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Old 10-10-2005, 10:34 PM   #1
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Talking Does anybody know of a great driving school

Looking for a driving school that will let me get on the track learn proper technique and have some fun. Anybody know of one?


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Old 10-10-2005, 10:41 PM   #2
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Bondurant I envy my father.

I don't know of any around us.
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Old 10-10-2005, 10:48 PM   #3
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Here's a small list on Autoweek, it is in PDF format:

http://www.autoweek.com/docs/DSD_12_04.pdf
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well you live in detroit, so i'd have to say go to mid-ohio and drive an rsx for a weekend...
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Evolution Performance Driving School

About 10% the cost of Bondurant or other schools, and they are fantastic for both the newbie and the advanced driver. Read the thread and you'll see everything...

BTW, it is reccomended you hit at least a few AutoXs before you go...
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NASA runs a very nice HPDE program. $300 gets you 3-4 hours on track with an instructor over 2 days, as well as classroom sessions.

http://www.racenasa.com/
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I have not tried but have heard that the Richard Petty Driving Experience is very good. They have some classes at the Michigan INT'L speed way. Looks as though it was on the 1st and 2nd of October. I can't tell from the website when it will be back but should be soon. Here is the LINK for it.
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thanks everybody for the information. I will look into the recommended schools
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I have not tried but have heard that the Richard Petty Driving Experience is very good. They have some classes at the Michigan INT'L speed way. Looks as though it was on the 1st and 2nd of October. I can't tell from the website when it will be back but should be soon. Here is the LINK for it.
That's not going to be very aplicable to driving his car fast though. The other schools have you driving your own car, and learning the specific dynamics, limits, and capabilities of your own car is a huge advantage...

I guess it depends on what kind of racing you plan to do. Road course, autoX, some of both...
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Old 10-12-2005, 11:02 AM   #10
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You are right. Most people would want to learn to drive their own car. But on the other hand if you wreak, there goes your car. So I would rather drive someone elses car that is built for speed and to handle wreaks and not worry about how I'm going to get home. You could of couse trailer your car there. But you know people get upset if you trailer your car to the track because they think that you never drive your car on the street. But at least if you blow up your car you can still get you and your car home.
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