FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Is there an age limit? Is there a height or weight limit?
A: Yes! You must be 18 years or older and have a valid driver's license to drive; passengers for Ride Alongs must be 12 years old or older. You must be between 5' 5" - 6' 4" and between 140 lbs. - 340 lbs. to drive.
Q: Do I need to make a reservation?
A: Yes! All of our events are by appointment only. Our schedule can fill up quite quickly so it is highly recommended that you make your reservation well in advance of your desired date and time.
Q: But my voucher has an expiration date before any of your available dates! Will it still be valid then?
A: For redeeming vouchers, you will need to schedule before the expiration date. You do not need to be on the track before then. Please be aware that ALL VOUCHERS have expiration dates even if it's not on the voucher itself. Contact your voucher provider to clarify the expiration date.
Q: Do I need any racing experience?
A: No! Just a need for speed and the desire to drive a racecar. We are able to handle all levels of experience from complete novice to experienced racer.
Q: Will I be driving by myself?
A: Yes! We provide a radio headset in your helmet that allows you to be in constant contact with your instructor. The instructor will oversee the entire track as you and the other participants drive solo.
Q: How long is the whole driving experience?
A: The whole driving experience will last about 3-4 hours long. You will need to arrive half an hour earlier than your scheduled time to fill out paper work and get your suit and helmet. Once your scheduled time begins, you will start your 45 minute orientation. After, you will head to the track in small groups of 4-5 people. Ride Alongs will go first, and then Driving Packages. When it's your group's turn, you will be strapped into your designated racecar by a TRS official and you will start driving by yourself in the racecar.
Q: Do I have to follow a pace car?
A: No! The Racing School is one of the only driving experiences that do not require you to follow a pace car. Whatever package you purchased will be all GREEN LAPS (You don't pay for yellow - caution laps). You will start behind a lead car for one lap, and then you will be green flagged to race on your own.
Q: Do I need to bring anything?
A: Yes! Please be sure to bring your Driver’s License. You absolutely must have this with you at check-in or you will not be able to race. Sneakers or tennis shoes are also required. You cannot drive a racecar wearing boots, sandals or flip-flops. We recommend that you wear something light and comfortable as you will wear a Driving Suit over your clothes.
Q: Can I bring my family?
A:Yes! You are definitely welcome to bring family members along to watch. There are ample spots at all of our tracks for your audience. You'll need to keep the weather in mind as this is an outdoor event so may not be appropriate for the very young or the elderly. As per insurance regulations, we do not allow pets at our events.
Q: Can I bring a GoPro/Drone?
A: No! You cannot bring either to our events. GoPros are a safety hazard in the car; if your mount is not sturdy the camera can come loose and become a dangerous projectile in the car. Drone cameras are a danger to crowds and if they fall to the track they can be a hazardous obstacle. Your family is welcome to film from the stands.
Q: Do you offer photography or video of my experience?
A: Yes, The Racing School offers in-car videos and photography to remember your day at the racetrack.
Q: Why do I only hear audio on my In-Car Video?
A: Depending on your computer, you will not be able to view your video on the flash drive. You will need to download the video where you keep your video files on your computer.
Q: What if it rains?
A: In cases of inclement weather, we will contact all participants and reschedule for a later date at no extra cost. This has no effect on any voucher expiration date.
Q: What if I wreck?
A: You are responsible for your health insurance. An insurance policy is available for $70.00 for damage to the racecar, subject to a $1500.00 deductible. Due to the quality of our training and racecars, damage is rare.
Q: What if I can't make it?
A: More than thirty (30) days of your scheduled class date, if you need to reschedule for any reason you will be required to pay a $50 processing fee. Less than thirty (30) days of your scheduled class date, if you need to reschedule for any reason the fee will be 50% of your class tuition. No cancellations or rescheduling allowed within 7 days of the event. Substitution of an otherwise-qualified driver to avoid this penalty is permitted. No-shows at the track on the day of the event will forfeit their racing experience and any money paid.
NO REFUNDS FOR ANY REASON
If you have any questions that were not answered on this page, feel free to call 1-877-CAN-RACE, or use our contact form. We will answer any of your questions ASAP.