Mustangs Wanted for MavTV “Motorsports Road Trip” episode taping at March 27-29 Final Roundup at Texas World Speedway

MAVTV_logoMavTV, Track Guys and Aaron Carotta have announced that the Track Guys Final Roundup event at Texas World Speedway on March 27-29, 2015 will be televised on MavTV’s new “Motorsports Road Trip” Series. MavTV is the fast growing motorsport and adventure cable/satellite channel which covers such series as ARCA, world Rally, Dirt Racing and more.
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“This is an exciting event we are hoping to add variety to a great season.” said Aaron Carotta, “the half· hour show will air in July and be viewed by up to 68 million households in the United  States, so be sure to register early for one of the biggest events of the new year.”

“Motorsports Road Trip will bring it’s entire production crew, the MavTV RoadTrip Bus to Track Guys’ Final Roundup at TWS”, said host Aaron Carotta, better known as Adventure Aaron, “our staff will sign autographs, hand out swag and interact with all of the participants as we tape the episode.”

Mustangs Wanted!
Track Guys events are open to all makes of cars, but have a very strong following Final_Roundup_with_sponsorswith Mustang and Shelby owners. “We want to have a huge turnout of Mustangs and Shelbys for both the driving school as well as the cruise-in car show and poker run,” says Jeff Lacina, owner and lead instructor for Track Guys. “We’re looking forward to having Aaron and his Motorsports Road Trip team join us and we want to blow them away with the number and quality of Mustangs that show up at Texas World Speedway for our Final Roundup event.”

To register for the Saturday car show and poker run at TWS, go to http://www.thefinalroundup.com/
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Event Updates for Track Guys’ “Final Roundup” at TWS

Our March 27-29 event at Texas World Speedway (TWS) is going to an “off-the-hook, Texas-sized celebration” of a track weekend. Here are just SOME of the things that will be going on over the course of Friday, Saturday & Sunday!

*Once again, the gang at Latemodel Restoration will be one of our major sponsors for the event – and we’re sure they’re going to have some of their great cars on track and have lots of goodies for the Saturday night raffle drawings.

 

MAVTV_logo* Track Guys has been selected to be featured on an episode of “MotorSports Roadtrip” hosted by Aaron Carotta scheduled to appear on Mav TV. Their coverage will highlight our unique brand of “performance driving education” and of course, all the “characters” it brings to the track – that’s all y’all! The more the merrier – come on out and be part of the fun!

VMP_Tuning_logo* VMP Tuning will be on hand all three days, doing supercharger upgrades/installations and on-site dyno tuning. If you are interested in getting a VMP Surpercharger upgrade (GT500) or want to purchase and have one installed on your 2011-2014 5.0L Mustang, drop Justin Starkey an email at justin@vmptuning.com or call them at 321/206-9369.

MRT_logo_wht_6000px* NEW: The MRT Hot Lap Challenge. MRT is the title sponsor for our time trail event within the event. The MRT Hot Lap Challenge is open to Intermediate and Advanced level drivers only. Competitors will be placed in classes based upon their car modifications (stock, modified or race) with the hot laps being recorded on Sunday with class trophies awarded at 4 PM. The MRT Hot Lap Challenge is limited to 50 participants, so contact Dell Hughes at dell@trackguys.com if you plan on running this event.

Chicane23_logo* Long-time sponsor, Chicane23 will once again be joining us at TWS. If you need to make some performance modifications to your ride before the event, be sure to let Jonathan Blevins or John George know what you need and they’ll take care of you.

MCA-LOGO* Free Lunch Saturday. The Mustang Club of America is providing lunch for ALL driving school participants and instructors on Saturday. The MCA is also sponsoring the Friday night “Meet & Greet” at the track after Registration and Tech Inspection closes.

 

Still_Creek_Ranch_logo* Charity Parade Laps. On both Saturday and Sunday, we will be collecting pre-parade donations for Still Creek Ranch, an accredited Christian academy that provides programs for children rescued from crisis situations throughout south-central Texas.

