Driveway Austin was designed as a premier motorsports school and Grand Prix style race track located in the heart of Austin, TX. Race craft, performance & tactical driving were the founding skills taught. We created specialized Teen Xtreme/Adult Xtreme programs to transform new or nervous drivers into safe drivers, as well as classes in tactical techniques & stick shift training including private coaching. Driveway Austin is known around the world as a stunning film location and secure site for automotive manufacturer ride-and-drive programs. Beyond motorsports, we continually hosted the largest and number 1 rated bicycle criterium series in the World!
DRIVEWAY AUSTIN * 8400 DELWAU LN * AUSTIN, TX
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Driveway Austin was conceived and designed by Bill Dollahite, a professional race driver with over 25 years of world-class racing experience. Bill created this famous track by combining some of the most interesting and challenging racing corners from around the world to create an unparalleled training and fun circuit in Austin, Texas.
The location and strategic configurations have made the facility and track a top choice for major vehicle manufacturers for development testing, media sessions and launch (Ride and Drive) activities.
The course has 3 main configurations with different dynamic elements.
L1 (Short Course, modeled after Fiorano in Italy) focuses on flat surface vehicle dynamics,
L2 (Elevation Course, modeled after the Laguna Seca Corkscrew in California)) highlights elevation change and off-camber
L3 (Grand Prix Course modeled after the Nurburgring in Germany) showcases high-speed dynamics with a long straightaway and signature turns.
More than just the layout design, the course was engineered from far beneath the surface with deep compacted and chosen soils, a premium grade of base material, and an exotic asphalt design that is extremely smooth with exceptional grip. It took over a year to layout, prepare the elevations and soils, cure the base and compress the surface. Driveway Austin is truly a work of art in racetrack engineering and design.
The track employs professional racing drivers and trainers to teach our acclaimed courses. At other racetracks, you can expect volunteers and hobbyists teaching, but never here. You can be assured you will receive only the best instruction and care. We have earned our stellar reputation by delivering the highest level of professional motorsports training and experience available.