Drag Racing

Now through June 21, 2024

Book any multi-day course by 06.21.24 and get a second of equal or lesser value for 75% off.

Drag Racing Overview

Our drag racing courses in Arizona are one of the few in the country that offer NHRA certifications for the completion of our programs. Designed for drag racing enthusiasts and aspiring racers, you’ll be taking to our NHRA drag racing track in an 800+ hp Dodge Challenger Demon in the 1-Day class or a 1000+ hp Dodge Challenger DC170 in the 2-Day class. Our experienced instructors ensure our students learn essential drag skills such as proper tire warm-up, launch techniques, throttle control, and full-run procedures to build on their knowledge, develop their skills, to maximise their driving ability.

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Course fundamentals:

– For drag racing enthusiasts and aspiring racers
– Proper tire warm up, start, and run procedure
– Drag racing launch techniques and track etiquette
– NHRA 9-second license certification available
– NHRA Sportsmans license certification available

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Course specs:

– 3:1 student/instructor ratio
– Official NHRA drag strip
– Dodge SRT vehicles
– 660ft or 1320ft drag runs

Drag Racing Course Options

1 Day

$2499

Curriculum
Ground School
Vison & Concentration
Weight Transfer Skills
Skid Car Training
Throttle Control
Line Lock, Launch Control, Trans Brake
Wet Box Burnouts
Starting Line Procedures
(5) Eighth-Mile Passes

Vehicle
2018 Dodge Challenger Demon (840 hp)

Licensing
NHRA 9-Second License available – Must purchase optional package.






2 Day

$4699

Curriculum
Day 1 Curriculum
Continued Skid Car Training
Dodge Challenger DC170 Features
Improving Reaction Times & Launch
Tire Pressure, Adjustments
Shifts Points
Parachute Packing, Use
(6) Quarter-Mile Passes

Vehicle
Day 1 – 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon (840 hp)

Day 2 – 2023 Dodge Challenger DC170 (1025 hp)

Licensing
NHRA Sportsman or 9-Second License included

9 Second Add-on

$499 (Added to 1 Day)

9 Second Certification
Two Passes in Less Than 9.99 Seconds
Reach 135+ mph During Two Passes
One Pass in Under 9.99 Seconds
AND One Pass at 135+ mph

