C8 owners offered special 2-day driving school

Racer Ron Fellows and his school already preparing a fleet of new Corvettes for student instruction

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Instructors are getting their new C8 Corvettes ready for school to being in April | Spring Mountain Ranch photos

The much-anticipated and now rolling-off-the-assembly-line mid-engine C8 edition of the Chevrolet Corvette is one of those cars considered to be an instant classic. But with the engine now located behind rather than in front of the driver, it should be a good time for even long-time Corvette owners to go back to school. 

Driving school, that is. 

Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club in Pahrump, about an hour’s drive from Las Vegas, not only is the official Chevrolet high-performance driving school, but already has several of the new Stingrays, which it will be offering for a two-day Ron Fellows driving school in April.

Mid-engine Corvette is put through its paces at Spring Mountain facility

“The new two-day program is designed to provide drivers of all experience levels with the skills and techniques to truly challenge yourself and the all-new mid-engine Corvette Stingray,” the school said in its news release. “Through our precision detailed curriculum, you will become more knowledgeable and confident in the incredible capabilities of the 8th generation Corvette.”

“Our entire team here at Spring Mountain are incredibly excited about the 8th generation Corvette and cannot wait to get the new Owners School program started,” Fellows, long-time driver for Corvette Racing and co-founder of the Spring Mountain school, is quoted in the news release.

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He added that the school will showcase the “next level engineering” of the new Corvette.

“I know that everyone responsible for the day-to-day operations of our school are really looking forward to providing our outstanding service and a great overall experience showcasing the next level engineering of the new mid-engine Corvette,” said Ron Fellows, charter member of Corvette Racing and co- founder of his school at Spring Mountain..

Spring Mountain added that the program is being underwritten in part by Chevrolet, and that tuition for the two-day school will be $1,000 and includes an overnight stay in a condominium and clubhouse access including breakfast and lunch. 

The Spring Mountain facility was founded in 2004, coverings 866 acres and includes more than 6 miles of track.

For details, visit the school’s website.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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  1. Learning from the pro drivers will be a great way to discover all the capabilities of the C8. Cannot wait to get my C8.

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