First, you go to school, and then you get in the business.
Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School graduate Spencer Markell has taken this pathway. Recently Markell purchased veteran sportsman drag racer Steve Cohen’s operation.
“I’ve been a drag racing fan for years but never had the opportunity to get really involved until now,” Markell said. “I’ve been looking at Super Comp, and Top Dragster and the chance to purchase a quality operation from a champion like Steve Cohen doesn’t come along every day.
“At the Gatornationals, I ran into Steve, and the deal seemed like it was just meant to be. Steve and I agreed that the way to start was to go to Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School with the new car.”
The school’s founder and director, Frank Hawley, was impressed with Markell’s performance in the school.
“Spencer attended our Super Comp class and did quite well,” Hawley said. “Driving our Super Comp car was the perfect preparation for getting behind the wheel of Steve’s Top Dragster.”
Cohen, a veteran of sportsman drag racing for decades, believes Markell made an excellent choice in heading to Hawley for driver training.
“Frank and I have known each other for over 30 years,” Cohen said. “Frank runs a first-class operation, and I enjoyed working with him to get Spencer up to speed in the Top Dragster. My driving days are not over, but I am going to enjoy helping Spencer develop the skills necessary to compete at a national event.”
For more information about how you can get into the sport or improve your skills, contact Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School at 866-480-7223.
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
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
We have confirmed a number of 2015 class dates at Gainesville, Phoenix, Fontana, Denver, St. Louis and Norwalk! More dates will be finalized soon at these and some additional tracks. Please check our website for a class date near you – https://frankhawley.com/class-dates-locations/ !
And don’t forget you can visit us in Gainesville this fall and winter and enjoy the Florida sunshine! We will be running our popular “New Year’s” class on December 30-31, 2014, where you can earn your competition license in your car or our Super Comp or Super Gas cars to 7.50!
For those wanting to move up to faster cars, we have a number of dates available for the Top Dragster, Nostalgia Funny Car or the Alcohol Funny Car or Dragster in Gainesville.
Upcoming Class Dates –
November 4-5, 2014 Super Comp/Super Gas – Gainesville, FL
November 19-20, 2014 Top Alcohol Dragster – Gainesville, FL
December 2-3, 2014 Super Comp/Super Gas – Gainesville, FL
December 4-5, 2014 Pro Stock Motorcycle – Gainesville, FL
December 4-5, 2014 Top Dragster – Gainesville, FL
December 30-31, 2014 Super Comp/Super Gas – Gainesville, FL
January 20-21, 2015 Super Comp/Super Gas – Gainesville, FL
January 22-23, 2015 Top Dragster – Gainesville, FL
February 3-4, 2015 TD/FC/Alky – Gainesville, FL
February 10-11, 2015 Super Comp/Super Gas – Gainesville, FL
March 2-3, 2015 Super Comp/Super Gas – PHOENIX, AZ
March 4, 2015 Dragster Adventure – PHOENIX, AZ
March 17-18, 2015 Super Comp/Super Gas – Gainesville, FL
March 19, 2015 Dragster Adventure – Gainesville, FL
March 24-25, 2015 TD/FC/Alky – Gainesville, FL
April 15-16, 2015 Super Comp/Super Gas – FONTANA, CA
April 17, 2015 Dragster Adventure – FONTANA, CA
June 10-11, 2015 Super Comp/Super Gas – DENVER, CO
June 12, 2015 Dragster Adventure – DENVER, CO
June 17-18, 2015 Super Comp/Super Gas – ST. LOUIS, MO
June 19, 2015 Dragster Adventure – ST. LOUIS, MO
July 20-21, 2015 Super Comp/Super Gas – NORWALK, OH
July 23, 2015 Dragster Adventure – NORWALK, OH
July 24, 2015 Dragster Adventure – NORWALK, OH
Additional Top Dragster/Alcohol dates on request…
More 2015 dates coming soon!
Contact us at 866-480-7223