The 3-day course is our premier program where you will gain a comprehensive insight into professional race car driving. We provide thorough classroom theory, advanced driving techniques, and meticulous instruction, which ultimately results in driving our Radical race cars at their limits. This program is SCCA accredited and after completion, you will have the opportunity to be approved for a novice license.
Day 1 - We focus on racing fundamentals including oversteer, understeer, and braking. In addition to applying these skills on the autocross course, ice hill, and skidpad, we also introduce you to the Radical SR1s and the race track. Our goal is for you to become comfortable with the car and learn the layout of the track. You will be able to apply your knowledge in a safe and fun environment.
Day 2 - We teach the importance of track walks and talk about different racing lines and ideal passing zones. We do close-proximity training with a guided passing exercise as well as our side by side exercise. We then jump into open lapping giving you real freedom for the first time. You will begin to put everything you've learned into practice along with track etiquette and flags. Our instructors will review video from your onboard camera and give you input on what to improve on for your next session.
Day 3 - We complete your final day of training with a more intensive focus on the track. Our goal for this day is for you to develop your skills to give you the confidence to drive competitively on the track. We teach the basics of racecraft and you begin to learn how a racer needs to think and adapt on track. We spend the morning hours open lapping with our instructors reviewing your onboard video. As a final test we perform real race starts and restarts. This test will give you the opportunity to train for what it feels like to take a green flag with other cars. You will feel the butterflies as you go double file and you must learn to control your nerves to stay cool, calm, and collective to be ready to see that green flag.
Atlanta Motorsports Park’s incredible main circuit was designed by one of Formula One’s premier architects, Hermann Tilke. A breathtaking feat of design and engineering, this revolutionary two-mile road circuit is a motorsports masterpiece featuring aggressive elevation changes, a technical circuit layout, high-octane speed straights, and two “signature” corners as a tribute to Europe’s finest and most respected road circuits – Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps and Germany’s Nurburgring.
By blending superior European motorsports elements with state-of-the-art and green technology, Atlanta Motorsports Park brings you a unique, exclusive, and special motorsports experience that can be enjoyed by you, your family, and your friends.
What are size requirements to drive?
Our Minimum size requirements are:
Our Maximum size requirements are:
How many people are in a class?
We typically run a course for 6 people. Our student-to-instructor ratio is 2 to 1 which allows us to cater to individual needs throughout the course.
What if I need to reschedule or cancel my booking?
You can change or cancel your course date, however, please keep in mind, we do have strict policies and fees for cancellations and changes.
One (1) free reschedule is allowed if more than 30 days before a scheduled course date. Any additional reschedules if more than 30 days before a scheduled course date cost $100.00 each. You are no longer allowed to reschedule within 29 days of the course date. If you are unable to attend the event you are required to contact Primal Racing to inform them and your booking will be cancelled. Cancelling between 29-11 days before the course date will result in a 25% forfeiture of the course price. Cancelling within 10 days before a scheduled course date will result in a 50% forfeiture of the course price.
Refunding more than 30 days before a scheduled course date will result in a $250.00 fee. Refunds 29-11 days before a scheduled course date will result in a 25% forfeiture of the course price. Refunds 10 days or less before a scheduled course date will result in a 50% loss of the course price.
What if I want to purchase a course for someone else and I don't know the date they'd like to book?
We offer gift certificates for all courses. We issue a gift certificate that entitles the holder to take advantage of the certificate for a period of one year from the date of issuance. You can purchase Gift Certificates at shop.primalracing.com
Are there any requirements for me to attend?
You must be at least 16 years of age, in good physical condition, hold a valid non-restricted driver’s license, have at least six months driving experience, meet our minimum or maximum size requirements, a d understand how to operate a manual transmission. You will also be required to sign all Primal Racing waivers and releases. Minors must have a parental waiver to attend the School.
Do I need to be able to drive with a manual gear shift?
Yes. You need to have some experience and understanding of how to operate a clutch pedal and paddle shifters. Once the Radical SR1 is rolling you no longer need it to use the clutch pedal to switch gears because the Radical SR1 has a sequential gearbox allowing for simple upshifts and downshifts on track.
What happens if I damage a car?
While accidents are very rare, they can happen. If you are involved in an accident, you will be responsible for all costs to have the damage repaired.
To limit your risk, we’ve adopted an insurance program to alleviate any potential financial burden that is available as part of the booking process.
Please wear comfortable clothes, closed shoes and bear in mind that you will be wearing a race suit over the top of these clothes for part of the course. Most of our students wear shorts, t-shirts, tennis shoes, and sunglasses. You may want to bring jeans, sweatpants, a jacket and a sweatshirt during the winter months. If you wish purchase driving shoes and other accessories; they can be purchased on the day from our partner Discovery Parts which is located just by the school.
We provide helmets and race suits when required. If you have your own helmet that has a Snell rating of SA2015 or newer you can use it. You also need to have the proper HANS post anchors for the HANS neck device.
Can friends or family come and watch?
Absolutely! Friends and family are welcome to watch at various locations throughout the venue, take pictures or video, and enjoy the facilities. They can even potentially participate in public karting if available. All guests are required to sign a waiver and releases on entry to Atlanta Motorsports Park.
Do you offer Gift Certificates?
Yes! You can purchase gift certificates at shop.primalracing.com