Palm Beach International Raceway - 5 Day Road Racing School
5 Day Road Racing School
If you have little or no racing experience and want to climb the rungs of the racing ladder quickly, this program is for you (no prior experience necessary). Upon completion of our 5 Day course, you will be eligible to enter the Roos Formula 2000 Racing Series and will have fulfilled all of the requirements for an SCCA license.
The 5-Day program consists of the 3 Day Road Racing School, followed immediately by the 2 Day Advanced Road Racing School. Simply put, it offers you the most racing bang for your buck.
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 or 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 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.
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.
Looking for more? You are now eligible for the Rookie Camp and Advanced AM Practice Sessions.
* Suit and helmet included
Formula R/T-2000 Race Car
The new Bertil Roos Formula R/T-2000 offers a unique handling characteristic that will appeal to both the beginner drivers, looking to develop their skills, and Bertil Roos veterans looking to take on a new challenge. This car is used exclusively at Palm Beach International Raceway and in our Bertil Roos Winter Race Series.
The car boasts a 140 hp, 2 liter, 4-cylinder, fuel injected engine and a 5-speed sequential transmission. Weighing just 1,400 lbs, the R/T 2000 is capable of speeds up to 130 mph and accelerates from 0-60 in just 4.5 seconds.
In the corners, the R/T-2000 can achieve up to 2g’s of lateral force on high performance radial tires. This allows students to feel both maximum traction and learn the subtleties of slip angle management that is paramount to mastering performance driving.