08/01/09 11:37PM Mustang, Pony Cars, Track Guys Performance Driving

Take Your Pony Out For A Run!

Mustang,Ford, Pony Car

Isn’t it time to get you and your Shelby, Mustang or Ford vehicle on the same page? Track Guys Performance Driving Events can help you develop the skills you’ll need to get the most out of both your car and it’s driver - both on the track and on the street.

Track Guys Performance Driving Events still has several events scheduled for 2009:
July 18 & 19 - Gingerman, South Haven, MI. Click here for information on the track or click here to register for this event.
Aug 1 & 2 - New Jersey Motorsports Park, Thunderbolt circuit, Millville, NJ. Click here for information on the track or click here to register for this event.
Aug 31 & Sept 1 - Mosport International Raceway, Bowmanville, Ont. Canada. Click here for information on the track or click here to register for this event.
Sept 12 & 13 - Drive Bluegrass, Sparta, KY. Click here for information on the track or click here to register for this event.
Sept 19 & 20 - Hallett Motor Racing Circuit, Hallett, OK. Click here for information on the track or click here to register for this event.

Track Guys events are open to all makes and models of cars (sorry, no 4×4 trucks or SUVs). “Any car can be driven well,” says Jeff Lacina, Track Guys owner and lead instructor. “It really isn’t about what you drive as much as it is how you drive what you’ve got. Especially when you’re starting out, technique is much more important than technology.”

Students are encouraged to drive at their own pace, developing their skills over the course of two days of learning and driving fun. Bottom line: Track Guys Performance Driving Events can help you become a better, safer and smoother driver, both on the track and on the street. “Men or women, young or old, it really doesn’t matter. When it comes to getting the most out of you and you’re car, you’re never too old to learn new skills or brush up on proper driving techniques,” explains Lacina. “We have fathers and sons and mothers and daughters come out for fun and to learn some very valuable driving skills…not to mention have a great time learning together.”

Cost for Track Guys events vary by location, but are generally in the $275 to $350 range for two very full days of classroom and in-car instruction, as well as the opportunity to go for “hot lap” rides with their talented and enthusiastic instructors.

New for 2009: Thanks to support from some generous sponsors, Track Guys attendees can win some outstanding prizes during the course of the event, including:
* set of four Nitto NT01 tires (2 sets per event)
* Steeda Autosports gift certificates
* case of Royal Purple oil
* Garmin discount cards
and more!
Additionally, everyone who attends a Track Guys event in 2009 will be eligible for an end-of-the-year drawing for a Tremec transmission of their choice!

Drivers can register online for Track Guys events by clicking here.

What you’ll get at a Track Guys event:
* Four run-group format: (Advanced, Intermediate, Novice and Beginner)
* More than 1 hour of seat time each day
* Educational and entertaining classroom sessions
* Lean the fundamentals of high performance driving in YOUR car
* Well-trained and enthusiastic instructors
* Your own in-car instructor
* A new appreciation for what it takes to get around a road course properly
* A WHOLE lotta fun and meeting and running with like-minded enthusiasts

What do YOU need to participate?
* A valid driver’s license and 16 years of age
* A well-maintained and safe car. (sorry, no SUVs or 4×4 pickup trucks)
* Fresh brake pads and brake fluid
* A Snell SA00 or SA05 helmet (we can help you locate one) Snell M-rated helmets will NOT be allowed on track.
* A desire to have a GREAT time learning about you and your car’s performance driving potential!

Track Guys owner, founder and lead instructor, Jeff Lacina, along with his dedicated team of in-car instructors, has been conducting on-track performance driving schools since 2002 and for years, helped to conduct the series of SVTOA On Track Performance Driving Clinics. Lacina and his lap-happy crew of Track Guys instructors have also conducted performance driving schools for the SVT Cobra Mustang Club (SCMC), National Lightning Owners Club (NLOC), SVTOA / Ford 100th Anniversary and Team Shelby. The Track Guys crew was responsible for conducting the on-track event at Carroll Shelby’s 85th birthday, which also served as the launch of Team Shelby.

To date, Lacina has driven on 68 different road courses across the US and Canada and is a graduate of the Bondurant School of Performance Driving. He has also instructed for the Dale Jarrett Racing Adventure, Track Time, BMW CCA, Audi Club, Porsche Club and others.

Click here for more information on the Track Guys.