Driving a Corvette is always fun, and when it’s for a good cause, it makes the time behind the wheel that much more worthwhile.
But Corvette owners won’t be the only drivers who can help in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease next month.
Proceeds from the event will go to the Vanderbilt Health Movement Disorders Clinic, a local Parkinson Center of Excellence in Nashville, Tennessee.
“We’re all about getting folks to come out and drive – and especially in a meaningful way,” says Matt Busby, head of track operations at the Bowling Green, Kentucky facility. “Our event continues to grow every year and because we paused in 2020, this year’s event is anticipated to be larger than ever.”
For their $125 participation fee, participants receive a full day of open touring lap sessions on April 2, along with a “lunch and learn” session with legendary racer Andy Pilgrim on April 3. All cars, even convertibles, are invited to the event, with no helmets required for drivers. Passengers are also welcome.
Participants will drive their own car in a lead-follow format for more than four laps at a time on the 3.2-mile road course above highway speeds. Spirited driving sessions will be ensured by having the pace of lead cars matched to the cars and drivers in each group, which will be limited to five cars apiece.
A limit of 10 participants can also take part in special Corvette C8 experiences on track, with four laps in a mid-engine Corvette costing $350.
To register and receive a partial tax receipt for all activities, click here
Drive Toward a Cure raises funds and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease research and patient care, with prior events collecting more than $500,000 since 2016 to help find a cure for the disease. Parkinson’s affects nearly 1 million Americans and 10 million worldwide and causes a progressive loss of motor control (shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as depression and anxiety.
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