Zigzagging in a Jag

Reporter Saint Bryan takes one of the Seattle International Auto Show's biggest attractions for a test drive.

“You have to stay focused because as you're going through the green gates, you're looking for the blue.”
I’m getting instructions from Jaguar’s lead driving instructor, Davy Jones, as I race around the Smart Cone course, named the world’s toughest circuit by a British voice over actor in a Jaguar advertisement.

So it pretty much has to be true.

“It's a challenge,” said Jones.”You against three different opponents. Overall time.Shortest distance around the course between the gates. And your accuracy: You have to have the car centered between the gates every time you go through.

I’ve always thought of myself as a decent driver. But I've already got one point against me. I'm a guy.

“A lot of ladies get high scores just because they're smooth, consistent and they're not trying to be a hero by going too fast,” said Jones. 

If anything I may be too careful a driver. That’s why this story is a little dull. My score pretty average. But as I always say, safety first.

The Jaguar course is free and available to anyone with a valid drivers license. The Seattle International Auto Show runs through Sunday at Centurylink Field Events Center.

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