• What are Car Racing Schools

    Car racing schools teach student drivers basic and advanced techniques used in driving racing cars. These types of schools also teach advanced defensive driving and safe driving techniques to improve the basic skills of drivers that may occasionally need to drive a vehicle at high speeds.

    Types of courses offered by car racing schools may include simple ride along courses where the student is allowed to ride as a passenger in a high-performance vehicle while a professional driver operates the car. At the other end of the spectrum are two, three and four-day courses were student drivers can learn advanced driving techniques and are able to drive genuine race cars on professional tracks for considerable lengths of time. Just as there are many types of car racing, there are also many types of car racing schools.

    Types of Car Racing Schools

    For almost any variety of car racing that you can imagine, there is a professional car racing school that teaches drivers how to properly and safely race vehicles for that type of race. Some of the most common types of car racing schools teach the following types of racing:

    • Stock car racing (NASCAR)
    • Sprint car racing
    • Hobby Car racing
    • Formula One racing only Formula One cars
    • Formula racing and includes F1600, F2000 and F3 cars.
    • Indy cars
    • Sports cars are high-performance cars
    • Dirt track racing
    • Off-road racing (4×4 racing or Baja Racing)
    • Rally car racing
    • Drag racing
    • Sports racers (open cockpit racecars)
    • Kart racing (Mini racers or go karts)
    • Dirt Bike racing (includes BMX as well)

    Types of Instruction

    Types of instruction offered at most from car racing schools include classroom training which teaches students drivers about proper driving rules and theory needed to safely operate vehicles at extremely high speeds. Classroom instruction usually teaches students basic concepts about how a vehicle’s design, momentum, speed and other factors affect how a vehicle will react at high speed under certain conditions. Students may or may not be taught basic physics as it relates to how cars are driven in a race, and how to apply principles of physics to better understand correct driving techniques.

    Students also undergo instruction on racetracks and race courses as well. Students may ride as a passenger in a vehicle or may be allowed to actually take the wheel of a high performance racecar and operate a vehicle at progressively faster speeds. Hands on driving instruction is usually done on a professional race track or closed driving course and student drivers are usually accompanied by a professional racecar driver or instructor.

    Many racing schools also teach student drivers basic and advanced methods of safe driving and defensive driving as well. In fact, many students that enroll in car racing schools do not do so with the hope or thought of becoming a professional racecar driver; rather, they do so with the hope of improving their basic driving skills and learning to be a better overall driver. Learning how to safely operate a vehicle at higher speeds helps drivers feel more confident and avoid accidents in everyday driving scenarios.