David Pearson Driving School At Martinsville

David Pearson To Offer Hot Laps And Beginning Driving School At Martinsville Speedway Martinsville, VA---The David Pearson Performance Driving School will offer a Hot Laps session and a driving school at Martinsville Speedway on July ...

David Pearson To Offer Hot Laps And Beginning Driving School At Martinsville Speedway

Martinsville, VA---The David Pearson Performance Driving School will offer a Hot Laps session and a driving school at Martinsville Speedway on July 23-24. On Friday July 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Pearson School will offer Hot Laps day when anyone with a driver’s license can turn laps around Martinsville Speedway in a Allison Legacy Series car for $15 per lap for a minimum of five laps. The beginner driving school will be offered on Saturday, July 24 in which students attend a one-hour classroom lecture and then take five 10-lap driving segments in an Allison Legacy race car. The goal of the beginner school is to teach both novice and limited experienced drivers the correct fundamentals of driving a race car so they can develop positive habits early in their careers. "Racing is more like ballet than boxing. You have to be smooth," said Pearson, who is a past Winston Cup Champion. "It’s a blending of raw horsepower and grace." Pearson, who was known as "The Silver Fox" during his racing career, compiled many records and 105 wins that rank him as one of the best all-time stock car drivers in NASCAR history. The school has re-kindled Pearson’s enthusiasm for racing. "We definitely try to teach our students all that they are capable of learning in the time available," Pearson said. "While we also welcome those enthusiasts who just want to come out and have some fun, we do make a concerted effort to teach as much as possible to those who sign up and want to learn how to become a better race car driver." The one-day beginner school at Martinsville costs $750 per student and includes everything needed to participate for the day. Anyone interested can contact the Pearson School at (904) 788-3774 or e-mail at davidpearson1@juno.com. "All we ask the students to do is show up with a positive attitude and a smile, and we will take care of the rest," Pearson said. Martinsville’s next racing action is the Taco Bell 300 NASCAR Late Model Stock race on Sunday, Sept. 26. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12. The NAPA AutoCare 500 weekend is October 1-3. Bud Pole qualifying for the Winston Cup Series begins at 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 1 to set the top 25 starting positions. The Goody’s Body Pain 200 NASCAR Featherlite Modified race is 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. The NAPA AutoCare 500 starts at 1 on Sunday, Oct. 3. Great tower seats are available for $60 and concrete bleacher seats are $40-$45. Call (540) 956-3151 for tickets.

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers David Pearson