As I alluded to in my previous post here, this Chevy Fast & Fuel Efficient event was going to be interesting & it turned into an eye opener! But I had NO idea…
To say to least, I was MOVED in at least 2 ways:
- First, the technological prowess of the Chevy Volt, both lean & full of linear torque pulling power, surging through through a quiet and solid chassis (debuted at Chuck Nash Auto Group, San Marcos, Texas).
- In contrast, pushing myself beyond my point of confidence to go faster, with the raw & on the edge control of racing NasKarts at speed at On Track Xperience (at Thunderhill Raceway in Kyle, Texas).
But, I’m getting ahead of myself here…
Last week my e-mail revealed this Chevy Texas event via the SPOKES Club, from its President, Rick Martinez. The Chevy Texas is project is promoted by the firm Fleishman-Hillard (F-H). They work in public relations and integrated marketing communications. I let that e-mail languish in my inbox for a couple of days & did not act upon it till Sondra Sondregger inspired me to action – thanks Sondra! I was contacted by Katrina Steffensen of F-H & was invited to participate!
Here’s a candid shot of Katrina & videographer Rhea (sorry it’s blurry).
Due to our mutually busy activities of Chevy Volt hypermiling & NasKart racing, I don’t have a good assortment of pix & video to share, as yet. They will be forthcoming in a near future blog post. For now, here’s a couple of phone pix taken by Katrina & I.
This is a group shot of the Driver/Blogger Teams, before racing the NasKarts:
Jeff, Racing Ready Dan, Russ, Chris, Aaron & David.
Here’s Jeff (my partner in this competition), all suited up & very ready to run a NasKart race session. He currently participates in a NasKarts Racing League at OTX. Jeff definitely knows his way around the track!
Fleishman-Hillard had a variety of in car cameras & video equipment. I felt like I was in a reality TV series – LOL!. This is the kind of footage I’m waiting on for a more detailed blog post about this event.
Racing Ready will provide more details, soon, about what & how we did this Chevy Fast & Fuel Efficient event. Thanks for your patience & anticipation!