Mitsubishi Motors North America and the Jim Russell Racing Drivers School have updated their high-performance driving school held at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California.
Building upon the Lancer Evolution Experience I, the Lancer Evolution Experience II gives drivers even more track time in the , with a special emphasis on timed competition in Evos that are fitted with a fully integrated roll cage and a Sparco racing seat and safety harness.
Students in Lancer Evolution Experience II will revisit such critical high-performance driving criteria as line theory and driving dynamics in the classroom before several key driving exercises in the paddock with Russell instructors.
After a brief track orientation back in the classroom, the rest of the Lancer Evolution Experience II program consists of driving out on the track, with the instructors continually honing their student's driving techniques. The program culminates with a specially-designed "Time Attack" course on the Infineon Raceway that has an instructor belted in alongside the driver during the practice sessions to provide critical driving tips and feedback.
Then it's time for the grand finale – each student takes to the "Time Attack" track to put their newly acquired driving skills to the test against their fellow students in a race against the clock. The fastest driver from each school session will be invited back to compete in the Lancer Evolution Challenge Run Off – with the winner of this competition scoring free use of a Mitsubishi vehicle for a whole year.
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution has long been a favored race car of choice in the "Time Attack" time trial racing series that originated in Japan and has found enthusiastic support in the United States in the form of the Redline Pro Time Attack and the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Time Trial series.
The daylong Lancer Evolution Experience II program costs $1,295 and is open to any graduate of the Lancer Evolution Experience I. For more information, log on to .