Drag Racing

DRAG RACING

Performance enthusiasts of every level can develop their skills and drop their eighth-mile times by enrolling in the world’s only Drag Racing course featuring the most powerful street-legal production Dodge SRT vehicles – including the 840-horsepower Challenger SRT Demon!

Our all-new Drag Racing program gives you exclusive access to world-class instructors, the most powerful Dodge vehicles on the planet, and our official NHRA Drag Strip. Each one-day course offers the perfect blend of professional classroom instruction followed by an afternoon filled with high-octane shots of adrenaline that can only be found at max speed for 660 feet, or 1320 feet. The best part? No prior drag racing experience is required – and students do not have to own Dodge SRT vehicles to enroll in the course.

1-Day | $2299

Curriculum
– Concentration
– Vision Skills
– Weight Transfer
– Throttle Control
– Line Lock
– Wet Box Burnout
– Trans Brake
– Pre Stage
– Stage
– Christmas Tree
– Reaction Time

First Session
– Skid Car Training (Throttle + Skid Control)
– Line Lock + Trans Brake Intro

Second Session
– NHRA Drag Strip Track Introduction
– Wet Box Burnout
– 8 Eighth Mile Full Passes

Graduation

9-Second Certification | $2998*

Join our NHRA-approved 9 Second driving program as part of our popular Dodge SRT Drag Racing course. When you enroll in the Dodge//SRT Drag Racing course you can participate in an optional, extended program to earn your 9 Second license from the NHRA. Add quarter-mile passes to your course with the 9-Second Certification. 

Those who successfully earn their license can compete in NHRA’s 9 second quarter mile category and become members of the Radford Racing School 9 Second Club, earning exclusive official membership gear and the bragging rights as a member in a club of elite racers.

Curriculum
– Concentration
– Vision Skills
– Weight Transfer
– Throttle Control
– Line Lock
– Wet Box Burnout
– Trans Brake
– Pre Stage
– Stage
– Christmas Tree
– Reaction Time

First Session
– Skid Car Training (Throttle + Skid Control)
– Line Lock + Trans Brake Intro

Second Session
– NHRA Drag Strip Track Introduction
– Wet Box Burnout
– 8 Eighth Mile Full Passes

9 Second Certification
– Two passes in less than 9.99 seconds
– Reach 135+ mph during two passes
– One pass in under 9.99 seconds AND one pass at 135+ mph

Graduation

Drag Racing Instructors

Chuck Sundstrom has served as a Drag Racing instructor and track consultant for the school since 2012. In his role, he works one-on-one with drag racing students to help them improve their ¼ mile times and earn their coveted 9 Second license from the NHRA.

A native of Michigan, Chuck started working at a car dealership as a young teen. He was raised in a family of drag racers and started competing when he was only 16. Over the last two decades Chuck has pursued his drag racing passion as a full-time driver, mechanic, track manager, and as the Race Director at Firebird International Raceway and Spokane County Raceway.

His time on the track as a racer along with his experience working behind-the-scenes with the NHRA, Lucas Oil and other sanctioning bodies outside of the NHRA, has given him a balanced understanding of the motorsports industry.

Chuck currently owns and operates GoFast Entertainment, a motorsports company that hosts drifting and drag racing events across the country. Over the years, Chuck has built numerous race and show cars that have been featured in national magazines.

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Course Policies

Refund Policy – When a refund is requested:

  • 60+ days from class start date: 25% Cancellation Fee
  • 31-59 days from class start date: 50% Cancellation Fee
  • Within 30 days of class start date: No refunds are given, although all applicable credits will remain on file to be applied to future programs and are transferable.

Rescheduling Policy – When a schedule change is requested:

  • 30+ days from class start date: No Cost
  • 15-29 days before class start date: $250 Fee
  • Within 14 days of class start date: $500 Fee

Note: Early departure from any course will result in a total forfeiture of the amount paid. Radford reserves the right to adjust or end training due to unsafe student behavior and/or abuse to equipment.

3-to-1 Student-Instructor Ratio
Dodge SRT Challenger Hellcat Redeye Widebody
Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
(480) 403-7600

*A temporary $25 per day fuel surcharge is in effect for all courses.