FAQ

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Automatic transmission Mustangs are not available. Participants must be proficient and show competency in driving a manual transmission.
No. Please visit the “Lodging” page for assistance with trip planning.. This page contains host hotel, and related travel info.
Participants are welcome to bring a guest. The guest can join you for all classroom sessions, as well as all meals, for an additional $50 fee.

Guests will not be permitted to ride with participants. Age restrictions - 14 years old minimum

We provide the cars for all schools. You are welcome to bring your own car but for safety reasons, it is best to keep it parked.
We provide helmets for classes but participants are welcome to bring their own if it is rated Snell SA 2010 or better and has hans clips. If you bring your own helmet bring your hans to make sure the clips match up (or you will have to use our helmet if our hans does not clip into your helmet). We provide one-layer driving suits for our full-day Ford Performance Racing School participants.
Our program runs from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. each day. First-day students will spend roughly 30% of the time inside in the classroom, including lunch. The remaining 70% of the day is spent behind the wheel. Second-day students enjoy a minimum of five 20-minute sessions on the track.
Yes.

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Participants must be at least 16 to participate in any activity on the race track and possess a current, valid driver’s license. Drivers under 18 will need to have a parental consent form signed on-site.
I'm a woman and want to come to your school. What should I do? Get yourself signed up! 20-50% of each school will be women and we have facilities to make anyone comfortable. We encourage husbands and wives to attend together as well as fathers, or mothers and daughters.
Communications and Privacy By registering for schools and driving experiences you agree to receive email and print communications from the Ford Performance Racing School (The McKeever Group LLC) both related to this registration and related to future sales, marketing, and informational communications. All correspondence, schools, and courses will be communicated in the English language. You also agree to the Legal/Privacy policy as seen on this webpage.

There is an option to purchase a property damage waiver option to limit financial responsibility for damage done to the Ford Mustang GT used in the Ford Performance Racing School program.

Without the limited liability, the student assumes full financial responsibility up to full replacement value of the vehicle for any and all damage they do to the vehicle.

This option can be purchased during registration on this website or prior to attending or at check-in upon arrival at Ford Performance Racing School.

Ford Performance Racing School Event Waiver/Liability:

VEHICLE DAMAGE WAIVER:

In consideration for the Ford Performance Racing School (Collectively known as FPRS) to agree to allow Participant to drive in its vehicle and on its track(s), Participant agrees to hold harmless, indemnify and defend FPRS against any and all claims, demands, actions (including attorney's fees and costs) liability, losses, damages, injuries (including, without limitation death and dismemberment) and accidents of whatever kind resulting in any way from participating in events at FPRS. Participant further understands and agrees that he/she assumes full financial responsibility up to full replacement value of the Ford Performance Racing School vehicle assigned to Participant (as described below) for any and all damage Participant does to the vehicle. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Participant may elect (where designated herein) a property damage waiver option and pay an additional fee to limit his/her financial responsibility to Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) for damage done to the vehicle.

POLICIES

1. PARTICIPANT AGREES TO ASSUME FULL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY UP TO THE LIMIT AGREED FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE. PARTICIPANT ALSO AGREES TO FULL FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE EVENT(S) WHETHER CAUSED BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF PARTICIPANT OR OTHERWISE. ONLY PARTICIPANT NAMED ABOVE IS AUTHORIZED TO DRIVE THE ASSIGNED VEHICLE.

2. IF THE VEHICLE SUFFERS MECHANICAL FAILURE, FORD PERFORMANCE RACING SCHOOL WILL PROVIDE, TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITIES, A BACKUP VEHICLE.

3. AT ANY TIME, AND IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, FORD PERFORMANCE RACING SCHOOL RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE THE DRIVER FROM THE VEHICLE FOR ANY REASON. THE FORD PERFORMANCE RACING SCHOOL ALSO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL VEHICLE AS BACK-UP, RESULTING FROM ASSIGNED VEHICLE BEING DAMAGED. ANY ADDITIONAL VEHICLE ASSIGNED WILL REQUIRE AN ADDITIONAL.

LIMITED LIABILITY FEE, IF OPTION IS SELECTED, OTHERWISE, PARTICIPANT WILL BE FULLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE NEWLY ASSIGNED VEHICLE. REFUNDS WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE FORD PERFORMANCE RACING SCHOOL.

