Special Operations

SPECIAL OPERATIONS
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We know it takes high performance driving skills to accomplish critical objectives, which is why our staff of professional drivers has been training 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 Tactical Driving Techniques (TDT) and Enhanced Driving Techniques (EDT) 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.

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.

*TDT and EDT courses can be purchased in multiples and ran in unison for larger teams

TACTICAL DRIVING

Tactical Driving Techniques (TDT) is designed to transition everyday tactical drivers to high performance vehicle operators. Daily driving habits are quickly broken down and replaced with 40 hours of new vehicle management techniques specifically designed for mission accomplishment. 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.

Ground skills training will prepare operators for confined space driving and autocross in the Dodge Durango SRT, leading into open space driving and highspeed full track training in the Dodge Charger SRT. It is common for operators to believe they are driving slower through the week while actually culminating in faster lap times. An accurate indicator of rapid and sustained focus while operating under pressure.

Defensive driving in Dodge Charger SRT skid cars, Ford Crown Victorias, and demolition vehicles will expose operators to situations that require unorthodox vehicular solutions to accomplish the mission while minimizing the risk to force. Advanced techniques like vehicle 180s are instructed, but most importantly, paired with the ability to analyze maneuver risk and select the best method to maximize performance and preserve the vehicle.

Mechanical skills on wheels, brakes, and cooling systems are instructed to ensure vehicle preservation for mission accomplishment, followed by techniques on vehicle commandeering and alternate starting methods. The training culminates in a series of full mission profiles that present operators with ambiguous scenarios that require rapid decision making and vehicle management under pressure for time.

5-DAYS

– 9 students per course
– 3:1 MIR
– Scheduling upon request
– Call (480) 403-7600 to schedule

VEHICLES

Dodge Charger//SRT
– 495HP 6.4L Hemi V8
– 8 Speed Automatic Transmission, Paddle Shifters
– 475 lbs ft torque
– Three-mode active dampening suspension

Dodge Durango//SRT
– 475HP 6.5L V8
– 8 Speed Automatic Transmission, Paddle Shifters
– 470 lbs ft torque
– Selectable AWD

Dodge Charger Skid Car
– Electro-hydraulic powered suspension outriggers
– Cockpit controlled

Ford Crown Victoria
– External wheel/fender guards for safe PIT training
– Ramming/breaking cars

Ramming / Breaching Car
– Push bumpers for safe training

TRACKS

Full track
– 1.65 miles
– 15 turns
– Asphalt

Lake Loop Carousel
– 1.15 miles
– 15 turns
– Asphalt

Maricopa Oval
– .32 miles
– 4 turns
– Asphalt

West Track
– 1.1 miles
– 9 turns
– Asphalt/dirt
– Mud/water/logs/obstacles

CURRICULUM

Ground Skills
– Tactical driving
– Seating position
– Vehicle Dynamics
– Weight transfer and balance
– Cornering technique

Confined Space Driving
– Paved skidding
– Accident avoidance
– Performance driving in confined space

Open Space Driving
– Multiple different racetracks
– Unfamiliar roads
– Surface transitions
– Night driving (white light/NVG)

Defensive Driving
– High performance defensive driving (180, reverse, dead driver)
– Ballistic defensive driving (PIT, PIN, barricade, breach)

Mechanical Skills
– Vehicle acquisition and starting
– Vehicle preservation (tire, brake and cooling systems)

Full Mission Profiles
Three driver teams will navigate a series of six consecutive challenges that will require all the newly learned skills, solving problems together and making high performance decisions under pressure to maximize vehicle(s) performance to accomplish their mission for time.

FIND OUT MORE

Complete the form below to learn more about our Special Operations training courses.

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:

  • 30 days or more before your course, there is a $250 fee
  • 29-11 days before your course, there is a $500 fee or 50% loss of course deposit, whichever is less
  • Less than 10 days before your course, there is a 50% loss of course price
  • A no-show will result in 100% forfeiture of the amount paid for the course
  • Gift Certificates are non-refundable, but are transferable

Rescheduling Policy – When a schedule change is requested:

  • 30 days or more before your course, one (1) change is allowed without penalty. Additional changes are $250 each
  • 29-11 days before your course, there is a $500 fee or 50% loss of course deposit, whichever is less
  • Less than 10 days before your course, there is a 50% loss of course price

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.

