For many years Don Kitch has been teaching along with his many instructor’s students and others attending Performance Racing School. The only thing that has ever changed is what “Mother Nature” is doing outside the classroom, until today.
After many years of racing on the iconic 2.25 mi. track a new equal width surface was put down from the end of turn 2b to the end of turn 7. A continuous three wide paving machine operation carried out by Miles Resources spread and rolled out 101 dump truck loads of asphalt into a no seam surface.
Those that have been around the track at speed but not race trim just smiled knowing that many lap records in many classes are going to be re-set during their races.
The up-coming race season should be quite exciting for those attending, check the Pacific Raceways web site for race dates.
26 Jan 2019 Kent, WA – It was a classroom full of students and a paddock loaded with lappers out to take advantage of the great winter driving weather at ProFormance Racing School. For the students sitting in the classroom at the Performance Racing School the unknown is about to be pointed out with discussion and charts.
Owner and instructor Don Kitch will guide you thru the four exercises you will be doing and the correct way to navigate the 2.25 mile track at Pacific Raceways. Going thru the class will open your eyes to the things that you may and will confront out on the hi-ways and bi-ways and how to safely navigate thru them when it happens.
Young drivers, seasoned drivers and even bucket listers praise the program at the end of the day. Contact Performance Racing School and learn what they are talking about.
15 Dec 2018 Kent, WA – Tis the end of the school season for Performance Racing School and 2018. To all those that went to school this year, Great Job, to all those that have not you are missing out on becoming a better and safer driver on the hi-ways and bi-ways.
Knowing and feeling what your auto is doing when turning and slamming on the binders will tune you into what to expect and how to react when doing so is just one portion of what Don Kitch and his staff of instructors teach you in a day long session.
Want a great X-Mas present for a loved one or even for yourself? Sign up for a class after the holidays at the Performance Racing School web site and start the new year by becoming a better driver.
01 Dec 2018 Kent, WA – Word continues to spread from the students that have gone thru the ProFormance Racing School program and how you should make time to take yourself to school.
The newer cars are becoming more and more controlled by what you don’t see. Testing these controlling parts will tell you thru the seat of your pants what your car feels like when doing so. Anti-lock brakes when put into action while going 50 mph all the while putting steering input to avoid a collision will get your attention.
When done as instructed by the crew of very experienced drivers themselves you feel it and you get it after done a few times.
This just one of the exercises the school puts you thru with in classroom and on the grounds teaching by Don Kitch.
Your new car is a big investment, help yourself and your investment by going thru the school, contact them on their website and book a date.
10 Nov 2018 Kent, WA – Chilly and damp air from the fog bank that surrounded the area greeted the students for today’s ProFormance Racing School class.
Mother Nature and her ways in the northwest had the last classroom of students going thru the exercises in the rain, today nothing but dry pavement and sunshine. To this it makes no difference the weather the teaching is the same though Don Kitch will tell you the rain will help some grasp what is being taught a little easier.
If you could be on the same page as “Mother Nature” going thru the class in both sunny and dry and wet and rainy you would have covered 90% of the weather driving conditions in the northwest.
For all those new drivers and those driving a new auto to them will gain mostly thru the seat of their pants with some visual ques what to do and, how to re-act when confronted with out on the hi-ways and bi-ways.
05 Oct 2018 Kent, WA – As fall and winter driving is upon us the changes to your driving style come about. Slick surfaces just jump up in the roads after baking all summer long. Now in a classroom warm and dry as the rain comes down outside and you hear that your day is not ruined because of the rain, as a matter of fact it will help you grasp what the instructors are trying to teach you.
In this case the rain is an aid and not a deterrent. The skills you gain from taking the class can and will help your driving here in the great “Northwet” season. Contact ProFormance Racing School for your date to become a better driver in the rain.
22 Aug 2018 Kent, WA – After nearly a month off due to the National Event on the drag strip school is back in session. A full house brought a split group and extra instructors to handle the large number of students.
This alone is a testament to the program laid out by Don Kitch and ProFormance Racing School and put into practice by his talented group of instructors. You really should look into this program if you are a new driver or have a new auto that is near and dear to your heart.
No matter your age and driving experience you “CAN” drive away from the school at the end of the day a better driver and know what your car is going to do in an adverse situation.
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.
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.