It’s the dawn of a new era. Bondurant High Performance Driving School was purchased in May 2019 and a year’s worth of changes to the curriculum and multi-million-dollar renovations have lead to a a relaunch. The driving school will now be called the Radford Racing School.
The new name is an allusion to the school’s association with the team behind the Radford brand. The team behind the school includes English television celebrity Ant Anstead, F1 champion Jenson Button, car designer Mark Stubbs, and business partner Roger Behle.
Bondurant High Performance Driving School has new owners and a new name
Radford has been long known by automotive racing enthusiasts for its coach building legacy.The brand is now evolving into a modern lifestyle brand that celebrates auto design and performance, high-performing driving and racing, according to press materials.
The Radford Racing School will continue Bondourant’s legacy as the Official High Performance Driving School of Dodge//SRT. Continuing as the school’s primary sponsors, Dodge//SRT provides a fleet of vehicles for driving instruction.
The driving school is the first of its kind to offer professional drag racing instruction to the public and the chance to earn an NHRA Drag License.
The drag racing course features the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, while other high-performance vehicles, including the Challenger SRT Hellcat, Charger SRT Hellcat, and Durango SRT are just some of the options available for the on-track performance driving experience.
Additionally, the school will feature Ligier JS F4 open wheel vehicles, vintage Dodge Vipers, go karts, and cars used in its special forces, police, and military training. The Radford team will now build and test vehicles on the Radford Racing School track.
“The racetrack is the perfect environment for building and testing Radford-built cars,” said Anstead.
“For a car to be truly great, it has to feel as good as it looks. It has to possess both style and substance in equal measures, and you can only achieve both through extensive testing and improvement and the track is the perfect place for this,” said Button.
A TV show about the school is in the works.