4 Incredible Ford Driving Schools

Whether you want to drift, off-road or attack the track, Ford Performance Racing School has classes for you

Raptor Assault features a two-hour desert run, and sessions on hill climbing and descent—which may involve catching air. “It’s a different experience when you have four wheels off the ground intentionally,” Ford Performance spokesperson Jim Owens says with a laugh. He notes that students need not be afraid: Push it only “as far as you want, where you’re feeling safe and comfortable.”

RS Adrenaline Academy offers a daylong crash course in getting the utmost performance out of the 350 hp* Focus RS. Students work on track driving, braking and handling, and drifting, with the day culminating in a gymkhana-style autocross event. The maxim of the Adrenaline Academy is “challenge by choice,” says Owens.

RS Adrenaline Academy in action

ST OCTANE ACADEMY is a driving experience for speed addicts. Original owners of a Focus ST or Fiesta ST get a half-hour classroom session, then hit the track! They learn all the secrets of racing, including how to most effectively brake, corner and skid. Students also practice stunts, like a handbrake turn into a parking spot. Then attendees put their knowledge to the test in a timed competition on the track—and end the day with a go-cart race.

GT350 Track Attack is a high-performance driving experience for owners of a new Shelby® GT350/R.** It’s taught by championship-winning drivers who teach students on-track braking and cornering techniques, proper driving posture and seating positions, and other expert tips for getting the most out of the Shelby GT350®. The Track Attack begins with a reception dinner on the evening of arrival.

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Classes are free for initial owners of the respective Ford vehicles (and not available to the public).

*Horsepower and torque ratings achieved with 93-octane fuel. **Shelby® and GT350® are registered trademarks of Carroll Hall Shelby Trust.
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