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Sunny skies, low humidity and pleasant temperatures are what Florida is about in the Fall & Winter.  And remember, the IMG_6051.1tuition on our 2-day Super Comp or Super Gas competition license program is only $1495 at our home track of Gainesville Raceway!  Below are the dates we currently have scheduled, and note there are some 2017 dates on there already! These classes are a GREAT foundation to move on to all forms of racing!  We have grads racing in the NHRA, IHRA, NMRA, NMCA, NHRDA, JETS and more!

This year we are offering two classes between Christmas and New Years for everyone who is off of work, school or just plain on vacation!

So, if you’ve been thinking about getting into racing or already have a hot rod, pick up the phone and call Paul or Jeff and they can tell you just about everything you want to know about earning your competition license, bringing your own car to class, upgrading to a different class, or just having some fun and checking an item off your bucket list! These classes are taught personally by Frank Hawley and the SC/SG classes include the personal performance lectures Frank has worked with many of the pro drivers on.

IMG_6045Don’t wait as class size is limited and preregistration is required in all our programs.  Additional dates for the 200 mph classes are available on request.  Scroll down past the dates for contact info…

October 4-5, 2016 ~~ Super Comp/Super Gas/Bring Your Own Car

October 12, 2016 ~~ Top Dragster

December 6-7, 2016 ~~ Super Comp/Super Gas/Bring Your Own Car

December 8-9, 2016 ~~ Top Dragster

December 27-28, 2016 ~~ Super Comp/Super Gas/Bring Your Own Car

December 29-30, 2016 ~~ Super Comp/Super Gas/Bring Your Own Car

January 17-18, 2017 ~~ Super Comp/Super Gas/Bring Your Own Car

January 24-25, 2017 ~~ Top Dragster or Nostalgia Funny Car

February 14-15, 2017 ~~ Super Comp/Super Gas/Bring Your Own Car

February 28-March 1, 2017 ~~ Super Comp/Super Gas/Bring Your Own Car

March 21-22, 2017 ~~ Super Comp/Super Gas/Bring Your Own Car (*premium pricing of $1695.00 after Gatornationals)

March 24, 2017 ~~ Dragster Adventure

March 28-29, 2017 ~~ Top Dragster or Nostalgia Funny Car

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The world’s fastest drag racing school is coming to the world’s fastest dragstrip.  Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School will be download (1)conducting a full schedule of programs at Heartland Park Topeka September 7-9, 2016!  “I’ve raced at Topeka in both Top Fuel Dragsters and Nitro Funny Cars and I can tell you that this racetrack produces some of the best performances anywhere in the country,” said Hawley.  “We are super excited to be offering our programs to the folks in the Midwest.”

“There are different reasons drivers attend our courses,” said school founder Frank Hawley.  “Some are looking to get a competition license while others just want to drive a fast dragster and check another item off their bucket list.  Every class has a combination of experienced racers and folks that have never been down a drag strip.  The course is designed to work for drivers with various levels of experience.”

IMG_5637.cropThe two-day Super Class allows drivers of all backgrounds the opportunity to earn their NHRA competition driver’s license in the school’s Chevy Performance 572/720R equipped Super Comp Dragsters or Super Gas Firebirds.  For drivers that already have their own car, the school offers a “bring your own car” program that gives drivers the opportunity to enjoy the same driving course behind the wheel of their own race car.  No experience is necessary to take the course.

In addition to on-track time, students taking the 2-day licensing program will learn from Frank’s classroom sessions which cover the physiology of how the mind and body work together.  Participants will learn how to mentally prepare, perform at the highest level, improve focus and block out distractions.  Frank teaches how to practice more effectively, feel more confident about pulling up to the starting line and he shares techniques on how to remove the emotional baggage (everybody has some) that can often disrupt good performance.

For those that are simply looking for the thrill of blasting down the quarter mile, the Dragster Adventure is offered on photo 1September 9th.  The Dragster Adventure starts at just $399 for the half day program, or $599 for the whole day program with SIDE-BY-SIDE racing.

Seats are limited and advance registration is required, so call now to reserve your seat for the September 7-8 competition course, or book on-line for the Dragster Adventure on September 9th.

For additional information, please call Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School at 866-480-7223 or visit the school’s website at www.frankhawley.com.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and Instagram!

