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The old adage is true, that you will get much greater performance increases by going to a driving school, than spending money on "go fast" parts. How about going to the same driving school that GM required its dealership to send a staff person to, in order to be eligible to get 2014 StingRay allocation? How about being able to go to the Ron Fellows owned driving school at a $1,000-$1,500 discount?


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PAHRUMP, Nev. – Chevrolet is helping owners get the most from their new Corvette Stingray through the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School. The two-day program is available to 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 performance-driving curriculum at Spring Mountain Motor Resort and Country Club in Pahrump, Nev. accommodates drivers of all skill levels.

“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 make the most of its technologies and 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 applies only to the original owner. Only one attendee per vehicle is eligible for the discount. Attendees are responsible for the cost of travel and accommodations.

Owners do not have to bring their personal Stingray to Pahrump. The school uses a fleet of Corvette Stingrays for instruction.

“We are proud to be the official high-performance driving school for Chevrolet and the Corvette Stingray,” said 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 the fullest.”

Along with class instruction, participants will spend extensive time driving the Stingray on Spring Mountain’s world-class 2.2-mile road course where three levels of instruction cover novice track drivers to those with more experience.

“It’s more than simply going fast and learning when to turn and apply the throttle,” said 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 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 limits of the new Stingray.”

Fellows is recognized as one of North America’s most versatile and successful road-racing drivers. 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, Ky.

Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club is an independently owned and operated Nevada LLC, privately funded and headquartered in Pahrump, Nevada. Additional information about the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School can be obtained by calling toll free 800.391.6891

Owners of the 2014 Corvette Stingray can attend the two-day Ron Fellows Performance Driving School in Parhumph, Nev. for $1,000 – a $1,500 reduction from the standard rate. Photo courtesy of Spring Mountain Motorsports Club.
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That is a great deal. I am going to sign up. :cool:
 
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Good for you!

It is a great deal and when you finish your school, if I were to have my '15 Z06, but as I have not yet been to a driving school, you would either be able to give me a run for my money, or beat me on a tight road course.
 

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:) Signed up for one of their June classes (apparently I was the first one to sign up for this great deal). By the way there was a slight hiccup in my signing up, their automated system will not find your C7 if you don't sign up using your name exactly as the car was registered with the VIN. There is an 800 number that comes up if there is a problem and their customer service people are excellent. Really looking forward to the course and improving my skill level with RedHot! :cool:
 
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:) Signed up for one of their June classes (apparently I was the first one to sign up for this great deal). By the way there was a slight hiccup in my signing up, their automated system will not find your C7 if you don't sign up using your name exactly as the car was registered with the VIN. There is an 800 number that comes up if there is a problem and their customer service people are excellent. Really looking forward to the course and improving my skill level with RedHot! :cool:
Which one are you taking the 2 day or 3 day course?
 

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"Signed up for one of their June classes (apparently I was the first one to sign up for this great deal). By the way there was a slight hiccup in my signing up, their automated system will not find your C7 if you don't sign up using your name exactly as the car was registered with the VIN. There is an 800 number that comes up if there is a problem and their customer service people are excellent. Really looking forward to the course and improving my skill level with RedHot!"

A. Do you have a link to the automated sign up system?

B. It is a $1000 total for the two days?

C. What days in June did you sign up for? I am seriously considering this!

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"Signed up for one of their June classes (apparently I was the first one to sign up for this great deal). By the way there was a slight hiccup in my signing up, their automated system will not find your C7 if you don't sign up using your name exactly as the car was registered with the VIN. There is an 800 number that comes up if there is a problem and their customer service people are excellent. Really looking forward to the course and improving my skill level with RedHot!"

A. Do you have a link to the automated sign up system?

B. It is a $1000 total for the two days?

C. What days in June did you sign up for? I am seriously considering this!

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A. : Performance Driving Schools - Racing Schools - Motorsports Country Club | Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch If it doesn't come up with the C7 school, either wait for it to scroll or do search. On the C7 page is the sign up.
B. : It is $1000 for the two days and includes one night free lodging at their condos at the track. That is an astounding $1500 savings on the two day course!!!
C. : I'll PM you.:cool:
 

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A. : Performance Driving Schools - Racing Schools - Motorsports Country Club | Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch If it doesn't come up with the C7 school, either wait for it to scroll or do search. On the C7 page is the sign up.
B. : It is $1000 for the two days and includes one night free lodging at their condos at the track. That is an astounding $1500 savings on the two day course!!!
C. : I'll PM you.:cool:
I just signed up and paid for the same dates....see you there.

