Put mom behind the wheel for Mother's Day!

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PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

When most people think of a Mother's Day gift, they think of flowers, candy, or a nice dinner out. But how about something unique, like putting mom behind the wheel of a high-performance car?

The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving has introduced a driving class just for women. It's called the Bondurant Women's Driving Academy, and 3TV's Olivia Fiero gave it a spin on Tuesday!

The academy will open on the 60-acre Bondurant campus in Phoenix on May 9, just in time for Mothers' Day. It will continue with a one-day course each month.

A maximum of 12 women will participate in each course, working with four of Bondurant's expert team of instructors. The students will spend most of the day behind the wheel, honing their skills in vehicle handling and cornering, accident avoidance, precision maneuvers, skid control and navigation.

Enhanced vision and driving techniques will give them increased confidence and ability to handle everyday driving challenges like inclement weather, winding roads, highway traffic and tight parking spaces.

Chevrolet, the Bondurant School's vehicle of choice, will support the academy with a fleet of Camaro and Tahoe vehicles, giving participants the option to learn in either sedan or sport-utility vehicles.

"Dropping the veil of fear about driving, that is exactly why Bondurant is excited to announce our first Women's Driving Academy," school president Pat Bondurant explained.

"We deliver a full-day driving course in a fun, exciting and comfortable environment designed just for the ladies."

The first Bondurant Women's Driving Academy course will be held May 9 from 8 am to 4 pm. The full-day course fee is $799.

About Bondurant

The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is the official high-performance driving school of Chevrolet and Polaris. Opened in 1968 by Bob Bondurant, an internationally recognized leader in advanced driver training, it provides a full range of driver training to pros and novices alike.

The largest purpose-built driving school in the world, the Phoenix facility includes a 15-turn, 1.6-mile road course, an eight-acre asphalt pad and more than 200 race-prepared vehicles. Bondurant SuperKart School offers two karting tracks with state-of-the-art equipment and training.

Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving

20000 S. Maricopa Road, Gate #3 Chandler, AZ 85226

www.Bondurant.com

(800) 842-7223

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