Accelerate your driving skills

Accelerate your driving skills

Ready to go racing? Or just looking to go fast? These performance driving schools are the perfect place to get in and get started.


1. Ron Fellows Performance Driving School
springmountainmotorsports.com // (800) 391-6891

Pahrump, NV

The Ron Fellows Performance Driving School is the “Official High Performance Driving School of Corvette.” Each program is designed for drivers of all experience levels and includes dynamic car control exercises, visual skill development, and proper cornering techniques. Classroom sessions are brief, but informative.

Our challenging curriculum and precision-focused track time will provide improved driving confidence in yourself and the latest Corvette.


2. Cadillac V-Performance Academy
springmountainmotorsports.com // (800) 391-6891

Pahrump, NV

The Cadillac V-Performance Academy is an exclusive opportunity to test the motorsports pedigree of the CT5-V Blackwing and CT4-V Blackwing on one of the nation’s most demanding race tracks.

The program is designed to assist Blackwing V-Series owners in mastering their vehicle’s immense power and capabilities, while expanding their driving skillset. Cadillac offers complimentary enrollment in the V-Performance Academy with the purchase of every new V-Series vehicle.


3. Allen Berg Racing Schools
allenbergracingschools.com // (888) 722-3220

WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, CA

Allen Berg Racing Schools operates one-, two- and three-day formula car racing programs using authentic formula racecars at the iconic WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Operated by former Formula 1 driver Allen Berg, ABRS utilizes carbon-fiber chassis with race slicks and wings, along with use of onboard cameras and AIM data systems for driver analysis. Berg’s own Hall of Fame career included racing against Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell, Gerhard Berger, Michael Schumacher, and many more.

ABRS works with drivers of all experience levels – from no experience at all, to young and old karters, to experienced racers. Our two- and three-day programs are SCCA accredited for licensing.


4. Bertil Roos Racing School
racenow.com // (800) RACE NOW

Multiple Locations

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.


5. Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School
frankhawley.com // (866) 480-7223

Multiple Locations

Learn from the best! Novice and experienced drivers will benefit from Frank’s renowned classroom sessions on how to “improve personal performance.” Learn how to mentally prepare, perform at the highest level, improve focus, and block out distraction on the track and in your life.

You’ll learn so much more than just how to drive in the competition license program. Or experience the excitement and thrill of side-by-side racing in the Dragster Adventure program. Great for individuals, groups or company outings.


6. Hooked On Driving
hookedondriving.com

Multiple Locations, including: Arizona Motorsports Park, Auto Club Speedway, Buttonwillow Raceway, Chuckwalla Valley Raceway, GrandSport Speedway, Harris Hill, Lime Rock Park, MSR Cresson, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Oregon Raceway Park, Palm Beach International Raceway, Pocono Raceway, Portland International Raceway, Ridge Motorsports Park, Roebling Road, Sebring International Raceway, Sonoma Raceway, Summit Point Motorsports Park, Thunderhill Raceway Park, VIRginia International Raceway, Watkins Glen International Raceway, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park, Willow Springs International Raceway

Hooked On Driving (HOD) is the largest HPDE program in the U.S., with seven regions nationwide. With priorities of safety, fun and learning in this order, HOD provides high quality driver coaching and driving experiences for beginners to advanced drivers, with cooperative on-track protocols, no drama, and extremely loyal customers. HOD has been certified by the Motorsport Safety Foundation.


7. Kaizen Autosport
kaizenautsport.com/racing-school // (919) 741-7151

Virginia International Raceway, VA

Kaizen Autosport offers an array of driving options at VIR, including a full competition racing school, racecar driving experiences for individual and corporate events, track car rentals, individual driver development, and our own race series.

Our racing school is an excellent place to obtain your full competition SCCA, SVRA, or NASA racing licenses, or to become a better HPDE track driver. Our four programs include a two-day licensing school, an advanced two-day course for experienced drivers, a driver development program focused on driver coaching, and the VGTC race series, offering real-world race experience.


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

Elkhart Lake, WI

Our instructors have pedigrees from the top levels of motorsport, including Daytona and Sebring winners, factory drivers, and race team owners. More importantly, they have decades of teaching experience and have been called the best in the world.

Schools take place at major racetracks across the U.S. using Spec Miatas. Accredited by SCCA and Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs.


