The Hagerty Driving Academy teaches the survival skills needed to safely handle today’s challenging road conditions over the course of one full day. Using our race-proven teaching techniques, everyone in the family can benefit – from the teenage driver to the more experienced racing enthusiast. Each course is a carefully constructed combination of classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction in an variety of passenger vehicles including a standard shift car from the 60’s, providing a unique and educational experience for all who participate in the program. Participants have the time of their lives – and learn the skills that could save them!
The 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 will 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.
Thanks to our friends at Hagerty, you will have an opportunity to learn the basic operation of a manual transmission in one of our classic cars!
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.