Packed Classes at ProFormance Racing School

26 July 2018 Kent, WA – There was a packed classroom today at ProFormance racing school – started out with a warm morning and only got hotter thru the day. A whole host of instructors to ran the students thru the four stages of the program.

The class was Split in two groups to turn the stages at the east and west ends of the property at the same time. Not used very often as the normal is west to east and the two exercises run there. What you learn from these different stages are things that you could encounter at any time on the hi-ways and bi-ways.

Knowing what to do when those chance encounters confront you behind the wheel is nothing more than preventive medicine. The time it takes to think about what to do is the time needed in most all cases to avoid it all together. These skills taught to new car owners learning what their pride and joy will handle like, just in case.

For your school date go to the ProFormance Racing School page and set a date for yourself, child or loved one.

Images from all the sessions are now online – click here to go to the photo album.

Private Test & Lapping at ProFormance Racing School

12 July 2018 Kent, WA – When drivers find a date that they can run laps every 30 minutes starting at 9:00 AM, it’s like a kid in a candy store. Normal lapping dates are combined with the ProFormance Racing School students that have the track from nine till noon.

That extra hour and a half of seat time is the bonus for the lappers who now get the chance to run the 2.25 mile course in the morning.

Taking up the other 30 minutes of each hour was the Global Racing Group and their F-4 open wheel race cars who were getting some seat time while in the northwest.

Lead driver Benjamin Pedersen guided teammate Blake Upton around the track to work on consistent lap times for each driver. Being one of the instructors for Don Kitch and his school he has made many laps around the track and the lap times between the two proved that.

It was great watching these two and their team in action on track and off and how well prepared this team is as a whole, good luck in your up coming races.

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Busy Day at ProFormance Racing School

20 June 2018 Kent, WA – A dozen students filled the classroom at ProFormance Racing School. Another group of people that realize that these skills that are passed along by Don Kitch and his instructors will make them better drivers on the roads.

The points passed along really teach you what to do if, and when you really need to use the skills taught. Learning to control your automobile when panic arises is more than a plus, it can save your hide.

Summer is here, and new drivers are hitting the highways, what a smart addition to their drivers training than teaching them what is not gone thru in the basic drivers training.

Contact ProFormance Racing School for a date for you or your child or both.

Images from all the sessions today are now available – click here to go to the photo album.

AM Skills & PM Lapping at ProFormance Racing School

06 June 2018 Kent, WA  – It was another day’s end with students walking out of the classroom with certificates in hand after successfully completing school at ProFormance Racing School. This program is a must for all those driving up in a new car or new car to them that you would like to learn the best way to control it under highway driving.

Jamming on the brakes and turning the wheel at the same time once completed can come in very handy in an avoidance issue on the roads. It’s just one of the four stations where you will learn what to do in controlled & safe surroundings, overseen by Don Kitch in the classroom and a group of very talented instructors in the field.

If you are a new driver, it’s on your bucket list or even a hot new sports car all will benefit from going thru the school. Go to the web site and find a date for yourself and become a better driver leaving the property.

Images from all the sessions today are now available – click here to go to the photo album.

AM Skills & PM Lapping at ProFormance Racing School

23 May 2018 Kent, WA – When planning your date with ProFormance Racing School the weather is always the unknown. Depending what time of the year you choose it could be snow, rain or bright sunshine. No matter the weather the instructors teach the same basic exercises that will help you in the long run to be a better driver in those conditions.

Springtime around Pacific Raceways adds another though not a hindrance to driving, the cottonwoods were flying coating the grass and sticky surface of the dragstrip. At times pretty to see but those little seeds get into everything.

As far as the school goes it is business as usual teaching another classroom full of students to become better drivers while behind the wheel. Check out the website for your date.

Images from sessions today are now available – click here to go to the photo album.

All Day Lapping With Jay Leno

10 May 2018 Kent, WA – When ProFormance Racing School gets the whole day for lapping the cars come in droves to take advantage of the track time.

This day six lucky drivers got to share the track with a legend in the car collector’s world Mr. Jay Leno.

Jay was at Pacific Raceways to film an upcoming episode of his CNBC show “Jay Leno’s Garage”. Always with a smile and passing humor until its time behind the wheel and in his driving suit, then all business takes over.

It was a great honor to meet Jay and look forward to watching the show when it airs.

Lots of cool images in this album – click here to go to them.

AM Skills & PM Lapping at the ProFormance Racing School

25 April 2018 Kent, WA – Another class went through the legendary ProFormance Racing School program on Wednesday.

Young drivers fresh from the local drivers training schools have the most to gain by taking this class but older drivers who have picked up a new hot rod that will go way beyond the legal speed limit anywhere on the hi-ways and bi-ways.

No matter what your age or driving experience what you drive away with at the end of the day is a skill set that translates into you being a better driver among the masses on the roads.

Check out the web site for info for your school date.

Images from the courses today are now available – click here to go to them.

High Performance Sport Driving Day

20 April 2018 Kent, WA – The last post was all about pure race cars and competition licensed drivers. Today it is a mix of club cars, those drivers that have street driven cars that have gone thru the school and a mix of pure race car and drivers.  Again, the chance for those shaking down a new build or up grades to the current car to make sure things are working as predicted.

Adding to the goings on today a film crew named Rennkamera.com led by Craig Brooks was out to put together a video for Don Kitch and ProFormance Racing School to use in the classroom. Always moving forward to aid in the teaching of new students to the program Don understands that in his teaching explaining something is much better received with the aid of video as most all people do a lot better when shown something as apposed just explaining the point you are trying to get across.

Check out the web site for ProFormance Racing School for school dates that fit your time frame and go do it and leave a better driver because of it.

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Race Car Lapping Day At ProFormance Racing School

18 April 2018 Kent, WA – A non-race pure lapping day at the track in a 100% race car has to be a joy for the driver and crew. With no pressure that is around on a race day the relaxed atmosphere showed everywhere.

This was the first time out this season time for learning a new car all together. Testing all the changes, getting your rear-end learning the new or remembering that feeling of G-forces cornering at speed and the push back in the seat as you floor the gas peddle down the straightaway.

The 25 minute sessions for the two groups seem to go by quickly but to the drivers the extra 10 minutes. (normal race time 15min.) seemed to go on like running two races in one.

All in all it was a great day for the 100% race car lapping program. Also a big shout out to the Briscoe Family who with the Ferrari trailer as a backdrop, provided food and drinks for everyone during the  lunch break.

Images of all these ultra-cool race cars are now available – click here to go to the photo album.

All Day Lapping at ProFormance Racing School

15 Apr 2018 Kent, WA – The first all day lapping for the year brought a number of drivers out for the day. Mother Nature though more than likely kept a lot away as it rained overnight soaking the track surface making race tires useless.

As the day progressed the track dried and the lap times got better and bringing out the race tires for that traction needed for the better lap times. In the 30min. sessions you can roll off 40mi. on the odometer around the 2.25mi. track with some pretty fast speeds coming off the straight stretch heading into turn 2.

Come the next all day lapping as we head into better weather a nice 70 and sunny forecast will bring out the faster lappers for a day of fun. Keep an eye on the ProFormance Racing School web site for the upcoming date.

Images are now available – click here to go to the photo album.