Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving Announces Major Initiatives for 50th Anniversary
LAS VEGAS – Oct. 31, 2017 – Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, the official High Performance Driving School of Dodge//SRT, announced several new initiatives today to commemorate its Golden 50th Anniversary in 2018, including track and facility expansions and improvements. The announcement was made during a press conference held in the Bondurant booth during the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The announcement was made in conjunction with representatives from the company’s key sponsors, including FCA US LLC’s Dodge//SRT and FIAT brands, Goodyear, Shell and Pennzoil.
“It’s absolutely incredible to reflect on the evolution of this company over the last 50 years,” said Bob Bondurant, founder of Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. “I opened my school on February 14, 1968, with three Datsuns, a Lola T70 Can-Am car and a Formula V. We now have a world-class facility that sits on approximately 100 acres with incredible track configurations and courses led by some of the World’s best instructors. We’ve laid an incredible foundation for the next 50 years.”
Bondurant is proudly located on the Wildhorse Pass Motorsports Park, which is in the Gila River Indian Community. Earlier this year Bondurant extended its lease up to 2030. The lease extension gives the School the ability to continue with plans to expand the tracks and make improvements to the existing infrastructure. All of the 50th Anniversary initiatives are being spearheaded by President Pat Bondurant, who was also recently appointed CEO of Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving and Bondurant Racing School.
“Over the last 50 years, the Bondurant name has been globally recognized as the expert authority on driver training and safety,” said Pat Bondurant, CEO and President of Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving and Bondurant Racing School. “Our Golden 50th Anniversary is the perfect opportunity to rev up the excitement for our school and continue to build on our legacy. We have several exciting projects already in the works that will be completed by the end of next year. For example, we’re renovating our facilities and connecting our two tracks, giving us three miles of asphalt, 26 turns, and 11 configurations.”
“The amazing improvements and new programs underway speaks to our heritage and bridges the next 50 years for Bondurant,” said Jason Bondurant, Vice President of Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. Of course all of this is only possible because of the incredible support of our sponsors: FCA US LLC’s Dodge//SRT and FIAT brands, Goodyear, Shell and Pennzoil. With great brands like these behind us, we have the green light to move forward and carry on the vision of my father for the next 50 years.”
From high performance driving classes to racing preparation and law enforcement training, Bondurant has a program that improves skills for anyone. To learn more about Bondurant’s new Fiat Trackside and Road Rally programs, as well as its other classes, please call 1-800-842-RACE, or visit www.bondurant.com
About Bob Bondurant School of High Performance
The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving and Bondurant Racing School, which is located in Phoenix, Arizona, is the only purpose-built driver training facility for performance enthusiasts and is the largest driver training of its kind in the World. At the heart of the 100 acre facility is a 3-mile, 26 turns and 11 multi configuration track that was designed by Bob Bondurant. The school maintains over 200 race-prepared vehicles, sedans, SUVs and open wheel cars. For more information, visit www.Bondurant.com or call (800) 842-RACE.