Mitsubishi and Jim Russell Announce Lancer Evolution Experience II

Mitsubishi and the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School have announced that they’ve teamed up again for the Lancer Evolution Experience II.

Building on skills learned during Lancer Evolution Experience I, Lancer Evolution Experience II is a more intensive, competition-focused experience that takes place at California’s Infineon Raceway. Behind the wheel of a race-prepped, roll cage equipped Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, drivers will hone their skills in both the classroom and out on the 10 turn, two mile track.

A typical day at Lancer Evolution Experience II will begin in the classroom. Since the Lancer Evolution Experience II is only open to students who have completed the $995 first course, the second course begins with a light refresher and then builds on what students learned during their first experience. The first classroom session particularly focuses on high performance driving techniques that one would use in a timed competition. After class is through, Jim Russell students will hit the paddock where they’ll get in the school’s Evos for the first time to apply what they learned in class in a series of drills.

After driving around the paddock, students will head back to the classroom for a quick orientation on Infineon Raceway, before heading out to the track for some one-on-one time with the instructors. The students will have an opportunity to zip around the specially designed Time Attack course, while the instructors provide them with feedback on improving their both their times and driving skills.

Next up is the fun part. Students will take the Lancer Evolution X’s out on the Time Attack course alone for a little competition against their fellow students. The fastest driver around the course from each session will get an invite back to Jim Russell Racing Drivers School for the Lancer Evolution Challenge Run Off. The best of the best then gets the privilege of having a free Mitsubishi vehicle for a whole year --although Mitsubishi doesn’t say which one the winner will get.

Does the Lancer Evolution Experience II sound up your alley? Already completed the Lancer Evolution Experience I? The first $1295 session for July 15 is already full; the next session isn’t until August 3.

Source: Mitsubishi, Jim Russell Racing Drivers School

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