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Roy Hill is on a mission, a mobile mission that takes him to race tracks across the United States to teach junior dragster drivers how to race safely and how to communicate with their teams.

Safety is an important part of class when driving a Junior Dragster
Safety is an important part of class when driving a Junior Dragster
He also teaches pro stock, super comp, super gas and bracket classes on site at his drag racing school in Sophie, North Carolina. He owns three Pro Stock Mustangs, three Thunderbirds, two Probes, one Pro Stock T-Bird, four Super Comp Dragsters and Super Gas cars.

Roy Hill's Driving School teaches techniques while using the best products on the market
Roy Hill's Drag Racing School teaches techniques while using the best products on the market
Roy Hill's Drag Racing School has an engine course that covers engine blueprinting and assembly. Instructors cover how to prepare blocks and heads, how to degree a camshaft and what's necessary to compute a compression ratio.

The school also teaches timing and carburetion to show the importance of performance. "People who drive my cars learn about what we put on them, said Hill. "We teach timing and carburetion to show the importance of performance and that's why we use K&N Engineering filters. We recommend K&N because it works. The dirt stays out of our engines with K&N. We also put the new K&N hood scoops on our pro stock cars and we notice more power and performance.

Hill has a long history with racing. He grew up four miles from NASCAR driver Richard Petty. "Richard taught me how to make cars, said Hill. "I learned to make them lighter and the best way to move weight around. I can never repay what Richard Petty did for me."

Hill started racing in 1982 and started his first Pro-Stock school. He then bought Rockingham Dragway in North Carolina for a place to get hands on racing experience and said it was one of the greatest opportunities in his career. Hill sold it a few years ago. "When I started the school the pros were laughing about it. They stopped laughing when my students learned to compete properly and they didn't have to worry about bad drivers on the track.

Safety is one of his biggest concerns. "Jack Roush is helping us design a new junior dragster that will be top of the line," Hill said. "We're putting a cage around the driver. We have to grow to fit in with the future of racing, and the kids are our future."

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