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Any Pitaressi (PIR) Graduates Out There?

Discussion in 'Northwest' started by Willdief, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. Willdief

    Willdief Karting
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    Oct 31, 2003
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    Kirkland, WA
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    Will Diefenbach
    Hi Folks,
    Has anyone taken any of the Pitaressi driving schools at Portland Int'l Raceway? I'm looking for some feedback on their programs.
    Thanks,
    Will
     
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  3. Tonycan

    Tonycan Formula Junior

    Mar 18, 2002
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    Tony C.
    I've taken their skid car safety course and completed Pro Drive's three-day road racing course. Highly recommended. They are a great bunch of people. Todd Harris, who runs the school, is one of the smoothest and fastest racers around. They also provided me with crew support for a couple of years in my Radical, which I continue to race at PIR. They use Spec Racer Fords in their program. Hard to go wrong with Pro Drive. In the spirit of full disclosure, I should point out that I am also an instructor for their high-performance driving school.
     
  4. donv

    donv F1 World Champ
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    Jan 5, 2002
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    I took their course about ten years ago, when they were using Toyota MR2s. I had a good experience. My brother also used to instruct for them part time.
     
  5. 4re gt4

    4re gt4 Formula 3

    Apr 23, 2002
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    Hans E. Hansen
    I took the half day "Intro" course with my son. Used the Spec Racer Fords. A real hoot, but not enough track time.

    BTW, if you haven't done a skid car before, I guarantee that it's the single best way to make you look like an idiot. There's usually a passenger or two in the car also, and you'll bust a gut laughing.
     

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