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.
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.
Safety is an important part of class when driving a Junior
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.
Roy Hill's Drag Racing School teaches techniques while using the best products on
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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