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Raybestos to Offer ‘Rookie Racing School’


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From aftermarketNews Staff & Wire Reports

McHENRY, Ill. — Raybestos, in partnership with WIX filters, has decided to reward loyal customers with the opportunity to attend Raybestos Rookie Racing School — private, exclusive one-day schools being held at the country’s finest road courses and circle tracks.

Participants will "get buckled in" to experience the excitement of driving former Bondurant Racing race-prepped Ford Mustang GTs. These cars are extensively modified with performance upgrades including roll cages, Halon fire suppression systems, WIX Filters and Raybestos high-performance rotors and race-compound brake friction. In fact, it’s the same pad compound found in NASCAR and IndyCar series competition on any given weekend, and the same brand of chassis parts found in NASCAR on the Joe Gibbs Racing team.


"The events are designed to show the durability of Raybestos quality parts that are now being used in NASCAR and IndyCar events," said Wally Marciniak, Affinia’s director of technical services. "We outfitted the cars with the exact same parts customers order and install every day – no ‘one-offs.’"

Classroom and on-track professional instruction will be provided by the Jeff Gordon/ Mario Andretti Racing School. Class attendees will learn advanced driving skills, proven racing techniques and endure extreme braking exercises, including threshold braking. In addition, trackside brake, chassis and filtration technical/engineering lessons prove how the products used on the street also perform to a high-degree on the track. Students gain valuable driving experience while pushing themselves, and Raybestos and WIX products, to the absolute limit.


The Raybestos Rookie Racing School kicks off the inaugural season at the Waterford Hills Road Course in Clarkston, Mich., on Aug. 18. This road racing venue provides the perfect workout for both the attendees and the special race-prepped Ford Mustang GTs. Upcoming classes will be held in Chicago (Sept. 4), New Jersey (Sept. 18), Las Vegas (Sept. 22), Talladega (Oct. 6) and Charlotte (Oct. 13).

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