With an SCCA competition license in hand, world-class circuits become your playground. While all too many enthusiasts spend their time dreaming of racing wheel to wheel, SCCA members can turn those distant dreams into breathtaking reality. SCCA-approved, multi-day Driver’s Schools take students from zero to hero, teaching not only high performance driving, but also tips and tricks to maximizing your track time. The first step is contacting one of the schools presented here. Then it’s time to go fast…
(1) Bertil Roos Racing School
racenow.com // (800) RACENOW
Palm Beach Int’l Raceway, FL
Pocono Raceway, PA
New Jersey Motorsports Park, NJ
Dominium Raceway, VA
Roebling Road Raceway, GA
Carolina Motorsports Park, SC
Lime Rock Park, CT
As a pioneer in the industry, the Bertil Roos Racing School has been training students in the art of motor racing for more than a quarter of a century. Graduates of our school can be found at every level of racing, from the hobbyist up to the top levels of professional racing. All programs are arrive and drive – all you need to bring is a positive attitude! Graduates of our programs frequently comment on the unparalleled quality of our instruction, the extensive amount of seat time, and the family atmosphere that is unequaled in the industry.
(2) Bondurant School of High Performance Diving
bondurant.com // (800) 842-7223
Bondurant Road Course, Chandler, AZ
The Bondurant Racing School has been the premier high performance driving instruction destination for over 50 years, offering programs for drivers of all experience levels. From the driver that wishes to experience high performance driving to the driver that aspires to race professionally, Bondurant can make their dreams a reality.
(3) Hooked On Driving
hookedondriving.com // (209) 785-4400
Ridge Motorsports Park, Olympia, WA; Oregon Raceway Park, Grass Valley, OR; Portland International Raceway, Portland, OR
New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ; Summit Point Motorsports Park, Summit Point, WV; Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, NY; Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT; Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, PA; VIRginia International Raceway, Alton, VA; Dominion Raceway, Woodford, VA
Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead, FL; Palm Beach International Raceway, Palm Beach, FL; Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, FL
Thunderhill Raceway (3- and 5-mile configurations), Willows, CA; WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA; Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA; Buttonwillow Raceway, Buttonwillow, CA; Auto Club Speedway (roval), Fontana, CA; Willow Springs International Raceway, Rosamond, CA
(4) MSR Houston
msrhouston.com/schools/competition // (281) 369-0677
Over 12 years, the MSR Houston Competition School has trained hundreds of amateur racers. We teach the fundamentals of race craft with on-track experience so that you leave the school ready to race. Each day of the three-day curriculum mixes interactive instruction with on-track sessions led by our instructors, all competition-licensed active racers. You hone your skills by going wheel to wheel with other drivers in practice races. Graduates are eligible for an SCCA Competition License. MSR Houston is conveniently located only 35 minutes south of downtown Houston. The cost for the three-day school is $1,750 with your own racecar or $3,850 renting a Spec Racer Ford or Spec Miata.
(5) Go 4 It Racing Schools
go4itservices.com // (303) 666-4113
We are open seven days a week, year round. We are an SCCA Full Competition License issuing school offering driver coaching, corporate events, transportation, vehicle development, and arrive and drive solutions. We operate at multiple tracks and utilize championship-winning racecars – or use your own. Since 1985, our mission has been to be the best in quality private instruction for cars, motorcycles, trucks, and RVs. We specialize in basic instruction through full competition, utilizing one-on-one instruction and teaching you “the sequence” and strategy that the top drivers in the world use, at your own speed.
(6) Porsche Sport Driving School
porschedriving.com // (770) 290-7000
Barber Motorsports Park, AL
• The most intensive and comprehensive curriculums available: Participants are exposed to the most refined training methods and technology available. We offer introductory courses up to advanced racing classes.
• Professional Instructors: Learn skills from past and current champions experienced in all aspects of the sport. All PSDS instructors are top professional drivers, certified by Porsche and led by racing legend Hurley Haywood.
• A fleet of over 50 new Porsche vehicles: PSDS offers the opportunity to experience all currently available Porsche models, including the 911 Turbo S.
• More track time: At PSDS, we believe the best place to learn is behind the wheel.
• Barber Motorsports Park: The exciting and challenging 2.38-mile racetrack offers 16 turns and over 80 feet of elevation changes. An excellent classroom!
(7) Pro Drive Racing School
prodrive.net // (503) 285-4449
Portland International Raceway, OR
Are you an aspiring racer? Have you always had the need for speed? Then the Pro Drive Racing School is the destination for you! 2016 SCCA National Champion Todd Harris will personally teach you the fast way around Portland International Raceway in our Spec Racer Fords. Our school is accredited by the SCCA, so you can earn your Competition Racing License and then go racing with the Pro Drive Racing Team at racetracks all over the United States. Live in your world, come race in ours!
(8) Simraceway Performance Driving Center
simracewaydrivingschool.com // (800) 733-0345
Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA
The West Coast’s largest racing school, Simraceway Performance Driving Center boasts more instructors actively racing in professional motorsports than other schools, and offers more days on track than any other operator. Our programs benefit from our 20 years of experience, a school car that is the envy of the industry, and the fact that our driving center is located at one of the country’s most technical circuits, Sonoma Raceway. In addition to our Formula racing programs, we also offer McLaren driving experiences, high performance driving programs, track days in your own car, safe driving programs, and karting programs. Corporate groups are also welcome. Prices range from $295 to $5,995.
(9) Skip Barber Racing School
skipbarber.com // (866) 932-1949
Lime Rock Park, Lakeville, CT
New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ
Skip Barber Racing School has been creating racing champions since 1975. Offering a fully integrated system of racing schools, driving schools, and corporate events, no other organization delivers the same high quality instruction, equipment, facilities, and memorable experiences. Perfect for the casual enthusiast or racers seeking their SCCA Competition License!