Competition Driving School

Driving Schools for 2022 are yet to be finalized. Typically, they take place during IRDC’s first two races of the year.

Our chief IRDC Chief Driving Instructor is Steve Barnes who can be reached at

 At the IRDC driving school we welcome drivers of all levels, including first-time drivers!

Learn high performance driving, whether you want to drive in competition or just be a better driver on the street. All of our instructors are competition-licensed racecar drivers with many miles of track and race experience. Get a taste of racing! After successful completion of the school, some of you will be qualified for a Novice racing license from the International Conference of Sports Car Clubs (ICSCC).

– – – Receive a free IRDC membership with school entry – – –

 IRDC Competition Driving Schools consist of a full day of on-track activities and classroom sessions at  Pacific Raceways

Classroom curriculum covers:

Car preparation – tires, brakes, fluids, seat belts Car Control, Proper Apex for different types of turns

Car Handling – Understeer, oversteer, use of the throttle and brakes to make the car turn

On Track rules Flags – a detailed presentation from Armadillo Racing’s Andy Collins on what they mean and how they affect you.

The On Track curriculum includes:

Track walk to learn the course

On track driving with one-on-one instruction

Graduate certificate upon completion of course

A good source detailed on IRDC’s Competition Driving Schools can be found in this downloadable hand. Particularly on what to expect and how to prepare both yourself and your car.   Competition Driving school student handbook

For questions on registration and payment please contact
  Linda Blackburn.

For technical questions regarding the school please contact  Steve Barnes.