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Simraceway Performance Driving Center

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Address: 29359 Arnold Dr, Turn 1, Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, CA 95476-9765
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+1 800-733-0345
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07:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A Racing School with World-class instructors operating from a...

A Racing School with World-class instructors operating from a state-of-the-art facility at the finest road course in America.

 

The Simraceway Performance Driving Center graduates hundreds of career-minded racers and thousands of motoring enthusiasts each year, so whether you're seeking a life-changing experience or yearning for the experience of a lifetime, take a look at the wide range of programs and courses we offer to find out what we can do for you.

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Great experience

Great day and the folks where really well organized, helpful and friendly. Even if it rained that day really heavily... it was still a great exciting event.

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Alamo, California
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Alamo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great day and the folks where really well organized, helpful and friendly. Even if it rained that day really heavily... it was still a great exciting event.

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1 Thank petros991
Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful day for any serious driving enthusiast. I've driven a lot of cars from Caterhams to Mclarens but this was the most fun Ive had legaly in a car. Great coaching from Nikko.

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SF Bay Area, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This program is fantastic. I came into the courses with an above-average amount of driving experience, but came away realizing how much I DIDN'T know. Jeff Westphal is an excellent instructor and phenomenal driver. Highly recommended!

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1 Thank naturenarc
San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I took PD1 and liked it so much I signed up for PD2 the next day. I was fortunate to have a very small class size. Jeff was a great instructor, and extremely professional and clear in his presentations. I'm not the quickest of studies, so I appreciated his patience with me. He really cared that his students made progress... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

My son and I participated in the Stage 1 and Stage 2 performance driving course. We learned a lot and had a great time. The course instructors are excellent and very knowlegible.

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Morgan Hill, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Its real kart racing and a step up from other rental Kart places like K1. I highly recommend their Kart racing classes first. I learned how a real racing Kart is actually driven.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I did the 2 days beginner + intermediate combo that comes with a discount. I drove the R8 V8 the first day and got upgraded to the V10 the second. You can definitely tell the difference in acceleration between the two when you exit a turn and go flat out, but otherwise they are both great rides. The experience itself... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I attending the intro and intermediate sessions with a friend. The two days were fantastic. Professional, great feedback, well organized, pace was perfect. Solid balance between track time, debrief and educational sessions.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Learning how to think on a race track while driving an amazing Audi R-8 was incredible. The instructors are so competent and they whole process wear extremely well organized. Can't wait to do it again.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Never visited the Simraceway or the adjoining track. High performance cars, racing them and all that just wasn't in my bag of distractions from day to day life. This was one of my most surprising days ever. The staff were fantastic. Professional, kind, sharp as tacks and ready to talk about the ins and outs of the entire site and... More 

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