For the budding sports car racing enthusiast as well as for the average person who wants to improve driving skills, registering at a race car driving school is not only fun but can be very educational, too. Californians can choose from a wide variety of racing schools that feature ex-race car drivers such as Daniel McKeever III and take you on a high-speed race track during your training.
Fast Lane Driving School
First opened in 1994 by ex-race car driver Danny McKeever III, the Fast Lane Driving School is in Rosamond, California. This popular school features three lead instructors and twelve assistants who will teach you how to operate a stock car and show you how to shift gears at the right time so that you can accelerate through long and short curves in the race track. This school contains a 2.5 mile race course that includes nine curves and a very long straightaway. Students can choose from one-day, two-day or three-day courses that are available all year round. Fast Lane Driving School Willow Spring Raceway Rosamond, CA 93560 888-948-4888 raceschool.com
Jim Russell Racing Drivers School
The Jim Russell Racing Drivers School offers programs for ages eight and older in specific driving styles for Kart racing on up to Formula 1 racing. This school, based in Sonoma, California, has graduated such professional race car drivers as Derek Bell, Scott Speed and Gilles Villeneuve. The Mitsubishi driving program encourages the Jim Russell students to drive such fast cars as the Lancer Evo X at high speeds on the Infineon Raceway to get a great feel for Mitsubishi cars in particular. The Karting study program allows its students to take the low-riding cars out on the racetrack by themselves to enjoy the adrenaline rush associated with going up to speeds of 85 MPH and higher. Jim Russell Racing Drivers School Turn 1, Infineon Raceway 29359 Arnold Dr. Sonoma, CA 95476 800-733-0345 jimrussellusa.com
Complete Auto Racing Experience
Containing two professionally taught classes called Racing Adventure I and II, the Complete Auto Racing Experience School holds its classes in Los Angeles and lets its students complete up to 100 laps at the Willow Springs International Motorsports Park. This popular race car driving school allows its students to pick from such fast race cars as the 400+HP Winston Cup stock car or the Craftsman Series truck to learn such racing skills as drifting and accelerating through short curves. Complete Auto Racing Experience 1860 S. Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025 888-988-7223 caladventures.com
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