A Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy in a black and white patrol SUV raced a yellow Corvette at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison. It wasn’t close.
A 1:19 clip of the drag strip race was posted Tuesday on YouTube by Wheels and it has been watched by more than 14,000 viewers as of Thursday evening.
The C7 Z06 Corvette and the patrol SUV pull up to the starting line as Crazy Train by Black Sabbath plays over the public address system. The driver of the patrol vehicle screeches a bit of tire and the driver of the Corvette smokes the rear wheels of the supercharged V8.
Just as the starting light goes green, the deputy turns on the unit’s overhead lights and the driver of the Corvette slams the gas pedal and sprints off. The patrol SUV siren is wailing, but the Corvette doesn’t slow down and it won’t be caught.
On Wednesday, April 27, the Colorado State Patrol ‘Take it to the Track’ Test program at the speedway fires up for the 2022 season. Bandimere gates will open at 4 p.m. and the track will be hot until 9 p.m. for as many passes as participants can get in.
Participants pay a $40 fee, spectators $20 and children 12 and under are free admission. The program is a popular alternative to illegal street racing, providing an outlet for drivers who feel a need for speed. Who knows, perhaps you can line up against a cop.