FAASST Performance Driving School - SCCA Accredited Auto Racing - High Performance Driving School

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FAQ

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SCCA LICENSING QUESTIONS
  1. How do I obtain a racing license and can I get my racing license after taking the school?
  2. I have prior racing experience, how do I get an SCCA school waiver?
  3. Does the school meet SCCA or NASA school requirements?
  4. How is the FAASST Racing School different from an SCCA Driver’s School?
  5. Is there a two day racing school offered?

 

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GENERAL SCHOOL QUESTIONS
  1. Does the school offer rental cars or do I have to bring my own?
  2. I already have a competition license, can I still take the racing school?
  3. Does the school offer consecutive lapping and are my laps timed?
  4. How much track time do I get?
  5. Is passing allowed during the school?
  6. Will I fail the course if I spin out or go ‘off track’?
  7. Does the school run in adverse weather conditions or in the rain?
  8. Who can I bring with me to the school?
  9. Do I need to have any track driving or racing experience before I register for the school?
  10. How fast will I be driving?
  11. Will I be driving alone or with an instructor?
  12. How do I know if my car will pass tech inspection?

 

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS
  1. Do you offer any student discounts?
  2. How much does the school cost and when is payment due? Can I register the day of the class?
  3. What is your payment and cancellation policy? Can I cancel and get a refund if I cannot make the school date for some reason?
  4. Do I have to have a race car to participate?
  5. What kind of driving gear do I need for the school?

 


1. How do I obtain a racing license and can I get my racing license after taking the school?

If you have previous racing experience, you may obtain a waiver from your SCCA local license chair. Then, you will be allowed to race on your novice permit after completing a FAASST race school.

If you do not have previous racing experience, then you will need to follow the SCCA License Procedure.

After you successfully complete two SCCA regional events, you may then apply to SCCA National for your Regional Competition License. The phone number for SCCA is 800-770-2055.

2. I have prior racing experience, how do I get an SCCA school waiver?

Contact your local SCCA divisional license chair for a waiver. Call FAASST at 719-761-1372 if you do not have the correct contact information and we will get that for you.

3. Does the school offer rental cars or do I have to bring my own?

FAASST offers both. Bring your own race prepared or street performance car. Race rentals are available from one of our many arrive and drive resources. Contact us at least 60 days in advance of your school date for additional details regarding race rentals.

4. Does the school meet SCCA or NASA school requirements?

We are an SCCA Accredited Racing School. Therefore, our one day racing school counts as one school credit towards an SCCA novice racing license. If you have previous racing experience, you may however, obtain a waiver from your local license chair (see item #2) and then obtain your novice racing license by completing the FAASST Accredited Racing School. Our 2 Day race school counts as two SCCA school credits for novice permit holders.SCCA race licenses are accepted by NASA, BMWCCA, PCA, POC, USRRC, IMSA, ALMS and FIA.

5. How is the FAASST Racing School different from an SCCA Driver’s School?

The FAASST racing school emphasizes advanced racing techniques that will allow a racer to practice, qualify and successfully navigate a racing circuit, at competitive racing speeds. Flags and passing rules are included per the SCCA accreditation. An SCCA Driver’s School better emphasizes the General Competition Rules (GCR), race registration, flags, and grid procedures.

6. I already have a competition license, can I still take the racing school?

Yes, many of our students are seasoned racers who are looking to refresh their skills, improve their finishing position or are looking for tenths on the track. You may also consider an advance coaching session. Call us for details.

7. Does the school offer consecutive lapping and are the laps timed?

Yes, all lapping sessions are 20 -30 minutes in duration and all laps are consecutive. Laps are timed during the race school and all students are individually briefed as appropriate.

8. How much track time do I get?

Track time is important so you can apply the advanced driving and racing techniques learned in the classroom session.

Platinum Package - Racing School 2 Day: 7 hours
Gold Package - Racing School 1 Day: 4 hours
Silver Package - High Performance Full Day School: 3 hours
Bronze Package - High Performance Half Day School: 1.5 hours

9. Is passing allowed during the school?

Yes, passing is allowed, although in the interest of safety, we do our best to keep students well separated while on the track so that passing is not necessary while students are learning and implementing new driving / racing techniques. Passing drills and practice starts are included in the SCCA accredited racing school.

