I saw this great video of Andy Pargh interviewing Rick Malone, Chief Driving Instructor and Driving School Director at the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School located at the Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club in Pahrump, Nevada. (This is 50 miles west of Las Vegas.) The video does a great job of explaining what you need to know if you are still thinking of getting a 2019 Corvette.
Chevrolet is helping owners get the most from out of your new Corvette Stingray through the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. If you buy a new C7, GM will subsidize 2/3 of your driving school, which is a two-day class and you can stay in their beautiful condos located right on the property. It will only cost you $1,000. The current offer expires 6/10/2020.
When you get the course, they provide you with the same type of car you have; if you have a Grand Sport manual, they put you in one, if you have a ZO6, automatic, they’ll put you in that. They put you in the same type of car you own when you get there, so you get trained on what you drive.
After we show you the video, we have a press release from Chevy dated Wednesday, March 26, 2014. The information is still current.
Here’s the video that explains their program:
The first step in performance driver training
For drivers of all experience levels
Dynamic car control exercises
Learn proper cornering techniques
Corvette electronic driving mode discovery
All cars equipped with two-way radios
Up to 250 miles of track time
The next phase of performance driver training
For graduates of Level 1 or racing license holders
Progressive car control exercises
Learn advanced cornering techniques
Advanced use of Corvette electronic driving modes
All cars equipped for electronic lap-timing
Manual transmission only
Grand Sport and Z06 models are available for Level 1 and Level 2 programs at an added cost.
Call 800-391-6891 for pricing and availability.
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For Release: Wednesday, March 26, 2014, 8 a.m. EST
Stingray School Maximizes Corvette Driving Experience
Chevrolet offers discount to Ron Fellows driving course for new Corvette owners
PAHRUMP, Nev. – Chevrolet is helping owners get the most from their new Corvette Stingray through the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. The two-day program is available to 2014 Corvette Stingray owners for $1,000 – a $1,500 reduction from the standard rate.
Developed and managed by legendary Corvette racer Ron Fellows, the performance driving performance-driving curriculum at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club in Pahrump, Nev. accommodates drivers of all skill levels.
“We designed the Corvette Stingray to make its owners better drivers through technologies such as the Driver Mode Selector, Active Rev Match, electronic limited-slip differential and more,” said Tim Mahoney, chief marketing officer, global Chevrolet. “Through the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School, they’ll learn to make the most of its technologies and delve deeper into the Corvette’s capabilities, resulting in a more exciting and fulfilling driving experience.”
The discount from Chevrolet is good for one year from the retail purchase of a new Corvette Stingray and applies only to the original owner. Only one attendee per vehicle is eligible for the discount. Attendees are responsible for the cost of travel and accommodations.
Owners do not have to bring their personal Stingray to Pahrump. The school uses a fleet of Corvette Stingrays for instruction.
“We are proud to be the official high-performance driving school for Chevrolet and the Corvette Stingray,” said Fellows. “Our goal is to ensure every driver leaves with enhanced driving skills, more confidence on the street and track and, most of all, a deeper understanding of his or her Corvette’s capabilities and how to safely enjoy the car to the fullest.”
Along with class instruction, participants will spend 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. Additionally, the participants can also have the added advantage of training under an experienced tutor who has completed driving instructor training.
“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.”
Fellows is recognized as one of North America’s most versatile and successful road-racing drivers. A charter member of Corvette Racing, Fellows was part of historic Corvette Racing victories at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring. In 2011, Fellows was inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame, located at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky.
Learn more here about the Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club facility and the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School.
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