JUPTIER, Fla. — Bertil Roos Racing School (BRRS) will be a part of the Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show, the world’s largest auto racing trade show, December 12-14, 2019 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind.
BRRS information will be located within the IHRA booth, number 3524 Yellow Hall. Come by and be the first to pick up information about 2020 school dates, Winter Racing Series and more.
BRRS joins with more than 1,100 racing businesses exhibiting in over 3,300 booths. The PRI show attracts over 48,000 members of the racing industry from all 50 states and 70 countries.
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Ocular Driving Technique is a core component of Bertil Roos Racing School, going back to the foundation of the school.
It was Bertil Roos who first coined the phrase “Ocular Driving” which is based on the simple principle of looking where you want to go.
The late founder of Bertil Roos Racing School used the example if you are sliding off the road. Where are you looking? More than likely, you’re looking at the object you’re about to hit. Roos pointed out that was wrong. A driver should be looking at and pointing the front wheels of the car where you want to go.
Ocular driving uses our eyes to manage how we respond to the visceral inputs we receive in the car. Our eyes tell our brain where we are going, then the brain tells our hands and our feet where to go.
Similar to the “keep your eye on the ball” concept that originated in baseball, high-performance driving also stems from the eyes. It may sound easy, but in reality, it is more difficult than one might expect.
All baseball players are instructed to keep their eye on the ball, but top professionals only get hits 25 to 35 percent of the time. Typically, most drivers don’t look far enough ahead (or in the wrong places), which leads to multiple, abrupt inputs on the steering wheel and pedals.
Ocular Driving Technique allows drivers to properly navigate any road or track through the early detection of reference points and by using positive target fixation. The teaching of this technique is enhanced by our industry exclusive Slide Cars, where these amazing tools help drivers master the art of looking ahead at safer, lower speeds.
Bertil Roos Racing School’s Formula cars take ocular driving techniques to the next level. The visual training is best taught in the cockpit of a car that has no A pillars, no windshield, no center-mounted rear mirror, and no forward blind spot. Car control, line correction and important advanced skills are much easier to learn in our nimble, lightweight, Formula cars.
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Bertil Roos Racing School, the nation’s leading school for high-quality, European-style road racing, will bring its world-class curriculum to a number of premier tracks in 2020.
Bertil Roos Racing School has become the oldest and preeminent school in the art of teaching performance driving and racing by focusing efforts, without compromise, to provide the best and safest programs available. It has been accomplished by focusing on four variables — tracks, instructors, curriculum and equipment.
Now, drivers can learn from the world’s best instructors in the ultimate classroom, Bertil Roos’ lightweight and agile, open-wheel, open-cockpit Formula cars, at some of the country’s top road courses.
BRRS is a “manual” school providing you with two distinct driving experiences. Our North fleet of cars showcase a 4-speed, H-pattern manual transmission. The South fleet offers something different with a 5-speed sequential transmission. Bertil Roos Race Series allows graduates of the 5-Day Road Racing School, the 2-Day Advanced School and other SCCA-licensed racers to participate in a series that showcases driver skill and ability without having to buy and maintain your own race car. BRRS provides the coaching, race cars, tracks, pit crews, driving suits and helmets. Click here for 2020 race series dates.
Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, Fla., boasts a 10-turn, 2.2-mile state-of-the-art road course featuring some of the fastest and most challenging corners offered by any track in North America. The technologically superior course showcases a table-top smooth finish, S.A.V.E. soft barriers, run-off areas. Click here for event dates.
Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa., is one of the legendary tracks on the NASCAR circuit with the nickname of the “Tricky Triangle.” Bertil Roos Racing School uses part of the NASCAR track as well as the infield road course for a uniquely challenging experience. Click here for event dates.
New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, N.J., features both the Thunderbolt Raceway and Lightning Raceway. Thunderbolt Raceway features a 2.25-mile course with 12 challenging turns and a half-mile straightway. Lightning Raceway is a 10-corner circuit, fast and challenging, featuring some of the most interesting and dramatic corners and elevation changes in the park. Click here for event dates.
