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Best driver school?

Discussion in 'Tracking & Driver Education' started by HotShoe, Sep 13, 2020.

  1. HotShoe

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    Now that my kids are out of private school I thought I’d treat myself for my 50th by going to a drivers school.

    My ultimate goal is to get my license so I can do some sort of spec racing arrive and drive. I’ve done karts in the past but I’d like to drive on some of the local tracks, particularly Sebring which I love.

    What is the best driving school for this? I’m located in south Florida 30 minutes from PBIR where Bertil Roos has a program. I would have no problem traveling though for the best school.

    Thoughts?
     
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  3. schao

    schao Karting

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    Here is list of accredited schools that SCCA recognizes as part of their requirements for a full competition license. Bertil is on this list and location is quite convenient for you. You may want another school, a local SCCA race drivers school, and there are many race prep shops who will rent you a spec Miata and provide you support those two days.

    Go see some of the SCCA races in south Florida, look at the various cars, talk to the drivers, mechanics and prep shops to help you figure out what spec class of car appeals to you.

    Let me know if you need more help or info (I’m active in SCCA club racing and relatively local to you).

    Good luck and enjoy!

    https://www.scca.com/pages/driver-s-school-w-table
     
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  4. HotShoe

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    Thanks for the advice!
     
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    mdrums Formula Junior

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    Awesome! Sebring is my home track...know it like my hand. If you just want to drive it in you car I highly recommend Chin Track Days. Chin is absolutely the best track event you can do and they have great instructors too and learn about how to instruct. For race schools check out this list schao posted... a SCCA school is what I’d do.
     
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    Cool! I love Sebring. I’m still undecided if I want a spec car or just a cheap track day car. I’d just get another shifter but I’m hung up on the idea of driving these iconic tracks.
     
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  8. jdlegg

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    Probably not the cheapest way to get seat time (and eventually, your SCCA license), but AMG Driving Academies are fantastic. Considerably cheaper than Ferrari schools. They offer Performance, Advanced, PRO & PRO+. After completing PRO+, you can get your SCCA license. Of course, COVID has killed all of the 2020 events. Patiently awaiting 2021 schedule...
     

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