Radford Racing offers a Trans Am racing program with genuine TA2 cars
Radford Racing School announced the launch of a Trans Am Racing program, making it the only school in the United States to offer such a racing experience. The new Trans Am program was developed in conjunction with legendary driver development coach and NASCAR champion and Xfinity Series driver Chris Cook, who has trained some of the world’s greatest drivers including Tony Stewart, Joey Logano, Clint Bowyer and Johnny O’Connell, a four-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The new program features late-model TA2 racing cars offered by Chris Cook Performance through Tom Nelson Motorsports. The first Trans Am Racing program at Radford Racing School kicks off November 1.
“We are thrilled to break new ground as the only school in the country to offer this type of Trans Am racing program,” said Mike Kessler, general manager of Radford Racing School. “It is a natural extension of our current courses and part of our expansion as a world class high performance driving school. Together with Chris, we have designed this program for novice enthusiasts who want to experience the raw performance of a TA2 race car and professional drivers who want additional training. We are thrilled to add this incredible racing series to our schedule.
Entering the racing scene in the late 1960s, the Trans Am Series was created by the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and pits American automakers against each other on the road racing circuit. All cars are based on current production sedans, like the Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, among others. All TA2 racing cars used in the Radford Racing School Trans Am program are supplied by Chris Cook Performance through Tom Nelson Motorsports.
Each TA2 race car features a full tube frame chassis with no electronic steering, ABS or traction control, and delivers an unparalleled raw driving experience thanks to a 500+ horsepower engine and 4-speed manual transmission. The Trans Am series is enjoying renewed interest around the world.
The new Trans Am Racing program at Radford Racing School includes classroom time that covers important fundamentals and techniques. Students learn about the race track in a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat through safety training and driving and tracking drills. Once familiar with the track, students outfitted themselves with a TA2 racing car and completed 10 to 50 laps, depending on their program option.
“Trans Am is the fastest growing driving series in the country,” said Chris Cook. “Earlier this month, Tom Nelson Motorsports, who supply TA2 racing cars for our Radford Racing School programme, won the Pirelli West Coast Championship, adding to the team’s growing presence on the Trans Am circuit. let’s bring that championship spirit to Chandler, where every enthusiast will have the chance to feel the adrenaline that comes from racing a real TA2 race car.It will also be the perfect way for professional drivers to get a lap time. invaluable training on a legendary track at an accessible price, with world-class instructors.
Founded in 1968, Radford Racing School, located in Chandler, Arizona, is the only driver training center specifically designed for performance enthusiasts and the largest driver training facility of its type in the world. It is also the official high performance driving school of Dodge SRT. The school maintains more than 80 race-prepared vehicles, sedans, SUVs, and open-wheel cars, as well as gas-powered go-karts. For more information about the school, go here.