Teen Driving Car Control Clinic, 22nd August
August 18th, 2020 by James Chartres
Teen Driving Car Control Clinic
WHEN: Sunday, August 22nd, 2020
WHERE: Thunderhill Park – 5250 Hwy 162, Willows, CA. 95988
COST: $129 per student – Students driver their personal vehicle
SIGN-UP: www.thunderhill.com or 530-934-5588 E101 or E103.
- Gates – 7:00 AM
- Check-in – 8AM to 9AM
- Exercises– 9AM to Noon
- CHP Report – 1:00PM
- Exercises – 1:30AM to 3:30PM
- Graduation – 330PM
Thunderhill Raceway will conduct another life-saving Teen Car Control, driving Clinic on Sunday, August 22nd. The mission of these training sessions is in keeping with the overwhelming energy in place in our community to save lives. Over 5,000 teen drivers die and countless more are injured in automobile accidents each year in America as a result of driving errors by neophyte drivers. “The statistic do not lie,” noted track CEO David Vodden. “Over the years the deaths and injuries just keep growing and yet we send kids out on our highways with very minimal knowledge of what is involved in driving a large mass in motion resting on four, very small rubber patches gripping the road.” “The worst part is that most of what a young, inexperienced driver instinctively does when encountering a loss of car control is the worst possible thing to do,” he added. Clearly the Teen Driver car control, one-day class set for August 22nd starting at 8am addresses the most important skills needed to turn a bad situation into a survivable one.
The Clinic is supported by the local California Highway Patrol office in Willows through the efforts of office Tracy Hoover. “We are so happy to be a part of the Thunderhill Park efforts to help save young lives from injury and death behind the wheel,” Officer Hoover said. “We see what happens when young drivers over-correct for a loss of traction and we are all too well aware that mistakes that could have been avoided impact other drivers and passengers who become victims too,” she said.
The all-day course begins at 8am on the 22nd and is usually completed by about 3:30 pm. Parents can sign up their young driver by going to the Thunderhill Park web page and click on “Teen Car Control Clinic” and down load the application. Once complete the application can be mailed to Thunderhill at P O Box 966, Willows Ca. 95988 or scanned and e-mailed back to firstname.lastname@example.org. Course director, Ed Kornegay is quick to remind all that this program is open to men and women of all ages and is especially valuable to those who may have had a bad experience or just need more confidence when driving on the highway. All students drive their own vehicles so as to learn the unique response characteristics that they will encounter on the road.
Thunderhill Park is located at 5250 Hwy 162 in willows California just west of I-5 and the local Wal Mart. For more information call 530-934-5588 Ext 101 or 103.