The Racing School that was Built for You…
Welcome to Buck Baker’s Seat Time Racing School…
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Buck Baker’s Seat Time Racing School was founded in 1980 by NASCAR’s first back to back champion Buck Baker. Our instructors, who have a combined 100+ years of instructing experience, were all trained by Buck or his son Daytona 500 champion and NASCAR legend Buddy Baker. The training you will receive at Buck Baker’s Seat Time Racing School has a direct lineage to NASCAR Hall of Famer Buck and to one of the hardest chargers in NASCAR history, Buddy.
The list of of Buck Baker’s Seat Time Racing School graduates read like a Who’s Who of the NASCAR world. In addition to NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon, graduates include: NASCAR champions Tony Stewart and Bobby Allison, NASCAR Chase drivers Austin Dilion and Ryan Newman, Southern 500 champion Ricky Craven, Indy Car legend Danny Sullivan and many, many more. Buck Baker’s Seat Time Racing School graduates have won a combined 8 NASCAR Championships, led 100,000 laps, and have won almost 300 NASCAR races. These statistics do not even include the XFINITY series or the Camping World Truck Series.
Our race car driving programs are custom tailored for all racing enthusiast’s needs and budgets. Our curriculum ranges from introductory packages for race fans and adrenaline junkies to intense one on one driver training for racers who want to take their skills to the next level.
Each of our instructor’s and staff member’s lives are dedicated to Buck Baker’s Seat Time Racing School. We are totally committed to providing a safe, fun and professional experience for all of our race driving students, no matter their skill level. The smiles of our students, when they emerge from their race car, is what Buck Baker’s Seat Time Racing School is all about!
“Before you choose where to learn to drive a race car on an official race track, either in Charlotte or Atlanta, or any other track, do your homework. There are plenty of other driving schools offering “race car driving experiences”, but only Seat Time American Racing School offers you a real RACING SCHOOL atmosphere and will teach you everything that you will need to advance to the next level at “Unbeatable Prices”. Take a look around and see what you are getting for your money, then give Buck Baker’s Seat Time Racing School a call. We’ll get your motor running!”
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“Huge thank you to Dave and the Seat Time crew. Awesome job by all the instructors. Anyone looking to get some time in a stock car, don’t wait any longer!”
“Saturday at Dover was the best day of my life. I have skydived and ridden bulls but driving a race car around the Monster Mile topped it all!”
“Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway was one of the biggest thrills of my life!”
“For Christmas my kids got me the American Dream with Hot laps package. I’ll never forget the experience. You’re not limited to staying behind a pace car, you’re allowed to pass other cars and you get to drive by yourself! Thanks Seat Time!”
“It was the ride of a lifetime! Absolutely amazing experience. Dave, Vinnie, and the entire crew aim to please.”
“I want to thank you all for my driving experience at Bristol. Your staff were professional and helpful. You have no idea how much doing this meant to me.”
“My son and I wanted to thank you all for the great time we had Saturday at Richmond International Raceway. I was a little nervous before my time to drive but with my instructor Walt in the passenger seat beside me I forgot about being nervous and just had a GREAT time. My son clocked my best lap at 32 seconds at an average speed of 84mph! Not bad for a 65 year old!”
“Saturday at Richmond was the most fun I’ve had in a long, long time! I will never forget it.”
“Had an awesome day at Richmond Raceway on June 10. Professional support staff, exceptionally knowledgeable instructors, and fantastic equipment. After you complete your laps, get in the car with an instructor and they’ll show you how its done. Thanks Rich!!”
“My daughter and I just happened to be at the speedway Saturday and found out about your event. We both went for rides (next time we’re driving!). It was the most FUN we’ve ever had and we’ll never forget it.”
“My wife and i wanted to thank you guys for a wonderful experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway this past Saturday. I’ve been a race fan for over 20 years and had always dreamed of driving a real NASCAR. It was even more fun than I imagined. My wife LOVED her Hot Lap ride along. We’ll see you guys again on July 15!! We cant wait.”
