Talking with Radford Racing School at SEMA 2022

Radford Racing School

Some interviews are just plain fun. At SEMA 2022, RacingJunk stopped by the Dodge booth in Central Hall to connect with the folks from Radford Racing School, whose simulators in the booth were getting a hefty workout as attendees sat in a virtual driver’s seat to put some race cars through their paces.

However, the volume of the simulators, added to the looping video in Dodge’s display made it hard to hear, so when Radford general manager Micah Kessler suggested we step into one of the vehicles on display, we were happy to oblige. It’s not every day you get to pop into the back of a not yet on the market Dodge Last Call vehicle, particularly not a Dodge Last Call Charger SRT Swinger edition. Fitting since Radford is the Official High Performance Driving School of Dodge SRT. We kicked off the discussion with Kessler about Radford’s recent announcements: being officially designated the racing school of Mecum Auctions, plus Goodyear Tires becoming an official tire of the school.

The changes have been fast and furious for Radford which is housed in Chandler, AZ. Formerly the Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, the renowned institution was purchased by a small group of auto enthusiasts in 2019 and renamed in 2021. Now, the school offers multiple high performance driving instructional opportunities, including drag racing, teen driving courses, karting, the SRT training and more. RacingJunk spoke to Kessler about the school and why high performance driving instruction benefits everyone, not just a track hopeful.

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About Andreanna Ditton 311 Articles
Andreanna Ditton is the Editorial Director and Editor-in-Chief for the Internet Brands Automotive Classifieds Group, of which RacingJunk is the flagship site. She has worked in the automotive publishing industry since 2007, focusing on racing and performance issues.

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