If you want to attend a car racing school and experience the thrill of driving a real race car around a professional track for a few laps, or even if you want to become a professional racecar driver, you will need to first apply for enrollment at a car racing school and then be accepted. Almost all car racing schools have certain minimum requirements that must be met before you will be allowed to attend classes or get behind the wheel of a race car. So, here is a list of some of the most common requirements required by car racing schools.
All car racing schools will require that you be a licensed driver and have no suspensions or restrictions on your driver’s license. Also, many car racing schools require that you have a relatively good driving record and have no prior major driving offenses, such as driving while intoxicated or reckless driving. Some car racing schools require that licensed drivers be at least 18 years of age, while some will allow 16 year old licensed drivers to attend the course if a parent or guardian is present.
Car racing schools require that you be an overall good physical condition and have no major health problems before attending the course. Some schools will require that you get a good health clearance letter from your family physician before acceptance into their school. Other schools may not require a clearance, but will require that you sign an affidavit that you’re in good health. You also must be physically able to get in and out of the type of racecar that you will be receiving instruction in.
All car racing schools will require that you have adequate insurance coverage before being accepted into a car racing instructional course. Some standard car insurance policies cover instruction offered in a car racing schools; however, many car insurance companies provide no coverage at all for this type of activity. If your car insurance policy does not cover you, you will be required to purchase temporary insurance through the car racing school. Also, you will need to be able to provide documentation that you have adequate health insurance or other means to pay for injuries that may result from a car accident while at the car racing school.
Many car racing schools may require that you possess basic driving skills and may also require that you demonstrate those skills before allowing you to take classes or actually drive a race car. In most cases, however, you are simply required to know how to drive a manual or standard transmission vehicle.
Before you’ll be allowed to attend a car racing school, you will probably be required to accept certain conditions and waivers offered by the school. For example, you’ll probably be required to sign a waiver that releases the school from any liability in the event you are injured, or even killed, while you are learning to drive a race car.