9. Lexus Performance Driving School
lexusperformancedrivingschool.com/ // (888) 211-8522

Multiple Locations

Our 2022 season kicks off with three epic tracks: WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Circuit of The Americas, and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta – with more on the way later in the year. We’re offering two courses designed to suit all skill levels and track experience while introducing the first-ever IS 500 F SPORT Performance. The LPDS Performance Class is a full-day program designed to elevate your driving skills with personalized coaching, while the LPDS Masterclass builds upon those abilities with a more personal, focused approach to elevating your driving skills.


10. MSR Houston
msrhouston.com/schools/competition // (281) 369-0677

Angleton, TX

Over 13 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 rate for the three-day school is $1,750 with your own racecar, or $3,850 for both the school and rental of either a Gen 2 Spec Racer Ford or Spec Miata. Additionally, Gen 3 Spec Racer Fords are also available for $4,200 including the school.


11. Go 4 It Racing Schools
go4itservices.com // (303) 666-4113

Louisville, CO

The school is open seven days a week, year round. It is an SCCA full competition license-issuing school offering driver coaching, corporate events, transportation, vehicle development, and arrive-and-drive solutions. It operates at multiple tracks and uses championship-winning racecars – or use your own.

Since 1985, Pettiford’s Go 4 It Racing Schools’ mission has been to be the best in quality private instruction for cars, motorcycles, trucks and RVs. It specializes in basic instruction through full competition, utilizing one-on-one instruction and teaching you “the sequence” and strategy that the world’s top drivers use, at your own speed.


12. Polecat Training Center
ptcdriving.com/ // (865) 789-1977

Lynchburg, TN

Polecat Training Center is home to a purpose-built, 2.1-mile track in gorgeous Lynchburg, Tenn. The school cars are 2-liter, open-wheel formula cars with a 5-speed sequential gearbox. We offer half-day, one-day and two-day racing schools, as well as a two-day advanced school. New for 2022, we have our very own arrive-and-drive race series!


13. Porsche Track Experience USA
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 PTX instructors are top professional drivers, certified by Porsche and led by racing legend Hurley Haywood.

• A fleet of over 50 new Porsche vehicles: PTX offers the opportunity to experience all currently available Porsche models, including the 911 Turbo S.

• More track time: At PTX, 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!


14. Sarian Motorsports Racing School
info@sarianmotorsports.com // (303) 324-8762

Deer Trail, CO

The Sarian Motorsports Racing School is based at High Plains Raceway just outside Denver, Colo. It provides race licensing for several organizations; this can be done over a period of time or an immersive multi-day course.

Owner and lead instructor Chris Sarian and his instructor team bring a broad range of experience, with their focus on building a solid foundation of fundamentals through both a mindset and technical approach.


15. Skip Barber Racing School
skipbarber.com // (866) 932-1949

COTA, WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, Virgina International Raceway, World Wide Technology Raceway, Lime Rock Park, New Jersey Motorsports Park, Road Atlanta, Sebring International Raceway

With international racing experience, celebrated skill, and the strong belief that competitive racecar driving is teachable, Skip Barber founded his legendary racing school in 1975. Since then, more than 350,000 students have become racers and champions, with graduates making up almost half of the 2021 Indianapolis 500 starting grid.

Today, we are the world’s largest automotive education and entertainment company, with a diverse program portfolio, including driving and racing schools at the finest tracks in America, imaginative OEM programs, and corporate programs that build teamwork and recognize achievement – with go-karting and off-roading coming in 2022. No driving experience rivals the Skip Barber Racing School.


16. Waterford Hills
waterfordhills.com // drschool@waterfordhills.com

Clarkston, MI

Looking for an affordable and proven SCCA-accredited racing school? The Waterford Hills Road Racing (WHRRI) competition driving school is designed for drivers wishing to compete in wheel-to-wheel racing. For more than 60 years, WHRRI has been the launching pad for many SCCA National Champions.

Offering a strong focus on safety, communication, car control, passing, starts, and more, it is the only SCCA-accredited school in SCCA’s Great Lakes Division. Upon successful completion of the school, you will have earned your SCCA novice permit and may race in hundreds of races across the nation. The school’s track is also one of America’s most historic.


Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club
springmountainmotorsports.com // (800) 391-6891

Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club is a state-of-the-art racing facility and exclusive motorsports country club located just 55 miles west of Las Vegas.

With more than nine miles of challenging racetrack and resort-style amenities, it’s the home of the Ron Fellows Performance Driving School, Cadillac V-Performance Academy and SM Racing. Spring Mountain delivers a world-class experience to driving enthusiasts of all levels.

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