The Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain, which hosts the C8 Corvette Owners School, has officially reopened after it was forced to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
General Motors partnered with the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School to offer high-performance driving classes for buyers of the C8 Corvette, but new owners had yet to attend the classes due to the pandemic. The school officially got back to business at the beginning of June, however, starting out with a small 11-student class.
The program, which is subsidized by Chevrolet and costs just $1,000 to sign up for, is designed to teach C8 Corvette owners how to get the most out of their cars on track and instill more confidence behind the wheel. The cost of the program also includes a one-night stay in one of Spring Mountain’s onsite condominiums, clubhouse access and a catered breakfast and lunch.
Spring Mountain says it “has been and continues to follow all CDC recommended guidelines,” for protecting students from COVID-19. Nevada is currently in “Phase 2” of its reopening, which allows gatherings of up to 50 people so long as social distancing rules are in place. The C8 Owners School says this has not affected its teaching procedures, as “customers are still experiencing their driving schools to the fullest extent despite the modified classroom setting.”
One attendee of the most recent class, Mike Davenport, said the C8 Owners School is vastly improved from the C7 Owners School that Chevrolet previously offered at Spring Mountain.
“This experience was absolutely epic,” he said. “Out of the last 7-8 years that I’ve been out here as a part of the dealer program, coming out here as a first time customer was completely different and it was amazing how much drive time I got and how much I learned. Come to learn, even if you have driving experience, and just come with an open mind that they are going to teach you stuff. And most importantly, come to have fun!”
C8 Corvette owners looking to get on track with the Ron Fellows school can call 800-391-6891 to book their class or learn more online at CorvetteOwnersSchool.com.