The Dragster Adventure program is great for you, your friends, your employees or your customers!
If you’re interested in higher speeds, advanced training and a racing license, check out our 2-day competition license program. This has been the start for so many people in ALL categories of drag racing!
Contact us for info on any of our classes! Seats are limited and advance registration is required.
Paul Shields, email@example.com, 904-472-6312 cell
Jeff Arend, firstname.lastname@example.org, 909-973-8279 cell
While going through our old photos recently, I came across the article Craig Vetter had written for Playboy, in the April 1988 issue, “At Ludicrous Speed”. Our 200+ MPH program has changed quite a bit in format since then, but this article has always been a favorite of mine and hope you will enjoy it too! Click on the link below to read.
Contact us for questions or information on any of our programs!
Paul Shields, email@example.com, 866-480-7223 x102, 904-472-6312 cell
Jeff Arend, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-480-7223 x103, 909-973-8279 cell
Many of our grads are out there racing, and we really appreciate it when they share their news with us. This newsletter will showcase just a few of them! So, if you haven’t sent us your news and pictures of your hot rod, please do! We’ve helped many people get into racing as well as help experienced racers improve, so call us at 866-480-7223!
Jim Petrecky ~~ “There were many times during the season that I remembered lessons from class and they helped me prepare, perform and improve.” Jim attended the School in 2016, so last year during his rookie season he won a race and qualified as a Lebanon Valley Dragway track representative for the Division 1 Bracket Finals where he went 4 rounds.
Chuck Weck ~~ “The school exceeded my expectations in most every way…I intend to recycle some of Frank’s stuff and use with our performance based sales staff…I do think I will be a better driver this season with Frank’s instruction and certainly calmer in the seat.” Chuck and his daughter Carly attended the school recently. Chuck is an experienced racer, having run 8 and 9 second cars and an Outlaw Pro Mod.
Jordin DeWald ~~ “When I started racing I referred back to what I learned in the class to help me out on top of my dads help.” Jordin licensed in both super gas and super comp at Royal Purple Raceway and she is now racing a 2001 S-10 that runs 10.60s along with a 1937 Chevy truck in Super Gas.
Jeff Bragg ~~ “Your class exceeded all of my expectations. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your family for the two days. I feel that by implementing knowledge and instruction that I received, it will allow me to develop and practice in order to safely compete.” Jeff recently attended the School and will be fielding a new COPO!
Rich Gregorski ~~ “Two important things I learned – I have much work to do both with my skills and my car… I found your class sessions very interesting…many things you spoke about can be used in business as well as life.” Rich attended the school a few years ago and drove one of our SG cars and also brought his car back to the program. His car was featured in National Dragster a couple years back.
Jim & Jimmy Mallare ~~ Father and son attended December 2014 and Jim (dad) is racing Top Sportsman with his Camaro and Jimmy is bracket racing his Firebird!
So if your goal is to join the list of successful Hawley grads in one of the school’s world class Licensing Programs or just have a blast racing against your friends in one of the school’s Dragster Adventure Programs, please join us in 2017!
Go to FrankHawley.com or call 866-480-7223 to speak to Paul Shields (x102) or Jeff Arend (x103).
Click here for our calendar of dates & locations. Remember, seats are limited and pre-registration is required at all of our classes.
And here’s some footage of a SC license run during the competition program:
Lots of dates are available for the the 200 mph classes, but these dates are on request, so call us to discuss upgrading your license in the dragster or funny car!
