Radford Racing School Launches New Group Experiences in Time for Arizona Tourism and Group Travel Rebound

CHANDLER, Ariz., – AUG. 4, 2021 – Radford Racing School, the official high performance driving school of Dodge//SRT in Chandler, Ariz., is launching new programs for groups, just in time for the anticipated rebound of Arizona tourism and group travel, and expected growth in the state’s economy and population. The programs were designed to accommodate small get-togethers, such as bachelor/bachelorette and birthday parties, and large gatherings, from groups in the 100s in its event center to 1000s in its outside venues, for sales incentive trips, team building, shows, exhibits, and live performance events.

The school recently completed an expansion and renovation of its 4,500-square-foot event center, which has open access expandability to the main track, auto showroom, and shop. Its new gift shop can create custom swag for groups hosting their event at the school. New Radford Racing School group programs are:

Group Go Karting
One-of-a-kind gas-powered karts, just imported from Brazil and featuring 270 cc Honda engines, are available for groups of people at all levels. Guests accelerate around hairpin turns and long straightaways on a 1.6-mile course, generating excitement and testing their handling performance.

Radford Rides
Radford Rides is for groups who want to bring their own unique vehicles for networking and community building of auto enthusiasts. The group activity/programming starts with cocktails and a catered dinner at the track on Friday evening with breakfast and a team tour of the surrounding Arizona terrain led by Radford instructors on Saturday.

VIP Experiences
Individually curated, Radford VIP Experiences may include visits from auto-world celebrities, entertainers, and professional athletes, with the option to rent the entire, or sections of, the Radford track for a few hours or by the day. VIP Experiences are exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experiences that create memories for a lifetime.

Military-Grade Experiences
Experience what the country’s finest officers, defenders, and special ops learn at the Radford Racing School with a group event focused on discipline, performance, and skill-building for critical operations. Radford has enhanced the military curriculum it has provided to special ops units, U.S. Marshal Services, and the FBI for more than 20 years, and transformed it into an opportunity for groups to benefit from the team-building this course inspires. This experience teaches individuals to make hyper-focused decisions at maximum speed – a skill transferable to corporate groups and those wanting the most unique training opportunity to gain new leadership skills.

Customized events for groups at Radford Racing School are also available and can include skid control flights, lead and follow with the school’s experienced instructors, timed autocross, accident avoidance, launch control, and team slalom. Every Radford course, including its renowned High-Performance Driving class and drag racing program, can be made into private experiences for groups. The school also recently debuted a 1:1 Private Instruction course, the ultimate corporate anniversary gift or reward-for-performance incentive.

The Radford Racing School is part of the Wild Horse Pass destination community that features a motorsports park and world-class accommodations, is easily accessible from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, and located on corridors within driving distance of nearby southern California, Colorado, and Las Vegas.

“During COVID, we were only closed for a few weeks,” said general manager Mike Kessler. “Demand among consumers remained high for our fun open-air experiences. We used their input and our history in welcoming groups of all sizes to refine our most popular and engaging experiences, renovate and expand our facilities, and add new products to be ready for the groups we knew would return.” Kessler adds that each group experience can be tailored to meet the objectives of the group – with focuses on fun, networking, engagement, leadership, goalsetting, rewarding achievements, and overcoming challenges.

“Expectations are high – people have been grounded for too long,” said chief Radford instructor Danny Bullock. “We retooled to meet and exceed the goals of meeting planners and incentive companies and, of courses, the guests themselves. After so much time apart, they’re all looking for something unforgettably special – we call it Throttle Therapy.”

Group openings for fall and winter 2021-2022 are currently being scheduled. Call 602-818-2153 or email mzuza@radfordracingschool.com for more information.

About Radford Racing School
Founded in 1968, the Radford Racing School, located in Chandler, Ariz., is the only purpose-built driver training facility for performance enthusiasts and the largest driver training center of its kind in the world. It is also the Official High Performance Driving School of Dodge//SRT. The school maintains over 80 race-prepared vehicles, sedans, SUVs, and open wheel formula cars. For more information about the school, visit RadfordRacingSchool.com or call (480) 403-7600.