"An experience to treasure. Being from Hawaii, where we lost our track three years ago, this was an outstanding chance to drive a Sprint Car with experienced training. It gave me knowledge of different driving techniques. To the outstanding staff of the Dirt Track Racing School...Mahalo nui loa!!"
"A great experience to drive two different types of racecars! I had a lot of fun & it was a great day!"
“I wanted to say thank you guys again for the way you all treated my Father and his racing experience last weekend. That was the first time Dad had been in a race car for over 40 years, and he is still walking around on Cloud 9 at 72 years young. He has told anybody & everybody about driving your race car. You have made his Dreams come True.”
Front Royal, Virginia
“I visited the Dirt Track Racing School on the 16th of August 2008, and just wanted to tell you that my dad & I were VERY pleased with our experience. It was the second greatest day of my life. I’m already trying to find a way to do it again. I have most of my day on video & have watched it at least 2 times a day. You have helped make one of my dreams come true, so thank you. I wish you the best of luck the rest of the year.”
“To the Pros at the Dirt Track Racing School, I would like to thank you for one of the most unforgettable, skill testing, confidence building driving experiences I have ever had.
With intentions of buying a Late Model, I felt it necessary to know as much as possible so when I bought a car I would not spend a-lot of time learning the basics.
At the shop, I began the chassis instruction covering everything from ride heights, stagger, tire pressure settings, J bar, four link settings, scaling, tire changes, quick change gears and more. The instruction was simple and not overwhelming as I took notes and pictures.
The next day I prepared to go to Carolina Speedway where Shawn and the crew of the Dirt Track Racing School were preparing the track since it had rained all night. Beginning about noon I arrived at the speedway, where I met Tim Allen who was to be my instructor for driving.
Shawn and the team described track safety and equipment, & then we then walked the full length of the speedway discussing track negotiation and more safety. I then got into the Late Model, and before I began I felt somewhat confident since I had experience racing modified stock on dirt tracks in the Midwest.
I did a few warm-up laps before starting to get used to the cars feel. It was no problem as I ran lap after lap. Tim Allen was right there providing excellent advice on braking and handling, and Shawn recorded my laps on my video camera.
At the end of the day I felt a renewed confidence in my driving ability, and have decided to continue my plans to buy a late model, since I was able to test my driving skills.”
Des Plaines, Illinois
“The school was an amazing experience for my husband, he is still floating in the clouds somewhere. Other than the exhilaration from driving the car, we both feel that the experience was more about how exceptionally kind and hospitable you and your staff were. Not once did either of us feel out of place, awkward or had our questions frowned at. For me as the spectator, I never felt in the way or anything, but welcome. For that we both say a huge THANK YOU to you and your staff for making this such an awesome experience.”
Belmont, North Carolina
“I just wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you for allowing us to have the opportunity to participate in your new business adventure on Saturday the 13th of September 2008!
Although, I personally do not know much about racing, nor do I have much experience with it, my boyfriend, Capt. Dean Allen (US Air Force), had an amazing time with you all!
From my perspective, it was such a pleasure to see him smile so big climbing out of the cars on Saturday; watching the video still makes me smile! While I was concentrating on filming behind the scenes, watching improve little by little each lap, and listening to all the feedback I could to help Dean in anyway I could, he was out there focusing on the wonderful instruction you guys were able to give him during the 3 sessions and really took away a lot of good tips. Needless to say, I want to thank you for giving Dean another amazing opportunity to look forward to when he returns from the middle east late winter/early spring this upcoming year. I have a feeling we will be returning for another experience on the track soon there after!”
Julie Creech and Dean Allen
Sanford, North Carolina
“My wife and I patronized the Dirt Track School July 12th, 2008. The experience was wonderful. The equipment, including the race cars, was all safe and well maintained. Shawn and the Dirt Track Racing School staff were very hospitable. Shawn was very helpful in recommendations for lodging and making sure we could navigate our way around the area. The driving instructors were patient and very helpful with the driving procedures. We felt that everything was run smoothly.
This experience was very personalized and not over crowded. We plan to attend the school again soon.”
Clint and Nickole Braswell
“I wanted to thank you again for the great experience that I had. This was big for me! Out of all the different types of race cars that I have driven over the past 23 years, a sprint car has been something I have always wanted to drive since day 1, and through the availability of your school, I was finally able to do that. I could feel my dad, who was also my sprint car buddy, smiling down on me from heaven. You and your staff were very friendly and professional.
I look forward to another experience through your school in the very near future.”
Charlotte, North Carolina