Test Drive a Midget
First Annual Shane Hammond Driving School Set for Oct. 12th at Waterford (CT) Speedbowl
The Shane Hammond Believe Foundation, in conjunction with the First Turn Driving Experience, is proud to announce the first annual Shane Hammond Driving School is set to take place at Waterford Speedbowl on Monday, October 12th. The School will not only give drivers, young and old, the ability to try their hand at driving a full size NEMA midget, with a Ford Focus engine, at one of New England's premier Open Wheel facilities, but also learn from some of the best Open Wheel drivers in the Country.
The Shane Hammond foundation was founded after Hammond's tragic and untimely death at the Thompson Speedway Icebreaker in April of 2008. Deb Marvuglio, Hammond's mother, and the driving force behind the Foundation, started the effort with two primary concepts in mind - first to assist drivers wishing to learn the ranks of Open Wheel racing through a proper learning experience, and second - to invest in the safety of today's Open Wheel racers.
Part of Marvuglio's vision was to set up a formalized driving school, and there was no better choice of partner than Bobby Seymour of Seymour Enterprises and the First Turn Driving Experience - a professional Open Wheel driving school for up and coming racers. Together, they hope that the first annual event on October 12th will both assist new & curious drivers how to properly and safely handle & set up an Open Wheel race car.
"This is an excellent learning experience, and for an excellent cause," states Seymour. "For a relatively small investment, an interested racer can try their hand at driving a full size midget, and gain valuable experience from a number of experienced drivers. They will walk away from this experience knowing whether this is truly something they would like to do or not," commented Seymour.
Pricing for the school starts at $395 and proceeds will benefit the Foundation. For more information, contact Bobby Seymour at 508-485-5605, firstname.lastname@example.org or Deb Marvuglio, email@example.com.