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By Ed Duffy
Photos by Chris Walker

Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR) and Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Fountain, hosted representatives from local media Tuesday, including Chris Walker from SouthSideBusiness.com. The event was held to introduce the new partnership between Bondurant and PPIR.

In addition to answering questions about the driving school, attendees were given some brief instruction, taken on drive-alongs at speeds topping 120mph, and even got to do some driving themselves (closer to 80mph) around the track in Bondurant’s fleet of Pontiac Solstices.

The Bondurant school in Chandler Arizona was founded by very successful retired racer, Bob Bondurant in 1968. At that facility, you can learn not only high speed driving techniques, but things like how to survive an attack, take out/pit manuevers, reverse 180’s, what to do if you’re in the passenger seat and the driver dies! and lots more.

The PPIR location purports to offer “an adrenalized performance driving experience like no other”. Courses include Timed Autocross, Hot laps, Lead and Follow, ProKart Grand Prix, Accident Avoidance, Team Slolam and custom programs. Although they’ve only been officially open in Fountain for a few weeks, Bondurant is already looking to expand its offerings here including Teen Driving and Go Karts. They’ll also be working with sponsor, Chevrolet, to see if they can’t add some Camero’s to the fleet.

Programs include Team Building, Top Performance/Incentive Rewards, Product Launches, Charity Functions, Dinners, Banquets and Award Presentations, Client Appreciation Days and Birthday, Bachelor/Bachelorette parties.

Whether you’re training to be a professional racer, body guard, security professional, chauffer, want a treat employees, clients or customers to a great time or just want to experience the thrill of high performance driving for yourself, Bondurant is a great addition to the “things to do” list in the Pikes Peak region. It’s also a welcome and exciting addition to our local economy.

PPIR and Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, Fountain, are located at 16650 Midway Ranch Rd, Fountain, CO 80817

More information: PPIR.com  Bondurant.com