August 7-11, 2017 @ Pocono Raceway
Go from never having driven a race car to competing in 2 races in only 5 days!
Day one starts with a brief classroom session, followed immediately by a track session in one of our patented slide cars. Then, some trackside demonstrations by the instructors, followed by an additional classroom session and on-track practice with one of our street cars. After a short introduction to the racecars, safety equipment, safety flags, and a short discussion about racing etiquette, we finish the day with two track sessions in the racecars.
Day two begins with another brief classroom session, followed by another session in the slide cars and street cars. This track session’s objective is to ingrain every bump, wrinkle, and visible marker into your racing mindset. Four additional track sessions in the racecars and a track walk add to your knowledge gained the previous day, applying theory to the real world. You will be given an abundant amount of seat time, practicing and perfecting the skills required to advance to the final day.
Day three: You’ve trained forty-eight hours for this day. Time to apply your new-found skills and acquire the additional advanced techniques required to devour the track and squeeze every last tenth of a second out of yourself. A slide car session is combined with FIVE track sessions in the racecars, working on those little nuances that trim the last few tenths off your lap times. You will learn the techniques that made our school famous, and to this day, set us apart from the competition. You will practice techniques such as: Ocular Driving, the Auto Pilot, Rotational Turn-In, Line Recovery, Slide Control, Heel and Toe, and Creative Visualization.
Day four starts with a brief classroom session, followed immediately by a track ride-around in one of our street cars. Next you’ll climb into one of our racecars and go wheel-to-wheel and nose-to-tail for four sessions with the instructors, as they show you the safest and most effective passing techniques. Other activities include drafting, practice race starts, qualifying strategies and racing tactics.
Day five is structured like a race day, practice, qualifying, practice starts and two 8-lap races will fill your day. Each track session is preceded by a classroom session explaining the techniques to use and the goals to shoot for in that respective session. It’s like participating in your first race, with instructors watching and helping you every step of the way. Day two also features open passing in each on track session.
Eligible for a Bertil Roos Race Series License and ALL Amateur and Club licenses upon completion.
3 Day Road Racing School: $3,795
2 Day Advanced School: $2,595
5 Day Speed Week: $5,895
Word travels fast in the racing world.
So it is probably well known that the 800 lb. gorilla is about to disappear from the landscape.
Bertil Roos grad, Cameron Das, in the first weekend of the British F3 Championship grabbed the pole for the first race, and finished 5th in race 1, 6th in race 2, and 2nd in race 3. Cameron is currently 3rd in points going into the next round at Rockingham on April 29 and 30.
See Cam’s thoughts on the race and his first weekend of the year at: What They Said
A message from Roos CEO Dennis Macchio
Get It Done
Get It Done Right
Get It Done Now
(Time To Go Racing)
There are a million places to participate in the sport of motor racing. Sometimes it seems that there are as many venues and classes of cars as there are aspiring drivers. And the landscape is always changing.
But one part of the process remains consistent, to do it well, and to do it safely requires the proper training. That is what we, at the Bertil Roos Racing School do better than anyone else… and have been for a very long time.
Technique, strategy, psychology, control, craft… it isn’t as easy as it looks on TV, and it is way more complex than running hard on the street.
You’ve thought about it, maybe even did some research. Now it’s time to do it. And at Roos, you’ll learn to do it the right.
Our programs are completely “arrive and drive” and taught in the best possible classroom, F-2000 formula cars. And here’s the best part… No experience necessary… we will build you into a winning driver, from the ground up.
The coming season promises to be an exciting one. Get started by signing up for one of our early season licensing schools, and begin to enjoy the greatest sport on earth.
If your answer to this message is… someday… then maybe this sport is not for you. So put away the video game, and start doing it for real… We’ll get you there, and we’ll help you to “do it right.”
The Bertil Roos Racing School, “doin’ it right” since 1975.
2017 Licensing Schools
March 20-24 – Palm Beach International Raceway: SOLD OUT (Waiting List Only)
April 10-14 – Pocono Raceway: 6 seats remaining
May 9-12 – New Jersey Motorsports Park: 7 seats remaining
June 5-7 & 12-13 – Dominion Raceway: 12 seats remaining
August 7-11 – Pocono Raceway: 12 seats remaining
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From: Dennis Macchio (CEO Bertil Roos Racing School)
The landscape changes often in the racing world… and sometimes dramatically. Having lived in that environment for the last 40 years, we get upset when an organization “muddies up” our waters.
