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Old 01-08-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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Press Release – January 2009





A new driving school for the solo community is coming your way in 2009! Tim Aro and Jinx Jordan, veteran autocrossers and multi-time national champions, are combining efforts and are proud to announce the launch of SoloPro Driving School – an exciting new autocross school offering classes for driver’s of all abilities.



SoloPro Driving School offers three distinct classes, each with its own key objectives. Two of the classes, the Intro and Comp classes, are part of the Foundation Series which focuses on the most important fundamentals of performance driving and autocross competition. “The Intro and Comp are arguably the most important classes in our curriculum.” Jinx Jordan explains. “They provide the foundation upon which everything else is built.”



SoloPro Driving School’s 3rd class offering, the Extreme, has been developed over the past two years and is part of the Pro Series which is geared towards the hard core competitor looking to find those last few tenths. This school covers two days, with multi-lap runs, and offers two analysis sessions to view data collected during the day. It promises to be one intense weekend of autocrossing! “The data we've obtained during the Extreme school over the past two years have given us amazing insight into what differentiates a mid-pack driver from a front-runner.” Aro explains. “It has benefited us as instructors as we now have a much better understanding of the subtle nuances of performance driving.”



Tim Aro, a former instructor and co-owner of Evolution Performance Driving School, has recently parted ways with Evolution. This departure has resulted in the creation of a new vision for instructing autocrossers - whether they are beginners or seasoned pros. "I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to instruct hundreds of solo drivers over the past decade. Launching SoloPro Driving School with Jinx Jordan, who has outstanding driving and teaching credentials, allows us to pursue our passion for teaching and fulfill the desire to help drivers of all abilities attain their goals."



Jinx Jordan, also a former instructor with Evolution, has admired the format of the Extreme school from day one. "I feel this is the future of advanced solo instruction. When we began discussing this joint venture I became very enthused and I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to continue teaching the Extreme! I am really excited about the future of SoloPro Driving School and look forward to an exciting 2009!"



Several classes are already scheduled for 2009. SoloPro Driving School will be conducting a limited number of classes during the year, so book early to ensure your spot on the calendar.



More information about SoloPro Driving School is available online at www.soloprodrivingschool.com.
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Old 01-08-2009, 10:51 PM   #2
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I've had both Tim and Jinx as instructors......They are both VERY GOOD at what they do. It is very interesting to see this type of offshoot to the Evo school. I feel the need to investigate further!!!!

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Old 01-09-2009, 09:26 AM   #4
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If you're an r-tire competitor, is it typical to run street tires at a school (their Web site suggests this as an advantage)?

I understand that they help in some ways, but you won't get the right feel for exactly how fast you really can take certain elements. I know I typically lift slightly in the really fast spots, so it seems like running a class on street tires would just reinforce that tendancy.
The point isn't learning "how fast to take certain elements," considering you'll never have the exact same course twice. You might have a sweeper at a DC Region event and a sweeper at a Philly region event that you take completely differently based on entry and exit elements, as well as surface and temperature.

That being said, all of the Evo schools I've ever done were on street tires in my Camaro.

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Thanks Karen.

I think I understand - the point is to learn how to find or even extend the limit, and how to apply that to different courses. So, whether the car's absolute handling limit is lower during the class is not an issue.

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Tim and Jinx were the instructors at the first Evo course I completed. The impression I took away is that they're trying to teach you how to do each element correctly instead of teaching you how fast you can do it in your car on r-comps. With proper technique you should be fast in any car, on any tire, on any course, right?
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Interesting. I'm planning on doing the Phase 1 & 2 Evo school this year.
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Main advantage I saw from street tires at the evo school is that they give much more feedback, both in breaking away as you approach limits and audible feedback.

Plus with as many runs as you go thru at a school - depending on the surface you could easily cord a fresh set of r-comps, that makes for an expensive school...
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