Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is Open Again06/08/2019
It was a sad day back in 2018, when the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and shut its doors. Also was kind of a crappy way to spend its 50th anniversary year. The “reorganization” bankruptcy is wrapped up, with the school under new ownership from Stig Investments, which is made up of entrepreneurs who are graduates of the Bondurant school as well as auto racers and collectors. The Chandler, Arizona, facility is now Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, and Dodge will stay on as partner in the capacity of Official Performance Driving School of Dodge//SRT, continuing its instructor-led driver training. It’s not that much of a stretch to give that designation, really. In 2015, the 100 vehicles in the school’s fleet became only Dodge and SRT, including the Hellcat Challenger and Charger.
Of the Bondurant school, which has trained more than 500,000 students over its lifetime (including Tom Cruise, Jeff Gordon, and Paul Newman, who was one of the first three students back in 1968 when the facility opened), Stig said it’ll “immediately stabilize the financial foundation of the organization and plan to infuse significant capital into the business to enhance the guest experience for individuals and groups, and provide excellent return on investment for sponsorship partners and a best-in-class work environment for employees.” Still part of the 100-acre property is the superstar: the 3-mile, 26-turn, multiconfiguration track that Bob Bondurant himself designed, as well as all the driving courses you can think of, including drag racing, high performance, road racing, teen, and executive protection and tactical mobility.
To learn more or to sign up for training, visit bondurant.com.
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