Corvette Racing Legends Will Offer Instruction at the Performance Track Day Event at NCM MSP


Corvette Racing Legends Will Offer Instruction at the Performance Track Day Event at NCM MSP

Photo Credit: Keith Cornett

Several Corvette legends will come together for a once-in-a-lifetime fantasy camp experience at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park this summer.

Race champions Darren Law and Johnny O’Connell will again be running their Performance Track Day, offering ordinary sports car enthusiasts a chance to spend two days at the track, where they will receive instruction from Corvette legends like three-time IMSA champion Jordan Taylor, former Corvette Racing star Jan Magnussen, and Corvette Hall of Fame driver Andy Pilgrim.

Registration for Performance Track Day, set for June 19-20 in Bowling Green, is already open.

Corvette Racing Legends Offer Instruction at the Performance Track Day Event

Photo Credit: Keith Cornett

The event kicks off with a cocktail hour and dinner on June 19 with recently retired Corvette Racing Program Manager Doug Fehan as keynote speaker, with all the coaches also slated to be there. The good news is that anyone can attend the dinner, not just track day participants, and reservations can be made online.

“When you look at the all-star lineup of drivers involved, who wouldn’t want to be part of this event,” Fehan said. “This is a great opportunity to socialize and learn from the absolute best. Not to mention, getting to have dinner with me!”

Track Day participants will be able to take their own cars on the track, getting a casual introduction to the basics of car control and line technique before being split into groups based on experience or skill level. Participants will spend time on track with one set of coaches, then get off-track debriefs with another set. Unlike previous PTD events, participants will be able to sign up for one day or both days.

Performance Track Day

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The coaches are excited about the upcoming event, including Taylor. “I can’t wait to be a part of Darren and Johnny’s program coming up in June,” he said. “They have put together a great program with their track days, and I am really excited to be there with the group of coaches they’ve assembled. I haven’t done a huge amount of coaching in the past, but each time I’ve done it, I’ve found it to be very rewarding to see someone grow in the sport I love and I often find myself learning new things that I can use when I go back to racing. It’s going to be a cool event being in Corvette’s backyard, so can’t wait to see all the Corvette owners there in a few months.”

Magnussen says he too is looking forward to being with Corvette Racing fans and “sharing with them what we do in the race car,” adding, “Johnny and I won a lot of races and championships together, so it will be fun being at the circuit again with him, as well as Jordan and Andy.”

Pilgrim, meanwhile, says it will be “a total blast” to be around old teammates, competitors, and “even The Boss, Doug Fehan!” He says NCM is “such a great track” that he’s sure pros and amateur participants alike will enjoy “a fantastic time and learn a tremendous amount.”

Performance Track Day

Photo Credit: Keith Cornett

The NCM Motorsports Park track offers challenging features reminiscent of the famous La Sarthe in Le Mans, France and consists of a two-mile, 13-turn west course and a one-mile, 10-turn East course that can be combined into multiple configurations. Both circuits include technical turns, straights, and elevation changes and can be used independently or connected into a unique large course.

Register for the event at Performance Track Day at National Corvette Museum.

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  1. What a great lineup. As RichS said above, I would be interested in hearing what godug has to say as well.

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