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That's fantastic chipking. Really looking forward to it and to meeting you! :cool:
 

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I need to work on the cruise director first but I'm all over this.
 
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I need to work on the cruise director first but I'm all over this.
I'm thinking this a perfect gift idea as she never knows what to get me for my birthday or Christmas.

I have a lot on my plate already this year and my discount will be good for the first year of ownership, so I'm thinking January or February 2015.
 

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I am signed up for the 3 day course from June 4th to June 6th. Should be a great experience!
 

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This is a great idea and an awesome price! You all should definitely do this and learn to drive your Stingray to it's design potential :)

They even have options for advanced drivers. I'll have to give them a call and see what the deal is. I'd love to drive someone else's Stingray at the track for these kinds of prices!
 

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This is a great idea and an awesome price! You all should definitely do this and learn to drive your Stingray to it's design potential :)

They even have options for advanced drivers. I'll have to give them a call and see what the deal is. I'd love to drive someone else's Stingray at the track for these kinds of prices!
It is a really great price. A few additional notes: this deal is only open to the original purchaser of a 2014 Stingray (they verify VIN and exact spelling of name on VIN registration); you have the option of driving their C7s rather than your own for the course; you either accept the damage liability limit or purchase insurance from them to reduce the liability.
 

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This is a great opportunity! I may have to look at June or early 2015.


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Tremendous opportunity! I've signed up for the 2-day school - May 28 & 29. Had the same problem as posted earlier with name/VIN recognition.

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I'm thinking this a perfect gift idea as she never knows what to get me for my birthday or Christmas.

I have a lot on my plate already this year and my discount will be good for the first year of ownership, so I'm thinking January or February 2015.
My husband and I are already prepaid for Bondurant, so this is just 'interesting'. When my hubby mentioned this post, I had the thought that maybe we'd consider sending him only thru Spring Mountain as well because of the facility overall looking so nice. I wouldn't mind two full days at a spa in exchange. ;) Even if I didn't go though, it's tough to buy him presents, so that is a great idea too.

And we wouldn't want to do the heat of Summer in NV either. Jan / Feb sounds good!


I take it you have to have delivery on your Stingray before signing up? If you already know your VIN and what name the reg will come in, does the system work? Anyone try that yet?

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Just got off the phone with the school and received the following info:

- Wives can come at no extra cost if they are not driving. They are allowed to attend the classes and can get rides with the instructors if they want (this is a great free benefit!!). If they want to drive, they must pay the original cost for the class ($2500 for the 2-day class, $3895 for the 3-day class). Lunch is provided for the class, wives would have to buy theirs.
- Video cameras are allowed in the car with the proper windshield suction cup mount (they sell the mounts if you need one).
- On the third day, it is with instructors. We start with a warm up on track, lead follow, then the instructors follow you from behind, open track rules, then sessions after lunch on track. That is also when they ride with you, shotgun. They highly recommend the extra day as everyone who has taken the 2-day class wishes they had done the extra day. You can come back and do the extra day later, but it will be at the regular price and not the discounted price.
- They have 2-day events in conjunction with the 3-day events, so even though it doesn’t show specific 2-day events past June, they are available.
- The discounted price is good from Mar 26, 2014 – Mar 26, 2015 for anyone who bought their car before Mar 26th. Anyone after will have one year from date of purchase.
- The classes run for 8am – 4pm each day, so you can plan to leave in the evening of the last day if you need to.
- Extra days in the condos are available started at $110 a night and are not a problem to get.

They also sent me a schedule through Dec and the C7 STINGRAY, LEVEL – 1 CURRICULUM (see attachments).

I am looking at doing the three day course and arriving the day before, leaving the night of the last day (maybe, since it gets me back to Virginia the next morning) sometime in June or July. The 16-18 Jun class lets you travel on Sunday, Father’s Day (Can anyone say Father’s Day gift?;)), saving a vacation day from work. The wife is looking forward to the Spa and the pool, maybe a ride with an instructor.
 

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