Formula 4

Formula 4

Radford Racing School


Have you ever harbored the dream of experiencing the thrill of being behind the wheel of a Formula 4 racing car, reminiscent of those in the world of Formula 1? Radford Racing School, the revered Formula 1 driving school, has crafted a program that caters to racing enthusiasts, offering an exhilarating taste of the racing driver's life.

Our Formula 4 racing program serves as the ideal stepping stone in your racing career, delivering an unforgettable opportunity to navigate a competitive, cutting-edge, single-seater race car—the Ligier JS Formula 4. With a formidable 2-liter Honda engine churning out a formidable 160 bhp, the Ligier JS F4 boasts the distinction of being handpicked by both the FIA and SCCA Pro Racing as the exclusive model in the F4 US Championship since 2016.

Whether you're embarking on your first lap around the track or you're a seasoned racing driver, our program ensures you feel in complete command of this race-ready formula 4 car, with an astounding 80% seat time throughout the course. Inspired by the pinnacle of motorsport, Formula 1, these cars provide an unrivaled experience, allowing you to push the boundaries of speed and performance, all from behind the wheel of a genuine racing machine

Class Specs

3-to-1 Student Instructor Ratio

Approximately 80% Seat Time

Ligier JS Formula 4

Height and Weight Restrictions Apply

(480) 403-7600

Your Course Options


1 Day $2999

Ground School
Skid Control Drill
Safety Gear Fitment
Open-Wheel Car Control Basics
Seat Introduction and Fitment
Shifting Drill
Braking and Handling Practice
Lead-Follow Sessions
Debriefing Session

Note: You cannot advance to Intermediate
with only a 1-Day Intro course.

2 Day $4499

Ground School
Handling Drill
Track Introduction
Lead-Follow Sessions
Skid Control Drill
Lead-Follow Sessions
Debriefing Session and Graduation


1 Day $3299

Ground School
Handling Drill
Track Introduction
Lead-Follow Sessions
Skid Control Drill
Lead-Follow Sessions
Debriefing Session

2 Day $4999

Ground School
Fit to Cars
Track Recap/Lead-Follow Sessions
Lead-Follow Sessions
Open Track Session
Debriefing Session and Graduation


1 Day $3499

2 Day $5999

3 Day $8999

Feel like an F1 driver with more 1-on-1 time with an experienced instructor, the driver gains an intimate feel for the performance level of the modern F4 racecar.


At our Formula 1 Driving School, we offer an exceptional Formula 4 driving course designed for racing enthusiasts of all levels, even if you've never stepped foot in a racing car before. During your time with us, you'll embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of high-speed car racing, firmly gripping the wheel of a modern, open-wheel Formula 4 racecar. This program is your first step towards a thrilling racing career.

Throughout this course, you will acquire and hone crucial car control skills, laying the foundation for your racing dreams. We focus on enhancing your Vision Skills, imparting a deep understanding of Vehicle Dynamics, and initiating your journey into the realm of Skid Control. This driving experience is like no other, providing you with a unique opportunity to get behind the wheel of a single-seater racecar and feel the adrenaline rush of Formula 1.


For graduates of our Intro-to-F4 program, the Intermediate level takes your racing skills to the next level. Building upon your foundation, this stage in your Formula 4 Driver Development journey delves deeper into the art of racing. With more time dedicated to honing your Vision Skills, mastering Skid Mitigation and Control, and receiving comprehensive Line Technique training, you'll emerge as a more confident and capable racing driver. The thrill of driving a Formula 4 car at speed is now within your grasp.


Our Advanced program represents the pinnacle of Formula 4 Driver development and offers flexibility with options for 1-, 2-, or 3-day classes. Geared towards drivers with prior racing experience or graduates of the Intermediate F4 program, this course propels every racing enthusiast closer to the realm of a true Formula 1 experience. Here, you'll discover the limits of your performance as a racing driver, competing at speeds that bring you ever closer to the exhilaration of a Grand Prix.

