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Need to give the boss some advice on where to send his son for some track time and driving lessons in or close to PA? I've been out of the loop for a while now, plus I'm not sure what is available in PA as far as driving instruction & track events? any advice would be appreciated...
 

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I strongly recommend to ANYBODY that you participate in much autocrossing before going onto track.

I find the learning curve for those who go on track without autocross experience is very shallow.

Autocross allows you to learn the basics of extreme car control in a safe environment, at low speeds, with no real concern for mechanical failures. Just drive and learn.

On track, you have to worry about your tires, your brakes, and you have to really "sneak up" on the limits, because going over them can be disastrous.
 

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I believe he is looking for coaching...is there a budjet? Timing...if he has a car, I can get him in with Nascar Roadcourse specialist Chris cook..I wont talk to him till after the Watkins Glen Race this weekend
 

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Yeah - This is what his son wants, coaching from some Nascar specialist! Can you give more info on Chris Cook when you get a chance? I'm sure the budget is not going to be an issue. I did suggest he start with AutoXing first just to get his foot wet, but he drives a old pick-up and I doubt that his dad will let him autoX his new Acura RL!
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I believe he is looking for coaching...is there a budjet? Timing...if he has a car, I can get him in with Nascar Roadcourse specialist Chris cook..I wont talk to him till after the Watkins Glen Race this weekend
 

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Enzi, I am guessing location based of the fact that he is your boss. I think the best bet would be some of the courses that BSR offers at Summit Point. They have a number of courses and they even provide the cars for some of them.
 

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Thanks for the info Hal...
I'll pass it along!


Enzi, I am guessing location based of the fact that he is your boss. I think the best bet would be some of the courses that BSR offers at Summit Point. They have a number of courses and they even provide the cars for some of them.
 

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have him run time trials at pococo with emra..actually we have tt's 9/11 at pocono, 9/23 at lime rock, 10/23 at the glen
 

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Any word on course from Chris Cook?

I believe he is looking for coaching...is there a budjet? Timing...if he has a car, I can get him in with Nascar Roadcourse specialist Chris cook..I wont talk to him till after the Watkins Glen Race this weekend
Gary - This kid owns a beat-up old pick-up, he can't run a time trail with that thing?
 

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Talked to Chris today. After getting to 13th ran out of Gas on the last lap and finished 24th...(Busch car)

He qualified 27th for the Cup race , but it got thrown out as the last 5 guys couldnt qualify do to rain.

Apparently he has sponcership funds to run Daytona in Feb. He will run Talladaga on 10-1 ARCA(televised live)I think he is one his way.
 

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Yeah - This is what his son wants, coaching from some Nascar specialist! Can you give more info on Chris Cook when you get a chance? I'm sure the budget is not going to be an issue. I did suggest he start with AutoXing first just to get his foot wet, but he drives a old pick-up and I doubt that his dad will let him autoX his new Acura RL!
Keep that info coming...


I believe he is looking for coaching...is there a budjet? Timing...if he has a car, I can get him in with Nascar Roadcourse specialist Chris cook..I wont talk to him till after the Watkins Glen Race this weekend
Chris was the Chief Instructor for the Bondurant school for 4 years. After a good run as a guest driver in the Busch race a few years back, Joe Gibbs hired Chris to teach some guy named Tony Stewert, They worked together for about 10 days @ Sears Point Tony later got the outside first row in his 1st Road Course NAscar event.

You can learn more at Shiftintogear.com -Im not BS(ing) you when I say he is for real. Put it this way, when in 1989 Mark Martin wanted to learn Sears point guess whom Bondurant had coach him
 

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THANKS for the info
I'm just worried that he may be out of my boss's price range? He sounds like a high qualified instructor and one that would demand top $$$$.
I'll look into it eitherway.



Yeah - This is what his son wants, coaching from some Nascar specialist! Can you give more info on Chris Cook when you get a chance? I'm sure the budget is not going to be an issue. I did suggest he start with AutoXing first just to get his foot wet, but he drives a old pick-up and I doubt that his dad will let him autoX his new Acura RL!
Keep that info coming...


I believe he is looking for coaching...is there a budjet? Timing...if he has a car, I can get him in with Nascar Roadcourse specialist Chris cook..I wont talk to him till after the Watkins Glen Race this weekend
Chris was the Chief Instructor for the Bondurant school for 4 years. After a good run as a guest driver in the Busch race a few years back, Joe Gibbs hired Chris to teach some guy named Tony Stewert, They worked together for about 10 days @ Sears Point Tony later got the outside first row in his 1st Road Course NAscar event.

You can learn more at Shiftintogear.com -Im not BS(ing) you when I say he is for real. Put it this way, when in 1989 Mark Martin wanted to learn Sears point guess whom Bondurant had coach him
 
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