Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch
Track: Spring Mountain, Pahrump, NV
Cars: C6 Corvette, ZR1, Radical Racer
Programs and Pricing: Ron Fellows Level 1 3-day Corvette Driving School, $3,695; Level 2, 2-day Corvette Driving School, $3,295; Corvette ZR1 Racing School, $2,500; Corvette SCCA Classes & License Recommendation Course, $3,395; Corvette Private Instruction & Race Car Driving Lessons, $2,500; Radical School For Racing Program, $4,195; Radical Private Instruction & Driving Lessons, $2,800; Radical SCCA Classes & License Recommendation, $4,395; Lotus Performance Driving School 2-day Program, $2,145; Lotus Level Two 2-day Program, $2,345
Competition Licensing: Spring Mountain is SCCA accredited, and completion of any of the advanced SCCA driving schools (plus the basic driving school
prerequisite) meets requirements for completion.
Factoid: Billed as the only Motorsports Ranch on the Left Coast, Spring Mountain is a driving enthusiast's paradise with multiple programs available, as well as a full-fledged resort with all the amenities. Spring Mountain is also a country club, and membership in Club Spring Mountain includes private garage rentals, luxury condo rentals, luxury car rentals, indoor firing range, karting on the track, and a racquetball court.
Track: Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY
Cars: Your car
Programs and Pricing: Open Track and Novice or Intermediate school, $270; Open Track only with no school, $290
Factoid: Trackmasters states they teach car control dynamics and high-performance driving, not racing, but many of the techniques carry over into competition. Open Track format allows highly experienced and licensed competition drivers four-plus hours of track time per day. Drivers who meet qualifications for Trackmaster's Open Track programs can expect four hours or more of track time per day.
Turn One Track Events
Track: Carolina Motorsports Park, Kershaw, SC
Cars: Your car
Programs and Pricing: 1-day Driver's Ed Course, $275; 2-day, $450; Also runs Solo, Super Solo, and Test and Tune events, 1-day $225, 2-day $350. Membership in the Palmetto Motorsports Club at CMP is $5,500 annually or $465.83 monthly.
Factoid: Members of the Palmetto Motorsports Club often rub elbows with teams who compete in NASCAR, Champ Car, ALMS, Grand AM, Koni Challenge, and World Challenge who use the track for testing.