Chances are if you own a new Corvette Stingray you’ve been itching for a couple of pointers on how to get the most out of your baby’s performance capabilities … that is unless you already consider yourself in the ranks of greats like Mario Andretti.
Either way, Chevy wants to help you get a better handle on how to get the most out of your new Corvette Stingray by offering a reduced rate to 2014 Corvette owners who attend the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School.
The two-day program, held at the Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club in Pahrump, Nevada, allows drivers to attend the school at a cost of $1,000, which is $1,500 less than the standard rate.
Even better, Corvette owners can avoid the wear and tear that would come with using their own personal Stingrays to participate in the program. The school, managed and founded by Fellows, uses a fleet of its own Corvette Stingrays for instruction.
Along with in-class sessions, the program includes extensive time driving the Stingray on Spring Mountain’s world-class 2.2-mile road course where three levels of instruction cover novice track drivers to those with more experience. And with Fellows at the helm, you’ll certainly be in good hands.
The charter member of the Corvette Racing team is recognized as one of North America’s most versatile and successful road-racing drivers. Fellows’ racing achievements include being a part of the historic Corvette Racing victories at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring, which earned him an induction into the Corvette Hall of Fame in 2011.
Now, Fellows is focused on helping new Corvette owners improve their skills at the wheel.
“It’s more than simply going fast and learning when to turn and apply the throttle,” said Fellows. “Mind speed and decision-making are key elements in the high-performance world, and our car control exercises and on-track training will help drivers improve their ability to process information quickly and accurately, resulting in a better coordination of eyes, hands and feet to improve their driving skill. It’s great fun – and drivers will definitely challenge their limits to find the limits of the new Stingray.”
If the idea piques your interest, you’ll want to act quickly. The discount is only good for one year from the retail date of purchase of a new Corvette, and can only be used by the original owner.
The program includes one night of accommodations for the two-day program, but participants are required to cover their own travel expenses.