Driver School

Want to try something new? Something exhilarating?   Bet you'll find that here...come take a ride with us.

Beach Racing before the water

Beach Racing before the water

Beach Racing 101

Beach Racing 101

Final Instructions

Final Instructions

Successful New Drivers!

Successful New Drivers!

Success!

Success!

Race the Instructor!

Race the Instructor!

First Run!

First Run!

Taking a little spin around the lake

Taking a little spin around the lake

2021 Driver School Information

TRORA regularly schedules driving schools in conjunction with our races.  If you have questions or want to learn more about getting a ride in racing hydroplane, please contact us!

Join us on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Kittanning, PA for Driver School in conjunction with the Riverbration weekend of racing.  Come try the excitement of driving a real racing hydroplane on the beautiful Allegheny River.
Driver School

 

An opportunity to drive an actual racing hydroplane boat.

 

The day begins at the lake on the beach learning about the boats, the safety gear, the layout of the race course on the water, and instruction on events of the day to come. Lasting roughly one hour, veteran racers spend time with the class covering a variety of information on safely participating in your boating adventure. After class time each student gets to suit up and take a few "hot" laps in an actual racing hydroplane and receive coaching on how to make the most of their experience. At the end of the day, time and weather permitting, students run side by side with their instructor for a taste of what a weekend racing feels like.

 

A $50 fee gets you on the water with us. This fee covers your weekend APBA membership, onsite Safety Personnel, TRORA membership and special access to the races for the remainder of that weekend.

 

What Should I Bring?

 

  • “Wet Shoes” – Closed toed shoes that you will wear in the water. Old sneakers work best. No slipon’s (croc’s etc).

  • Swimsuit/ shorts or long pants – You will be getting wet.

  • Sunscreen 

  • Camera

  • Lunch 

  • Bottles of Water or Sports Drinks

Ride Along with a Junior Hydroplane Racer
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