GRAND PRIX ROAD RACING
Many different types of students enroll in our 3 and 4-Day Grand Prix Road Racing program. Beginner drivers to seasoned racers agree that this course – with our student ratio to instructor averaging 3 to 1 – proved to be one of the most valuable experiences of their lifetime. The class is demanding, the challenges real, and the concentration it takes to complete this course will be rewarding for every student. It can also put you on the fast track to earn your SCCA License, which will be determined by your Radford instructor.
Although beginners may enroll, you must be proficient with a manual transmission. Over 80% of the Grand Prix Road Racing course is spent on the skills pad and 1.6-mile track, while the remaining 20% is in-classroom. Since our student ratio to instructor averages 3 to 1, you are guaranteed a personalized instruction experience second to none.
All of this information will be put in practice on the track where an instructor will lead you, showing cornering techniques, early and late apex points (the racing line), and the quickest way around the track. They will ride with you and personally coach you through each turn. On your own, you will have the opportunity to go as fast as your new abilities will take you. There is no speed limit in road racing!
Day Three will put your racing knowledge to test. Real use of SCCA rules, racing etiquette, and racing flags are put into play. You will experience the adrenaline rush of being out on a track at speed while discovering a newfound respect for everyone who has competed in the motorsports arena.
The last day of the Grand Prix Road Racing course will hone your skills further. Proficient with the track and car control, you now start all over by jumping into a single seat, open wheel Ligier JS F4 Open Wheel Formula race car. The fourth day is all track time! Getting the Formula F4 race cars quickly up to speed, you’ll experience the thrill of driving these responsive, lightweight machines.
3-to-1 Student Instructor Ratio
Approximately 80% Seat Time
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (Manual) and Ligier JS F4
Height and weight restrictions apply.
Your Course Options
You can choose between a 3-day or a 4-day course.
Concentration, Anticipation + Vision
Proper Line Technique (Entry, Apex + Exit)
Heel + Toe Downshifting
Skid Control (Understeer & Oversteer)
ABS and Non-ABS Braking Exercises
Lead and Follow Sessions
Flags, Passing Techniques, Driver Signals
Open Track Sessions
SCCA Full Competition License
Ground School / Seating Intro
Skid Control and Accident Avoidance Training
Introduction to Ligier F4 / Car Fitting
Lead + Follow / Open Track Sessions in Ligier F4
HERE'S WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SAYING!
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.
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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.
Grand Prix Road Racing - FAQs
Our Grand Prix Road Racing course is offered on a 3-day and 4-day basis. Both of these courses include weight transfer, proper line technique, throttle steer, skid control, handling oval, accident avoidance and lead & follow sessions.
On our 3-day Grand Prix Road Racing course you will use the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat (Manual), and if you choose the 4-day course you will also get to use a Ligier JS Formula 4 car.
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.