I thought of trying to double up a 2 or 3 day advanced class with the week of the Shelby 50th. I just spoke with them and they have not scheduled their classes that far into 2012 yet, so they are willing to schedule a class with this in mind. I am expecting a quote for price in the next day or so. Basically they would schedule the regular class for that period. The classes are small - 3-4 people as I think they keep one instructor for the group. When I was there it was only two.
Basically, if I sign up they will schedule the class during this period and then open it up to fill it out.
Is anyone else interested in this? When they let me know we can try to build the class up as higher head counts affect the track rental fee [I believe they use the track at Thunderbird for most of it instead of the regular Bondurant track which is reserved for the other classes].
The great thing is that you get focused one-on-one instruction which would be a great prelude to the track time in Vegas.
As I said, you can drive your own vehicle. Their recommendation is that you do the last 1/2 day with yours and burn up the tires and brakes of their cars. If we get enough they would be willing to mix and match - 1(2 day class) or 2 days(3 day class) in Corvettes, 1/2 day in F-Mazda, 1/2 day in your own car.
My reason for doing this is to get at least 1/2 day of good time with an instructor with the Ford GT (I want to learn the limits of my car), not the short time that we'll get at the 50th - there are just too many cars and not enough instructors to really get quality track and instructor time. Imagine getting this one-on-one the day before Vegas!
This is an advanced class and requires the equivalent of their "Grand Prix Road Racing" or equivalent experience.
Just a warning, this is pricey. The 2 day class is estimated at about $4K. The three day class at about $7500+ (but there was something about track rental with more people being less or waived. I'm undecided about 2 or 3 days - the third day is incrementally more pricey but the opportunity to throw in some Formula Mazda time is a good thing.
Maybe if we get enough Shelby 50th participants the 3 day class could be just a little less than the full day on day 3 and then we caravan to Vegas in time for the evening checkin.
I'll post more info about the pricing and how the class can be structured when I get the info from Bondurant.
Edited by twobjshelbys, 28 October 2011 - 02:12 PM.