Ford Performance Racing School has been offering a series of classes at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina for a couple of years now. However, to this point, all of those classes have taken place during the daytime. But that won’t be the case for much longer, as Ford Performance Driving School is set to launch its first-ever nighttime classes, under the lights of Charlotte Motor Speedway, on September 17th and 18th.
The two-day school joins Ford Performance’s regular, daytime one- and two-day classes, which are designed for anyone that wants to hone their high-performance driving skills or even start a career as a race car driver. Participants first learn some key information from highly-trained and experienced instructors in the classroom – including NASCAR driver Chase Briscoe – before heading out on the track to test that new knowledge in a specially-prepared Ford Mustang.
The racing school’s Mustangs feature Ford Performance’s FR3 kit, which includes upgraded shocks, springs, Brembo brakes, and sway bars, as well as an upgraded cooling system, 285/35/19 BFGoodrich gForce Comp 2 tires, Recaro seats with four-point harnesses, a Ford Performance exhaust, six-point roll cage, and various other upgrades.
Participants will learn all the fundamentals of track driving, including control, cornering, downshift braking, and various other skills like proper posture and seat position, vehicle dynamics, heel and toe braking techniques, and setting a proper line. Drivers receive continuous feedback while out on the track via the car’s onboard communications system, so they can make adjustments on the fly.
Attendees will participate in lead and follow sessions and instructor ride-alongs on the infield road course during day one. On day two, they’ll spend time on the Hairpin Road Course and FPRS Roval track, which offers a 35-foot elevation change from its lowest point to its highest point. Those interested in registering for any upcoming Ford Performance class can do so by heading over here.