This is the first year we are taking our classes to Heartland Park Topeka!  There are still seats left in both the popular 2-dayIMG_6045 Super Comp/Super Gas/Bring Your Own Car class on September 7-8, as well as the fun Dragster Adventure on September 9.

Then we’ll be heading back to our home track of Gainesville Raceway for some 200 mph action in the Nostalgia Funny Car and Top Dragster, as well as the SC/SG/BYOC class on October 4-5.  Remember, the tuition is $500 less on the 2-day Super Comp/Super Gas program in Gainesville!

photo 1.1Mid-October we’re off to Auto Club Dragway!  In addition to a special program for the Fontana Chamber of Commerce, we’ll be running our SC/SG/BYOC class on October 19-20.  Only a few seats are left in this class.  The Dragster Adventure on October 21 has been sold out for some time, but there are still a few spots left on October 27 and October 28.

Call on our knowledgeable staff if you’re looking to earn your license, upgrade your license or get started in racing.  They will answer any questions you may have or help you reserve your seat in any of the programs we offer.  The Super Comp/Super Gas class has proved to be an incredibly good starting point for so many people who are racing! The competition license classes are taught personally by Frank Hawley and include the popular Personal Performance Development lectures. We have so many grads competing in everything from the NHRA Pro classes, NMRA, NMCA, IHRA, Jet Dragster, and local racers!

Dates for the 200 mph cars are on request and previous fast car experience is required.

Remember, pre-registration is required in all our classes and seats are limited.

Paul Shields, pshields@frankhawley.com, 866-480-7223 x102, 904-472-6312 c

Jeff Arend, jarend@frankhawley.com, 866-480-7223 x103, 909-973-8279 c

Here’s a list of all our upcoming class dates/locations that have openings:

August 25, 2016 Dragster Adventure, Maple Grove Raceway – Click here to book now

September 7-8, 2016 Super Comp/Super Gas/Bring Your Own Car, Heartland Park Topeka – Call us to book

September 9, 2016 Dragster Adventure, Heartland Park Topeka – Click here to book now

October 4-5, 2016 Super Comp/Super Gas/Bring Your Own Car, Gainesville Raceway – Call us to book

October 7, 2016 Dragster Adventure, Gainesville Raceway – Click here to book now

October 19-20, 2016 Super Comp/Super Gas/Bring Your Own Car, Auto Club Dragway – Call us to book

October 27, 2016 Dragster Adventure, Auto Club Dragway – Click here to book now

October 28, 2016 Dragster Adventure, Auto Club Dragway – Click here to book now

December 6-7, 2016 Super Comp/Super Gas/Bring Your Own Car, Gainesville Raceway – Call us to book

December 27-28, 2016 Super Comp/Super Gas/Bring Your Own Car, Gainesville Raceway – Call us to book

December 29-30, 2016 Super Comp/Super Gas/Bring Your Own Car, Gainesville Raceway – Call us to book

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By Brandon W. Mudd

The Frank Hawley Drag Racing School, led by the two-time NHRA Funny Car champion, has announced the coMT_tiresntinuation of its relationship with the Mickey Thompson Tire Company, an organization built by an equally-important figure in racing history. Mickey Thompson Tires and the school first worked together in the mid-1990s when Hawley was based in Pomona, Calif., and has spent 20 years creating the top drag racing school in the world.

Begun when Mickey Thompson Tires Vice President of Sales and Marketing Ken Warner joined forces with Hawley at Pomona, the partnership has evolved into a pairing that has seen incredible benefits for both sides. Kirk Fenn of the Mickey Thompson National Accounts Business Development Department, said the relationship has had incredible rewards for them.

“Frank was looking for the best products when he was going through his suppliers with his cars for the school and it was the perfect fit for us and for Frank,” Fenn said. “It allows anyone who’s going through for certification to be exposed to the best tires that are out there for drag racing for those classes and those categories. “

“Not to mention it works very well for us for when we’re doing relationship building with clients or customers. It really helps give them some hands-on experience to better sell and speak to the product when they’re marketing it out there.”

IMG_4330Hawley, an NHRA Nationals winner in both Funny Car and Top Fuel as the pilot of the legendary Chi-Town Hustler, said Mickey Thompson Tires has been an amazing partner for the school.

