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Corvettes on Mosport Grand Prix Track! June 12, 2008

Posted by wilsonniblett in Enthusiastic Commentary.

What can we say, if you have never had a chance to drive your Corvette at high speed on a road course, you do not know what you are missing!

The skilled team from Powell Motorsport hosted our third session of the Wilson Niblett Performance Corvette Driving Experience on June 5th at the Mosport International Raceway.  14 Corvettes showed up for the days activities (15 if you count my classic 1965 Fuel Injected Corvette)

We had John Powell and his team create these Corvette specific Driving Sessions to teach Corvette owners how to use the technology built into their Corvettes to the fullest, all in a controlled and safe teaching environment.  The advantage of doing this on the Mosport Grand Prix Track is that the students can experience the higher speeds that smaller track and public roads cannot proving in a safe and legal manner.

We stress the learning of not only the incredible capabilities that General Motors has built into these engineering marvels but also the limits that each driver can bring these cars to and maintain control.  In the end, all students were amazed at the capabilities of the stock Corvettes in the areas of handling, braking, accident avoidance and high speed stability.  They were also able to learn and practice cornering skills, proper seating and steering manipulation along with heel and toe shifting skills.  There were attendees of all levels from first timers to a few with deeper experience and track time.

The day started promptly at 8:00AM and ran through until 5:00PM with a break for a catered lunch and some classroom briefings.  The weather was perfect, not too hot and just enough breeze to keep us all comfortable.  The latter part of the day was spent with the instrucors giving us personal tips during high speed lapping. We all had a blast and cannot wait for the next session!

For more pics of the event, go to www.corvettecanada.ca and check out the events section.

The Chevy Enthusiast



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