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photo 5If you’ve ever thought that racing a dragster in side-by-side competition sounded like a thrill… then there is only one place to go… Frank Hawley’s Drag racing School!

On August 25-27, 2015 Hawley’s school will be offering 2 programs at the famed 1/4 mile facility.  For those that want to experience the thrill of flying down the drag strip behind the wheel of a dragster and competing against other drivers, the school will be conducting the Dragster Adventure. In this program you’ll be making Full 1/4 mile runs in one of the school dragsters in the morning session and going head to head with other drivers in the afternoon competition.  It’s the only schophoto 1ol that offers a real side-by-side racing program.

But if you’re after even more power and speed you might want to try to earn your NHRA competition license in the Super Comp or the Super Gas cars.  This is the course that started many of the PROS careers.  The Frank Hawley program has no competition when it comes to training winning drivers.

photo 4Advance registration is required for the programs, so don’t delay. Take a look at the Hawley school at or call us at 866-480-7223.


20140403162349_IMG_7905Don’t miss the opportunity for you, your friends, your employees, or your customers to race in Side-by-Side Competition!  Whether it is a life-long dream to drive a dragster or you’re looking for that special way to entertain clients or customers – this program is for you!   Dragster Adventure Programs start at $399!

Here’s what some of our Dragster Adventure Challenge Winners had to say…

“Best day ever, I never drove down the quarter mile and the staff taught me how to do it…I won, if I can win, anyone can win…Great Day!”

“It was the best time we’ve ever had!”

“Thank you Frank for allowing our life-long dream to come true!”

“Words alone cannot convey the depth of my appreciation for the chance to experience what I did today…”

“We had a fantastic time and it definitely was a moral boost to our team and money well spent.”

photo 1.1The next Dragster Adventure is March 27th at Auto Plus Raceway in Gainesville, FL!  We have Adventure dates coming up at the following tracks – Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, CA; Royal Purple Raceway in Houston, TX; Bandimere Speedway in Denver, CO; Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis, MO; Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH; and Maple Grove Raceway in Reading, PA.

Seats are limited, so contact us or buy on-line!



Challenge - 06.1This has been a great year! We’ve covered the country from California to Washington to Pennsylvania with lots of places in between.

Our first full season with our Dragster Adventure thrilled drivers and produced some fabulous side-by-side racing and our school is still the only place student drivers can race dragsters in “side-by-side” competition.

Take a look at the video of the John Force Corporate Adventure day. You’ll see John with his daughters Courtney and Brittney and his team driver Robert Hight enjoying a day with their sponsors at our school.

Our school is the perfect place for you, your friends, customers or employees to join in the activities during the Adventure programphoto 3s.  We can plan a private session just for your group!

The fall weather is spectacular here in Florida. We’re enjoying 70 degrees and sunshine while many people are stuck in the “polar vortex”. So treat yourself to a trip to Florida. We have a full schedule of classes in everything from Super Comp and Super Gas to our 200 mph Alcohol machines.

Many dates and locations have been finalized for 2015, so if you can’t make it to Florida this winter (although you should really try!), take a look at our other locations and decide what other race track will work for you or your group.

photo 5.12015 will mark our third decade of providing excitement, thrills, education and fulfillment of many drivers’ dreams. We would love to help make it a memorable year for you behind the wheel!

We look forward to hearing from you!



photo 7Our guys and the “Hawler” have been racking up some miles already this year. During the last few months we’ve held license classes, Dragster Adventures and Corporate programs at Auto Plus Raceway in Gainesville; Auto Club Dragway in Fontana; Royal Purple Raceway in Houston; Atlanta Dragway (private corporate group), John Force Racing Corporate Group (pictured below) in Las Vegas; Gateway Motorsports Park in St. Louis; and now we’re off to Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk where we’ll be holding our popular two-day Super Comp/Super Gas photo 1license class, a corporate adventure and our popular Dragster Adventure!

Then we’ll be heading to Seattle to do media rides for the 3rd Annual Ranier Cup with class the week following the NHRA O’Reilly Northwest Nationals at Pacific Raceways.
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In between regular classes we’ve been having some fun working with Discovery Canada (full release soon) and Top Gear !

Attached is a short video produced by one of our grads from our June Super Comp licensing class at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, CA. It’s a very nice piece with some aerial shots from a ‘drone’ camera. Click on the following link to watch. Hope you like it!


Here are some upcoming class dates – give us a call at 866-480-7223 with any questions or to schedule a date!

August 6-7 – Seattle, WA – SC/SG; August 19 – Gainesville, FL – TAFC; August 26 – Gainesville, FL – TAFC;
September 3-4 – Reading, PA SC/SG; September 5 – Reading, PA **Dragster Adventure;
September 23-24 – Gainesville, FL – SC/SG; October 10 – Fontana, CA **Dragster Adventure;
October 15-16 – Fontana, CA – SC/SG; October 17 – Fontana, CA **Dragster Adventure;
October 28 – Gainesville, FL – TD; November 4-5 – Gainesville, FL – SC/SG;
November 21 – Gainesville, FL **Dragster Adventure; December 2-3 – Gainesville, FL – SC/SG;
December 4-5 – Gainesville, FL – PSM; December 18-19 – Gainesville, FL – PSM
December 30-31 – Auto Plus Raceway, Gainesville, FL – SC/SG

We’re going to be back at Maple Grove Raceway in August, so don’t miss out!  Whether you bring your own car, drive one of ours or tune up your mind with our classroom, we’d love to see you August 27 & 28 at the Grove!

