This year RMVR took Driver’s School to a new location, La Junta Raceway, April 21st through 23rd. We had a Friday evening social and full on school Saturday and Sunday with lots of track time. A little foul weather couldn’t dampen the “spirit of vintage racing” at this year’s drivers school as students and instructors headed out on Saturday morning on a snowy wet track and mid-30s temperatures. Students and instructors showed the true spirit of vintage racing demonstrating car control, situational awareness, flag awareness/response, and vintage-style courtesy at speed and in traffic.

I would like to say that “This year’s event had a terrific vibe”. It seemed everyone had a great glow going at Saturday night’s dinner despite the fickle weather that began on Saturday morning. There were smiles up and down the paddock on Sunday . We had 10 open wheel and 8 production car students this year. Chief Driving Instructor Nathan Down did a fabulous job putting this year’s school together. This was Nathan’s first Drivers School as CDI, plus it was held at a new location. It was a cooperative effort between all; none of this would be possible without the dedicated and competent efforts of RMVR’s instructors and volunteers! It was sure good to see new faces behind the wheel, this is certainly a positive sign for the future of the club.

We also ran an RMVR-only open lapping event Saturday and Sunday concurrent with the school, filling in idle time while students were in the classroom. Attendance was light due to the weather and last minute mechanical issues. Unfortunately I was one of those with mechanical issues.

John Victoria
RMVR Driver’s School Event Chair