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Porsche Sport Driving School

The racetrack is our proving ground - join us.

Philosophy

We are concerned with the development of one aspect above all else: the driver.

Experience the fascination of Porsche, go to your limits, enjoy thrilling sports car dynamics – all this and more at the Porsche Sport Driving School, with a sophisticated program designed to meet the needs and abilities of our clients.

At the Porsche Sport Driving School it’s all about practice – right from the very first moment. The overriding principle: learning by doing – working through the various training levels. In this way, you can finely hone your driving skills, step by step. From the basics of vehicle control through to applying for your own racing license.

At the Porsche Sport Driving School we offer a great facility, incredible cars and the most experienced instructors available. It’s no wonder, that many of our students make use of the various courses offered by the Porsche Sport Driving School time and time again to develop their skills further. And to take another step closer to their core goal: even more driving pleasure per second.
 

Courses

The fantasy made real.

Feel the adrenaline of Porsche prowess on a race course designed for speed. The driving programs are intensive and perfect for enthusiasts looking for a visceral driving experience. The track is our classroom, so you will spend only an hour in the morning reviewing theory and procedures and then it is off to the track for the remainder of the day.

The Porsche Sport Driving School places drivers on the amazing Barber Motorsports road course for an experience of a lifetime. Offering both advanced and beginner level courses, most students will begin with either the One-Day Precision Driving Course or the Two-Day Performance Driving Course. Both introductory courses provide an acute look into high-performance capabilities of a Porsche while testing and developing the driver's skills. Once this prerequisite is met, participants are invited to attend the Masters where we will carefully introduce open lapping. For those who have overdosed on racing air, the training level Masters RS or Masters RSR with the subsequent acquisition of a SCCA full competition license will even bestow a ticket to starting in motorsports.

PSDS is perfect for those who want to become more efficient and safer drivers as well as those interested in entering formal racing or club events. Through each program, you will be exposed to the most highly refined performance training models, methods and techniques available. We have something for all sports car lovers and Porsche enthusiasts!

 

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Facilities/Venue

Why are we in Birmingham? Come see for yourself. You'll understand.

Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama is home to the Porsche Sport Driving School and is considered one of the most challenging racing circuits in the country. This professionally designed, world-class circuit plays host to the Indy Car Series and the MotoAmerica Superbike Series. With 2.38 miles, 16 turns and more than 80 feet of elevation change, the track's demands will keep your attention. Barber Motorsports Park made its name as one of the most competitive road courses. The perfectly manicured landscape, immaculate grounds, interesting sculptures and world class museum are sure to amaze visitors.

In addition to the track, the 800+ acre Barber Motorsports Park facility also includes a world-class museum featured in the Guinness World Records, and the Barber Proving Grounds. This exciting new addition is a 22 acre multi-use facility featuring a handling circuit, oval track, and skid pad where we hold some of our corporate programs as well as Car Control Clinics.

 

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Group/Corporate Programs

A great time. Brilliantly disguised as “team building”.

A day at PSDS is the perfect way to bring excitement and engagement to any corporate meeting or team gathering. It’s also a great way to reward employees, recognize key customers and facilitate team-building. At PSDS, your team will have an experience that they will never forget.

New Half and One-Day Corporate Courses

In addition to our one and two-day corporate programs on the main track, we now offer half and one-day programs at the new Barber Proving Grounds. The Barber Proving Grounds is a 22 acre, multi-use facility. The track includes a large, high-banked turn, a wet skid pad and plenty of paved area to extend the track or add additional exercises like Performance Driving Techniques, Lane Change and Launch Control. At the Porsche Sport Driving School in Birmingham, AL we'll plan a full program for you, putting your participants in a variety of current Porsche models under the skillful guidance of the country's most accomplished race drivers.

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Instructors

PSDS features Porsche Certified Professional Instructors.

Learn skills from past and current champions who have experience in all aspects of the sport. Our staff of instructors includes active race car drivers, as well as a mix of professional drivers who provide thorough insight into vehicle technology and driving techniques at the same time. Our Chief Driving Instructor, Hurley Haywood, is one of the most renowned race car drivers in the world. Winning the 24 Hours of Daytona over five times, the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times and the 12 Hours of Sebring twice positions him as the winner of more endurance classics than any other driver in racing history. He is joined by more than 60 other PSDS instructors that we believe are the most qualified, patient and knowledgeable in the business.

*All courses are conducted in English. Translators/Interpreters are available for an additional fee.

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Accommodation

Discover boutique sophistication at the Grand Bohemian Mountain Brook.

The official partner hotel of the Porsche Sport Driving School

Experience the ultimate in luxury and style during your visit to Birmingham. Explore their selection of luxury amenities, such as the hotel's signature Poseidon Spa, a stylish rooftop restaurant serving progressive, regional cuisine, cooking classes, wine blending experiences and a heated outdoor pool. Adjacent to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and close to the Birmingham Zoo, our partner hotel is also convenient to the Barber Motorsports Park. The Grand Bohemian offers a special room rate that includes transportation for Porsche Sport Driving School participants.

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Location

The Porsche Sport Driving School
6075-B Barber Motorsports Park
Leeds, AL 35094

From Birmingham Int. Airport – Birmingham, AL to Barber Motorsports Park

Exit Airport Merge onto I-20 East / I-59 North Take Exit 130             
1-20 East, Take Exit #140, US-78 East Continue on US-78 East
Turn right on Rex Lake Rd, Turn right onto Barber Motorsports Parkway
At the stop sign,  take Left and follow signs to the              
Porsche Sport Driving School Approximate driving time – 20 minutes

From Hartsfield Int. Airport – Atlanta, GA to Barber Motorsports Park

Exit Airport
Merge onto I-285 North, Exit onto 1-20 West
Take Exit #140, US-78 East, Continue on US-78 East
Turn right on Rex Lake Rd,
Turn right onto Barber Motorsports Parkway,
At the stop sign, take Left and follow signs to the
Porsche Sport Driving School
Approximate driving time –  2 hours 15 minutes