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School gDSCN2279.1rads Dave Shotsberger and Mike Egan raced two of the Hawley School S/C dragsters at the NHRA Southeast Division race in Bristol, TN last weekend.  Egan did well, advancing to the second round while Shotsberger was number 1 qualifier with a perfect 8.900 run!  Dave then went 5 rounds to reach the semi-finals, where he lost in a very close double break out run by .002 seconds!

“Everyone knows about our school and the thousands of grads we’ve had over the years, however not everyone knows that we also ‘lease our race cars’ to our graduates. Although many drivers end up purchasing race cars after attending our
school some want to try racing without making the long term commitment.  For these folks leasing one of our cars is a great alternative,” said school owner Frank Hawley.  “Dave and Mike have raced with us before and we had a lot of confidence they would do well IMG_5146going into this big race.”

“Frank’s staff and equipment are the best,” said Shotsberger.  “Each time I’ve raced with them I’ve had a great time. The cars were near perfect and Jimmy and Derek gave me the confidence and the race car to go all those rounds.  Even though we lost in the semi-final round it was one of my best runs ever by the numbers and a very close loss. Certainly a run to be happy with.”  Mike and I have raced together many times and become good friends.  We’re planning on racing again next year.”


“I’ve been racing one of Frank’s cars for the past few years and always had a wonderful time,” said Egan.  “As a retired pilot I appreciate the attention to detail that the crew gives to the preparation and operation of the race cars.  The cars always run great and the tuning is spot on. The Bristol race was a tremendous amount of fun.  I can’t wait for next season.”

The cars that Shotsberger and Egan raced in Bristol are the same cars that students get to learn to drive at the school!  Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School can give anyone the chance to go from a complete beginner to the winners circle!

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IMG_4326.1Recently five US Navy SEALS based at the Naval Special Operations base in Coronado, CA visited Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, CA.  The SEALS were invited as part of a program conducted by Mickey Thompson Tires.

“I was absolutely honored to meet these men and thank them for the work they and their counterparts do to protect our country,” said Hawley.  “All of the men and women serving in the armed forces deserve our praise and thanks for their contribution to freedom.  It was however a special opportunity for me and my staff to meet the SEALS.”

Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School has been working with the Mickey Thompson Tire Company for over a decade.  Through the years hundreds of Mickey Thompson customers, staff and guests have gotten a chance to get behind the wheel of one of Hawley’s dragsters and blast down the 1/4 mile during special Mickey Thompson promotional programs.

“It was an honor for us to have some of our finest join us for a day of fun and camaraderie at the track,” said Mickey Thompson Training Specialist Kirk Fenn.  “Frank and his team never missed a beat and once again provided our guests with a fantastic day at the track.”

The SEALS got to make several runs in the dragsters in addition to some ‘side-by-side’ racing.  Each one said they’d love to return for some more racing.

“These guys didn’t just graduate from SEAL training.  A couple of them have been SEALS for 15 years.” continued Hawley.  “They were treated like ‘Rock Stars’.  Everyone wanted a photo taken with them.  They were a group of very bright, brave and humble guys and had no problem at all driving the race cars.   In fact I was told that after leaving our school they were headed for a different type of training course in a new (not yet released) land based tactical weapons vehicle in Pensacola, FL.  Now that is something I’d like to learn to drive!” Said Hawley with a smile.

Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School is open to everyone…not just SEALS!   If you’d like to get behind the wheel of a dragster give the school a call at 866-480-7223!

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