SPECIAL OPERATIONS TRAINING
We know it takes high performance driving skills to accomplish critical objectives, which is why our staff of professional drivers has been training high-profile security details, law enforcement groups, U.S. special operations units, the U.S. Marshal Service, and the FBI for 20+ years.
The official driving school of Dodge SRT is situated on the largest, purpose-built driver training facility in North America. We are capable of organizational level events or discreet low-profile training on our 450-acre facility including five different tracks and a 2.4-mile oval racing lake.
Radford Racing School has systematically designed its Special Operations courses around current requirements in the full range of tactical environments. These courses deliver instructional techniques and experiences to operators through efficient, effective, and engaging conditions at the required levels of proficiency. They are graded against safe, measurable, and proven standards. Additionally, programs can be custom tailored to meet your team’s specific needs and requirements.
These courses use repetition, speed, and power to create a pressurized environment that will transition students from driving under stress to managing stress while driving. New techniques on driving a range of vehicles, and how to tap into the depths of concentration and emotional control will be instructed. This ability to make hyper-focused micro-decisions at high speeds will maximize vehicle performance and ensure safe mission accomplishment.
*Courses can be purchased in multiples and ran in unison for larger teams.
Special Operations is designed to transition everyday drivers to high performance vehicle operators. Daily driving habits are quickly broken down and replaced with new vehicle management techniques specifically designed for executive protection events. 90% of training time will be spent behind the wheel of five different types of vehicles on four different tracks. Deliberate operational risk management and medical planning lower the residual risk of this course to a low level and are available upon request. Student performance is measured using progress checks to ensure progression before advanced operations and are available upon course completion.
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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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Special Operations - FAQs
All of our special operations courses will cover the fundamentals of car control and performance driving. We understand elite teams require elite skillsets, and each mission may not require the same aptitude. Organizations and individuals are able to request niche tactical skills to custom build the ideal training scenario for your team.
No prerequisites are required for the Executive Protection Program. Students will be taught the basics of car control, vehicle dynamics, awareness, and much more before transitioning to tactical driving instruction.
Students will pilot both performance vehicles with low-center of gravity like our Dodge SRT Challenger Hellcats and high-center of gravity vehicles like our Dodge Durango SRT’s. Students may also utilize our RAM trucks and ramming/breaching vehicles depending on requested curriculum.
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.