The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving has ran its last lap on Monday, November 12th, 2018. The doors have permanently closed. It appears it simply ran out of time. The plan was initially to file Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, which it did in early October, and planned to reorganize its debts, restructure, and continue operating.
The Bod Bondurant School made this statement on their website:
“In a difficult yet important step towards becoming a stronger company, Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, Inc. filed a voluntary petition under Chapter 11 in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Arizona on October 2, 2018. We will continue operating and serving our students and corporate groups as usual while we develop new business relationships to ensure the vitality of the Company in the future.”
The Bondurant School’s assets include their massive Chandler, Arizona facility, which features a three-mile track, a kart track, and plenty of other areas for driving instruction.
They offered several programs geared to different audiences. There are drag racing programs, teen driver programs, high performance driving, and even executive protection and tactical mobility training sessions teaching security personnel how to better protect their employers. The school had a deal with FCA, using the school for factory-sponsored Dodge SRT training that was included with the purchase price of vehicles like the Hellcat and Demon.
Unfortunately, the historic world’s first racing school wasn’t able to do that. Thank you for the 50 “accelerating” years.
Written By: Andee Oehm
Image Credit: Bondurant Racing School