Chevrolet is helping owners get the most from their new Corvette Stingray through the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. A two-day program is available to new 2014 Corvette Stingray owners for $1,000 – a $1,500 reduction from the standard rate.
Developed and managed by legendary Corvette racer Ron Fellows, the performance-driving curriculum is designed to accommodate drivers of all skill levels and is held at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club, in Pahrump, Nev.
“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 optimize those technologies to delve deeper into the Corvette’s capabilities, resulting in a more exciting and fulfilling driving experience.”
The discount from Chevrolet is good for one year from the retail purchase of a new Corvette Stingray and is applicable only to the original owner – and only one attendee per vehicle is eligible for the discount. Attendees are responsible for travel and accommodation costs. For complete details on the program, visit www.CorvetteOwnersSchool.com.
Owners do not have to bring their personal Stingray to Nevada. The school uses a fleet of Corvette Stingrays for instruction, and the program includes a 1-night stay in a track-side luxury condominium. Participants also have full access to Club Spring Mountain amenities.
“We are proud to be the official high performance driving school for Chevrolet and the Corvette Stingray,” said Ron 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 its fullest.”
Along with class instruction, participants will spend extensive time driving a Stingray on Spring Mountain’s world-class road course. Three levels of instruction are offered, covering novice track drivers to those with more experience.
“It’s more than simply going fast and learning when to turn and apply the throttle,” says 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 to 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 Corvettes.”
Canadian-born Fellows is recognized as one of North America’s most versatile and successful road racing drivers; winning races from NASCAR to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. A charter member of Corvette Racing, Fellows was part of historic Corvette Racing victories at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the 24 Hours of Le Mans and 12 Hours of Sebring. In 2011, Fellows was inducted into the Corvette Hall of Fame, located at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ke