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!
For those out there considering attending the school, listed below are winter dates in Gainesville, along with some of the travel dates that have been confirmed at Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk and Maple Grove Raceway in Reading. We hope to confirm additional dates shortly at Gainesville Raceway, along with remote class dates at Tucson Dragway, Royal Purple Raceway, Heartland Park Topeka and Woodburn Dragstrip.
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
November 9, 2016 — TD/NFC – Gainesville Raceway
November 10-11, 2016 — SC/SG/BYOC – Gainesville Raceway
November 17, 2016 — TD/NFC – Gainesville Raceway
December 2, 2016 — Dragster Adventure – Gainesville Raceway (click here to book)
December 6-7, 2016 — SC/SG/BYOC – Gainesville Raceway
December 8-9, 2016 — TD – Gainesville Raceway (FULL)
December 10, 2016 — Corporate Dragster Adventure Group (Private)
December 27-28, 2016 — SC/SG/BYOC – Gainesville Raceway
December 29-30, 2016 — SC/SG/BYOC – Gainesville Raceway
January 17-18, 2017 — SC/SG/BYOC – Gainesville Raceway
January 25, 2017 — TD – Gainesville Raceway
February 14-15, 2017 — SC/SG/BYOC – Gainesville Raceway
February 21, 2017 — TD/NFC – Gainesville Raceway
February 23, 2017 — TD/NFC – Gainesville Raceway
February 28-Mar 1, 2017 — SC/SG/BYOC – Gainesville Raceway
March 21-22, 2017 — SC/SG/BYOC – Gainesville Raceway (after Gatornationals, cost $1695)
March 24, 2017 — Dragster Adventure – Gainesville Raceway (click here to book)
March 28, 2017 — TD/NFC – Gainesville Raceway
April 12-13, 2017 — SC/SG/BYOC – Auto Club Dragway, Fontana, CA
April 14, 2017 — Dragster Adventure – Auto Club Dragway, Fontana, CA (click here to book)
April 15, 2017 — Dragster Adventure – Auto Club Dragway, Fontana, CA (click here to book)
April 19-20, 2017 — SC/SG/BYOC – Auto Club Dragway, Fontana, CA
April 21, 2017 — Dragster Adventure – Auto Club Dragway, Fontana, CA (click here to book)
June 21-22, 2017 — SC/SG/BYOC – Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL
June 23, 2017 — Dragster Adventure – Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL (click here to book)
June 24, 2017 — Dragster Adventure – Route 66 Raceway, Joliet, IL (click here to book)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Arend, 866-480-7223 x103, 909-973-8279 cell, email@example.com
The months of January and February have kept us busy helping people obtain their goal of earning their NHRA Super Comp, Super Gas and Nostalgia Funny Car licenses!
It is always interesting to note the wide range of experience of the people attending the School…some were grads upgrading their licenses, some had been racing 10 and 11 second cars, some were moving up from Jr. Dragster, and some had never been in a race car before!
We are pleased that Sunoco Race Fuels will power all the School’s race cars in 2015! The Chevy engines in the school’s Super Comp and Super Gas cars will be burning Sunoco 110, while the Alcohol cars will be powered by Sunoco Methanol and Southern Racing Fuels will be making sure plenty of product is on hand for every driving course. Thank you to Sunoco Race Fuels and Southern Racing Fuels for your support!
Two of our grads raced the Schools dragsters in the NHRA Division 2 event and will be trying to win some rounds at the Gatornationals in the Super Comp field!
In addition to our regular license classes in SC/SG, Top Dragster, Nostalgia FC, and the Alky category, we have a number of Dragster Adventures on the calendar. The Dragster Adventures are great fun for you, your friends, your employees or your customers. It will provide a most memorable day on the race track!
Contact us for info on any of our classes and we hope to see you in the driver’s seat at the School soon!
We have lots of classes coming up! Check out our list of class dates and locations! We’re running our popular Super Comp and Super Gas classes, along with the Top Dragster, Nostalgia Funny Car and our TAFC and TAD. We’re also holding the Dragster Adventure and Dragster Adventure Challenge at all the tracks we travel to this year!
In addition to our classes at Auto Plus Raceway in Gainesville, FL, we’re heading to Phoenix, Fontana, Houston, Denver, St. Louis, Norwalk, and Reading.
So whether you’re looking to earn your competition license, improve your skills, check one off your “Bucket List” or upgrade your current license, please give us a call and we’d love to help.
Or maybe you, you and your friends, your employees or your customers would like to try the Dragster Adventure or Dragster Adventure Challenge with Side-by-Side Racing! Adventure grads say it’s the most exciting experience of their lives!
We’re calling on all our grads that are racing to send us their updates and we’ll post them on our Facebook page. If you haven’t already “Liked” our Facebook page, please do.
Wishing you all a fantastic year on and off the racetrack and look forward to hearing from you in 2015!
Contact us at:
866-480-7223 — Paul Shields x102 or Jeff Arend x103
This 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 programs. 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. https://frankhawley.com/class-dates-locations/
2015 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!
Our 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 license 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.
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