Good afternoon, Camaro Comrades and Firebird Friends! (.....and let's not forget our Corvette Cousins.......)
We nicknamed Camaro "The Hugger" back in 1969 for a good reason.........it 'hugged' the road like no other car in its class. In fact, it would embarrass some cars costing much more! Camaro has always been a driver's car - and it's always excelled on the street and track. We continue that proud tradition today.
Our friend, Matt McHenry has once again put together an action-packed day at Mid-Ohio Track in Lexington, Ohio. This event is ideal for those who want to acquire the skills to effectively drive on a performance road course. From a personal perspective - I truly believe you'll learn skills that can help you to avoid accidents in your everyday driving.........and that alone is priceless.
Take a look at the note that Matt has prepared - and if you're interested, sign up soon! Seats WILL fill up!
I hope to see you there!
Great news! I have come up with a date for our Camaro track day at Mid-Ohio Road Course.
MONDAY - OCTOBER 3, 2011
The price of the program will be $225 per person for early registration.
After July 1st, the price for the program would increase to $275 per person. Hopefully this will encourage people to get registered early.
Here is what I have planned the 2nd Mid-Ohio track Day....
The day starts off with a light breakfast and a short class room session, very brief, but very pointed.
We then move to the skid pad, where we practice what we just learned in the classroom. They have a "skid car" that is set up on four castor wheels and hydraulics. The instructor can control the contact patches while driving to introduce an oversteer or an understeer situation at slow speeds (18 to 25mph), which simulates the same action at speeds of 60 to 70MPH.
Then we move to the autocross area, where we again apply what we learned in class. They have colored cones set up to show people where the turn in & exit points are located, where the apex is in multiple style corners and switchbacks.
Then it's track time! We'll "Lead,follow,pass". Each person in the group (5 to 6 per group ) gets a chance to follow directly behind the instructor through the course. Passing occurs on the back straight only. The instructor only goes as fast or as slow as the group dictates. The point is to make sure everyone knows the proper line......passing is a controlled environment.
Please have people go to the following threads (below) to learn more and join in the discussion................
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
7721 Steam Corners Rd.
Lexington, OH 44904
Phone: 419-884-4000 -or- 800-MID-OHIO
More info on Mid-Ohio at:
The Mid-Ohio School - Home
More information from last year's event and discussion about this year at the following forums:
Mid-Ohio Track Event - CamaroZ28.Com Message Board
2nd annual MidOhio Track Day: Monday, October 3, 2011. - 2011 Camaro ZL1 Camaro Forum / Camaro SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
2ND annual Mid-Ohio Track day..... - ModernCamaro.com - 5th Generation Camaro Enthusiasts
2nd annual Mid-Ohio track day - Pontiac G8 Forum: G8 Forums - G8Board.com
BuckeyeGoats.com • View topic - Oct.3rd - 2ND Annual Mid-Ohio track Day
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