At Radford Racing School, safety and control are paramount, ensuring you have the skills and knowledge to compete on the track. Whether you aspire to be the next Formula 1 sensation or simply want to enjoy the thrill of motorsport, our Formula 4 driving experiences offer the whole package. Get ready to take the wheel, live your racing dream, and be part of the exciting world of motorsport events.


Ali J.Ali J. ★★★★★ I have gone through the 1 day and 3 day HPDE at Radford. And I have made an appointment to go for the 4 day experience. Hands down this is the best decision I’ve made by going here. Although it is a little expensive just know its worth every penny. The instructors are all very experienced with most of them, having decades of time behind the wheel as an instructor. Everyone at the facility is very nice and welcoming. But in all honesty the things you are taught here and the things you pick up on are way more valuable than any power mod could be for your car. For those with High HP cars this school can teach you how to effectively and efficiently use all of that power.Gene M.Gene M. ★★★★★ I recently completed the Two Day Advanced Racing course, and it was excellent! The most amount of seat time I’ve ever had at a racing school. The Challenger Hellcat, while ridiculously heavy for a track application, was an excellent learning tool. The Challenger amplified all of my inputs, and was rewarding and fun at the same time. My instructor, B.J., provided excellent on track, and off track coaching supported by data analysis of my laps. Overall, would highly recommend!John Z.John Z. ★★★★★ I just got back from Radford Racing School. My 19 year old son and myself completed the 2 day High Performance Driving School and we could not be happier...Jason L.Jason L. ★★★★★ I attended the SRT Experience on May 26, 2023 and I had the most fun I've had since I can remember. FANTASTIC instructors, awesome Hellcat Redeye's, and super friendly staff. It hasn't been a week, and I'm already trying to figure out how and when I'm going back. I highly recommend!dklunselmandklunselman ★★★★★ I could not be happier with the experience I had attending the 4 day Grand Prix training. After completing the school my car control abilities have significantly increased. My instructor Danny was extremely knowledgeable and patient. I can’t wait to comeback and take the advanced class. The accommodations and staff at Radford are second to none.Dave K.Dave K. ★★★★★ I could not be happier with the experience I had attending the 4 day Grand Prix training. After completing the school my car control abilities have...Jeff H.Jeff H. ★★★★★ If you love horsepower and are looking for an incredible, educational, adrenaline filled experience, this is your ticket!! I want to thank the entire staff...Chris P.Chris P. ★★★★★ Had a blast! Completed the 1 day course and had Great instructors that kept everyone engaged and having a good time while giving feedback to improve.Nancy S.Nancy S. ★★★★★ I completed the 3 day performance driving event. It was incredible. The staff and instructors are incredibly committed to providing a high quality experience. Lots of time behind the wheel. Great coaching. My goal was to become a better driver and I achieved that and had tons of fun along the way. I highly recommend this course. Shout out to William my instructor who was super. He made learning fun but provided great instructional tips and coaching.Morgan P.Morgan P. ★★★★★ What an amazing experience with great instructors. We would highly recommend the 4 day GPR class!3 days learning great new skills in a hellcat then...Lisa R.Lisa R. ★★★★★ We signed our 16 year old daughters up for the Advanced Teen Driving course. It was a great experience. They learned how to handle unexpected situations safely and in a controlled environment. They feel much more confident in their ability to avoid accidents and handle the unexpected. The bonus is, they had a great time and want to go back for more classes!Jake A.Jake A. ★★★★★ This was awesome! The best day you can spend. Great instruction...then they really let you loose to take the cars to the max...but still in a safe way....Willy W.Willy W. ★★★★★ Super fun and the staff are very nice. Highly recommended. The best part is the autocross.Kiesha P.Kiesha P. ★★★★★ I went to the Radford Racing School as a spectator while my boyfriend and dad took the class! As spectators, My mom and I still had so much fun, we learned so much and were able to ride as passengers for some of the drills! For students of the class, my boyfriend and dad were grinning from ear to ear the whole time! The cars were so cool & It was a great experience for all of us and we will definitely be back to take the class for all of us! The crew does a great job making sure everyone is being safe and having a great time! They’re all experienced drivers and have found a system yo make the whole day run smoothly! I would 1000% recommend to anyone looking for things to do in the Phoenix area!Jesse MJesse M ★★★★★ Firstly, I just say this, I have been to a lot of driving schools with Military, DOS, etc and this was by far the most fun and educational course I've been through. Instructors are incredible, they've all been here for anywhere from 12 to 30 years. They really believe in the instruction they give and teaching folks valuable skills. If you're thinking about coming here for a training course in how to get better at driving and want to drive some badass cars, make sure you come here. You won't regret it.Joseph K.Joseph K. ★★★★★ I signed up for the four day Grand Prix class.It was an experience and a half to say the least! The instructors all have great personality’s and they are there to share their knowledge with anyone willing to learn!All the way from trail breaking to drifting,I am now proud to say I walked away with a lot more confidence as a driver on the road and on the track!Dan M.Dan M. ★★★★★ I signed up for the Radford Signature/4 Day Grand Prix class. I did one track day prior to this, but had never done any real classes or coaching before. Radford came highly recommended and it didn't disappoint. First off, all the instructors were awesome people and teachers who seemed to love their job. They have the expectation that you will make a variety of mistakes but do a great job of breaking down your mistakes and helping you improve quickly. This class is also very heavy on track time with just enough class time to cover some concepts, but then sending you out in the car to practice them. This was an amazing experience and I'm looking forward to going back for their advanced classes. I can't recommend it enough!Justin L.Justin L. ★★★★★ Awesome experience with the 2 day school. Came away a much better and more confident driver at speed. All of the instructors are top notch and give you the immediate feedback you need to improve at braking, turning and acceleration. Would recommend to anyone who wants a race car experience or who just wants to get a little better at driving.Scott W.Scott W. ★★★★★ Very professional staff that treated all of us without any intimidation making for all levels of driving comfortable and most of all fun! I will be coming...gary B.gary B. ★★★★★ Went today for a one day school and it was AWESOME!!! The cars were great, the instructors friendly and knowledgeable and the facility top notch!!! Had a...Chad U.Chad U. ★★★★★ I can't say enough about how awesome my experience at the Redford racing school was! The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful! The instructors are...Julie K.Julie K. ★★★★★ My husband bought me a Dodge Hellcat last year for my birthday. This year, for my birthday, he bought me a 3 day driving course at Radford Racing School!...js_loader

