Bertil Roos Experience Puts Andretti on the Fast Track

The Andretti family is known for their versatility behind the steering wheel and Jarett Andretti is no exception.


His father, John, once raced a Top Fuel dragster and was a winner in both Indy Car and NASCAR, where he drove for stock car racing legends Cale Yarborough and Richard Petty. His great-uncle Mario ranks amongst the all-time greats in motorsports history, the only man to win a Formula One World Championship, the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500.


With other famous family members as the grandson of Aldo, the nephew of Michael and younger cousin of Marco, there are always expectations with the Andretti name. So when it was time to choose the proper training, Jarett was enrolled into the Bertil Roos Racing School, which has been training drivers in high-quality, European-style road racing for over 40 years.


In fact, Michael Andretti is also a BRRS graduate, and was coached by school founder Bertil Roos.


“The first road racing experience I had after go-karts was the 5-Day Bertil Roos Racing School in March 2011 at Virginia International Raceway,” Andretti said. “After graduating from Roos, I went back to my normal racing schedule, USAC Midgets. We won the Eastern Pavement championship in 2011 and competed in the 50th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Daytona in January 2012.”


Just 19 at the time, Andretti was a driver on the Yellow Dragon Motorsports Mazda RX-8 along with his father, Canadian driver Taylor Hacquard and Norwegian driver Anders Krohn at America’s most famous road race.


Andretti started racing non-wing sprint cars in 2012, and he has been doing so ever since. Two years later, he won USAC Rookie of the Year after traveling coast-to-coast competing in 12 states and over 60 races.


In 2016, Andretti won the track championship on the 3/8-mile clay oval at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway. Last year, he won the championship for the nationally-televised Indiana Sprint Car Series.


This season, Andretti is embracing his road racing heritage, driving a No. 18 Volkswagen in the Pirelli World Challenge TCR class in addition to his sprint car schedule. And for that, he’s grateful for his Bertil Roos training in a highly intricate and technical form of racing.


“I will be leaning on my Roos experience now more than ever and look forward to getting back to one of my favorite tracks, VIR,” Andretti said. “To this day, the South Course is still one of my favorite road course I’ve raced on and I’m glad I got to experience Oak Tree before they eventually cut it down.”


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New 3 Day and 2 Day Dates Added!

Due to an increased demand on our 3 Day and 2 Day Schools the Bertil Roos Racing School has added an additional 3 Day School and 2 Day Advanced School to our 2016 schedule. Both Programs have a limit of 9 students for each and will be at Pocono Raceway.

September 13-15: 3 Day Road Racing School
September 14-15: 2 Day Advanced School
September 13: additional day for 2 Day Advanced School students to re-acclimate to the Roos cars.

Again seats are limited and on a first come first serve basis.

For more info please call us at 1-800-722-3669 or email us at

Roos Racing & DeMonte Motorsports Form New Mustang School

Roos Racing & DeMonte Motorsports
Form New Mustang School
Long Pond, PA… The Bertil Roos Racing School just announced a new slate of racing schools, to be conducted in Ford Mustangs, throughout  the 2016 season.
The announcement follows the development of a new joint venture between the school and DeMonte Motorsports.
“We have been working at developing a GT School for some time” said Roos President Dennis Macchio. “Given our commitment to high quality driving and racing education, it took an extensive search to find the right cars and personnel to undertake this venture.”
Macchio, formerly a part owner and manager at the legendary Bridgehampton Race Circuit, finally decided to pull together some old associates from that era. “The people at DeMonte Motorsports, Anthony DeMonte (owner), and Jason Kreth (Director of Operations)are people who have been doing things right for a long time” said Macchio. “They get it. When we looked at our options, and began discussions with the group, things fell into place quite quickly.”
Macchio feels that the new Bertil Roos / DMS Mustang School will fulfill a long awaited need to provide quality driver education in a GT environment.
“Our commitment to formula car schools remains unchanged, but this new venture provides an excellent alternative to those wishing to develop their skills in a closed wheel, closed cockpit environment.”
The Bertil Roos / DMS Mustang School will begin within the month, with 1 Day, 3 Day and Advanced Schools as well as Lapping Days scheduled at a number of venues. While dates are still being worked out for some programs, two 3 Day Schools have already been announced at New Jersey Motorsports Park on July 11-13, 2016 and at the brand new Dominion Raceway on November 7-9, 2016.
Roos DMS
Stay tuned to our website,, as the rest of our schedule is announced.
Enrollment and information requests can be obtained by contacting Roos at 1-800-722-3669.

Bertil Roos Race Series F-2000 “Season 33”

We are rapidly approaching the 2016 Roos F-2000 Racing Series. This year will mark the 33rd anniversary of the series making it the longest continuously run formula car series in North America.
In a recent interview, Dennis Macchio, President and CEO of the Bertil Roos Racing School, the series’ sanctioning body, was asked why the program has been so successful for so long.
“Probably too many reasons to give an interview”, Macchio explained. “I guess it all starts with money. We have strived over the past three decades to make this the least expensive formula car series in all of racing. Unlike other spec classes, we own and maintain all of the cars used in the series. In addition to the obvious economies of scale, that strategy also insures that no driver can buy an advantage. This keeps the price of our series extremely low, while insuring the most even playing field possible”.
Macchio goes on to explain that while the racing is extremely competitive, the group mentality of participants, and the fact that it is administrated by the Roos Racing School personnel, results in a high level of clean racing. “The series is monitored from within the competitors and from outside”.
Macchio explains “As a result, the racing is done right; as clean and safe as it can be done in this sport. Crash damage and injuries are probably the lowest of any series in existence. Cost and safety are two of our biggest selling points.”
Driver mix is also a contributor to the success. “Each year, our entry list is filled with an eclectic mix of one year thrill seekers, hardened hobbyists and aspiring professionals, eager to begin climbing the ladder to the big time” says Macchio. “We have drivers who have enjoyed our format for a decade or longer, returnees from higher levels of racing who want to return to the fun of roots racing, and of course, those seeking to build a career.”
Dozens of current and past pro drivers have driven in the Roos schools and series. Oddly, Macchio eschews name dropping. “We don’t like to drop names. Our successful clients have gotten where they are by their own hard work and while we may have played a role, even a significant one, the credit should go to them. Name dropping, and even worse name buying, is better left to our competitors”.
And lastly, is the equipment. Macchio explains that the cars used in the series are “drivers’ cars”. “In our series, Macchio says, the emphasis is on the driving. The cars are all about the driver and his skill set. You can’t hide mistakes with horse power and technology, while at the same time, you are well rewarded for technique, knowledge, experience and guile.”
“Our school mandate is to teach everything we know to develop a driver and provide the guidance that will insure that his or her potential is fully realized. Our series is designed to provide a format for the execution and enjoyment of those developed skills.”
One of the final questions of the interview was how Macchio felt about the quality of driving in the series. “Funny you should ask, Macchio exclaims. Our motto is “Do it right or don’t do it at all”. A large percentage of drivers in other series are ill trained, and lack both judgment and technique, mostly due to poor education. Even in our school, we have been forced to license drivers for other race series, like the S.C.C.A, who are not nearly as prepared as they once were, or still should be. Ironically, the requirements to be in our series remain the same. This probably has a lot to do with the minimal crash, and negligible injuries associated with our series.”
The 2016 Roos F-2000 Race Series will launch its season in West Palm Beach in March, and will visit a number of venues up and down the East Coast during its 16 race season. For more information, you can check out the website at or call Roos at 1-800-722-3669.