 

Final_Roundup_logo* Cruise-In Car Show and Poker Run (Saturday). SMC Events will be hosting an all-makes car/truck show on Saturday. Participants will also get to participate in the lunch-break parade laps and then head out for a Poker Run through the surrounding area. If you are interested in JUST the car show, parade laps and poker run, you MUST register by visiting this website.

EVENT SCHEDULE
Thursday, March 26
6 – 8 PM: Track Opens for Registration and Tech TWS_TG_track_map

Friday, March 27
6 AM: Track Opens
7 AM: Registration and Tech opens
7:45 AM: Drivers Meeting
8 – Noon: Track Hot
12:30 PM: Parade laps
1 – 5 PM: Track Hot
6 – 8 PM: Registration and Tech for Saturday & Sunday participants
6:30 – 8:30 PM: MCA Meet & Greet (sandwiches, chips and soda)

Saturday, March 28
6 AM: Track opens
6:30 AM: Registration and Tech open
7:15 AM: Instructor Meeting
7:45 AM: Mandatory Drivers Meeting
8:30 – Noon: Track Hot
12:15 – 1 PM: Charity Donation Parade Laps
1 PM – 5:30 PM Track Hot
6 – 9 PM: At-track dinner, guest speakers and raffle drawings

Sunday, March 29
6 AM: Track Opens
6:45 AM: Sunday Morning Devotional Service – everyone welcome
7:15 AM: Instructor Meeting
7:45 AM: Mandatory Drivers Meeting
8:30 – Noon: Track Hot / MRT Hot Lap Challenge
12:15 – 1 PM: Charity Donation Parade Laps
1 – 5 PM: Track Hot / MRT Hot Lap Challenge (awards at 4 PM)

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Registration is open: Track Guys Final Roundup at Texas World Speedway

In case you haven’t heard the news, Texas World Speedway just outside of College Station, TX will be closing at the end of May. While we will be sad to see it go, we’re going to send it out with a THREE-DAY Track Guys event, March 27, 28 & 29, 2015.
TG_TWS_15Friday is limited to Track Guys Instructors as well as Intermediate- and Advanced-level drivers and we’ll be running clockwise. Saturday and Sunday we’ll be running TWS’s 2.9 mile road course in the more traditional counter-clockwise direction and will be the “full-school” event open to drivers of all experience levels.
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The Mustang Club of America has designated this as one of their “National” driving events and we are very proud to be working with the largest Mustang club on the planet. As part of their support of the event, the MCA is providing a FREE LUNCH to all driving school participants on Saturday, so be sure to stop by their display, thank them and check out all the Mustang Club of America has to offer.

Go here to register online or simply click on the logo below.
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TWS_TG_track_mapTrack Guys Test Drive
Not sure if this “performance driving thing” is for you? For just $50 our Track Guys Test Drive is just that: a smaller “sample” of our time-proven performance driving education experience. Test Drive participants attend the Saturday AM driver’s meeting, two classroom sessions and then drive the noon-time parade laps before getting their own “Test Drive” session on the track, at-speed with one of our in-car instructors riding along to help you “get your speed on”.

If you want to run the Test Drive Program, you can sign up for it on the same registration site as the full-school drivers.

Sponsors
We are very blessed and thankful for our sponsors for this event. Some of these companies have been with us for years, while others are just now coming on board. Please be sure to visit their websites, check out their products and services and let them know how much you appreciate their support.
lrs_logo_2012Chicane23_logoVMP_Tuning_logoMCA-LOGOBoss302forumWe hope to see you at TWS for our Track Guys Final Lone Star Roundup at TWS.

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Track Guys to Provide Performance Driver Training at 4th Annual Mustang Roundup & Boss Reunion at Motorsports Park Hasting (Nebraska), Sept 18-21, 2014

2014_MPH_Mustang_RoundupTrack Guys is proud to be providing the classroom and in-car instruction for the 2015 event. This one-of-a-kind Mustang event at Motorsports Park Hastings, Hastings, NE. In 2013, we had nearly 100 Mustangs and Fords on the track and at the two different car shows.

