The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, Inc. has new owners. Stig Investments, Inc., a group of entrepreneurs who are racing enthusiasts and automobile collectors, announced yesterday it has finalized its purchase of the performance racing school.
In conjunction with the purchase, the new owners and FCA US LLC announced that the school will continue as “The Official Performance Driving School of Dodge//SRT®.” Since 2015, the school’s fleet of nearly 100 vehicles is exclusively Dodge//SRT products, including Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models, the 840-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – the industry’s first and only street-legal production drag car and most powerful muscle car ever – as well as the Viper ACR.
“In the past 30 days, we’ve solidified key pieces of the Bondurant experience that will ensure the success and growth of the school,” said Bruce Belser, newly appointed CEO of Bondurant School of High Performance Driving. “From securing the FCA partnership to retaining our passionate team members, including renowned instructors Mike McGovern and Danny Bullock, and signing a new 10-year lease on the property, we plan to continue to deliver the ultimate guest experience and a best-in-class work environment for employees.”
Belser is one of the three investors in the Stig group and is a two-time Bondurant graduate. He is a successful entrepreneur, having founded several businesses, and has served as a corporate pilot, Delta Airlines commercial pilot, fighter pilot and U.S. commander in the U.S. Air Force.
“Our continued Dodge//SRT partnership with the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving gives our passionate customers the opportunity to learn how to get the optimum performance from their new vehicles in a controlled environment,” said Mark Malmstead, head of Dodge//SRT Marketing and Communications. “Together, we have the perfect setting for a fully immersive driving experience like no other.”
New Dodge//SRT owners who qualify can register for a class by calling 800-998-1110. All other visitors to the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving can register for training at Bondurant.com/dragracing.
About Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving
The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, located in Phoenix, Ariz., is the only purpose-built driver training facility for performance enthusiasts and the largest driver training center of its kind in the world. At the heart of the 100-acre racing facility is a 3-mile, 26-turn, 11-multi-configuration track. The school maintains over 100 race-prepared vehicles, sedans, SUVs and open wheel formula cars. For more information about the school, visit www.Bondurant.com or call (800) 842-RACE.
Dodge//SRT offers a complete lineup of performance vehicles that stand out in their own segments. Dodge is America’s mainstream performance brand and SRT is positioned as the ultimate performance halo of the Dodge brand, together creating a complete and balanced performance brand with one vision and one voice.
For more than 100 years, the Dodge brand has carried on the spirit of brothers John and Horace Dodge, who founded the brand in 1914. Their influence continues today. New for 2019, the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is possessed by the Demon. Its 797-horsepower supercharged HEMI® high-output engine makes it the most powerful, quickest and fastest muscle car (reaching 0-60 miles per hour [mph] in 3.4 seconds) and the fastest GT production car with a ¼-mile elapsed time (ET) of 10.8 seconds at 131 mph. It also reaches a new top speed of 203 mph. Joining the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat with its more powerful 717-horsepower engine, the Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack Widebody, which features fender flares from the SRT Hellcat Widebody and adds 3.5 inches of width to Scat Pack’s footprint, as well as the new Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320. Infused with exclusive drag strip technology from the iconic Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 is a drag-oriented, street-legal muscle car and a blank canvas for the serious grassroots drag racer. The 2019 Dodge Durango SRT, America’s fastest, most powerful and most capable three-row SUV with a best-in-class tow rating of 8,700 lbs., fills out the brand’s performance lineup. These visceral performance models join a 2019 brand lineup that includes the Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Charger and Challenger – a showroom that offers performance at every price point.