Purchase Limited liability with School selection.

Cancellation requests received more than 31 days prior to your event will receive a 90% refund on face value of the program.

Reschedule requests received more than 31 days prior to your event will receive a one-time credit toward attendance at a future scheduled event within 12 months of the original reservation. A $150 rescheduling fee will be charged.

No refund or credit toward a future program will be offered if a cancellation or request to reschedule occurs less than 31 days prior to your event. Failure to appear will result in forfeiture of all event fees.

Cancellation and reschedule requests must be made by calling Ford Performance Racing School Sales Coordinator Jill Sato: 980-296-3305, Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm ET.

Reschedule requests received more than 31 days prior to your event will receive a one-time credit toward attendance at a future scheduled event within 12 months of the original reservation. A $150 rescheduling fee will be charged.

No refund or credit toward a future program will be offered if a cancellation or request to reschedule occurs less than 31 days prior to your event. Failure to appear will result in forfeiture of all event fees.

Cancellation and reschedule requests must be made by calling Ford Performance Racing School Sales Coordinator Jill Sato: 980-296-3305, Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm ET.

The Ford Performance Racing School is an all-weather program. If extreme weather conditions prevent the Ford Performance Racing School from safely executing the Event, every effort will be made to reschedule the Event. The Ford Performance Racing School reserves the sole right in determining whether an Event will be cancelled due to dangerous weather conditions.

Ford Performance Racing School One-Day program

(Breakfast is not included)

Ford Performance Racing School Day 1:
• 7:30am Check-In at the Welcome Center
• 8:00am Classroom Session
• Orientation Laps
• Steering and Hand Position
• Cornering Theory (Turn in, apex and track out)
• Braking and downshifting (heel/toe)
• Vehicle dynamics (understeer, oversteer, weight transfer) exercises
• Braking and downshifting (practice heel and toe)
• Cornering (practice lines through corners in a lead and follow)
• Vehicle dynamics (skid car)
• Lunch
• Classroom Session
• Rules of the road
• Putting it all together
• Track Session: Hairpin Road Course - Lead and Follow
• Track Session: Hairpin Road Course - Instructor ride-along
• Final Track Session: Hairpin Road Course
• Wrap Up/Graduation

Ford Performance Racing School Two-Day program

(Breakfast is not included)

Ford Performance Racing School Day 1:
• 7:30am Check-In at the Welcome Center
• 8:00am Classroom Session
• Orientation Laps
• Steering and Hand Position
• Cornering Theory (Turn in, apex and track out)
• Braking and downshifting (heel/toe)
• Vehicle dynamics (understeer, oversteer, weight transfer) exercises
• Braking and downshifting (practice heel and toe)
• Cornering (practice lines through corners in a lead and follow)
• Vehicle dynamics (skid car)
• Lunch
• Classroom Session
• Rules of the road
• Putting it all together
• Track Session: Infield Road Course - Lead and Follow
• Track Session: Infield Road Course - Instructor ride-along
• Final Track Session: Infield Road Course
• Wrap Up/Graduation

Ford Performance Racing School Day 2:
• 8:00am Check-In at the Welcome Center
• 8:30am Classroom/Van Session
• Track Session: Hairpin Road Course - Lead and Follow
• Classroom Session
• Advance Skid Car Session
• Track Session: Hairpin Road Course
• Lunch
• Track Session: FPRS Roval
• Classroom Session
• Track Session: FPRS Roval
• Classroom Session
• Track Session: FPRS Roval
• Wrap Up/Graduation
• (Daily schedules of activities are subject to change)

Comfortable, seasonal attire is recommended. Wear soft-soled shoes, such as driving or tennis shoes. Open-toed shoe are not allowed. For full-day driving school participants, you will be wearing a racing suit – please wear appropriate under garments. Shorts and undershirts are a good option.
Class starts at 8:00 a.m. and finishes approximately at 5:00 p.m.
You will start and finish your driving day at the Ford Performance Racing School Welcome Center - Check-in will open 7:30 a.m. each morning for full-day schools.
Ford Performance Racing School
5115 Morehead Rd. - Suite 200
Concord, NC 28027
435-27-SPEED
(435-277-7333)
The Ford Performance Racing School is located at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Charlotte Douglas International Airport is 35 minutes to Ford Performance Racing School.