Winter Autocross tests drivers in slippery situations

ELKHART LAKE (WITI) -- With snow-covered and slippery roads dominating much of southeastern Wisconsin this winter, drivers need to be extra cautious. Now, a new feature at Road America is giving drivers a chance to up their winter driving skills.

Winter Autocross gives car enthusiasts and casual drivers alike an opportunity to take a timed spin through a slick course.

"It's basically a coned course where participants actually drive for time," said John Ewert with Road America. "You want to have the best time without sliding off course, so it teaches people how to maneuver their cars effectively and efficiently over snow and ice and really learn all the best characteristics of the vehicle while having a lot of fun at the same time."

For $75 you can spend the day learning how your vehicle handles best and possibly even help prevent an accident the next time you find yourself in a slippery situation.

"On the street it applies as well because if you get into a situation where you feel like you're going to lose control, you know how to correct it instead of panicking," said Ewert.

Any driver may take any vehicle to the Road America track to give Winter Autocross a shot. Three days of races are being offered this season -- the next on March 1st. CLICK HERE for more information.