Barrett-Jackson was in Las Vegas last month for their collector car auction event and so was Chevrolet and the folks from Spring Mountain who were offering the opportunity to check out the ride and handling of the mid-engine C8 Corvette in the parking lot of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
These kinds of events are a great marketing tool as Chevy and the Spring Mountain driving instructors can show just how fun these cars are to drive in just a couple of minutes, and the person who takes the ride usually ends it with a huge smile on their face.
J.C. Fernandez of Las Vegas Now was at the event and recently shared his Hot Lap experience on YouTube. First, J.C. met with Chevrolet’s Sean Finegan who provided a great overview of the Mid-Engine Corvette while also showing off the various control features inside the ‘Vette’s cockpit. But the real fun comes when “Ricky Bobby” aka Rick Malone enters the picture! Rick is the chief driving instructor and driving school director of the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain and he had the opportunity to let J.C. experience the ride and handling of the C8 on a closed autocross course. Rick also demonstrated the Launch Control feature which is capable of sending the Stingray 0-60 MPH in under 3 seconds.
From JC Fernandez via YouTube:
J.C. Fernandez hopped in a 2021 Corvette C8 for a few Hot Laps at Barrett-Jackson! Sean Finegan, Director of Motorsports Marketing for Chevrolet broke down the features of the Corvette and Rick Malone the Chief Driving Instructor at Spring Mountain Racing showed us a few insane moves on the Hot Lap!
If you’re the new owner of a C8 Corvette and want to experience the thrill of driving one of these machines on a track, grab your C8 Corvette’s VIN and then visit the Corvette Owner’s School or call 800-391-6891 and a representative from the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School will be happy to help out!
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