“It’s always important to have great traction and a good handling race car but it’s even more important when you are learning to drive.  We’ve trusted Mickey Thompson Tires at our school for years!”

The most successful display for the two entities has been the Mickey Thompson Dragster Adventure. The program provides training at various drag strips across the country with the students racing in a Frank Hawley Drag Racing School dragster at the end of the day.

“We usually do two a year and I’ve been doing that for almost eight years and managing it for the last year and a half,” Fenn said. “We have nothing but rave reviews. People coming into it kind of skeptical in some cases, kind of ‘What is this all about?’ and after they make their first pass, they get out and get their helmet off…they’re like a little kid who’s just had their first exposure to a roller coaster.”

The Adventure has seen some amazing highlights, from its most recent winner Floyd Carter at Fontana, Calif., April 21, to a group of Navy SEALs last spring. While working with the SEALs is an unforgettable experience for both parties, the primary goal for Mickey Thompson is to provide education to customers and staff. The company also has a sizable involvIMG_5103.1ement in off-road racing and provides an all-new experience to staff members who are unfamiliar with drag racing, although that’s not always the case.

”Floyd was a great example because he runs a speed shop so he was very in touch with the product on the drag racing side,” Fenn said, “but yet, was still absolutely floored by the experience. We go into it with a high-level objective, but we fine tune it based on what we want to get out of it and how the partnership is going to grow together.”

At the end of the day, success is measured in profit and the Frank Hawley Drag Racing School has definitely provided the opportunity for the Mickey Thompson Tire Company to expand both its reach and its customer loyalty.

“It certainly provides more of a hands-on takeaway,” Fenn said. “The more familiar our customers, dealers, and the end users become with a product, the more receptive they are to talk about it and essentially, sell it. That tends to be a positive take away and going back to the Fontana event, we had customers there who have since ramped up there overall volume of Mickey Thompson product.

“That’s an easy metric to see that we’ve accomplished our goal.”

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Don’t miss out on classes for the rest of the summer!  We’re visiting some of our favorite tracks, as well as a new one.  Our photo 10.1Super Comp & Super Gas classes, as well as our Dragster Adventure programs have been filling quickly, so don’t wait.  Give Jeff Arend (x103) or Paul Shields (x102) a call at 866-480-7223 to reserve your seat now.  Advance reservations are required and seats are limited, so whether you want to earn your competition license, bring your own car to improve or upgrade your skills, or just have some fun, we’d love to help you.  You’ll learn so much more in the 2-day competition course than how to drive a race car.  Here’s a list of the upcoming school classes that still have some openings.

Gainesville Raceway, Gainesville, FL July 12-13 – Super Comp/Super Gas

Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, OH July 25-26 Super Comp/Super Gas

Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, PA August 23-24 Super Comp/Super Gas

Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, PA August 25 Dragster Adventure  — Click here to book now!

Heartland Park, Topeka, KS September 7-8 Super Comp/Super Gas

Heartland Park, Topeka, KS September 9 Dragster Adventure — Click here to book now!

Gateway Motorsports Park, St. Louis, MO September 14-15 Super Comp/Super Gas

Gateway Motorsports Park St. Louis, MO September 16 Dragster Adventure — Click here to book now!

 

 

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IMG_7478.1Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School is coming to Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, IL June 30-July 2!  “This is the first time we’ve ever brought the school to Chicago and we are really excited,” said school founder Frank Hawley.  “I spent several years living in Chicago when I was driving the Chi-Town Hustler Funny Car, so it’s good to be back.  The facility in Joliet is first class and the staff has been extremely helpful in planning our trip.”

“There are different reasons drivers attend our courses,” said school founder Frank Hawley.  “Some are looking to get a competition license while IMG_6773.cropothers just want to drive a fast dragster and check another item off their bucket list.  Every class has a combination of experienced racers and folks that have never been down a drag strip.  The course is designed to work for drivers with various levels of experience.”

There are still seats open in the Super Comp/Super Gas class on June 30-July 1.  “The two-day Super Class allows drivers of all backgrounds the opportunity to earn their NHRA competition driver’s license in the school’s Chevy Performance 572/720R equipped Super Comp Dragsters or Super Gas Firebirds.  For drivers that already have their own car, the school offers a “bring your own car” program that gives drivers the opportunity to enjoy the same driving course behind the wheel of their own race car.  No experience is necessary to take the course.

