Great news for Corvette enthusiasts in Canada. Chevrolet in Canada has announced that Canadian buyers of the new Corvette Stingray are now eligible to attend the Stingray School at Ron Fellows Performance Driving School in Nevada. The two-day Stingray School is $1,000 USD which is a $1,500 discount off the standard driving school rate.
The driving school program was developed by Canadian Motorsports Hall of Fame member Ron Fellows who drove for Corvette Racing and racked up wins at the Rolex Daytona 24, the 12 Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans and he still serves as the team’s ambassador today. He was inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame in 2011. The two-day school takes place at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Pahrump, NV.
“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.”
One of the best parts of Stingray School is that students leave their personal Stingrays at home. The wear-and-tear associated with two days of performance driving are all done on Spring Mountain’s fleet of C7 Corvette Stingrays with their tires and gas.
As part of the curriculum, students will spend extensive time driving the Stingray on Spring Mountain’s 2.2 mile road course. Three levels of instruction cover novice drivers to those with high performance driving experience.
“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.”
The discounted offer for Stingray School is available 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.
“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.”
For more details on attending the Stingray School at Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch, click here to visit their website.
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