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Excellent Course!!! Have fun (archive)

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Posted by Ben FR on March 07, 2001 at 16:15:42:

In Reply to: Bob Bondurant, here I come! (more) posted by Roy on March 07, 2001 at 10:40:56:

I did the Bob Bondurant School two summers ago, and let me say this is definitely a "mod." There is no substitute for a good driving education and Bob Bondurant is the best. I had so much track time, I literally had blisters on my right palm from so much shifting and nailed down the very important heel-and-toe downshift. The course boosted my confidence behind the wheel, while at the same time transforming me from a lead-footed punk to a more responsible "defensive" aggressive driver. From the skid car to the countless laps in the Formula Fords, I had the time of my life, and really improved my driving skills. (Just remember not to slip the clutch in the formula ford or you are going to stall like no other).

It is definitely fortunate that you are going now when the temperatures at Firebird Raceway will be cool. I went in the beginning of August when the tread on my sneakers turned to putty and I got burned from leaning bare skin against metal.

Oh, and if you have time, I would also recommend doing a go-cart course in the late afternoon. Lots of fun driving around in those badboys. Hopefully, you'll get a chance to meet Bob Bondurant. He was around when I took the course, and I was very displeased when I saw his conveyance, a 1998 Jaguar XJ8 convertible (automatic) in white with shiny chrome mags. Yuck.



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