Upcoming class dates:
Gainesville Raceway SC/SG/BYOC competition license: February 14-15; February 28-March 1; March 21-22; May 30-31; July 11-12; September 26-27; November 7-8; December 5-6; December 27-28
Gainesville Raceway Dragster Adventures: March 23; March 24 (sold out); December 1
Tucson Dragway: April 6-7 for SC/SG/BYOC competition license class and April 8 for the Dragster Adventure
Auto Club Dragway SC/SG/BYOC competition license classes: April 12-13; October 18-19
Auto Club Dragway Dragster Adventure dates: April 14, April 15, April 21, April 20, April 26, April 27
Royal Purple Raceway: May 10-11 for SC/SG/BYOC competition license class and May 13 for Dragster Adventure
The Strip at Las Vegas SC/SG/BYOC competition license classes: May 17-18; October 10-11
The Strip at Las VegasDragster Adventure dates: October 12, October 13
Route 66 Raceway: June 21-22 for the SC/SG/BYOC competition license class and June 23 & June 24 for the Dragster Adventure
Woodburn Dragstrip: June 29-30 for the SC/SG/BYOC competition license class and July 1(sold out) and July 2 for the Dragster Adventure
Summit Motorsports Park: July 17-18 for the SC/SG/BYOC competition license class and July 20 for the Dragster Adventure
Maple Grove Raceway: August 15-16 for the SC/SG/BYOC competition license class and August 17 & August 18 for the Dragster Adventure
Heartland Park: September 6-7 for the SC/SG/BYOC competition license class and September 9 for the Dragster Adventure
Tri-State Raceway: September 16 for the Dragster Adventure
Contact Paul Shields at 866-480-7223 x102, 904-472-6312 c, email@example.com
Contact Jeff Arend at 866-480-7223 x103, 909-973-8279 c, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are very grateful for all the friendships and relationships we have made in the past and we look forward to making many more! Thank you for your support and patronage! We wish you a Blessed Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!
Merry Christmas from Frank, Lana, and our team!
Luke 2:9-11 – And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them…And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
**Christmas card art by Jim Brando
Please check our website for a class near you!
Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School is back at ‘The Strip’ in Las Vegas starting May of 2017!
The world’s most successful and popular Drag School will offer a full slate of classes including NHRA Super Comp and Super Gas licensing courses and its popular Adventure Dragster program featuring “side-by-side” racing.
“We’ll be starting our West Coast tour at Tucson Dragway in April, then we’re at our second home of Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, CA. After that, it’s on to Vegas,” said Hawley.
“We’re excited to begin classes again at The Strip in Las Vegas,” said Hawley. “It’s been a few years since we offered classes at the popular facility and we can’t wait to get started. Our first classes will be in May of 2017.” “Adding Vegas back on our west coast schedule gives our customers even more opportunity to add their names to the tremendous list of graduates of Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School.”
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 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 in Las Vegas starts at just $499 for the half day program, or $699 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 May 17-18 or October 10-11 Las Vegas competition course, or book on-line for the Las Vegas Dragster Adventure on October 12 or October 13.
For additional information, please call Paul Shields or Jeff Arend at Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School, 866-480-7223, or visit our website for additional class dates and locations at www.frankhawley.com.
Paul Shields, email@example.com, 866-480-7223 x102
Jeff Arend, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-480-7223 x103
Thank you from Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School! It is because of you and your support that we are able to do what we do! We thank you for your patronage at our programs, and for your kind words and referrals!
Blessings to you and yours at Thanksgiving and throughout the coming year!
From Frank & Lana Hawley and the entire crew!
By Brandon W. Mudd
Part of what makes a business successful is experience. Another part is the quality of people who support that business. Frank Hawley is a two-time NHRA Funny Car champion, one of the sport’s 50 Greatest Drivers, and, for more than 30 years, the owner and lead instructor at the Frank Hawley Drag Racing School, so the experience is a no-brainer.
And the support? Well, when companies like Summit Racing Equipment spend year after year supporting the school, it’s obvious Hawley has built a credible empire based on results and customer satisfaction, both for racers and marketing partners.
Jim Greenleaf, the motorsports and events manager for Summit, said the school has provided his organization the ability to reach out to new groups and new clients.
“We were on board with Frank before I was in this position,” he said. “I’ve been with the company 20 years, so in the eight years I have been in this capacity, we’d already started a relationship with the school and Frank.
“Obviously, the main reason to get involved is because of what Frank’s doing, whether he’s teaching somebody who is looking to improve their skills or somebody who is new to the sport. There are opportunities there for us to help us reach that racer and to be a partner with them going forward in their racing career.”
“We have been with Summit for a long time. Summit has supported our sport for many years at both a Sportsman and a Professional level. I think our customers, the racers and enthusiasts have come to rely on Summit as the source for performance parts. I know that my staff uses them on a regular basis. It’s one stop shopping, with great service and great prices,” said Hawley.
