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In 1957, British racing champion Jim Russell founded the racing school industry and realized his dream of teaching people from all walks of life the fine art of motor racing. His school was the world’s first training facility for racing drivers.


The School, now called the Simraceway Performance Driving Center, graduates hundreds of career-minded racers in addition to thousands of motoring enthusiasts each year, taking with them the experience of a lifetime.


Our alumni include racing champions in almost every form of auto racing. World-class drivers such as, Jacques Villeneuve, Danny Sullivan, Emerson Fittipaldi, Tony Stewart, Kasey Kahne and Scott Speed plus many more passed through our hallways before making passes on the track on their way to successful careers.


Our goal, just as our founder, is to never rest on our laurels, but to look constantly to the future. From evolving the way we teach the techniques of racing to the techniques themselves to finding the next gifted driver, we are resolute in our commitment to progress.

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