Why You Need A Professional Racing Driver With You


Look, we know. You think you’re a good driver and you’re the kind of person who nails every shift and can sail around the racing line with optimum precision and without guidelines or instruction. You don’t need anyone to tell you what to do or hold you back. 

Sound like you? Don’t worry we get it because many of us on the team feel the exact same way about our own ability to drive. After spending some time with our team of racing instructors (racing, not driving), we think you’ll realize that, well, that old dog in you can in fact learn some new tricks from some real experts. 

Not convinced? By the time you’re done with this article, we’re sure that you’ll be not only comfortable with riding with an instructor but actually looking forward to it. 

We’ll cover the following: 

  • Why we have professional instructors in the cars
  • What would happen if you didn’t have an instructor
  • The credentials of our driving instructors
  • How You Have Total Control

Why we have professional instructors in the cars

So, why does Xtreme Xperience put professional instructors in the car with ambitious drivers like you anyways?

We can break it down into 2 main reasons: 

  1. Keeping you safe out in the unpredictable environment of the racetrack. 
  2. Helping you go as fast as possible around some of the best tracks in the country. 

Although we take every safety precaution out there, piloting a high-powered supercar around the track can be dangerous without proper guidelines and proper rules. We know that you want to drift around the track and show off for your co-workers or your family/friends, but on-track antics are never allowed in professional events and we don’t allow them either. 

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Many of the vehicles in our fleet have over 600 horsepower and can rocket drivers to upwards of 200 MPH. This type of power demands attention, precision, and skill to exploit safely. It’s easy to think that a vehicle with a high level of performance has endless grip and braking ability but this is not the case. We want you to feel comfortable while driving, but we also want your senses on edge and a keen sense of respect for these capable machines. Our instructors will help you along the way. 

Going fast is, well, it’s simply not as easy as it looks. It doesn’t take much skill to open the throttle and hold on as these rockets with wheels utilize their computer-controlled powertrains to slam through the gears. What does take skill is taking over control of the gearbox, and properly attacking the racing line with precision timed bursts of acceleration and braking. Guess who can show you how to hit the apex, get on the brakes and punch the gas at just the right time? You guessed it, our professional instructors. 

What would happen if you didn’t have an instructor

Trundling around a racetrack in a high-powered machine with no direction would be akin to sending off your kid to public streets without teaching them how to drive. Unless you’re Lewis Hamilton or Tanner Foust, you’re going to need some help to go fast.  We want you to have an epic time at Xtreme Xperience and the only way to ensure that you walk away feeling like a champion is to train you as a champion. 

Unless you have intimate knowledge of the track, sending you out on the track alone in a supercar would not only be a frustrating experience but it could be downright dangerous. The reason is simple, without an instructor who knows the track making the calls, you won’t know what corner is coming up when to hit the brakes, when to hit the gas and where the optimum racing line is! 

Trust us, nailing that apex and hopping on the gas at just the right time is a magnificent experience and that you won’t soon forget. 

The Credentials of our driving instructors

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So, what does it take to be a professional driving instructor with Xtreme Xperience anyways? Here’s a breakdown of what each and every instructor must have to even be considered for our team: 

Minimum requirements for instructors:

  • Up to date physical within the last 5 years
  • 3-5 years of solo track experience or
  • 10+ events instructing with another organization or
  • 3-5 years of competitive racing or
  • 5+ years of competitive autocross or
  • Combination of any of the above

That’s right, to even be considered for an event, the instructor has to have some serious racing experience under their belt. This practical experience goes well and beyond anything that a day-to-day driver would encounter in the real world and allows our team to draw specific, meaningful feedback into every track outing. 

What this means for you is more know-how and more inside knowledge from a professional that’s put in some serious lap time.  

You have total control

Do you have any idea how hard it is for a racing driver to give up control of a vehicle and sit side-saddle with an amateur driver? Racing drivers are not cut from the same cloth as us mere humans, and for them to give up control by riding shotgun is a testament to their bravery and their faith in our raving fans! Our instructor is there to provide solid feedback and allow you to hit the highest speeds possible around our selection of epic tracks. 

They are not there to keep a lid on your enthusiasm or keep you from punching the throttle down the straights. They’re there to help you go really, really fast in a car that was designed to do just that. 

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So, what do you think? Do you still feel like you’re a supercar superhero that can be the king of the track or do you feel like maybe, just maybe, you need to learn a few things before you can claim that title? Look, our instructors are here to make your experience as memorable as possible and frankly, our guests love them! These are passionate, enthusiastic drivers who’ve got the chops to help you hit maximum velocity. 

If you really don’t want to have an instructor, why don’t you join us for our brand new experience, Open Road, instead? This incredibly unique experience allows you to take a supercar on some of the most epic driving routes around the country and it’s really a one-of-a-kind experience. Beautiful sites, and epic cars – what else could you possibly need?

However you cut it, whatever kind of experience you’re looking for, if you love cars, come join us! 

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