ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Hallett Racing School is located at Hallett Motor Racing Circuit (HMRC), which is known as one of the most challenging, yet safest in the country. With 80 feet of elevation change and blind corners, it has been said that if you can master HMRC you can race anywhere.
Completion of your course can be used as experience toward licensing in several sanctioning bodies. Hallett Race School is the very best training value anywhere in the country. Most schools charge more than our all-inclusive price to teach you how to drive your own car, burning your fuel and destroying your tires and brakes. If your car breaks in their school, too bad. High performance driver education is very hard on equipment. The exercises we force our cars to endure could easily cost one-half the school price in maintenance costs to your normal street car. Our expert technicians spend many hours preparing our Spec Racer Fords for each school to insure you spend your time on the track and not in the pits.
Our instructors are carefully chosen to provide you with the best learning experience and most track time possible. Classes are between three minimum and five maximum students with one or two instructors. All of the Hallett Race School lead instructors are skilled in their craft; some travel in from out-of-state. They instruct at Hallett and other tracks for popular sanctioning bodies such as NASA., PCA, SCCA, and COMMA.
Hallett Race School uses our fleet of Spec Racer Ford open-wheeled mid engine race cars. Powered by a 1.9 liter in-line four cylinder mated to a five-speed manual transmission in a lightweight chassis these cars are perfect for training. Our cars can be rented to race in our COMMA series and are competitive with privately owned Spec Racer Fords. Each car is well maintained between each use; there is seldom a mechanical issue during an event.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
EVERYTHING!!! The car, the proper safety equipment, fuel and fluids, tires, lunch, instruction, on track experience, a framed certificate upon successful completion AND the Hallett track photographer customizes photos and videos that feature you on track, in the winner’s circle, in-car video and slow motion video.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
When your deposit is received you will receive an interactive study guide by CD in the US mail or by Drop Box prior to arrival to maximize your track time. When you arrive at the shop you will find the cars stripped of their bodywork. Our crew will adjust the pedals and seat for optimal driving position and cockpit orientation. You will then be taken to the drivers’ lounge where you will be fitted for a driving suit and helmet. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. To insure familiarity with the guide we sent you, you will have a short class with our lead instructor. You will then be driven around the track to familiarize you with Hallett Motor Racing Circuit. Our technicians will strap you in your car and your exercises begin. By now your heart may be racing and you may forget to breathe. You will be sweating profusely. At this time you are just following the leader at a snail’s pace. By the end of the day you will be speeding around the track at or near race pace. The entire day your skill and excitement grows. It is an extreme experience you will never forget. There are two reasons we recommend you do not leave directly from the track for a long trip home. First, your elevated heart rate throughout the day can cause some fatigue. Second, highway speeds will seem like you are traveling much slower than your actual speed, which can lead to traffic violations.
One-Day School Schedule (APPROXIMATE times listed):
- 8:30-9:30AM: Classroom
- 9:30-10AM: Threshold braking exercise
- 10-10:30AM: Drive around with instructor exercise
- 10:30-11AM: Group driving lead around (“Baby Duck”)
- 11-11:30AM: Break
- 11:30-Noon: Open practice (instructors on track and trackside)
- Noon-1PM: Lunch (provided)
- 1-4PM: Open practice sessions, video reviews, and Q&A sessions (rotating)*
- 4-4:30PM: Mike Stephens Winners’ Circle photos and graduation
- 4:30-5PM: Concluding ceremony and then class is dismissed!
*Practice start exercise at instructors’ discretion.
Successful participants will receive a Certificate Of Completion and photos and movie clips of the days sessions usually within 14 days via U.S.Mail. Please let us know the format preferred for your photos/videos (CD, flash drive, SD card).
Gift Certificates are available – great for anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, holidays, etc.
Corporate and team-building events, private lessons, private parties.
Call 918-356-4816 or email [email protected] to arrange an outing that you and yours won’t forget!
ABOUT THE RACE SHOP
Hallett Race Shop and co-owner/manager Scott Stephens has decades of experience and passion to oversee the construction, maintenance, and operation of any type of racing vehicle. Scott has been involved with his father, mother, and brother in racing since 1988. He and his family have successfully campaigned a variety of cars from Open-Wheeled Spec cars to exotic European Sports Cars and American V-8 powered race cars.
Hallett Race Shop customers bring their cars for expert set-up, major and minor repairs, and custom fabrication. Minor modifications to turn-key race cars and everything between can be provided in our 8000 square foot shop located on track premises.
Some choose to leave their cars at the shop and arrive just in time to practice and race. Our expert teams provide trackside service here at Hallett and also travel across the country to support our racers wherever they choose to race. Our trackside service includes anything a driver and car may need while at the track. Whether it be fueling the car, changing tires, radio communication, data acquisition or just a bottle of water at the conclusion of a session. Our teams anticipate any and all needs.
Hallett Race Shop maintains an inventory of the most commonly used parts and fluids. In the event that we do not have what you need we have great relationships with local businesses that deliver parts to the track in less than an hour. Hallett Race Shop has a vast network of suppliers for parts, tires and safety equipment. We ship and receive daily via USPS, UPS, FedEx and freight companies from around the country.
Hallett Race Shop distributes Hoosier and Goodyear tires. We also supply Michelin tires to the Porsche race cars so prolific in road racing. Our full service tire shop can mount, balance or repair tires whether you buy them from us or supply them yourself. Let us know a week in advance if you have any special tire orders.
Scott has a huge network of racing friends and acquaintances dating back to the Golden Age of Road Racing. If you are interested in buying or selling a car or parts, your first call should be to the Hallett Race Shop. There is a high probability Scott or one of the crew knows whom to contact to find the buyer or seller you seek.