All Day Lapping at ProFormance Racing School

15 Apr 2018 Kent, WA – The first all day lapping for the year brought a number of drivers out for the day. Mother Nature though more than likely kept a lot away as it rained overnight soaking the track surface making race tires useless.

As the day progressed the track dried and the lap times got better and bringing out the race tires for that traction needed for the better lap times. In the 30min. sessions you can roll off 40mi. on the odometer around the 2.25mi. track with some pretty fast speeds coming off the straight stretch heading into turn 2.

Come the next all day lapping as we head into better weather a nice 70 and sunny forecast will bring out the faster lappers for a day of fun. Keep an eye on the ProFormance Racing School web site for the upcoming date.

Images are now available – click here to go to the photo album.

Final Classes of 2017 at ProFormance Racing School

09 Dec 2017 Kent, WA – Putting a period on the 2017 ProFormance Racing School season as this day is the final of the year. The weather on this crisp and cold December played along as no rain or snow hampering the day.

As the day progressed the sun melted away the frost and ice along with chill warming the body enough to shed the heavy coats that started the day. For the students it was hard to keep the window down as required by the instructors so they may talk to you after each pass on the four different exercises, but I’m sure that the heaters were on full blast keeping the chill at bay.

The new year is about here, and the winter dates are there for you to take advantage of the school and what you “WILL” learn to become a better driver. Go to the ProFormance Racing School website for your date.

Images from all the sessions are now available – click here to go to the photo album.

AM Skills, Novice HP & PM Lapping at ProFormance Racing School

19 July 2017 Kent, WA – Summertime and school are in full swing at ProFormance Racing School. Twenty students came to class today for their lessons in what the instructors pass on in four separate exercises.

Yes, it is what owner Don Kitch explains with diagrams and talk while you are sitting on a stool taking it all in. Now with the instructors at your door you are now in a better seat to understand what you just heard in class. The seat of your pants will tell you more of what you are learning, transferring into action what you are told by the instructor as you start and once again a de-brief after going thru the exercise.

Split into two groups of ten each going to both ends of the Pacific Raceways property each having two of the four exercises in the program. This fact also brought the need for extra instructors from the pool that work for Don and his program. Knowing now most of the instructors and every now and then some come and lend a hand when others cannot make it, it is summertime and vacation season after all.

Seeing a new face in the instructor group leads to an enquiry and a need for a mug shot. This mug shot not the typical I have done in the past as guys just stick their face at the camera and say shoot, no big deal. Shooting a female face is a whole new ball game though to my surprise Shannon McGuinness is one of the guys. No need to comb her long dark hair. ”It is what it is” she says and It’s all good. What a nice young lady with a background in PRO-3 racing bringing her smile and experience to pass on to other’s so they may become better drivers themselves. Hope to see her more and learn more of her background in racing and how she came to teaching.

Images from all the session are now available – click here to go to the photo album.

Two Days of Action at ProFormance Racing School

06 July 2017 Kent, WA – It was two days and two separate classes at the ProFormance Racing School at Pacific Raceways, but the same set of exercises for both. Wednesday saw a mix of cars and drivers with Thursday being women only and their daily drivers.

ProFormance Racing School and its instructors will take you through four exercises, two at each end of the Pacific Raceways property that will teach you what to do in case evasive action is needed when you are behind the wheel.

Two stages run you at 25 mph and two at 50 mph. Who knew that jamming on the brakes would bring a boatload of smiles after doing so. The feeling you get in the seat of your pants telling you what “you” told your car to do “will” teach what to do once you put “input” into the steering wheel.

All this is explained to you in the classroom by Don Kitch then put into practice on track overseen by the instructors and de-briefed by said instructors on what they seen and heard as you go thru each of the exercises. This all before noon then it’s out on the track with an instructor driving your car around the 2.25 mile road course for two laps on track showing you the correct way to complete a lap, then it’s your turn.

Drivers are usually timid at first then as the laps go by the times to lap the track get shorter in time, hence faster speeds and under control. Without a doubt the best bang for the buck you can do for yourself or your child.

Images for the two days are organized into two albums:

AM SKILLS, NOVICE HP & PM LAPPING – JULY 5th, 2017

WOMEN ONLY HIGH PERFORMANCE DRIVING EXPERIENCE – JULY 6th, 2017

Go to the ProFormance website for info on your date to become a better driver.