MARTINSVILLE, Va. (July 28, 2011) – The Racing School brings its unique brand of racing instruction back to Martinsville Speedway for the second consecutive year on October 15.
The Racing School, which has been giving fans driving lessons and thrills for more than a decade, offers fun, hands-on training.
“Last year was the first time we had worked with The Racing School and after watching them and talking to some of the participants when the day was over, we knew this was a good fit for us,” said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. “It’s a great time of the year for the session, too. People are starting to get fired up for the TUMS Fast Relief 500 and the Kroger 200 year, It gives them a chance to see and feel first-hand what it’s like to race on our tough half-mile.”
The Racing School visits about 15 tracks a year, including Richmond International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Kentucky Motor Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway and Darlington Raceway.
The school offers classroom and on-track instruction.
In the classroom an instructor will cover the flags used, how to enter and exit the track, finding the correct racing line, passing and more.
The Racing School also provides each driver with several demonstration laps in a passenger vehicle.
Once secured safely in the car, students roll out onto the track, and after a few warm-up laps to work on accelerating, braking, passing and finding the fastest line. Once the warm-ups are over, you’re on your own, with the guidance of an instructor’s voice in your ear via radio.
At the end of the day, students will be able to purchase photos of their day’s performance.
The Driving School offers several different packages, including the ride-alongs. Packages and prices can be found at www.theracingschool.com.
Also, students can book their packages at www.theracingschool.com or by calling 877-CAN-RACE (226-7223).
NASCAR Sprint Cup racing returns to Martinsville Speedway October 28-30 with the TUMS Fast Relief 500 weekend. Tickets for the TUMS Fast Relief 500 and the Kroger 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race may be purchased by calling 877.722.3849 (877.RACE.TIX) or by visiting www.martinsvillespeedway.com online.