“What a feeling it was to get the chance to ride shotgun in a race car and on one the most popular NASCAR tracks. Adrenaline rush! My wonderful wife bought me this experience as a late birthday present and what an awesome gift to give. Every race fan needs to experience this ride and meet the staff! The staff did not treat it like a job. They were having just as much fun as the customers! Awesome job guys! Be back In August!”
“I did the ride along at Bristol with my son. We had the time of our lives!…Thank you so much and look forward to hearing from you!”
“The hot lap rides at Bristol, Friday night were the highlight of our race weekend! With the rain I didn’t think we’d get to go on the track but you went the extra mile and helped dry the track off with your race cars. Thank you for the time of our lives!”
“I’ve attended numerous road course and NASCAR driving schools, let me say NO ONE ELSE COMPARES to you guys. Your staff is laid back but professional. i was given much more freedom on the track compared to your competitors and your packages gave me more laps for less money. My wife still is smiling a week later after her Hot Lap ride. You guys ROCK!!”
“Last Saturday at Charlotte was my 2nd session with Seat Time Racing School. Your company’s prices are very competitive, the program is well organized and the Seat Time employees provide a fun and friendly atmosphere. I certainly am going to recommend Seat Time to anyone looking to enjoy some track time. Seat Time Racing School is great!! I felt safe and comfortable driving at 160+mph!”
“I had a fantastic time at Charlotte Motor Speedway driving the car and having a professional race driver take me out on the track. BEST! DAY! EVER!”
“We had a fantastic time, LOVED IT!! If you are feeling the need for speed you’ve got to try this. The 160 mph Hot Laps will have you hooked!”
“We spent as awesome day with Seat Time Saturday, June 4. From the first contact with Allie to the last contact with the owner, we truly enjoyed our day. Definitely worth purchasing extra laps if possible and the Hot Laps are a must. It’s loud and hot but oh so much fun!”.”
“I wish I could give them 10 stars. By far the best price and best experience I’ve ever had. The instructors taught me so much in my advanced level course that I never knew before and overall would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a ride along or to simply hone their skills to the next level. Dave, Allie, Allan, and Bill are so fun to be around . Overall the greatest experience I’ve ever had! Definitely doing it again.”
“Such an amazing and friendly group of drivers/instructors!!! We happened upon the Richmond raceway while on vacation from Texas and the wonderful staff made every consession nesscesary to adapt and allow my sister with special needs to ride along!!! The best birthday present for my NASCAR crazy sister!!! It was wonderful, thank you soo much!”
“Yet another exhilarating day at the race track with your company! You guys run a great outfit, with a relaxed yet professional approach that puts people at ease. I was there for speed, and I thank you for allowing me to indulge myself on the fast Atlanta track. Also had a wonderful conversation with your personable owner Mr. Cray after my drive. When it comes to NASCAR schools, you are the ONLY one I will consider in the future! Thanks for a wonderful experience!”
“Mark and I want to thank you for an absolutely fabulous experience at Bristol. The front end was organized very well, the rides just as much. Technology can be a bear. We stayed til the end, received our photos, and had a great time ‘in the pits’, meeting you the owners and the drivers. It was fantastic!! Thanx for a great experience!!”
Debbie and Mark
“Absolutely AWESOME!!!!!! My husband had a blast!”
“This was my eights or ninths visit to a driving school and out of all of them this was the finest one I had visited. I truly enjoyed my racing experience the most fun I have had driving at Richmond. Looking forward to doing this again. Seat Time American Racing School is awesome and a great value for the money. “
“Great staff. Fun and laid back. While safety was paramount, they were able to still create an atmosphere of fun while being educational. Great experience”
“Awesome experience, I would do it again. Staff very professional but relaxed, made it a very fun day.”
“The people that ran it were some of the nicest and most accommodating people I have ever encountered. Will be back!”