Wide Open Throttle host Jessi Lang meets with Motor Trend road test editor for a little bit of Autocross 101 on The Downshift. Just two days after her lessons, Lang would compete in her first SCCA-sanctioned autocross event driving a Chevrolet Sonic Turbo, and she needed help to turn in a fast time.
Lang and Mortara start off by getting to know the limits of the Sonic Turbo on our figure-eight course. Mortara takes Lang around the course to give her a feel of how the Sonic handles, and what the car should be doing if Lang attacks the corners right. Then, Mortara hands the keys over to Lang.
Mortara walks Lang through the course, and then coaches her through the corners. Following a few rough starts, Lang gets the hang of it and, after some pushups, heads out two days later for an SCCA autocross event.
You can check out how Lang did in the latest episode of The Downshift below.