IMG_6051.1For those that are simply looking for the thrill of blasting down the quarter mile, the Dragster Adventure is offered on July 2nd.  The Dragster Adventure starts at just $399 for the half day program, or $599 for the whole day program with SIDE-BY-SIDE racing. Due to the tremendous response, the Dragster Adventure is sold out on this date, but we are taking names for cancellations.

Seats are limited and advance registration is required, so call now to reserve your seat for the June 30-July 1 competition course.

Call Jeff Arend at x103 or Paul Shields at x102 at Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School, 866-480-7223 or visit the school’s website at www.frankhawley.com for all the upcoming dates and locations.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube and Instagram!

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Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School is coming to Woodburn Dragstrip in Woodburn, OR June 7-10!  “This is the firsWoodburnt time we’ve ever brought the school to Woodburn and the response has been fantastic!” said school founder Frank Hawley.  “There are only a few seats left in the Super Comp/Super Gas competition license course on June 7-8 as well as the Dragster Adventure program on June 9.  The folks at the track have been very helpful in welcoming the school to Woodburn.”

IMG_7162.crop“There are different reasons drivers attend our courses,” said school founder Frank Hawley.  “Some are looking to get a competition license while others just want to drive a fast dragster and check another item off their bucket list.  Every class has a combination of experienced racers and folks that have never been down a drag strip.  The course is designed to work for drivers with various levels of experience.”

The two-day Super Class allows drivers of all backgrounds the opportunity to earn their NHRA competition driver’s license in the school’s Chevy Performance 572/720R equipped Super Comp Dragsters or Super Gas Firebirds.  For drivers that already have their own car, the school offers a “bring your own car” program that gives drivers the opportunity to enjoy the same driving course behind the wheel of their own race car.  No experience is necessary to take the course.

In addition to on-track time, students will learn from Frank’s classroom sessions which cover the physiology of how the mind and body work together.  Participants will learn how to mentally prepare, perform at the highest level, improve focphoto 1us and block out distractions.  Frank teaches how to practice more effectively, feel more confident about pulling up to the starting line and he shares techniques on how to remove the emotional baggage (everybody has some) that can often disrupt good performance.

For those that are simply looking for the thrill of blasting down the quarter mile, the Dragster Adventure is offered on June 9th and 10th.  The Dragster Adventure starts at just $399 for the half day program, or $599 for the whole day program with SIDE-BY-SIDE racing.

Seats are limited and advance registration is required, so call now to reserve your seat for the June 7-8 competition course, or book on-line for the Dragster Adventure on June 9 or 10.

For additional information, please call 866-480-7223 and speak with Jeff Arend (x103) or Paul Shields (x102) at Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School.  Also visit the school’s website at www.frankhawley.com.

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150xNxBAW_14.png.pagespeed.ic.BGIy8OKyDIFrank Hawley’s Drag Racing School is proud to be part of National Dragster’s unique Be A Winner, Be A Member program which rewards NHRA racers who win a regular-season bracket race at an NHRA Member track with prizes from lots of sponsors!  At the end of the year, one lucky racer will be awarded the grand prize, a two-day Super class at Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School!

By submitting proof of victory and NHRA membership and an address, a racer becomes eligible for that month’s drawing and the grand prize later in the season.   Oh, did we mention that the GRAND PRIZE is a trip to Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School two-day Super Comp or Super Gas Course and $500 spending money!

More information about the Be a Winner program can be found here at the NHRA website.  Racers with questions regarding entries and the program can email etracing@nhra.com or call 626-250-2331.

 

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Marc Caruso knows drag racing.PDRA Rock3

His father began racing at the age of 15 in upstate New York and Marc followed in those footsteps years later in his 1996 IROC Z. After racing his street car, he earned his Super Gas license at the age of 17 in his dad’s ’67 Camaro, which led to the purchase of a 1970 Chevelle. He raced 10.90 in IHRA events and won his first national event in 2000 at Norwalk. Following years of racing, national event victories, Marc said attending the Frank Hawley Drag Racing School upped his game even further.

