F4 Open-wheel Race Car Training Program – Now at Bondurant! (Starting at only $5,899 and up!)

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The Bondurant High Performance Driving School has officially launched its new Ligier JS F4 formula race car training program, giving drivers and auto enthusiasts the opportunity to train in a competitive, modern and state-of-the-art single-seat, open-wheel car.  Powered by Honda, the Bondurant F4 race cars begin being implemented in courses March 2020!  Automotive enthusiasts and drivers have multiple course options to participate in to get behind the wheel of a Ligier JS F4 racecar:

Grand Prix Road Racing (4-Day Course)

This is the School’s signature racing course which takes any driver from the street to the racetrack.  Start with the Grand Prix Road Racing 4-day course if you want to learn the art of road racing!  You will spend 3 thrilling days in the Dodge SRT Challenger Hellcat Widebody, then the 4th full day in the Ligier JS F4 open wheel race car!  (SCCA regional licensing available).

Advanced Formula Road Racing (2 or 3 Day Course)

The Advanced Formula Road Racing (2 or 3 Day Course) is designed for current racers, graduates of our  4-day Grand Prix Road Racing Course, or equivalent.  Focused on maximum seat time and advanced racing skills to take you to the next level!  (SCCA PRO licensing available).

Level 1 Formula F4 (Current racers – 2 or 3 Days)

Advanced instruction and seat time for current F4 racers or equivalent.  Inquiries please contact us on the form above.

Classes are open to anyone with the desire to further their skills as a competitive driver, for those seeking a SCCA Pro License, or for enthusiasts who have dreamed of driving a true open-wheel race car. Full specs on the F4 cars can be found here.

As the Official High-Performance Driving School of Dodge SRT, adding this program to Bondurant’s incredible fleet of nearly 100 Dodge SRT Vehicles, including Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models, the 840-horsepower Challenger SRT Demon – the industry’s first and only street-legal production drag car and most powerful muscle car ever – was a natural fit.

“We are very excited to begin our partnership with Bondurant High Performance Driving School,” said Ligier Automotive Chief Executive Officer Max Crawford. “Since we initiated the U.S. F4 Championships in 2016, it has always been a goal of ours to have a program with a driving school. The F4 U.S. Championships have now grown to become the largest average F4 fields in the world,” he said.  “It’s extremely important that drivers that do have the desire to compete in the championships show up well-prepared.  A school that teaches the same championship curriculum in the same Ligier JS F4 racecar, can only be a huge benefit for drivers.  Bondurant’s strong reputation and quality instruction made perfect sense for us and we welcome them on board.”

“For over 50 years, the Bondurant School has utilized open-wheel formula race cars in our training programs.  Never before have we had the opportunity to bring brand new state-of-the-art open wheel racecars and equipment into our advanced programs,” said Bondurant Chief Instructor Mike McGovern.  “This investment, as well as the relationships derived from it, is a direct result of new ownership and their long-term vision and commitment to the school and the industry.”

SCCA F4 U.S. and F3 Americas Race Director Scott Goodyear noted just how much of a role race schools play in preparing up-and-coming drivers for success on the modern racing circuit.

“The best way to launch your racing career is to start with proper training and learn the art of driving a race car along with the rules and regulations of motor racing,” he said. “The information a driver receives from sitting in the cockpit of a school race car sets the tone for their success in the first season of car racing. All the top drivers around the world started their career behind the wheel of a school race car to accelerate their learning curve before entering competition. I can recall my first time in a race car, a three-day racing school driving a Formula 1600. It was a huge advantage over my competitors. As Race Director for the F4 United States Championship, I’m ecstatic that our young drivers now have a dedicated F4 School to attend here in the United States to learn the craft of driving an F4 race car,” he said. “The Bondurant School has long been the top school for up and coming drivers, and their commitment and focus on the F4 Series is going to produce race-ready drivers to enter our Championship.”

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