The Fast Track

FANTASY CAMPS FOR DRIVERS OFFER THRILLS, CHILLS AND TOUGH LESSONS, AS OUR DAUNTLESS WRITER DISCOVERED

"How many times do I have to tell you? Take your foot off the gas!" It's 9:30 a.m. on the first day of racing school, and my instructor and co-pilot, Paul Mazzacane, looks as if he's about to blow a fuse. We're on a skid pad, a circular track slicked down with water, and I'm speeding around it so fast that the rear tires lose traction and the car goes into a fishtail. For most folks, this would be the time to let go of the wheel and pray (which is my instinct), but the idea here is to practice the...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!