Roebling Road Raceway, conveniently located only 10 miles off Interstate 95 and 11 miles from the Savannah, Ga., International Airport, is a 2.02-mile, nine-turn road course featuring ample run-off room and some of the fastest combinations of corners in the country. Click here for event dates.
Virginia International Raceway, Danville, Va., envelopes the picturesque foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountain range, making it one of the most visually stunning venues in North America. BRRS utilizes the South course which has the perfect blend of technical corners, elevation changes and high-speed sweepers. Click here for event dates.
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JUPITER, Fla. — Jimmy Dai started off the Bertil Roos Winter Race Series in style with a sweep in the Oct. 25-26 season opener at Palm Beach International Raceway.
Dai ran a lap of 1:48.13 around the 10-turn, 2.2-mile road course to win the pole for the Group 2 race. He proceeded to race on to victory in the first race. Kirk Weatherman came across the finish line second, followed by Bob Perlmutter. Rookie Joe Lattanzi, who had the second fastest qualifying time, finished fourth and Reiner Oberst was fifth.
The dominance of Dai continued in the second Group 2 race, while Lattanzi stormed back to a second-place finish. Weatherman finished third with Perlmutter and Charles Shiner rounding out the top five.
Phillip Jasper set the fast time for Group 1 with lightning-fast 1:34.73 lap. He went on to win the first Group 1 race. Chris Wilcox made his debut with a second-place qualifying race and runner-up finish. Gabe Jasper was third, ahead of Frank Anelante and Bryan Sircely taking the fourth and fifth positions.
Wilcox took advantage of trouble by Phillip Jasper to win the second Group 1 race. Sircely rallied to finish second with Joe Dounchis in third. Anelante and Gabe Jasper rounded out the top five.
Dai has a 49-45 lead over Wilcox in the Winter Series points. Weatherman is third with 42 points, followed by Sirecly and Lattanzi with 40 points each.
The Bertil Roos Winter Race Series returns to Palm Beach International Raceway, Dec. 20-21.
LONG POND, Pa. — Seth Foley capped off a dominant run in the 2019 Bertil Roos Race Series with his eighth and ninth wins of the season Saturday, October 12 at the Pocono Raceway South/East course.
With his third weekend sweep in a row, Foley romped to a 285-265 win over Derek Jose in the final championship standings. It was the first series championship for Foley, who was runner-up the previous year.
Foley left nothing to chance this time around, setting the fast time in Group 1 qualifying with lap of 1:14.46 over a half-second quicker than Jose’s time. He proceeded to win the first Group 1 race, followed to the finish line by 2018 series champion Andy Ourant and Kirk Weatherman. Jose finished fourth and Reiner Oberst rounded out the top five.
It was a sweep for Foley with his win in race No. 2 as Jose emerged as the runner-up. Ourant had another podium finish in third. Weatherman finished fourth and Earl Ihrie crossed the finish line fifth.
Tim Nichols, a three-time series champion who holds the all-time record for BRRS wins, paced Group 2 qualifying with the fast lap at 1:14.28. However, rookie Tommy Cadwalader stole the show, racing to the first Group 2 victory.
Nichols held on to finish second, followed by Geoff Valentino. Adam Colombo and Rich White rounded out the top five.
It was much of the same in the second Group 2 race with Cadwalader getting the weekend sweep. Second and third remained the same with Nichols holding off Valentino. White and Colombo flipped the fourth and fifth positions.
Nichols finished third in the series championship standings with 258 points. He was followed by Valentino with 249 and Cadwalader with 239 points.
Other top-10 points finishers were: Colombo, Ourant, Weatherman, Oberst and Frank Tiano.
Cadwalader won Rookie of the Year 123-95 over Craig Curran with Frank Anelante third. Curran won Hard Charger of the Year and Ourant was named Sportsman of the Year.
The 2019-20 Bertil Roos Winter Series kicks off Oct. 25-26 at Palm Beach International Raceway, Jupiter, Fla. Licensed drivers call 1-800-RACE-NOW to sign up as spots are limited.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.- Bertil Roos Racing School (BRRS) and Tire Streets announce a partnership that will see Tire Streets become the Exclusive Tire Supplier of Bertil Roos Racing School.