ENHANCED DRIVING

Enhanced Driving Techniques (EDT) is a 40-hour course that builds off operator experience in the TDT course.

90% of training time is spent behind the wheel of five different types of vehicles on five different tracks. Daily track time in 717 horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcats will push operators to new limits of physical, mental, and emotional fatigue which physiologically manifests similar symptoms as hypoxia. New vehicle management techniques will be harnessed to hyper-focus quickly and maximize vehicle performance earlier and for extended periods of time.

High-performance off-road driving and recovery in state of the art Dodge RAMs on the Lucas Oil off-road track will force operators to utilize their vehicle management skills on a dynamic dirt track with rollers, jumps, hill climbs, and off-camber obstacles.

Tactical applications in Dodge Charger skid cars, Ford Crown Victorias, and demolition cars will present operators with ambiguous convoy operations and require deliberate decision-making in the convoy environment to attack and/or defend using their vehicle with ROEs, vehicle preservation, and with the mission in mind.

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.

5-DAYS

– 9 students per course
– 3:1 MIR
– Scheduling upon request
– Call (480) 403-7600 to schedule

VEHICLES

Dodge Challenger//SRT
– 717HP Supercharged 6.2L V8
– 6 Speed Manual Transmission
– 656 lbs ft torque
– Three-Mode Active Dampening Suspension

Dodge RAM 1500 4×4
– 395HP 5.7L V8
– 8 Speed Automatic Transmission
– Electric Shift-on-the-Fly Transfer Case

Dodge Charger Skid Car
– Electro-hydraulic powered suspension outriggers
– Cockpit controlled

Ford Crown Victoria
– External wheel/fender guards for safe PIT training
– Ramming/breaking cars

Ramming / Breaching Car
– Push bumpers for safe training

TRACKS

Full track
– 1.65 miles
– 15 turns
– Asphalt

Lake Loop Carousel
– 1.15 miles
– 15 turns
– Asphalt

Maricopa Oval
– .32 miles
– 4 turns
– Asphalt

West Track
– 1.1 miles
– 9 turns
– Asphalt/dirt
– Mud/water/logs/obstacles

Off Road Track
– 1.57 miles
– 15 turns
– Dirt/Mud
– Hill Climbs/30-degree Angles/Off Camber

CURRICULUM

Enhanced Ground Skills
– Tactical driving
– Seating position
– Vehicle Dynamics
– Weight transfer and balance
– Cornering technique

Enhanced Confined Space Driving
– Paved skidding
– Heel-toe downshifting
– Accident avoidance
– Performance driving in confined space

Enhanced Open Space Driving
– Multiple different racetracks
– Unfamiliar roads
– Surface transitions
– Night driving (white light/NVG)

Off Road Driving
– Off road driving
– Off road recovery
– Unimproved road driving

Tactical Application
– Defending a convoy
– Attacking a convoy

Full Mission Profiles
The three driver team will navigate a series of four consecutive challenges that will require all the newly learned skills, solving problems together and making high performance decisions under pressure to maximize vehicle(s) performance to accomplish their mission for time.

FIND OUT MORE

Complete the form below to learn more about our Special Operations training courses.

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:

  • 30 days or more before your course, there is a $250 fee
  • 29-11 days before your course, there is a $500 fee or 50% loss of course deposit, whichever is less
  • Less than 10 days before your course, there is a 50% loss of course price
  • A no-show will result in 100% forfeiture of the amount paid for the course
  • Gift Certificates are non-refundable, but are transferable

Rescheduling Policy – When a schedule change is requested:

  • 30 days or more before your course, one (1) change is allowed without penalty. Additional changes are $250 each
  • 29-11 days before your course, there is a $500 fee or 50% loss of course deposit, whichever is less
  • Less than 10 days before your course, there is a 50% loss of course price

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.

Call (480) 403-7600 for Tactical and Enhanced Driving Course Pricing and Scheduling