Earlier this week we put out a facebook post, offering a 25% discount to anyone who has been cancelled, or lost a deposit from one of our competitors. And while this is partially a business decision, it is also a function of my anger at those who don’t do business the way it should be done.
Bertil Roos Racing School remains the best school in the country. We’re in the process of adding dates to accommodate a new influx of customers.
We want YOU… We want your first experience in the racing world to be a good one… fun, highly educational and safe… We will work hard to make you an “inspired lifer” in racing.
I am probably the only head of a racing school that will talk to you directly, and, at some point, share a track with you. So call, or as an alternative, hit our website at www.racenow.com.
We are here… will be here… and will introduce you to the great sport on earth… the right way.
The Bertil Roos Racing School, “doin’ it right” since 1975.
In order to give our customers a convenient online registration solution the Bertil Roos Racing School has teamed up with Motorsportreg.com.
We understand that, at times, it may be difficult to find an opportune moment to call in and sign up for a program during what would be normal business hours. With this in mind we wanted a solution that would make the process easier for our customers / potential customers, Motorsportreg.com has made this possible.
We will be listing all of our programs on Motorsportreg.com while still accepting call in registrations.
Certain programs listed still require a confirmation phone call, due to prerequisites, after completion of the online registration.
To view our listings please click the logo below:
Below is a customer testimony one of our instructors received from a student that not only did our school but one of the competition’s as well:
“Hi Taylor – having just gotten back from Lucas, I have to say that I appreciate Bertil Roos even more in many ways. The feedback and concern for the development of each driver you guys show is not being matched elsewhere in the industry, even at the newest, shiniest competitor. I tried it out with some folks who I didn’t think would appreciate the beautiful struggle to master the challenges of the Roos cars – and it was the right call. But for me, your model there is far superior. And slide cars!! So, once again, thanks for the care you guys are putting into the student experience.”
The Bertil Roos F-2000 Race Series will open its 2017 season on March 26, at Palm Beach International Raceway in Florida.
Now in its 35th consecutive season, the formula car series remains the least expensive arrive and drive series in the country. The eight event, 16 race series will also make stops at Dominion Raceway in Virginia, as well as multiple stops at New Jersey Motorsports Park and Pocono Raceway. The end of the year non-points Fewkes Enduro will be held at Roebling Road Raceway near Savannah, GA.
“We take pride in promoting inexpensive ‘arrive and drive’ racing for our participants,” noted Roos CEO Dennis Macchio. “The emphasis is on safe, low cost, ‘even playing field’ competition, where driving skill is the determining variable.”
The series has been the starting point for many past and present pro drivers, while remaining a long-term alternative for many experienced racers.
“We have the perfect mix of older, seasoned racers, and young guns looking to climb the career ladder” explains Macchio. “Emphasis is on maintaining a low cost, etiquette oriented environment that satisfies the appetite of a wide variety of racers and experience levels. It is a series that sharply raises the learning curve, due to both talent and experience levels of our various drivers.”
Both the number, and cost of crashes are the lowest in the industry, a tradition that the promoters intend to continue.
“We embrace hard, clean driving. We have a very low tolerance for clowns. And there is zero opportunity for a driver to ‘buy a championship,’” Macchio explains. “It is why we have, and will continue to be a special place to race.”
You can check out additional info about the Roos F-2000 Race Series by accessing the Bertil Roos Racing School website at racenow.com, or call the school at 1-800-RACENOW.
Roos Announces Two New Marketing Partners
Long Pond, PA…..The Bertil Roos Racing School, today, announced the addition of two new sponsors for the 2016 season, Piloti Driving Shoes and the Hagerty Insurance Agency.
We love to work with and promote companies and Brands that stand out from the rest of the motorsports community” said Roos President, Dennis Macchio, “and these two companies have a long time history of excellence in our business.”
Hagerty has been a long time insurance provider for vintage race cars, and classic cars. In fact, its excellent reputation for service has made it the largest collector car insurance company in the world. “We’re collectors, we race, and we’re fans” says a Hagerty spokesperson. “Like the Roos School, we’re passionate about the sport, and there’s no substitute for passion.”
Anyone who has spent time in a racing paddock is familiar with Piloti footwear. While they make an excellent racing shoe, their uniqueness is in the area of paddock products, where durability, comfort and yes, style, are critical. Their wide array of styles and colors have always placed them at the center of the market for performance related footwear.
Information on both companies can be obtained by contacting the Bertil Roos Racing School or the companies directly at www.piloti.com and www.hagerty.com. Roos will also be carrying Piloti inventory at its Pocono Race Gear store, located at its headquarters in Blakeslee, Pennsylvania.