My name is Jonathan Lee, and I just wanted to briefly share my first experience and impressions with OPRT and Carol (my instructor for the day). I signed up for the level 2 school, and was paired up with Carol Carpenter, who would mentor me throughout the day. This has been probably the best and most productive track day I’ve ever had.
I’m a relative newcomer when it comes to riding on the track, but I feel like I’ve been able to catch on fairly well. But when Carol started guiding and instructing me, I quickly realized that I needed to work on a few things that would help me ride safely as well as allow me to have the margins/capacity to ride faster. I’ve never met a coach that was so enthusiastic and absolutely genuine when it came to helping other riders develop their skills! Carol broke her criticism down in a way that was easy to understand. She even brought along Troy to further help me with my body positioning, which was quite the eye-opener.
Troy and Carol recorded my actual riding on the track, and ended up working as a team to further evaluate my habits & also the areas I was doing well in. These two are quite the deadly combination when it comes to rider coaching & mentoring. Carol was quick to email me her critiques which outlined specifically the areas that I need to work on to get to the next level in my riding. She also made herself very accessible and told me not to hesitate to contact her if I ever have any questions. Once again, I have never met a coach that was this dedicated to helping riders hone their craft.
My first experience with OPRT has been quite incredible thanks to the help of Carol & Troy. Their passion for the sport and its riders is
unparalleled. I’ve learned more in this one day than I’ve ever learned in all the track days combined earlier this year. I will, without a
doubt, be coming back for future OPRT events. Thank you Carol, Troy,and the OPRT crew for making my OPRT track day a one to remember.