Just click on the link below to access the story:

Maple Grove Pre-Release 2013

Contact us at 866-480-7223 to answer your questions or schedule a class.

SC and SG Class Dates:   Seattle August 7-8, Maple Grove August 27-28, Gainesville Sept 10-11, Houston September 24-25, Las Vegas Sept 30-Oct 1 & Oct 2-3, Gainesville October 17-18, Gainesville November 4-5, Gainesville December 9-10.

PSB Class Dates:  November 21-22 and December 19-20

TAD and TD dates available on request

Please click on the link below to access the newsletter.  Enjoy!

Drag School Heads West

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We have 2013 dates!

To view our Super Class video or obtain more information on all available classes, dates and locations for Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School, visit the school’s website – – or call 866-480-7223 (Outside U.S. 678-804-8835).

The school’s also on Facebook, Twitter @Frankhawleydrs and YouTube!


2013 Class Dates!


We have confirmed some dates for our home track in Gainesville, FL for the first part of 2013, along with Las Vegas, Indy, Norwalk, Houston and Maple Grove.  More dates and locations will be available soon.

So whether you just “want to have fun”, are looking to start racing and want to drive one of our Super Comp or Super Gas cars, upgrade to Top Dragster or Top Sportsman, or you want to bring your race car to improve your skills…we hope to see you at one of these classes!

2012 Remaining Class Dates for Gainesville, FL:

November 6, 2012    Top Alcohol Dragster

November 13-14, 2012     Super Comp/Super Gas/BYOC

November 19, 2012    Top Dragster

December 4-5, 2012    Super Comp/Super Gas/BYOC

December 13-14, 2012    Pro Stock Motorcycle

December 13, 2012    Top Dragster

December 27-28, 2012     Super Comp/Super Gas/BYOC


2013 Partial List of Class Dates:

January 15-16, 2013    Super Comp/Super Gas/BYOC – Gainesville, FL

January 24, 2013   TD/TS or TAD/TAFC – Gainesville, FL

February 11-12, 2013   Super Comp/Super Gas/BYOC-Gainesville, FL

February 21-22, 2013   TD/TS or TAD/TAFC – Gainesville, FL

March 19-20, 2013   Super Comp/Super Gas/BYOC – Gainesville, FL

March 26, 2013   TD/TS or TAD/TAFC- Gainesville, FL

April 9-10, 2013   Super Comp/Super Gas/BYOC – Las Vegas, NV

April 11-12, 2013   Super Comp/Super Gas/BYOC – Las Vegas, NV

April 23-24, 2013   Super Comp/Super Gas/BYOC – Gainesville, FL

April 30, 2013   TD/TS or TAD/TAFC – Gainesville, FL

May 21-22, 2013   Super Comp/Super Gas/BYOC – Indianapolis, IN

June 10-11, 2013   Super Comp/Super Gas/BYOC – Norwalk, OH

June 25-26, 2012   Super Comp/Super Gas/BYOC – Houston, TX

August 20-21, 2013   Super Comp/Super Gas/BYOC – Maple Grove, PA

September 24-25, 2013   Super Comp/Super Gas/BYOC – Houston, TX

Sept 30-Oct 1, 2013   Super Comp/Super Gas/BYOC – Las Vegas, NV

October 2-3, 2013   Super Comp/Super Gas/BYOC – Las Vegas, NV


To view our Super Class video or obtain more information on all available classes, dates and locations for Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School, visit the school’s website – – or call 866-480-7223 (Outside U.S. 678-804-8835).  The school’s also on Facebook, Twitter @Frankhawleydrs, Instagram – frankhawleydragracingschool and YouTube!


A decision to attend Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School is an easy one.

I am often asked how come it looks like I know what I am doing in a fuel funny car and my answer is ‘I listened to everything Frank Hawley told me.’  I do not have natural talent.  Frank’s instruction on how to drive a Super Comp car is exactly what you need to drive a Funny Car.  If you have the desire and listen to Frank, you too can drive any type of race car.  Honestly, I think the classroom part of the course is much more important than the racetrack part of the course.  He is the most thorough teacher I have ever met.”NHRA Funny Car Driver Robert Hight

“The information I received at the School from Frank has improved my life professionally and personally. Everyone that wants to improve their mind and their skills should take this course.”- NHRA Top Fuel Driver Antron Brown

“I started at Frank’s in his Alcohol Funny Car class. It was a great program and got me started in the right direction. I’d recommend his course to anyone. I always say you’re only as good as the people you surround yourself with, and Hawley’s School is a heck of a place to start.” – NHRA Top Fuel Driver Tony Schumacher

Frank knows what he’s talking about.  He understands the demands placed on drivers today and is able to work with drivers at all levels, from novice to Pro.  If you’re thinking about race instruction, you need to go to Frank.” – NHRA Top Fuel/Funny Car/Pro Modified Driver Melanie Troxel

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