Learn to Race the Road Course on Open Track Day
(KENT, Wash) – A new driving experience will allow non-racers a chance to take their street cars on Pacific Raceways’ historic 2.25-mile road course in October. The Raceway and ProFormance Racing School will host a “Taste of the Track” on Oct. 13-14.
The event, which is open to the first 200 drivers, will allow participants a half-day session to sample racing on the track, car control exercises on a wet skid pad and classroom training. Each of the weekend’s four sessions will include 50 participants.
ProFormance Racing School is a leader in competition and high performance driving. The company’s president and chief instructor, Don Kitch Jr, has over 200 race starts including a stint behind the wheel of a Ferrari 430 GT2 that finished an impressive 9th place at the 24-Hours of Le Mans in 2009. ProFormance will provide professional instructors for the event as well as classroom instruction.
In addition to the on-track, skid pad and classroom activities, drivers will be served lunch and receive an event shirt. The registration fee is $195 and interested persons can sign-up at www.tasteofthetrack.eventbrite.com. Or for additional information, contact ProFormance Racing School at (253) 630-5130 or Pacific Raceways at (253) 639-5927.
Pacific Raceways’ road course, which features a long straightaway, tight turns and elevation changes, has been the site of a Who’s Who of American racing legends. 1969 Indianapolis 500 winner Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney, Mark Donohue, Al Unser, and Dale Earnhardt are just a few of the iconic names in auto racing who have competed at the facility.