My steed for the day, the 2017 Cadillac ATS-V.
Receiving some instruction at the wet figure-eight at the V-Performance Academy
A lesson in weight transfer.
The CTS-V strikes a fine pose on Spring Mountain Raceway.
Classroom time is an integral part of the V-Performance Academy.
The ATS-V proved to be quite nimble around the track, and almost as fast as the larger CTS-V.
Each track session is done in a lead-follow format.
Personalized instruction is hallmark of the V-Performance Academy.
Follow the leader!
Spring Mountain Raceway is located outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.
At the end of the day the Cosworth Toolbox helps make sense of all the numbers from the Performance Data Recorder. These are the stats from my fastest lap.
Unfortunately, Cosworth Toolbox uses Bing maps, which hasn't updated in a while. Here it looks like we took a turn in the dirt, while in reality Spring Mountain altered the corner a bit... four years ago.
Tire pressures and temperatures for a session.
The toolbox lets you overlay comparison data. Here the instructor's stats are in orange, mine in blue. My line is pretty spot on, though I'm significantly slower.
You can see from the graph that my braking is a bit off. Each burst of data should start high and descend. A few of my braking data sets are the opposite.
The Cadillac ATS-V kept its health throughout my track sessions. No overheating here!