Ford ST Octane Academy [w/video]

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The ST school is about more than just handbrake turns, hot laps, and sliding into parking spaces.

I felt like such a rock star. On my second pass around the UrbanCross course (read: fancy autocross) at the Ford ST Octane Academy, I absolutely nailed the exit, sliding the bright-yellow Focus ST sideways into a box the size of a parking space, all four wheels in line.

This was just one of many bits of hooliganism learned during my day at the Academy – a school offered to any Ford Focus ST or Fiesta ST owner, free of charge. This one-day course, with an optional second day, teaches not only the basics of on-track driving, but lets owners experience all of the hilariously fun bits of hot hatchery built into these little turbocharged wonders.

Did I mention it’s free? All you have to do is get there, with “there” being Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT.

As I would come to learn during my time in Tooele (that’s “too-illuh”), the ST school is about more than just handbrake turns, hot laps and heroic slides into parking spaces. Mixed in with all of the antics was a crash course on understanding car control, along with simple tools that’ll help you be a better driver in everyday situations. And man, was it fun.

Ford ST Octane Academy [w/video]

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