There is a certain allure to fast cars. There is the power of the motor revving beneath you. The thrill as the tires squeal around a corner. The smell of rubber on pavement. If you head out to Radford Racing School (RadfordRacingSchool.com) south of Chandler, you have a chance to climb behind the wheel of a high-performance vehicle and learn from the pros.
Radford Racing School, founded in 1968, is the largest purpose-built driving training facility in the country. It is the Official High Performance Driving School of Dodge//SRT and you get a chance to command one of these machines. Choose from a variety of experiences, and test your skills around the 1.6-mile, 15-turn track.
Performance Driving Course
One of the best introductions to Radford is the 1-, 2- or 3-day Performance Driving course. This combines street-driving skills with car-control techniques as you experience that heart-thumping excitement inside a Dodge Challenger SRT® Hellcat Widebody.
Slalom and Autocross have you steering and accelerating, working hard at every turn to beat your own best time. Your pulse quickens as you make it closer and closer to the cones and work to make those tires squeal.
While the Accident Avoidance Drill is pure fun on the track, the skills you master can help you avoid an accident in your own vehicle. When you sit with the instructor in a car designed not to turn over for Skid Control training, the gentle coaxing helps you realize you must always trust your own instincts behind the wheel.
Your training culminates as you race around the big track. It's the thrill of a lifetime to experience the track from inside a car, daring to think of yourself alongside racing greats—or filming a scene from The Fast and the Furious.
Grand Prix Racing
Radford Racing also offers a 3- and 4-day Radford Signature program for racing enthusiasts and seasoned racers alike. Get behind the wheel of the single-seat, Ligier JS F4 Open Wheel Formula race car.
Other Radford Offerings
Radford Racing combines the thrill of speed with absolute control. Try one of these other courses:
Teen Driving Experience is a 1-, 2- or 3-day program focused on accident avoidance, braking and skid control.
Lotus Driving Experience gets you behind the wheels of the Lotus Evora GT. You have a chance to experience the performance vehicle that has inspired an industry.
Go Karting goes above and beyond at Radford. The gas-powered karts with 270cc gas engines are perfect for events, team building or even a family reunion.