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erogers10287 01-29-2013 08:38 PM

ST Performance Academy
 
Anyone heard of this? I've been watching videos of these events and it makes me really want to do it! It's basically a timed lapped event where you go out and try to get the best time on the course in your ST. I assume they teach you a thing or two about the cars performance too. If anyone has heard of this and has more info it would be appreciated.

suss6052 01-29-2013 09:23 PM

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Originally Posted by erogers10287 (Post 4563852)
Anyone heard of this? I've been watching videos of these events and it makes me really want to do it! It's basically a timed lapped event where you go out and try to get the best time on the course in your ST. I assume they teach you a thing or two about the cars performance too. If anyone has heard of this and has more info it would be appreciated.

That's old news, and was only held right around the time of the car's launch to get it into the hands of enthusiasts. All of those cars belonged to Ford.

erogers10287 01-30-2013 08:28 AM

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Originally Posted by suss6052 (Post 4563939)
That's old news, and was only held right around the time of the car's launch to get it into the hands of enthusiasts. All of those cars belonged to Ford.

Yeah I just did some more research on the event and it was apparently only right before the car came out. Bummer. Anyone know of any other type of "performance" driving schools? I know BMW has an owners club where they take you to a closed course and teach you things. I consider myself a good driver but I've never been but through the paces like one of these courses would teach me. You can never have too much car control...

aernan 01-30-2013 11:41 AM

If Ford offered anything like that in northern California I would attend.

lddavis 01-30-2013 05:12 PM

As I recall, the ST Performance Academy also limited your gearing. It wasn't really an all-out performance challenge on a track. More like a marketing event in a parking lot. (Not that that's not a reason to go, given that cars weren't available at the dealer.)

There's a Ford Racing High Performance Driving School
http://www.millermotorsportspark.com...ng-school.html

There are lots of commercial outfits, somewhat dependent on where you live, often specializing in particular makes of car.
http://www.skipbarber.com/highperformance.asp
http://www.bondurant.com/
http://www.faasst.com/
http://www.jimrussellusa.com/programs/driving-schools
http://www.springmountainmotorsports...riving-schools

And then there are places that teach you about various sorts of special purpose race cars (dragsters, Formula, karts, etc., as opposed to street cars).

erogers10287 01-30-2013 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by lddavis (Post 4565453)
As I recall, the ST Performance Academy also limited your gearing. It wasn't really an all-out performance challenge on a track. More like a marketing event in a parking lot. (Not that that's not a reason to go, given that cars weren't available at the dealer.)

There's a Ford Racing High Performance Driving School
http://www.millermotorsportspark.com...ng-school.html

There are lots of commercial outfits, somewhat dependent on where you live, often specializing in particular makes of car.
http://www.skipbarber.com/highperformance.asp
http://www.bondurant.com/
http://www.faasst.com/
http://www.jimrussellusa.com/programs/driving-schools
http://www.springmountainmotorsports...riving-schools

And then there are places that teach you about various sorts of special purpose race cars (dragsters, Formula, karts, etc., as opposed to street cars).

Awesome! Thanks for all the info!


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