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Mark B.Mark B. ★★★★★ I just finished the SRT Experience this past weekend, and I can sum it up with one word; AWESOME. The professionalism of the staff and instructors is...Tyler M.Tyler M. ★★★★★ Jeff A.Jeff A. ★★★★★ I attended the Dodge SRT experience a few weeks ago and it was a top notch experience. More fun than an amusement park. The staff were awesome. I’m looking forward to booking another class.Ken P.Ken P. ★★★★★ My son and I both attended the 4 Day GT Road Racing course and it was absolutely awesome! The entire experience was first class and the Instructors (BJ & Rob primary for us) and staff were terrific. We're blown away by the amount of track time and intensity. If there's a better way to spend a few days with your son, I don't know it. 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Will...Gary H.Gary H. ★★★★★ Julien P.Julien P. ★★★★★ ust got back from my 4 day Radford Racing School. I wish that there was such a thing as a 6 star review because if there was I would give it.From the first minute I contacted Radford every aspect of the process was easy to navigate, well organized and thoughtfully designed.The Course : I have seen other racing training programs and to be honest most really are more of a "let's give someone an experience of being in a fast car on a track" . There's typically some classroom discussion, some materials handed out and then the students are strapped into fast cars and sent out on the track. After a couple of hours they are given a t-shirt and a graduation certificate/photo of them in the car and sent on their way.This is NOT the Radford approach ... they start the students with basic exercises that demonstrate how a vehicle handles, why tires grip and how to use the Physics and Tires to make a car do what you want it do. From this ground up approach the students then are able to put the theories into practice through a series of drills. These drills , when strung together, give the student once they go out onto the track the basic skills to begin to understand how a car can be made to handle so it does do what a race car is supposed to do. As I have learned this is so much more than just trying to "DRIVE FAST" on a windy road.The Facility : It's first rate. It's a campus not merely a couple of buildings set on the edge of a race track. The cars...perfect..not a ding, scratch and expertly maintained. The offices and classrooms comfortable, modern and first class.The People : Again...unparalleled. I was fortunate enough to have the majority of my training with the Chief Instructor ..Danny. What a superstar.Knowledgable, thoughtful, funny and able to communicate abstract concepts in a comprehensible fashion. Led by Danny the emphasis with every student always is on safety, building on your skills , giving the student confidence to progress and making sure that the experience is the best possible. Note: You can often judge a business by their employees and their length of service within the organization. Every Instructor I met had been with the school for many years. However every Instructor was enthusiastic, excited about sharing their knowledge and loved teaching.When I left the school after 4 days I really felt not only that I had learned more than I ever thought I could but as if I was leaving a group of friends who had made time to give me one of the coolest experiences of my life.I am already planning to coming back for more schooling in one of the advanced classes and have contacted two friends recommending the school.In conclusion all I can end with is "Thank you to everyone at Radford."Julien P.Julien P. ★★★★★ Just got back from my 4 day Radford Racing School. I wish that there was such a thing as a 6 star review because if there was I would give it. From the...Joel M.Joel M. ★★★★★ 3 of 4 kids have attended the teen driving course. Both parents attended the high performance driving course. Will change the way you drive. Gives the kids confidence. Teaches you to understand the way the car moves and react correctly. Plus it is lots of fun.gavin N.gavin N. ★★★★★ very good service. bj was a great instructorTommy N.Tommy N. ★★★★★ Great racing school and instructors. Process was very easy to go through and a very fun and exciting experience at the track.Jim HJim H ★★★★★ Wow! Wow! Wow! 5 stars across the board. Facility, staff, instructors, cars and memories that will last a lifetime. We did the intro to F4 3 day and our instructor Will was so awesome. Knowledgeable, communicative, friendly, patient and encouraging! I’d give 10 stars if I could.Andrew K.Andrew K. ★★★★★ My son and I attended the 4-Day Grand Prix Road Racing Course last year (2023) and had such a great experience that we were back again earlier this year (2024) for the 3-Day Advanced Road Racing Class. I appreciate Radford's focus on car control that enables speed on the track and safety on the street. All of the instructors are fantastic. Thank you William Hawkins for your attentive instruction and sharing insights that improve driving skills.Smiles all around!Jim H.Jim H. ★★★★★ All I can say is....Wow!!!!! Top notch experience from minute one. Everyone is so friendly and professional. Our instructors Will totally connected with...Mustafa R.Mustafa R. ★★★★★ Had the best date and most special place.I got my Christmas gift, and my wish came true.Rachel H.Rachel H. ★★★★★ Awesome day racing and learning with my pals! 