Intro to Performance Driving ($400 / driver)
If you have ever wanted to learn how to improve your driving skills and get the most out of
your car, then you have found the right place. Here at Harris Hill Road, we offer two hour
school to students of all track driving experience levels who want to learn more about how
to drive on a race track. These are also a great introduction to the track for anyone interested
Each two hour session will be personalized to help you meet your specific goals. If you have
never driven on a track before, we will begin in the classroom where we will discuss the theory
and concepts behind how driving on the track differs from driving on the street. You will learn
how to efficiently manage your tires' traction, as well as the skills that will get your speed up
on the track quickly.
Following the classroom session we will start to put your newfound knowledge to the test on the
track with lead-follows and then put an instructor in your right seat. This is when you will begin
to discover just how amazing your car can be.
Once it's all starting to come together, we will head back to the classroom to discuss any questions
that you might have and work on some finer points. From there we head back out on track.
The beauty of this program is that it is the safest and quickest way to learn how to drive your car
on a track. Unlike other places where you may be grouped in with others, our instruction will be
tailored to you, and you won't have to spend a whole weekend out of town at a track. The track is also
an infinitely safer place to discover your car's abilities and practice your skills than the street,
because it is a controlled environment. Your instructor will work hard to make sure that you and your
car leave safe, happy, and ready to come back. You will find that by driving your car on the track you
will gain an entirely new appreciation for what it can do and that your driving skills, even on the street,
will improve dramatically.
If you would like to come in a group, we can easily accommodate you. Give us a call or send us an email
and we can work with you to come up with the perfect experience.
About our Chief Driving Instructor
With over a decade of on track driving experience our Chief Driving Instructor,
Courtney Rivers, is extremely knowledgeable about the
intricacies of high speed driving. She began instructing in 2006 with the Porsche
Club of America and since 2013 has been a part of their Instructor Training Program.
Hundreds of students later, she joined our team in 2014.
While there are plenty of people who are good at driving fast on a racetrack, there
are far fewer who excel at sharing their knowledge with others. Whatever your goals,
Courtney will help you reach them and make sure that you have a blast doing it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need a helmet?
No. We have plenty of helmets in all sizes available for you to use. If you already have
one that is SA2005 or SA2010, then feel free to bring it.
What if it's cold or raining?
If the weather is looking bad, it is up to you whether you'd like to come out or reschedule.
Unless there is a chance of ice on the track surface, we will still hold the school. Rain can
actually be a great learning aid, because it means that the limits of traction are at a much
slower pace. If you do decide to reschedule because of weather, please call us as soon as you
can to let us know.
Do you rent cars?
How do I prepare my car?
To make sure that you and your car have the best experience, make sure that your tires are in
good condition and are filled to the proper inflation levels. Check the door jam for your car's
recommended levels. Also make sure to torque your lug nuts to make sure that your wheels are secure.
It's also a good idea to clean out anything that could move around on track. Empty out your trunk
and passenger area. If your car hasn't been serviced in a while, it's also a good idea to check your
oil level and make sure that you're at a good level.
Is it safe?
Just like any time you get in your car there are risks involved, but we can tell you that this
is the safest way for you to learn more about your car and practice driving skills that would
otherwise be very dangerous on the street. Our instructors are highly trained and will do their
best to make sure that you stay safe. Our track features plenty of run off space, so if for some
reason you were to go off track there are no barriers or tire walls to run in to, just lots of
What cars do you allow?
We allow all cars as long as they are in good condition and have appropriate safety devices. Trucks
and SUVs are not allowed. If you have a question about your car, please contact us.
What should I wear?
Wear comfortable clothing and most importantly good shoes. Ideal driving shoes have thin,
rubber soles and are slim-fitting around your foot. Converse All-Stars are a great example of
a good driving shoe. Cowboy boots, hiking boots, and flip-flops are all examples of bad driving
shoes. The more feel you have of the pedals the better.
What days are schools offered?
You can schedule your school any time except for Mondays, our motorcycle day, and on Wednesday
afternoon when we close the track for maintenance. Occasionally we have races and other events
scheduled which can be found on our calendar. We won't be able to schedule a school during one
of these events.
Best days to come out?
Weekdays usually have less traffic than weekends, but even on our busiest weekend there will
be plenty of room on track for you.
Can I bring a friend or family?
Absolutely! We pride ourselves on creating a warm and welcoming community environment and we love
when people bring their friends. They'll be more than welcome to sit through the classroom portions
of the school, and will be able to relax in the clubhouse while you are on track.
Is an air tank available?
What is your cancellation policy?
Please let us know as soon as possible if you will need to cancel, and we will be happy to reschedule.