Greenleaf said Summit Racing Equipment maintains its relationship with Hawley and the driving school due to both the programs the former drag racing champion provides for students and Hawley’s abilities to teach and motivate.
“I know folks that have been involved and are very impressed with the program that he runs,” Greenleaf said. “Again, it’s a top-notch program from the quality of the cars to Frank as a speaker and a motivator.”
When many think of the NHRA, they think of the Mello Yello Series and its Pro drivers. While Summit supports drivers such as Pro Stock champions Greg Anderson and Jason Line and Funny Car driver Tim Wilkerson, the company’s bread and butter comes from the Sportsman ranks.
Hobby racers and part-time drivers who have full-time jobs outside the sport are the ones Summit Racing Equipment wants to reach the most. Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School gives them that opportunity.
“It’s a local guy who is home working on his car in the garage, in the shop,” Greenleaf said. “It’s the guy that can go out and race on any given weekend. Whether it’s his daily driver or whether it’s a purpose-built race car, there really is no other form of motorsports that allows the participant to do that, to get involved at such an entry level, without a huge investment necessarily and that’s really our customer base, it’s that do-it-yourself racer.”
And to Jim Greenleaf and many other automotive industry representatives, Hawley and the school is a great way to reach those drivers. Regardless of whether it’s someone looking for a couple days of fun in a race car or someone looking to follow in Frank’s championship footsteps, Summit knows the school is a capable method of reaching a new customer base.
“Frank is kind of the next step,” Greenleaf said. “As they want to improve, they go to see Frank and obviously we want to be a part of that as they grow in the sport.”
When this news goes out, we’ll be running classes at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, CA before heading back to our home track at Gainesville Raceway for the winter and spring. We’d like to feature some of our grads in an upcoming newsletter, so please send us your pictures and news! In the meantime, if you’ve already been to the school, tell people about the programs, and please “like” and review us on our Facebook page. We are grateful to continue to help people get started in racing, or help them fulfill a lifelong dream! Our grads are our best endorsement and we are thankful for you all!
The December classes between Christmas and New Years are extremely popular and this year the calendar worked out where we are able to offer TWO classes during this time. These are very popular for the up and coming racers out there as they are on school break, and also many people have this time off work. Don’t delay if you may be thinking about attending during one of these classes, as both class dates are half full already!
Our very knowledgeable guys, Paul Shields and Jeff Arend, are responsive to your calls, texts and emails so feel free to contact them with any and all questions you have about the school, what you’re trying to accomplish, whether you want to bring your own car, arrange a group event, just have some fun, buy a gift for someone, or even treat a potential sponsor or significant other to a taste of drag racing, etc. Their direct contacts are listed at the end of this email.
Below is a list of confirmed class dates. Please check back as we will be confirming other dates soon! **Additional dates for Group Events, TD/NFC are on demand
July 17-18, 2017 — SC/SG/BYOC – Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, OH
July 19, 2017 — Corporate Dragster Adventure Group (Private)
July 20, 2017 — Dragster Adventure – Summit Motorsports Park, Norwalk, OH (click here to book)
August 15-16, 2017 — SC/SG/BYOC – Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, PA
August 17, 2017 — Dragster Adventure – Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, PA (click here to book)
August 18, 2017 — Dragster Adventure – Maple Grove Raceway, Reading, PA (click here to book)
October 18-19, 2017 — SC/SG/BYOC – Auto Club Dragway, Fontana, CA
October 20, 2017 — Dragster Adventure – Auto Club Dragway, Fontana, CA (click here to book)
October 26, 2017 — Dragster Adventure – Auto Club Dragway, Fontana, CA (click here to book)
October 27, 2017 — Dragster Adventure – Auto Club Dragway, Fontana, CA (click here to book)
** Dates subject to change, so please check back
For information on all our programs contact…
Paul Shields, 866-480-7223 x102, 904-472-6312 cell, email@example.com
Jeff Arend, 866-480-7223 x103, 909-973-8279 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunny skies, low humidity and pleasant temperatures are what Florida is about in the Fall & Winter. And remember, the tuition 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.
Don’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
Paul Shields, email@example.com, 866-480-7223 x102, 904-472-6312 cell
Jeff Arend, firstname.lastname@example.org, 866-480-7223 x103, 909-973-8279 cell