With FOUR DAYS of Mustang and Ford fun, this event has something for everyone:
* Track Guys driving school (Mandatory for first-time participants)
* Friday PM car show at the Hastings Museum of Natural and Cultural History
* Participant reception
* 2015 Mustang presentation by Ford Motor Company employees
* High-speed on-track autocross competition
* Timed-lap competition
* Front-straight drag racing
* Paddock Car Show (Saturday)
* Group photo
* Custom-made trophies
* Bacardi Bus ride!
* More Mustang & Ford fun than you can imagine!
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Several Ford employees will be in attendance this year:

Todd Soderquist – Chief Engineer, Global Fusion & Mondeo Programs at Ford Motor Company Todd has participated every year and is the founder of the event. Todd owns Mustang Boss 302 LS022 from both model years (2012 and 2013) that will be at MPH.

Rich Morris – Truck Product Planning Manager at Ford Motor Company. Rich will be back again this year with his 2014 Grabber Blue GT500 (that he took delivery of at the 2013 event!)

Bart Marowelli – New Model Launch Manager at Ford Motor Company. Bart is back for his 3rd year and is TENTATIVELY bringing a 2015 Mustang GT! He is planning on bringing one barring an unforeseen schedule change, but let’s hope it works out.  It would be very cool to see one on the racetrack.

There is STILL time to register for this event – but do NOT wait until the last minute as this event has sold out in previous years. Register online here.

See you at Hastings!

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SAVE THE DATE: Track Guys’ “Final Roundup” at Texas World Speedway

Our 2015 event at Texas World Speedway is scheduled for March 28 & 29 and will most likely be our last performance driver education event at this historic track.

TWS_Save_the_date_collageFor those of you who may not know, 2015 will most likely be the last year that the track is in operation. So, here is your chance to help us make our “Final Roundup” at TWS one to remember. Please take just a couple minutes to fill out this short survey.

Note: this is not a commitment on your part to attend any or all of the days, but simply a way for us to determine the type and scope of event we want to conduct as our final “farewell” to TWS and it’s 2.9 miles of Texas-sized fun. We will open registration just as soon as possible, but for now, please SAVE THESE DATES on your calendar.

If you and your company are interested in being a sponsor for this event, please drop Jeff an email: jeff@trackguys.com

Thank you and we hope you can join us at Texas World Speedway in March 2015.

Jeff Lacina, Dell Hughes and Jonathan Blevins
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Not too late to sign up for Sebring

Get your 2014 Sebring Survival Guide HERE. Download this… print it off… bring it with you. 

We still have slots available for the Track Guys Sebring Sensation and Boss Mustang Reunion at Sebring International Raceway, May 23-25. Register online here. Our Track Guys events are open to all makes of cars – but yes, we do tend to draw a lot of Mustang and Shelby owners. Hard to believe, but this will be our 13th year of putting on performance driving education events at this historic and challenging race track in central Florida.TG_Sebring_2014

 

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Thanks to our friends at the Mustang Club of America who have once again come on board to sponsor a FREE LUNCH for ALL registered drivers and instructors on Saturday at Sebring. All drivers will receive a free MCA Lunch Ticket in their registration package that will be good for a sandwich, side and drink at the famous Snack Shack in the paddock. MCA National Directors will be on hand (and participating) at the event and can answer any questions you have about today’s MCA and the events they have planned for the future.

VMP Tuning Chassis Dyno
TG_Sebring_VMP_dynoThe crew from VMP Tuning will also be on hand with their chassis dyno for your at-the-track dyno tuning needs. The dyno is very popular, so if you want to make SURE you get some time on the roller, give VMP Tuning a call at 321-206-9369 or email them at tuning@vmptuning.com to make an appointment.

TMS Autosports Dave Siegel Memorial “Show & Go”
Long-time event supporter, TMS Autosports will once again be hosting a “Show & Go” car show in the paddock on Saturday. In memory of long-time friend of Track Guys, Dave Siegel, this informal event is open to all makes and models of cars and includes special parking area and lunch break “parade laps” on the full 3.7-mile Sebring circuit. For more information, contact TMS Autosport at 954-425-0058 or drop them an email.

