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Old 04-26-2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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Question Performance driving schools

Anyone plan on going to performance driving school after they get this puppy? I had never considered it before, but thought it might be fun. I found a list of programs around the country here I would be doing this one in particular since you can bring your own car. No point in learning performance maneuvers unless its in the car you're going to be driving, I say!

Anyone ever done something like this? Is it worth the moola? One day program rings in around $600, advanced 2-day is twice that. So it does set the wallet back a bit. My brother has a Challenger so if I could convince him to do it as well I think it could be a blast.
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Old 04-26-2009, 02:16 PM   #2
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I've been to the SRT Track Exp. 3 times. . . Great Fun
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:22 PM   #3
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I drive a 2000 Corvette. After a track day at Willow Springs I was ready for some serious mods. I spoke with Dick Guldstrand about my intended mods and he gave me a price. I changed my mind and spent less money on the three day GP school at Bondurant and am now faster no matter what I'm driving. Dick actually admitted it was a good idea and more people should do that. It's amazing how much you can learn, the hardest part is admitting to yourself you are not the worlds greatest driver in the first place. So yeah, sign up for a driving school if you plan on taking turns. I believe there is a good one in Joliet.
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Old 04-27-2009, 04:41 PM   #4
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ive done the skip barber driving school and it was GREAT.
i am also a member of the PCA and they host track days for you to take your car out to the track about 5 times a year. i hope to have my camaro by september so its ready for the next track day!!
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:08 PM   #5
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I drive a 2000 Corvette. After a track day at Willow Springs I was ready for some serious mods. I spoke with Dick Guldstrand about my intended mods and he gave me a price. I changed my mind and spent less money on the three day GP school at Bondurant and am now faster no matter what I'm driving. Dick actually admitted it was a good idea and more people should do that. It's amazing how much you can learn, the hardest part is admitting to yourself you are not the worlds greatest driver in the first place. So yeah, sign up for a driving school if you plan on taking turns. I believe there is a good one in Joliet.
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thought about going there. how much was it in the end? for everything?
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Old 05-14-2009, 08:21 PM   #6
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Anyone know of a school like this in Jersey?
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The Skip Barber guys run the SRT track experience also.
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Old 05-16-2009, 04:48 PM   #9
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I'd planned a Grand Canyon vacation with a couple day layover at the Bondurant school before getting my new Camaro, but being laid off has put everything on hold for now.

http://www.bondurant.com/high_perfor...hool/index.php
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Old 05-18-2009, 09:42 PM   #10
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I'm planning on going to the Mid-Ohio school later this fall or early next summer. It should be alot of fun
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