Erin Crocker & Dirt Track Racing School Team up for Open Wheel School

Mooresville, N.C. - Erin Crocker and the Dirt Track Racing School have teamed up to offer a special two-day, open wheel driving school in January 2010. The program will include a mix of classroom learning and hands-on experience behind the wheel.

This unique program will be held January 16th and 17th, 2010. It will include one day of classes to be held at Ray Evernham Enterprises in Mooresville, NC and one day of on-track activity at nearby East Lincoln Speedway.

Classroom training on the first day will provide valuable information regarding driving techniques, safety, fitness, marketing and public relations. The second day will take place at the racetrack. Each student will turn laps in two different types of open wheel dirt cars, including a full-size Sprint Car. Crocker will be heavily involved in all activities and constantly providing feedback.

After Erin Crocker was introduced to Shawn Parker earlier this year, she knew she had an interest in getting involved with his program. Parker, a former driver as well, is the owner and operator of the Charlotte, NC Dirt Track Racing School.

The school began operating in March 2008, and offers students the chance to drive in a variety of different dirt cars. Parker and the school are off to a great start, having already provided schooling for NASCAR Sprint Cup driver David Ragan's development drivers as well as H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler's Humpy's Heroes program.

As Erin Crocker and Shawn Parker had the chance to sit down and brainstorm, they came up with the concept of running a special program where Crocker could put her experience to use helping young drivers reach their goals. Crocker, the only woman to ever win a World of Outlaw Series race, has spent years racing on dirt tracks all over the world. She has also competed successfully in the ARCA series and the NASCAR's truck and Nationwide series.

"I really believe this is a chance for me to give back to the sport. I enjoy trying to help others reach their goals," says Crocker. "I've already experienced most of the things young drivers will face if they are pursuing a career in racing, and I'm confident I can help speed up their learning curve on and off the track."

"We're excited to work with Erin on this unique school," says Parker. "Erin has an impressive driving resume and significant experience working with sponsors. Her perspective on racing will provide valuable insight into what it takes to pursue a career in motorsports."

For pricing and more information on the program, please call the Dirt Track Racing School at 704-728-2969. You can also visit them online at

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