A great opportunity for a truly unforgettable gift for that notoriously hard-to-shop-for special car nut has luckily come on line just in time for the holiday season, with a great offer from our friends at Allen Berg Racing Schools (ABRS).
ABRS has just opened a new operation at southern California’s Auto Club Speedway in Fontana. Easy to get to from anywhere in USA’s west, Berg’s very special brand of intense open wheel race training, will use the Speedway’s multi-turn infield road racing course to teach the finer points of braking, shifting, and cornering in carbonfibre formula cars.
“Our outlook is somewhat different from the ‘driving experience’ operations,” former Formula 1 driver and ABRS founder, Allen Berg said.
“We work very closely with each student to help them really understand what it takes to drive very fast in a very quick formula car. Some of our students are just setting out on a racing career, others come to sharpen up, and many others choose to learn with us specifically because of our experience with formula cars. These machines are pure racing cars, no compromises, built for one person to do just one thing in and that’s to go very fast.”
ABRS supplies everything from the race car right down to the special fireproof driving shoes that a driver will use to dance on the pedals as they snap one of the school’s rear-engined formula cars up and down through its 5-speed sequential ZF transmission.
Each of these bullet-shaped, winged racecars is equipped with a pro-style MoTec data acquisition system and on-board Contour camera to record every lap for a detailed analysis session back in the garage area.
At ABRS every student goes home with a 4GB thumb drive loaded with the MoTec software, the readout of their performance and video footage of their school laps. How fantastic is that!
ABRS has a number of unique racing programs tailored to fit both ambition and budget, and (hey, you guessed it) gift certificates available year-around but, for some reason this is the time when they really seem to be motoring out the door.
There’s much more on the ABRS website, including the lowdown on the sort of teaching technique that a championship-winning driver uses to pass along his knowledge of racecraft, the technology behind the machines that are used to accomplish that goal and more.
Prices will be increasing in the new year, but all gift certificates and schools that are booked before December 27 will be at the 2011 prices!
To read our exclusive interview with Allen Berg, click here.