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The 2016 racing season is nearing its conclusion and Track Night in America Driven by Tire Rack is on hiatus until next year.  But that doesn’t mean fans of performance driving are stuck in the pits for the winter.  For many, the “off” season is a time to head back to school … performance driving school, that is.

 

There are many reasons to attend a performance driving school.  First, it’s just a great way to have fun with cars.  Second, it’s a way to move from being a race spectator to an actual race driver.  And even if you don’t want to be a race driver, attending a performance driving school provides a better appreciation for the skills professionals exhibit on track.

 

Good driving coaches will supply many tips whether you’re attending a half-day experience or multi-day program. And when it’s all said and done, you may have an SCCA competition license.  But if nothing else, you’ll be a little better prepared to handle what comes your way on everyday streets.

 

During the year, many Regions host racing schools.  The SCCA also has a list of accredited professional driving schools.  And if you need more information, check out what Autoweek had to say earlier this year in its article titled “High-performance driving schools: Your complete guide.”


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Thunderhill has Drivers School February 24-26. Details to follow...

 

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Cal Club's SCCA Driver's School/Regional weekend is February 10-12 at Buttonwillow.    Graduate School Friday and Saturday and race on Sunday.     http://calclub.com/i...schoolflyer.jpg



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2017 Racing School Directory

 

Those looking to get on track for wheel-to-wheel competition have many options to obtain a racing license

 

If you’ve been autocrossing or participating in SCCA’s Track Night in America or NASA HPDEs and are looking to move to wheel-to-wheel competition, there are several options for obtaining a racing license. While both organizations have their own routes to obtain a competition license, the easiest and quickest way is usually through a third-party racing school.

 

SCCA and NASA generally recognize the same schools. For SCCA, there are three tiers of schools – some that will allow you to earn a full competition license, some that will earn you a novice permit and event credit, and some that will earn you credit for a school and a novice permit. Often, those schools are the same, and what you leave with depends on which course you take.

 

Some schools have a home-track base, and that’s where all instruction takes place. These include BIR Performance Driving School (Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota); Bob Bondurant School (Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in Chandler, Ariz.); Bridgestone Racing Academy (Driver Development circuit at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada); MSR Houston (Motor Speedway Resort Houston in Angleton, Texas); Pettiford’s Go 4 It Racing Schools (High Plains Raceway in Deer Trail, Colo.); Porsche Sport Driving School (Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala.); Simraceway Performance Driving Center (Sonoma Raceway in California); and Spring Mountain Advanced Driving School (Spring Mountain Motorsports Park near Pahrump, Nev.). Others travel around the country, visiting a variety of racetracks. AMG Driving Academy, Bertil Roos Driving School and Lucas Oil School of Racing are some that visit a variety of circuits. Chances are there’s a school that makes its home at a track near you, or a school will visit one nearby.

 

If you want to go to school in a Mazda, you have many options. Bondurant uses Formula Mazdas for part of its advanced racing programs and MSR Houston has some Spec Miatas for use in its schools. LevelUp, a new school running courses around the country, uses Advanced Autosports Spec Miatas at its Midwest schools and Atlanta Speedwerks and Winding Road Racing NC MX-5s in the South, Texas and possibly California. Plus, several schools allow or require a student to participate in his or her own car, including MSR Houston, Go 4 It, and Waterford Hills. And, while its Formula cars may not be Mazda powered, Allen Berg Racing Schools utilize Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca as its home base.

 

Whatever your desired level of driver education, wherever you’d like to go to school and whatever car you’d like to drive, from Spec Miatas to high-powered GT cars to formula cars to sports racers, there’s a school that will fit the bill.

 

SCCA Accredited Racing Schools

 

Full competition level

 

AMG Driving Academy
(888) 604-1766  amgacademy.com

 

Bertil Roos Racing School
(800) 511-7606  racenow.com

 

BIR Performance Driving School
(866) 511-7606  birperformance.com

 

Bob Bondurant School
(800) 842-7223  bondurant.com

 

Bridgestone Racing Academy
(905) 983-1114  race2000.com

 

MSR Houston
(281) 369-0677  msrhouston.com

 

Pettiford’s Go 4 It Racing Schools
(303) 666-4113  go4itservices.com

 

Porsche Sport Driving School
(888) 204-7474  porschedriving.com

 

Simraceway Performance Driving Center
(800) 733-0345  jimrussellusa.com

 

Spring Mountain Advanced Driving School
(800) 391-6891 springmountainmotorsports.com

 

novice permit / school and
event credit

 

Bertil Roos Racing School

(800) 722-3669  racenow.com

 

Bob Bondurant School
(800) 842-7223  bondurant.com

 

Bridgestone Racing Academy
(905) 983-1114  race2000.com

 

Lucas Oil School of Racing
(561) 200-7223  lucasraceschool.com

 

Pettiford’s Go 4 It Racing Schools
(303) 666-4113  go4itservices.com

 

Pro Drive Racing School
(503) 285-4449  prodrive.net

 

ProFormance Racing School
(253) 630-5130 proformanceracingschool.com

 

Simraceway Performance Driving Center
(800) 733-0345  simracewaydrivingschool.com/

 

novice permit / school credit

 
Allen Berg Racing School
(888) 722-3220  allenbergracingschools.com

 

Bobby Cee’s Racer’s Edge High Performance Driving School
(562) 714-1799
bobbyceesracersedge.com

 

Danny McKeever’s Fast Lane Racing School
(888) 948-4888  raceschool.com

 

Demonte Motorsports
(631) 482-8875  demontemotorsports.com

 

EXR – Exotics Racing Series
(702) 802-5662 exrseries.com

 

LevelUp Racing School
(920) 838-6612  levelupracingschool.com

 

Pro Drive Racing School
(503) 285-4449  prodrive.net

 

Sports Car Driving Experience
(800) 453-5506 corvetteracingschool.com

 

Spring Mountain Advanced Driving School
(800) 391-6891 springmountainmotorsports.com

 

Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park
(877) 226-7223  theracingschool.com

 

Waterford Hills Road Racing Inc.
(248) 623-0070  waterfordhills.com


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