10. Do you offer any student discounts?

All of our students and graduates receive 10% off on Racing Gear and other racing accessories. Visit our Online Store! Call us if you can't find what you are looking for. Car clubs and groups who register 5+ cars (from the same group) for the same school event receive 10% off school fees. Additional discount information (if available) will be sent to you upon completion of the registration process.

11. How much does the school cost and when is payment due? Can I pay at the School?

Pricing for FAASST Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze packages vary depending on the race track where the event is scheduled . Please call us if you don't understand the current pricing structure on our registration web page.

Upon receipt of your online registration information or telephone registration, you will receive an invoice from FAASST confirming the details of your class. A $525 deposit is required within 4 days of your registration to guarantee your spot; payment options will be outlined in the letter we send to you upon receipt of your registration information. Full payment is due 30 days prior to the class date.

Late registrations and payment the day of the class are accepted on a case-by-case basis. We encourage you to register early to ensure your spot and to receive the benefits of our pre-class correspondence.

12. What is your payment and cancellation policy? Can I cancel and get a refund if I cannot make the school date for some reason?

Our Faasst payment, refund and cancellation policy is posted on our website here.
For additional information, contact FAASST at 719-761-1372. These policies are subject to change and policy changes are posted to this web site.

13. Will I fail the course if I spin out or go ‘off track’?

No, students will often spin or go ‘off track’ when learning new skills. Safety is paramount and while we don’t encourage spins or driving off the track, we do understand that it can be a normal part of track driving and the learning process when a student is trying hard or giving his / her all. Spinning or going off track is noted, but not reprimanded.

14. Does the school run in adverse weather conditions or in the rain?

The school will run rain or shine. Other weather conditions are monitored and decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, as appropriate. You will not lose your registration fee if we cancel the school due to weather. If we run the school in the rain, however, and you choose not to participate, you will be considered and no show and all monies paid will be forfeited.

15. Who can I bring with me to the school?

You may bring one pit crew member with you to assist you during the school.. Additional family members and friends may attend the school and assist in the pits. All attending must sign the track liability waiver and the FAASST liability waiver. You are responsible for the behavior of everyone that you bring to the track with you.

16. Do I need to have any track driving or racing experience before I register for the school?

No, as long as you have a valid street driving license, and are at least 16 years of age, you may participate in any of our schools. Cars and driver's gear must conform to and pass the appropriate tech inspection.

17. Is there a two day racing school offered?

The Platinum Package is our 2 day SCCA Race School and is only offered at Colorado Tracks. This course offering provides a 2 school credit upon completion if you missed a local SCCA driver's school and need to get your school needs met more quickly.

18. How fast will I be driving?

How fast you drive will be up to you. However, we carefully control the track environment so that safety is never compromised. Due to the natural progression of the school, students learn how to approach normal high performance or competition racing speeds by the end of the day.

19. Will I be driving alone or with an instructor?

Most students learn enough in classroom and in car control drills to navigate the racing circuit on their own. However, an instructor may ride with a student if the need arises and if the car is safe for an instructor to strap in on the passenger side.

20. Do I have to have a race car to participate?

The SCCA Accredited Racing School requires that you bring a race prepared car to class. The race car must have an annual tech sticker or proof of a recent tech inspection recorded in the vehicle log book. The car must have a log book. The General Tech and Safety Preparation Provisions are outlined by the SCCA GCR. Street prepared cars are ideal for our High Performance Courses and must pass the FAASST technical inspection, a copy of which may be requested by calling 719-761-1372 or emailing registration@faasst.com.

21. What kind of driving gear do I need for the school?

Racing participants must bring adequate racing gear as outlined in the SCCA General Competition Rules, which includes helmet (SA2005 or higher), gloves, shoes, and a two layer suit (single layer with underwear accepted). High performance students must bring a helmet, leather palm gloves, long pants and shoes.

All of our students may purchase Racing Gear and other racing accessories from FAASST. Non-students can also buy gear from FAASST at very competitive rates.. Additional information is sent to students upon completion of the registration process.

22. How do I know if my car will pass tech inspection?

Race prepared cars attending our Platinum or Gold Package Race Schools must have a log book or annual tech completed by the SCCA, NASA or another well recognized sanctioned race body. Street cars attending our Silver or Bronze Package High Performance Driving Schools must pass our HP Tech Inspection which can be viewed online here.


Please contact us if you have any additional questions:

719-761-1372

FAASST Performance Driving School, Inc.
4164 Austin Bluffs Pkwy #219
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
registration@faasst.com

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