🏎️charles M.charles M. ★★★★☆ Excellent customer serviceJohn S.John S. ★★★★★ Attended the 4 day GT Road Racing course - what an experience! The class was composed of mixed ages (15-60+) and experience (I was the novice - lots of autocross and racing enthusiasts). The instructors (Will, William and BJ) are top notch and met everyone where they were, provided great skill training and in-car instruction, and made sure everyone advanced their skills. They know their stuff and are willing to share. I can't recommend highly enough - if you are interested, stop right now, pull up the website and register for a class. You will not be disappointed. I'm already looking to schedule my next class for Advanced Road racing.Sheryl A.Sheryl A. ★★★★★ My daughter and I recently went to their 3 day high performance driving school. We had more fun and learned so much. Cant wait to go back for more classes. It is worth every penny Highly recommend going, to learn racing or just to become a better driver.Linda S.Linda S. ★★★★★ I begrudgingly agreed to attend the two day high performance class with my husband. I love to watch racing. I do not like to go fast. But I knew how much my husband wanted to do this and have the shared experience. Holy cow, am I glad I'm willing to put aside my anxiety and try new things. This was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. BJ and Rob were incredible instructors and Christine was so helpful too. I don't know exactly what I expected the class to be, but I sure didn't anticipate learning that you use brakes to go fast, that the control of the car is all about balance, and that I now have the SRT Hellcat on my wish list should I ever win the lottery. Thanks to everyone at Radford for such a fun, exhilerating, and at the same time incredibly practical two days of instruction and driving practice.Leslie G.Leslie G. ★★★★★ Amazing school for teens. 2 of 4 have completed Radford teen class. The other two will be here when they hit 16. Gives the kids confidence in their driving, defensive driving skills, and an insurance discount. Worth every penny.Kurtis L.Kurtis L. ★★★★★ Solstice D.Solstice D. ★★★★★ Mike W.Mike W. ★★★★★ Super informative!! The history and tenure of the team speaks volumes. Absolutely a blast.Thanks Danny and the crew!!Vanessa B.Vanessa B. ★★★★★ Completed the 3 day performance school with a couple of family members.Most of the time is spent in the car completing exercises and also on the track.The instructors are awesome and very knowledgeable and added value to the experience.I would recommend Radford to any car enthusiasts.zach M.zach M. ★★★★★ I went here for the 4 day grand prix road racing class. It was so much fun, educational, and I got a ton of seat time.Scott B.Scott B. ★★★★★ Incredible experience! I took the 3 day GPR course, and had a blast. I learned more than I ever thought I could.Would highly recommend!Ask for instructor BJ, he has an amazing teaching philosophy and is a really cool guy. I hope to be back soon!Paul B.Paul B. ★★★★★ Awesome experience...intense, challenging, and a ton of fun!Peter D.Peter D. ★★★★★ Just completed the two day high performance class at Radford and it was amazing. The instructors, William, Spencer and Rob were truly world class. They explained the concepts easily and then watched us practice them in the car. This was an on track, in car experience. Class room time was kept to a minimum. The cars the Hellcats were fun to drive and I have a new appreciation of Dodge and the Performance team at Dodge. A great time and it made me a better driver.Peter R.Peter R. ★★★★★ My Son and I took the SRT Performance Driving Course. It was AMAZING. It was more of a Driving Experience...It Began with a sort of class room Listen, and Learn which took about 45 min- 1hr. Then it was out to the Cars. You spend the rest of the day at these little Satellite stations out doors with the instructors learn different aspects of Driving. So they Teach, and You Do. Over and Over throughout the Day. The Entire Time Absorbing More, and More Knowledge along the Way while Smiling as You are Ripping the cars around on the Different Courses. It is a Full Day of Driving Excitement while you are applying what You've learned.These Instructors are Extremely Skilled, Friendly, and Educated.Go and Take the Driving Experience You will Not be Disappointed.Response from the ownerPeter, thank you so much for you kind review! We're thrilled to hear you and your son had a great time. We'll see you soon! brian S.brian S. ★★★★★ We did a group event and it was the best RACING experience you will ever have. We spent 6 hours here and learned so much on safety, basics to advanced racing skills and so much in such a little time. The instructors made it easy and fun to learn fast. The Dodge SRTs were so much fun to drive. I’ve done many different racing experiences but nothing comes close to this track. Thank you for such a great time.Steve C.Steve C. ★★★★★ Fantastic experience, awesome, friendly instructors. Would definitly recommend.Jus P.Jus P. ★★★★★ Awesome cars and amazing staffRayce B.Rayce B. ★★★★★ Amazing experience going through the one day course with my dad. Spencer was thorough and detailed each step of the way to ensure we enjoyed ourselves and maximized our time. Would absolutely recommend to anyone considering!Ali J.Ali J. ★★★★★ I have gone through the 1 day and 3 day HPDE at Radford. And I have made an appointment to go for the 4 day experience. Hands down this is the best decision I’ve made by going here. Although it is a little expensive just know its worth every penny. The instructors are all very experienced with most of them, having decades of time behind the wheel as an instructor. Everyone at the facility is very nice and welcoming. But in all honesty the things you are taught here and the things you pick up on are way more valuable than any power mod could be for your car. For those with High HP cars this school can teach you how to effectively and efficiently use all of that power.Courtney M.Courtney M. ★★★★★ Terissa H.Terissa H. ★★★★★ Gene M.Gene M. ★★★★★ I recently completed the Two Day Advanced Racing course, and it was excellent! The most amount of seat time I’ve ever had at a racing school. The Challenger Hellcat, while ridiculously heavy for a track application, was an excellent learning tool. The Challenger amplified all of my inputs, and was rewarding and fun at the same time. My