JANUARY 22-23, 2022
High Performance Driving School

Buttonwillow Raceway Park

Learn the techniques of high-performance driving,

car control, and safety at VARA’s annual racing school. 


ENTER NOW AND JOIN US JANUARY 22-23, 2022, for the "University of VARA." This premiere driving school event will once again be held at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. The two day curriculum covering basic to advanced car control and performance driving techniques

will include classroom sessions, skid pad, slalom and braking courses, and lots of track time. Covered over the weekend of training will be all levels of instruction providing valuable information to beginners and veteran drivers, with expert instruction from VARA’s corps of Certified

Master Instructors, Senior Instructors and highly experienced race industry experts.


This school is open to BOTH STREET AND RACE CARS! 

Though the licensing program is only available to Race prepped cars, both will enjoy professional instruction with lots of track time, as well as one-on-one in-car instruction

SIGN UP NOW!  To provide you with the highest quality instruction with the maximum amount of “seat time”, the University can only accept a limited number of entries. Don’t find yourself on the event waiting list. The entry fee is only $ 550 (EARLY SIGN UP) or $ 575 AFTER January 8th, which includes a weekend VARA membership. Additionally, we welcome you to join VARA for a discounted annual membership fee of only $150. This entitles you to all VARA’s racing event information. You can join VARA right on the University Entry Form.

Registration and mandatory vehicle technical / safety inspection will be held at the track Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. All cars including street cars must be inspected by the VARA technical inspectors. A physical / medical exam is not required for the University.


Thinking about adding to that gift list?

Race prepared Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix celebrity cars are available to rent for this University of VARA event.

To make arrangements to drive one of these cars, please contact the Fast Lane driving school staff at (888) 948-4888. Fast Lane has arranged special pricing for the rental of these arrive and drive race prepared cars for the U of V, so call early to reserve yours!

Rent a Toyota pro-celebrity race car!

These cars were used in the Long Beach Grand Prix

and the cost is less than you may think.

Contact Fast Lane at (888) 948-4888

Fast Lane Website

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Buttonwillow Racetrack is 90 miles north of LAX Airport on interstate 5.

The weekend event motels are the Motel 6 Central (661) 764-5121

and National 9 Inn, (661) 764-5117,


Camping is permitted at the track. For RV hookup information please contact Buttonwillow Raceway Park directly at (661) 764-5333.

Entrants will receive an acceptance package approximately 10 days before the event. If you have any questions regarding the 2021 University of VARA, do not hesitate to contact the VARA office at (800) 280-8272 or

email us at vara@msn.com

See you at the track!