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Need for Speed: Oakley Women Learn How to Drive like a Pro at the Porsche Sport Driving School


Everyone with a driver’s license has found him or herself on an empty stretch of road and thought about racing off into the distance. Some of us may have even acted on that impulse…

Last week, a group of Oakley Women were invited to indulge in that innate fascination with speed with the Porsche Sport Driving School (PSDS) in Birmingham, Alabama.

Hosted at the Barber Motorsports Park, Triathlete, Jenny Fletcher, Skier, Kristi Leskinen and ambassadors Sarah Dussault and Christine Donaldson learned to hone in on the art and science of high-performance driving.

They experienced the full spectrum of performance driving techniques doing concerning drills, heel and toe downshifting, testing their handling skills on the skid pad, working on precision driving on the Autocross course, learning how to negotiate a high speed race track and even navigating an off road course in the Porsche Cayenne.

“It’s really is a comprehensive program,” said Jeff Purner, Manager of Operations for the PSDS. “It begins by honing in on the fundamentals and builds over the course of two days so that by the end of the program students are able to drive on a world-class road course with relative speed and confidence.”

“These courses are for everyone,” continued Jeff. “Whether you drive a pickup truck or a Porsche you’re going to take home some new skills that will make you a better, safer driver every day. But be forewarned you may get bitten by the bug. It is a very addictive sport.”

When everything was said and done, it was an incredible experience for the girls of Team OPP (Oakley Porsche Performance) who won the Autocross relay race at the end of program. However, the girls will confirm Jeff’s warning. Not only is the speed and style of driving addictive…so are the cars!

Get a glimpse into the experience and check out the photos and video from the Oakley Women’s visit to PSDS.