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Ron Fellows Performance Driving School – Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch (Pahrump, NV)

June 29th, 2010 by Stu

Ron Fellows knows a thing or two about performance driving. So much so that Chevy has contracted the Canadian racing legend (4-time ALMS Most Popular Driver award (2004 – 07), three-time ALMS champion, two 24 Hours of Le Mans class wins, 19 SCCA Trans-Am wins, five NASCAR wins) to give Corvette owners a thorough understanding of their car’s absurd capability and how to go about harnessing it. While any Corvette owner can pay-to-participate, the 3-day education in speed is offered to ZR1 owners as a thank you for purchasing the fastest (638 hp, 604 ft-lbs of torque), most expensive ($109,800) model to bear the name. The team of instructors teach classic driving techniques, like heel and toe shifting and avoidance braking maneuvers, to students flogging a range of Vette’s around the 2.2 mile road course at Spring Mountain – everything from a Grand Sport (base Vette with ZO6-inspired performance upgrades) to a 505 hp ZO6 and, on the last day, the all powerful ZR1. The video after the jump was taken from the passenger seat of a ZR1 with none other than Ron Fellows at the helm. As you will find, he made that track his bitch and drove the ZR1 like a guided scud missile. I am the giggling fool who enters the soundtrack every 30 seconds or so. Enjoy the video and check out our new slide show feature.

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Jaguar Legendary Performance Tour – Monticello, NY

July 1st, 2009 by Stu

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Jaguar was good enough to have us out to Monticello Motor Club to sample their new and improved line of 2010 “R” spec models. Not only does that “R” stand for racing but we figured that the track was an ideal setting to properly experience 510 HP and one of the more impressive suspension systems we have encountered lately. Sure, we drove around the beautiful Monticello back country to get a sense of real world road manners, which were silky smooth and bank vault quiet, but nothing beats punching the gas on a long straight away or holding on for dear life during a physics-defying powerslide.

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