The Skip Barber Driving Academy teaches the survival skills needed to safely handle today’s challenging road conditions over the course of one full day. Using time-tested racing techniques, everyone in the family can benefit – from the teenage driver to the more experienced enthusiast. Each course is a carefully constructed combination of classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction in an exciting variety of passenger vehicles. Participants have the time of their lives – and learn the skills that could save them!
Skip Barber Driving Academy
The Skip Barber Driving Academy provides a foundation for safe and proficient driving. Students of this one-day program gain a greater understanding of vehicle dynamics. Knowing how a car will respond in an emergency situation is critical to knowing how to avoid one. During this school you participate in accident-avoidance exercises like panic braking and emergency lane changes. You will also learn how to properly correct a skid, practice slides and recoveries, and introduce yourself to performance driving on the autocross course.
After completing a Driving Academy, students can elect to take a One-Day Racing School or Three-Day Racing School.
Prerequisites: Driver must be 15 years old and have a minimum of 20 hours of driving experience. Drivers under 18 must have a parental consent form and waiver signed. The driving school is offered at the infield facilities of select race tracks across the country.