Bondurant High Performance Driving School announced today the addition of an NHRA-approved “9 Second” driving program as part of its popular Dodge//SRT® Drag Racing course. Visitors who enroll in the Dodge//SRT Drag Racing course can choose to participate in an optional, extended program to earn their 9 Second license from the NHRA. Those who successfully earn their license can compete in NHRA’s 9 second quarter mile category and become members of the Bondurant 9 Second Club, earning exclusive official membership gear and the bragging rights as a member in a club of elite racers.
“We’re the first driving school where students can earn their SCCA road racing license and a coveted NHRA 9 Second drag racing license,” said Mike McGovern, chief instructor at the Bondurant school. “We worked closely with Chuck Sundstrom, a respected NHRA driver, coach and track operator, to develop this exclusive curriculum. Not only will our students race away with their NHRA credentials but become part of the exclusive Bondurant 9 Second Club.”
Bondurant High Performance Driving School’s new 9 Second NHRA license curriculum is an add-on course available during the standard Dodge//SRT Drag Racing program. Following private, one-on-one instruction, each driver will run a minimum of two eighth mile passes, and quarter mile passes behind the wheel of a dedicated, race fuel SRT Demon. Students who successfully complete two passes in under 9.99 seconds or reach a speed of 135 mph twice, will earn their NHRA 9 Second license. Students are also eligible to earn their NHRA 9 Second license if they complete one pass in under 9.99 seconds and one pass at a speed of 135 mph.
“The chance to earn your 9 Second NHRA license behind the wheel of a production Dodge vehicle, at a dedicated driver training facility, with private instruction, is unprecedented,” said Sundstrom. As part of the program, the Bondurant school will manage the NHRA membership and license application process for each student who successfully completes the course. Students can take the Dodge//SRT Drag Racing course, earn their 9 Second license from the NHRA, and become members of the Bondurant 9 Second Club for $2,599, plus NHRA application fees.