World-class instructors operating from a state-of-the-art racing school facility at the finest road courses in America
The Simraceway Performance Driving Center graduates hundreds of career-minded racers and thousands of motoring enthusiasts each year, so whether you’re seeking a life-changing racing school or yearning for the driving experience of a lifetime, take a look at the wide range of racing school programs and courses we offer to find out what we can do for you.
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After a sold out 2015, it returns for 2016 with larger grids and new locations
WHY CHOOSE US?
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The Simraceway Performance Driving Center operates from two of motorsport’s most challenging and iconic tracks: Sonoma Raceway and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Both circuits offer the perfect blend of variety and technical challenge required for racing instruction, with their fast, constant-radius bends, slow, tight corners, quick directional changes, and fluctuating elevations all providing unique tests of a driver’s skill.
We’re proud to be able to offer our drivers one of the most modern and extensive fleets of any racing school in the world. Our diverse range of high-performance and racing machines fulfills every possible requirement, with our flagship Lola Simraceway F3 racers, top-of-the-line Audi sportscars, sizeable collection of performance sedans, and super-fun range of 125cc Sprint Karts always ready-to-roll.
We started life in 1970 as the first of Jim Russell’s world-renowned racing schools to launch in the US. In 1998 we moved to our current location, at what was then known as Sears Point Raceway. Both track and school may have changed their names since then, but we have continued to innovate, developing groundbreaking techniques and technologies to benefit our students–including our pioneering use of Simraceway simulation software.
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A multi-million-dollar motorsports facility located just feet away from Sonoma Raceway, our 14,000 sq. ft. complex was designed to be sympathetic to its stunning surroundings. Formed from two striking buildings, it offers a luxurious setting for guests, who can take advantage of its lounge, cafe, corporate meeting center, and unique location, and a cutting-edge preparation facility that keeps cars and drivers primed for the demands of the track.
Thanks to California’s status as a racing hotbed, our Sonoma Raceway location has enabled us to include some of the very best current pro drivers in our roster of expert instructors. Walking through our halls on any given day, you’ll likely spot champions from open-wheel, stock car, and sportscar racing, not to mention rallying and drifting–and it’s this unparalleled pool of racing knowledge that keeps us, and our graduates, at the very top.
Nestling within America’s premier wine, food, arts, and wellness capital—and only 45 minutes north of the sights and sounds of San Francisco—the Simraceway Performance Driving Center couldn’t be more idyllically situated. Blessed with a mild, year-round climate and boasting thousands of wineries and seven Michelin two-star restaurants, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country provides plenty of ways to slow life to a crawl after stepping out of the fast lane!