At-Track Photographic Services colourtechsouth_logo
Once again, Henry and the team from Colour Tech South will be at the Sebring event capturing some GREAT images of you and your car on the track. They also have a very limited number of high-tech Smarty Cams available for rent. If you’re interested in renting one of these for Sebring, contact Colour Tech ASAP via email (info@colourtechsouth.com) or phone, 407/325-2520.

See you at Sebring!
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Registration for Track Guys’ Texas World Speedway event is OPEN!

This will be our 12th year of some high-speed turnin’ and learnin’ at the 2.9 mile Texas World Speedway road course. Register before Feb 1 and you can save 11% on a two-day registration fee. 2014 TWS event dates are March 29 & 30. Register online here.
TG_TWS_14We hope you can join us at TWS in late March.

TWS_TG_track_mapCheck out our YouTube channel here to see video from previous TWS events.

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Track Guys’ 2014 Event Schedule Announced

Here it is! We sincerely hope to see you on track with us in 2014!

2014_Track_Guys_ScheduleMore information can be found here.

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Track Guys Selected by the Mustang Club of America for Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration Event in Las Vegas, April 16-20, 2014

ACME_MUSTANG50YEARSTrack Guys Performance Driving Events is pleased to announce that we have been selected by the Mustang Club of America to conduct the on-track driving event that will be held April 16-20 in Las Vegas, Nevada as part of the official Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration!

As many of you may know, all three of the Track Guys’ management group (Dell Hughes, Jonathan Blevins and Jeff Lacina) drive Ford products on a daily basis, as well as own them as our “vehicle of choice” for our own on-track fun. Additionally, a vast majority of our Track Guys in-car instructors also drive Ford Mustangs both on the track and on the street.

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Track Guys started working with the Mustang Club of America in 2012 and in 2013, the MCA sponsored our events by providing the Saturday lunch to all our driving participants at our Texas World Speedway and Sebring International Raceway events. A HUGE thanks to the MCA Driving Events Committee and the MCA Board of Directors for supporting our events and participants in 2013.

With two years of working together behind us, we were asked by the MCA’s Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration team to put together a plan for the Las Vegas driving event – what an honor this event will be! The Mustang 50th will be a once-in-a-lifetime event and Track Guys will be at the heart of it.

For this event, we will be conducting the on-track driving events and providing participants with some basic classroom and in-car education. Our goal is to make SURE that everyone who signs up to drive at the Las Vegas Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration will have a great, safe and memorable time enjoying their Mustang on the 2.4 mile “outside road course” in Vegas.
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Because this is an official MCA event, you will need to register for this event on the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration web site.

We want to thank the Mustang Club of America, the MCA Driving Events Committee and of course, the Mustang 50th Birthday Celebration Committee for selecting Track Guys to be an integral part of this don’t-you-dare-miss-it-event for Mustang owners, drivers and enthusiasts from around the world.

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In-car Instructor’s Point-of-View

Our Track Guys instructors are a sick bunch of lap-happy performance driving junkies. How else can explain it? An instructor is a person who is willing to take time off from their work, spend a weekend away from their family and loved ones, drive 100 to 400 miles one way just to GET to one of our Track Guys events and then WILLINGLY get into the passenger seat of a high-performance car being driven by a complete rookie or novice driver!

Why do we do it?
Because we LOVE it, that’s why. We love sharing our experiences, knowledge and passion for performance driving with anyone who will listen – especially our students. And, if that student happens to be a person who has never driven their car on a race track, that’s even better.

As an in-car instructor, we have no steering wheel. No brake pedal. No throttle pedal. All we really have is our passion and desire to share our experience with the student driver sitting beside us. We want our students to succeed. We want our students to understand the basic principals of performance driving and the physics of driving their car at-speed on a race track.

Check out this “instructor point-of-view” video from the Mustang Club of Central Iowa event at Mid America Motorplex. The camera is attached to side Track Guys owner and lead instructor, Jeff Lacina’s helmet. Enjoy the ride!

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