“(It was) very educational,” he said. “I’ve been drag racing for almost 30 years and after sitting in on Frank’s classes, I found myself in two back-to-back NHRA Top Sportsman National event finals.  I truly believe by implementing some of the psychological teachings from Frank is what helped me find my way to both of those finals.”

Marc believed in what Frank Hawley taught so much, he enrolled both of his daughters, Camrie Caruso and Ava Lawler, in the school as well.  “As a racer, I feel in control when I’m operating the race car,” Marc said. “But, when I’m watching my daughters, the hardest part for me is standing on the starting line and feeling completely not in control. It can be pretty nerve racking.”

Watching Frank work with the girls, however, gave Marc a sense of security that they were in good hands. “I truly feel that Frank gave both Camrie and Ava the best know-how to compete competitively and most importantly, safely.”

camrie8Camrie has competed in Super Comp and Top Dragster at Division 1 and Division 3 races and is waiting for the day she can join her father at the national events. When she found out she was going to attend the Frank Hawley Drag Racing School, she knew her racing future just got brighter.

“My experience with the school was amazing!” she said. “I was so excited to be a part of such a successful drag racing school! As soon as my dad told me I was going, I had a countdown on my phone just waiting till the day.”

One of Camrie’s favorite aspects of the school is the post-run analysis done in the classroom. Making the run and feeling the car react is one thing, but to watch the lap on video afterwards with Frank providing expert commentary on what went right/wrong is invaluable for students.

“During one of my passes,” Camrie said, “I didn’t go as straight as I could have. I remember my dad telling me after the school that Frank said ‘Don’t tell her what she did wrong,’ and my dad was confused because he said his stomach dropped and he wanted to correct me right away. He came back and asked how I thought it went and I knew what I did wrong and that was important.

“I really enjoyed how the school made you feel comfortable and really focused on teaching the right ways to drive and stay safe. I would go back to the school for sure!”

For Ava, her racing career started when she became a part of the Caruso family. Marc and his father, Joe, embraced Ava withinPDRA Rock their racing program and she said it had a profound effect upon her.

“Being a part of the Caruso family not only affected my racing career, but it has also affected my life,” Ava said. “If it was not for Joe Caruso and Marc Caruso, I would not be who I am today.  I am thankful for the support they give and the belief they have in me as a racer.

“Drag racing also brought Camrie and I together. We are now inseparable and I am happy to call her my sister and best friend.”

Attending the school not only improved her racing ability, it improved her outlook on life. “Frank Hawley’s school influenced the way I drive a race  car,” she said, “but it also influenced the way I look at life. Frank taught me how watching my mistakes would make me want to try even harder to focus and fix the problem.  The advice he gave and the sharing of life lessons helped me understand what needed to be accomplished for my next run.

“Frank Hawley’s driving school was not just about getting a new license; it was also about future confidence and learning from my mistakes.”

UPDATE!  At her first race of the 2016 season Ava won the 2016 “Bracket Bash Championship” at the PDRA Spring Nationals in Rockingham, NC!

For more information on the school, programs offered, class dates and locations, visit www.frankhawley.com or call us at 866-480-7223!  Follow us on FacebookTwitter, InstagramYouTube and Google+!

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IMG_6145.1Check out all the great locations we’re holding both our 2-day Super Comp/Super Gas competition license class, as well as the Dragster Adventure in the next couple months!!  In addition to our regular stops at Royal Purple Raceway in Houston (May 18-20) and Bandimere Speedway in Denver (June 1-3), this will be the first time we’ve ventured to Woodburn Dragstrip in the Pacific Northwest (June 8-10), as well as Route 66 Raceway near Chicago (June 30-July 2)!

We’ll be holding our Alcohol Funny Car and Top Dragster classes in between our photo 1.1travels at our home base of Gainesville Raceway also.

So, if you want to earn your competition license, improve your skills, crossgrade or upgrade your current license, entertain friends or employees – give us a call!

IMG_5329Pre-registration is required in all programs and space is limited, so contact Paul Shields, pshields@frankhawley.com or Jeff Arend, jarend@frankhawley.com at 866-480-7223 for complete information on all our classes or to sign up!

Visit our website for lots more class dates and locations too!

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