January 18-19, 2020
High Performance Driving School

Buttonwillow Raceway Park

Learn the techniques of high-performance driving, car control, and safety at VARA’s annual racing school. 

YOU ARE INVITED to join us January 18th and 19th, 2020, 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.


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!

This school is open to both street cars and race cars. 

Though the licensing program is only available to Race

prepped cars, both will enjoy professional instruction

with lots of track time and one on one in car instruction. 


Don’t have a race car?

You can rent a Toyota pro-celebrity race car

(used in the Long Beach grand prix) for less than you may think.

When renting a race prepared Toyota

(Long Beach GP celebrity cars)

contact Danny McKeever at (888) 948-4888

Danny has arranged special pricing for rental of his Fast Lane Driving School cars. Call early to reserve your car!

SIGN UP EARLY. 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 $ 425 (EARLY SIGN UP) or $ 460 AFTER January 5th, 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.

Buttonwillow Racetrack is 90miles 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 2016 University of VARA, do not hesitate to contact the VARA office at (800) 280-8272 or email us at vara@msn.com

We’ll see you at the track!

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.

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