Audra, Kathy and Jess are at the bar for the first time since COVID. They meet a couple of new friends, Alex Schmidt and Nick Facciolo, and are joined by Matt Cwieka. They discuss Kathy and Jess’ first event in 18 long months, a Test and Tune. Matt managed to drive an amazing array of cars. And we debate/discuss, and are highly impressed by, a Tesla.
Audra provides a review of a BMW Ultimate Driving Experience. She gives insight into a recent HPDE she attended at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park organized by NER PCA and answers questions from Jess and Kathy to help prepare them for their first foray to the track.
Kathy, Jess and Audra chat with Mike Banas and Mark Joyce about, well, Corvettes. Mark and Mike provide some great information about various models and characteristics and we talk about our favorite topic, autocross. Mike, an experienced Novice Coach, lends valuable advice for novices and Mark regales us with tales of his first event nightmares. And, Kathy is still trying to figure out what car she rolled out of.
A quick note after our holiday break so Elizabeth can tell about her 944 race car build status. Spoiler alert: Things don’t always go right.
In this episode:
- Elizabeth’s current 944 race car build status
- Her quick Track Night America recap
- A $1000 extra car
- Lessons learned while using strong cleaning products.
Join us (Audra, Elizabeth, Jess and Kathy) as we try to get through the long, eventless winter. It’s the off-season, when any driver gets twitchy. We can’t do autocross, but we can talk about driving.
Here’s what we’re talking about in this episode:
- Options for winter driving events
- Driving in the snow or winter conditions
- Can autocross help make you a better street driver?
- Practicing skills off-season