instructor, B.J., provided excellent on track, and off track coaching supported by data analysis of my laps. Overall, would highly recommend!Stacey M.Stacey M. ★★★★★ What a great experience and a fantastic crew! Highly recommendedGrace J.Grace J. ★★★★★ Very welcoming staff, they provided the entire family with complimentary snacks and drinks. Over all very enjoyable experience. Cute clothes as well!!Rafael V.Rafael V. ★★★★★ My first visit was in 1999 when it was Bob Bondurant school of Racing. I’ve come back in 2021 and now July 2023 to have my kids take the teenager 3 day class. Every time we’ve had a great time and the instructors very friendly and knowledgeable, some have been with the school over 20 years!. I can say these classes have made all of us better drivers and I feel my kids are safer out in the road, now they don’t want anyone driving them since they understand fully how a driver can make all the difference in a bad situation. Worth every $.Danielle R.Danielle R. ★★★★★ The trainers are very knowledgeable and helpful. The cars are exciting, fun and fast... a total must do experience. Would totally go back.Tonya W.Tonya W. ★★★★★ Had a fabulous time at the school. Very informative and educational. Thank youMichael W.Michael W. ★★★★★ Amazing experience! Instructors have lots of information and the cars are crazy fun!!John ZJohn Z ★★★★★ I just got back from Radford Racing School. My 19 year old son and myself completed the 2 day High Performance Driving School and we could not be happier with our experience. We had so much fun we are planning on doing the 4 day Grand Prix Road Racing (SCCA) class next. Our instructor Rob was fantastic, he was very encouraging and a great teacher. You can tell that he loves his job, and it showed with the smile on his face and his attitude. These courses will teach you the points of car control, and will help anyone become a better driver. There are aspects to this course that I actually believe that should be taught to every driver before hitting the road. Especially if you have any kind of high performance vehicle I strongly suggest investing in yourself as a driver. So often we invest thousands in our car to make it faster or handle better, when what we need is some training on how to really use our vehicle. Ever see the out of control mustang? These classes will keep you from becoming a meme. I am also planning on taking my wife and daughter with me for the course. I am also trying to talk my sister into sending my niece who is afraid to drive in the snow. These courses will make you more confident, a better driver and they are a blast! I cannot express enough of my gratitude for the experience we had. Note that there are times of the year where you can get discounts, just ask Tommy when you call. Everyone was so kind and just a joy to be around.John Z.John Z. ★★★★★ I just got back from Radford Racing School. My 19 year old son and myself completed the 2 day High Performance Driving School and we could not be happier...Jason L.Jason L. ★★★★★ I attended the SRT Experience on May 26, 2023 and I had the most fun I've had since I can remember. FANTASTIC instructors, awesome Hellcat Redeye's, and super friendly staff. It hasn't been a week, and I'm already trying to figure out how and when I'm going back. I highly recommend!Stok R.Stok R. ★★★★★ This was such an exciting experience... the excitement built as soon as we started to drive down the road. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful.Tamarra M.Tamarra M. ★★★★★ The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and made everything fun. I learned a lot and am definitely planning on going back!dklunselmandklunselman ★★★★★ I could not be happier with the experience I had attending the 4 day Grand Prix training. After completing the school my car control abilities have significantly increased. My instructor Danny was extremely knowledgeable and patient. I can’t wait to comeback and take the advanced class. The accommodations and staff at Radford are second to none.Dave K.Dave K. ★★★★★ I could not be happier with the experience I had attending the 4 day Grand Prix training. After completing the school my car control abilities have...Nithin K.Nithin K. ★★★★★ Chris P.Chris P. ★★★★★ Had a blast! Completed the 1 day course and had Great instructors that kept everyone engaged and having a good time while giving feedback to improve.Nancy S.Nancy S. ★★★★★ I completed the 3 day performance driving event. It was incredible. The staff and instructors are incredibly committed to providing a high quality experience. Lots of time behind the wheel. Great coaching. My goal was to become a better driver and I achieved that and had tons of fun along the way. I highly recommend this course. Shout out to William my instructor who was super. He made learning fun but provided great instructional tips and coaching.Michael C.Michael C. ★★★★★ I recently completed a drag class and a 2 day performance class at Radford Racing School. Look I knew the reputation of these Challengers but what made it so fun were the instructors. I learned much more than just going fast on a track. I do not own a Dodge Challenger but after this I’m definitely considering that possibility in the future. Your not going to find a better group of instructors out there than the ones at Radford! They were knowledgeable, experienced,and patient with every exercise I did. If you wanna learn from the BEST go to Radford you will not be disappointed!Morgan P.Morgan P. ★★★★★ What an amazing experience with great instructors. We would highly recommend the 4 day GPR class!3 days learning great new skills in a hellcat then...Willy W.Willy W. ★★★★★ Super fun and the staff are very nice. Highly recommended. The best part is the autocross.Julie K.Julie K. ★★★★★ My husband bought me a Dodge Hellcat last year for my birthday. This year, for my birthday, he bought me a 3 day driving course at Radford Racing School!...js_loader

