After years of analysis, we’ve turned the traditional curriculum inside-out. Our innovative method takes drivers up a steep learning curve beginning with car control.
While most racing schools teach car control as an advanced activity, we recognize that seat time is a precious commodity. Thus, we maximize driving time for quicker results. The drivers we graduate are self-sufficient confident and capable, making them both safe and fast.
Our approach is a holistic one, encompassing all facets of a racecar driver’s career, from nutrition, chassis set-up and effects of aerodynamics to race-craft, data acquisition and seminars hosted by industry experts.
The School of Racing’s Stage I is a two-day program for drivers seeking a full immersion into driving a race car at the limit. No matter your driving experience, the School of Racing’s methodical and modern curriculum focuses on building self-sufficient drivers by ingraining in them a complete driving system. This is the very system used successfully at the very top levels of motorsports. Ample lapping time without artificial speed or RPM limits are a program cornerstone. Moreover, each driver is assigned their own car for the duration of the program, minimizing fitting time and maximizing track time. Master the SRW-F3 on the ultra challenging Sonoma Raceway and you can confidently and quickly drive any car on any circuit.
After the essential knowledge gained from the School of Racing, Stage I, now it’s time to progress and build on these talents, taking things to the next level. This two-day course will qualify you for your SCCA racing license, but more than that, it will give you the skills to succeed, should you wish to dip your toes in the water of Road Racing.
Having developed a core base of driving technique in the School of Racing - Stage II, Stage III elevates the focus to racecraft. Ideal for graduates whose next step is the competitive arena, skills developed include passing, drafting and out-braking. Included in the two-day program is a practice, qualifying and race.
Racing requires more than pure speed. Successful drivers at every level combine speed with race acumen in order to finish on top. In the Stage IV School of Racing, drivers gain the necessary knowledge of the racing environment needed to be competitive from the start.
The program reviews car control and advanced driving dynamics; however, with a higher expectation of proficiency. Advanced car control exercises will focus on the mastery of load transfer and slip angle and its progression through the varying downforce levels. This is done with the aim on improving and maximizing those all-important corner speeds to help lower lap times even more.
For those who simply want the thrill of driving a race car, this is it. Start with a driver's meeting, then get fitted for your race car: driver safety gear, seat, belts and pedals. Next, it's a cockpit procedures debrief before ignition on and out to the track. A professional driver will show you the racing line and reference points before beginning with a sequential gearbox shifting exercise. Finish with lapping sessions around the 2.52-mile Sonoma Raceway at progressively higher speeds.