Bondurant Embarks on a New Era of Partnership with Dodge SRT

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Bondurant and Dodge/SRT sign partnership on “The Official High Performance Driving School of Dodge/SRT”

Pat and Bob Bondurant, and Timothy Kuniskis, Head of Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT of FCA North America, are happy to announce the partnership of two classic American brands and the introduction of the Official High Performance Racing School of Dodge/SRT!

Pat and Bob Bondurant, and Timothy Kuniskis

When your name is Bob Bondurant, you have won a World Championship, the 24 Hours of Le Mans GT Class, excelled as a factory driver for Ferrari F1, and founded the number one driving school in the world, you just know when to shift into the next gear to win. Well, he did it again.

Bob Bondurant and FCA US LLC, through its Dodge and SRT brands, have entered into a world-class partnership to introduce the Bondurant Racing School as “The Official High Performance Driving School of Dodge/SRT.”

“The race school news escaped prematurely and the enrollment calls for the race courses are in full swing. The beginner, the intermediate or veteran race students who have the passion to learn the necessary tiers of the advancing levels of competitive racing are ready to get suited up for the best race school in the US,” said most likely candidate for Chief Race Instructor, 3-time Daytona 24 winner Terry Borcheller, including winner of 7 professional driver championships, 5 times at Le Mans 24, and Bondurant instructor for over 2 decades.

“The Bondurant Method is the term I have coined. For 47 years, I taught my instructors to profile the driver, peel back the layers of probable bad habits, analyze the core, rebuild their natural talent and then watch as seconds come off qualifying times and get them out of mid pack,” said Bob Bondurant. “Despite the ego, the race history, the wins, everyone will enter as a beginner; it’s the only way,” Bob Bondurant adds. “By learning the most basic skills usually reveals the first signs of bad habits that limits full potential.”

Day one, all drivers will be assigned the 485-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT 392, followed by day two and/or three in the Dodge Viper TA 2.0. After day two, the instructor determines if the acquired skills may or may not advance the qualified driver into the Viper ACR, a street legal track car.

The 707-horsepower Dodge Charger and Challenger SRT Hellcats will be equally offered for the 3rd day option along with the Viper ACR. The fourth day will be open track in the car of your choice. The staff will assist and guide you through the SCCA and race license steps.

Pat Bondurant, School President, says “Bob and I actually met at the car auction Russo & Steele when I was selling my RT10 Viper! Bob recently saw Jay Leno at Pebble Beach and got a nudge from old race teammate, comedian Tim Allen. The crazy excitement they felt when they drove the Dodge Hellcat caught Bob’s attention. Bob was itching to track test the Dodge Challenger SRT, Viper TA 2.0 and finally the Hellcat ride was the real game changer when he said ‘Sweetheart this is exactly what I have been looking for to keep my own thrill in the game.’”

The Bondurant Racing School is the newest Bondurant addition and is not replacing the wildly popular Bondurant High Performance Driving School that will continue to teach drivers from teens, minivan moms, law enforcement, and all car enthusiasts wishing to be better drivers.

“You gotta realize that Bob Bondurant is always going to be that race car champion, searching for the car to keep the thrill in the school, for his students to step up to the next level of excitement,” said Pat Bondurant. “Most men want to taste that feeling just once, what it was like to race like Bob Bondurant, and the closest they will ever get to that feeling is to come to the school and learn how he did it, learn his Bondurant Method.”

Bob runs his hand along the stellar wide wing of the Viper ACR with a big smile saying, “when you know, you know.”

About Bondurant

The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is where drivers from novices to the racing elite elevate their abilities behind the wheel. Since it’s inception in 1968, founder and racing champion Bob Bondurant has crafted a sophisticated instructional method that has been sought out by drivers from around the world. Our instructors, many of whom are racecar drivers themselves, impart that tradition every day at our Phoenix facility, the largest purpose-built driving school in the world, which houses a 15-turn, 1.6-mile road course, an eight-acre asphalt pad and over 200 race-prepared vehicles, including a dedicated kart racing school and Polaris off-road vehicle training area. http://www.bondurant.com

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