Drag Racing – FAQs

This course takes place over 1 day, with the option to add on the 9-Second Certification program. You will learn concentration, vision skills, weight transfer, throttle control, line lock, and reaction time, amongst many other skills. If you opt in to the 9 Second Certification then you will also undertake two passes in less than 9.99 seconds and reach 135+ mph.
Our drag racing experiences or courses are capped at a maximum of 12 students. This is to maximise the effectiveness of our in-depth drag racing training. We focus on delivering individualised training that is tailored to our students’ driving experience to make sure they get the most out of their day with us.
Regular hours are 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (October – May). Summer hours are 7:00 am – 2:30 pm (June – September).
Students will need an SA2020 or higher-rated helmet. Helmets can be bought in our pro shop for $229 or rented for just $25 a day. Students will also need closed-toed shoes, driving shoes are preferred.
Yes, students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate of completion.

Why Choose Radford As Your Drag Racing School?

Performance driving enthusiasts of every level can develop their skills and drop their eighth-mile times by enrolling in the world’s only Drag Racing course featuring the most powerful street-legal production Dodge SRT vehicles – including the 840-horsepower Challenger SRT Demon and the 1000+ hp Dodge Challenger DC170.

Our Drag Racing classes give you exclusive access to world-class instructors, the most powerful Dodge vehicles on the planet, and our very own official NHRA Drag Strip. Each one-day course offers the perfect blend of professional classroom instruction followed by an afternoon filled with high-octane shots of adrenaline that can only be found at max speed for 660 feet, or 1320 feet. The best part? No prior drag racing experience is required – and students do not have to own Dodge SRT vehicles to enroll in the course.

Our NHRA Drag Strip

At the heart of our drag racing experiences is our dedicated drag strip. At a full quarter-mile, the Radford drag strip gives you plenty of room to play with. Our courses take you from zero experience to sub-10-second passes at speeds exceeding 135mph with training from our drag racing instructors.

Drag Racing Licensing

Radford drag racing courses give you the opportunity to earn both your NHRA 9-second license certification and NHRA Sportsman’s license certification. These can be purchased separately for those completing the one-day drag racing course, and are included with the two-day drag racing course.

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