Photo Credit: NCM Motorsports Park
Spring has arrived, and so have a number of activities at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park.
Space is limited, so you better hurry and sign up.
First up is the Michelin TrackX at the NCM Motorsports Park on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CT).
“Run what ya brung” – including convertibles – is the theme of this new driving event that is held on the racetrack but features an autocross-style environment with coned gates and dedicated start-finish lines.
The open event has no class structure and will cover 1.7 miles of the 2-mile West Track. Participants will likely make between 8 to 10 runs that will see speeds climb above 90 mph, each lap taking about 1:40.
You’ll need a helmet, close toed shoes and long pants to participate, and the NCM will have a limited number of helmets to rent for $25 a day. Passengers aren’t allowed for speed runs.
Cost is $75 ($25 for an additional driver).
You can register online at www.motorsportsreg.com
The Motorsports Park will then hold its first Museum-hosted High Performance Drivers Education of the year on Thursday, April 23 and Friday, April 24.
The program emphasizes education, safety and fun with drivers separated based on experience. Most participants will be assigned an experienced driving instructor to help teach and enhance their driving ability in a controlled, safe atmosphere. The program offers on-track instruction and classroom sessions to fine-tune the technique and theory of high performance driving. A corral of VIP drivers will also be available to show you how the pros do it, in your car!
Green and Yellow Groups are sold out, but a few spots remain in the Blue and Black Groups (Advanced and Elite).
Touring laps will be available at lunch – convertible friendly, helmet off, pace laps with top speeds limited to 75 MPH. Cost is $485, including a personalized event badge and event T-shirt. Registration ends on April 15.
All you need to attend is an appropriate track vehicle (all convertibles must have an SCCA approved roll bar), an SA rated helmet, long pants, and closed toed shoes.
You can register at CorvetteMuseum.org.
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