Porsche Track Experience

The official US driving school of Porsche

Philosophy

We concern ourselves 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 Track Experience, with a sophisticated program designed to meet the needs and abilities of our clients.

At the Porsche Track Experience 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.

The Porsche Track Experience we offer a great facility, incredible cars and the most experienced instructors available. It’s no wonder so many of our students make use of the various courses offered by the Porsche Track Experience time and time again to further 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 Track Experience places drivers on the world-class Barber Motorsports Park Grand Prix road course for an experience of a lifetime. Offering both advanced and beginner level courses, most students begin with either the One-Day Precision Driving Course or the Two-Day Performance Driving Course. These introductory courses provide an acute look into high-performance capabilities of a Porsche all while testing and developing the driver's skills. Once this prerequisite is met, participants are invited to attend the Masters 2-Day course where we 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.

The Porsche Track Experience 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, then you'll get it.

Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama has been home to the Porsche Track Experience since 2003. Considered one of the most challenging racing circuits in the country, this professionally designed, world-class road racing course 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 demands 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 wow 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 and is ideal for conducting corporate programs.

 

 

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Group/Corporate Programs

Work Fun.

A day at PTX 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 PTX, your team will have an experience that they will never forget.

Half Day Corporate Courses

In addition to our one and two-day corporate programs on the main track, we now offer half day programs at the new Barber Proving Grounds. The Barber Proving Grounds is a 22 acre, multi-use facility. The Proving Grounds includes a scaled down track with a 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 Track Experience 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 driving instructors.

 

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Instructors

PTX 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 PTX 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.

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.

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Accommodation

Discover boutique sophistication at the Grand Bohemian Mountain Brook.

The official partner hotel of the Porsche Track Experience

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 Track Experience participants.

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Location

The Porsche Track Experience USA
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 Road, Turn right onto Barber Motorsports Parkway
At the stop sign,  take Left and follow signs to the              
Porsche Track Experience 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 Road,
Turn right onto Barber Motorsports Parkway,
At the stop sign, take Left and follow signs to the
Porsche Track Experience
Approximate driving time –  2 hours 15 minutes