Students will learn how to chase and drift with a pace car. Course info:  Twin drift practice course Duration: 4 hours* Price: £499.00

Venue: Birmingham Wheels Raceway, Brands Hatch Circuit 

If you wish to book onto our Semi Pro training levels you will need to contact us directly.

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DRIFT TRAINING – PROFESSIONAL

The Professional level is the final part of our Road to Success program. Students will learn the core attributes of professional drifting including driver management, driver presentation, sponsorship, team management etc. before a final track assessment at a professional race track. Here our students will be fully coached in every aspect of professional drift competition. Duration: 4 hours* Price: £999.00

Venue: Birmingham Wheels Raceway, Brands Hatch Circuit 

If you wish to book onto our Professional training level you will need to contact us directly.

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Please note that stated course duration’s may vary dependent on student numbers on the day, at maximum capacity, courses will run to approximately 4 hours.
 **Please note that Level’s 4 to Professional can not be booked online.  For further information please call our office or email uk@prodriftacademy.com

 


 

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DRIFT TRAINING – INTENSIVE

 

ONE-TO-ONE

The one-to-one training program has been designed for beginners who want to benefit from a more intensive training session. Featuring Rookie Level’s 1 through to 3, students will receive a more personalized training program and will be enabled to progress at their own pace. Course Content: Level’s 1 to 3 of the Rookie Training Program Duration: 4 hours Price: £999.00

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Birmingham Wheels Raceway: 

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FAST TRACK

The fast-track course enables students to complete the Rookie (Level’s 1 to 5) training program over 2 consecutive days. This course is designed for students who want to learn at a fast pace and progress onto the Semi Professional training program quickly. Students will benefit from private training with a professional instructor over the two day course duration. Course Content: Level’s 1 to 5 of the Rookie Training Program Duration: Two 4 hour sessions over two days Price: £1500.00

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Birmingham Wheels Raceway: 

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GROUP TRAINING

Our group training course caters for a maximum of 5 students who have booked a group session together. The group will be assigned a car and an instructor for the course duration with each member rotating throughout the session. Course Content: Per level Duration: 4 hours Price: £999.00

Venue: Birmingham Wheels Raceway, Brands Hatch Circuit 

If you wish to book a Group Training Session you will need to contact us directly.

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VIP

The VIP package involves the closing of the Academy to other bookings for a specific level of a client’s choosing. The package can be tailored to client’s needs and it caters for a maximum of 25 people. Course Content: per level Duration: 4 hours Price: £4,500.00

Venue: Birmingham Wheels Raceway, Brands Hatch Circuit 

If you wish to book a VIP Package you will need to contact us directly.

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For more information on the Intensive Training Program, please call our office or email us at uk@prodriftacademy.com