Tire Streets is an online tire retailer that is focused on making it easy and affordable for drivers to have access to quality performance tires. Their involvement in the grassroots community and efforts to provide emerging drivers with the opportunity to race makes this partnership with Bertil Roos Racing School a perfect fit.
“We’re very excited to be working with such a legendary school. To be a part of growing the sport and its education is the foundation we’ve built Tire Streets on, “ says Kaylee Zozos, Tire Streets’ eCommerce Manager.
Tire Streets will be supplying Bertil Roos with the Accelera PHI-R tire, a versatile, all-season performance tire with 400 treadwear that works well for both drift and track applications.
In addition to the partnership as the exclusive tire supplier of Bertil Roos Racing School, Tire Streets will also have logo placement for Accelera tires on each BRRS vehicle along with marketing material, including discount codes that students can redeem on the Tire Streets website.
“Street tires on a formula car can show an extreme amounts of wear with a lot of cornering and braking loads on a light car,” Bertil Roos Racing School President Dennis Macchio said. “When we put Accelera tires on the car, they not only performed well during our testing, but proved to be an extremely durable and long-lived tire.”
For more information about Bertil Roos Racing School or to book your seat, visit racenow.com or call 1-800-RACE-NOW.
About Tire Streets:
Born in 2018, Tire Streets is an online retailer that is driven by the mission to make racing affordable by offering quality products at a revolutionary price. Tire Streets currently sells Accelera-branded performance tires for street, race, and rally applications. Learn more at www.tirestreets.com.
About Accelera Tires:
Made in Indonesia by PT. Elangperdana Tyre Industry (EP Tyres), Accelera tires are ultra-high performance tires designed for elegance and safety. Accelera is distributed in over 90 countries and includes a portfolio of tires for different competitive applications including drifting, rally, and autocross as well as daily driving applications. To learn more, visit www.acceleratire.com .
Jarett Andretti once again showed the versatility his famous racing family is known for and it comes as no accident.
In his Indy Lights series debut, Andretti finished sixth in the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As a graduate of Bertil Roos Racing School and a coaching client of BRRS President Dennis Macchio, his success on the “World’s Most Famous Race Track” is no surprise.
While Indianapolis is a nearly rectangular-shaped track with four tight corners, Andretti adapted well to its unique challenges. The training he received from Bertil Roos Racing School in the highly-technical, European-style road racing made for a smooth transition.
In the May 24 race, Andretti had the sixth fastest practice time at 193.839 mph in a Dallara chassis. After not posting a qualifying lap, he had to start on the grid. He came back in the race to finish right outside the top five.
As an Indianapolis native and the seventh member of his family to race on the famous track, it was a dream come true for the son of former IndyCar and NASCAR winner John Andretti.
“There’s something about this place,” Jarett said. “There’s an allure here that you can’t replicate. Obviously being born in Indianapolis, it has an even more special meaning and seeing your dad compete here among all your other family members.”
Those family members include great-uncle Mario, who ranks amongst the all-time greats in motorsports history as the 1969 winner of the Indianapolis 500. In fact, Mario Andretti is the only man to win a Formula One World Championship, the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500.
Other family members include Michael Andretti, now one of IndyCar’s top car owners, and his cousin, Marco, who raced in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.
Besides their history at Indianapolis, the Andretti family also has a long history with Bertil Roos Racing School. Michael Andretti, is a BRRS graduate, coached by the school’s founder Bertil Roos.
Since Jarett participated in Bertil Roos Racing School in 2011 at Virginia International Raceway, he has raced in a variety of cars and series. He won the Eastern Pavement championship for the USAC Midgets, has been a track champion on the 3/8-mile clay oval in Lawrenceburg (Ind.) and was the winner of the nationally-televised Indiana Sprint Car Series.
Also an accomplished sports car racer, he competed in the 50thanniversary of the 24 Hours of Daytona and in the Pirelli World Challenge.
To get the quality instruction like Andretti and other pros have received or to experience the ultimate thrill of driving an open-cockpit car on top racing circuit, visit racenow.comor call 1-800-RACE NOW.
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.”
To get the quality instruction like Andretti and so many others from the hobbyist to the top levels of racing have experienced, visit racenow.com or call 1-800 RACE NOW.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org