Radford Racing School has expanded its business in Chandler by collaborating with the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park on the Gila River Indian Reservation to keep the park’s four permanent tracks open and available to Radford students. This includes the 14-turn, 1.6-mile Main Track road course; 10-turn, 1.25-mile East Track road course; 12-turn, 1.1-mile West Track road course with 3/8-mile straightaway; and ¼-mile NHRA-sanctioned drag strip.
Radford Racing School’s existing tracks include the recently upgraded 15-turn, 1.6-mile main track, designed by champion racer Bob Bondurant in 1990; .50-mile kart track; and 10-acre skills pad. Off-track, a newly renovated guest center, track-side student lounge, gift shop, and event center complete the Radford Racing School experience, which is shared by thousands of drivers from around the world each year.
“We are here to stay – in a big way,” said Pat Velasco, owner of Radford Racing School. “Since adding new courses, including a drag racing class with a nine-second NHRA license option, we’ve had tremendous interest from enthusiasts, pro racers and partners alike.”
With all tracks in operation, Radford has the capacity to accommodate more students and classes, offer new automotive experiences and the ability to bring major automotive- and motorsports-related events to the region. With this news, Radford Racing School is now the largest driving and racing school in the world, spanning more than 447 acres.
“There’s significant advantage to training at an established, long tenured facility like Radford Racing School,” said Velasco. “Three of our instructors, who’ve taught some of the best in the racing business, each just celebrated 25 years at the school. Our permanent location means students can always expect a consistent, high-quality experience year-round – we are home to drivers who return again and again to progressively hone their skills.”
Founded in 1968, the Radford Racing School in Chandler is the only purpose-built driver training facility for performance enthusiasts and the largest driver training center of its kind in the world. The school maintains over 80 race-prepared vehicles, sedans, SUVs and open wheel formula cars, as well as gas-powered go-karts. For more information about the school, visit RadfordRacingSchool.com or call 480-403-7600.