Course Policies

Insurance Policy – Radford Racing School offers vehicle and property damage limitation as an option to all students. The following optional limitation policies apply for Challenger Hellcat High Performance Driving:

  • $100 per day / $8000 deductible insurance now included with registration!

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.

*A temporary $35 per day fuel charge is in effect for all courses.


You can see yourself behind the wheel, the heat shimmering off the track; you can hear the engine growling, revving, itching to go. But, you just have a few questions. That’s why we’re here. Send us your info and we’ll get you some answers.

Formula 4 - FAQs

On the Formula 4 Introduction course you will learn open-wheel car control basics, seat introduction and fitment, shifting drill, breaking & handling practice and lead-follow sessions. You will have a good understanding of how the car works and feel comfortable at the wheel.

During our Formula 4 Intermediate course you will learn handling, skid control, lead & follow, and complete open track sessions. As your driving skills develop you will be able to push the car harder and begin to experience the exhilarating levels of performance our F4 cars have to offer.

Our Formula 4 Advanced course is offered on a 1-day, 2-day and 3-day basis where you get to work 1-on-1 with an experienced instructor to gain a higher understanding of modern F4 cars. Achieve a deeper level of understanding about our formula cars and gain the confidence to extract higher levels of performance from the car.

Our Formula 4 Introduction course has no prerequisites, however, if you want to progress to the Intermediate course you will need to complete the 2-day Introduction course.

Courses are capped at 12 students to ensure students receive proper and detailed instruction.

Regular hours are 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (October - May). Summer hours are 7:00 am – 2:30 pm (June – September).

Students will need an SA2020 or higher-rated helmet. Helmets can be bought in our pro shop for $229 or rented for just $25 a day. Students will also need closed-toed shoes, driving shoes are preferred.

Yes, students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.