Recognizing the 45Th Anniversary of the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Drivingby Representative Matt Salmon
Posted on 2013-02-14
in the house of representatives
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Mr. SALMON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the Bob
Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Phoenix, Arizona on
their forty-fifth anniversary.
After racing since a teenager, Bob Bondurant was in a tragic accident during a race flipping his car eight times, injuring his ribs, legs, feet, and back. Determined to help drivers of all levels avoid accidents like his own, Mr. Bondurant took his passion of racing and turned it into an opportunity to advise and instruct others. On February, 13, 1968, he opened the Bondurant Driving School with three cars and three students. From this small start, the Bondurant School grew and in 1990 opened their purpose-built driver training facility in Phoenix, Arizona--the Firebird Raceway.
The world-famous Bondurant School established a name for themselves by sticking to their core principle and driving motivation to offer professional and everyday drivers with the best track-intensive training in the world. Throughout their forty-five years in operation, the Bondurant School has trained more than four-hundred thousand people to become safe and effective drivers both on and off the racetrack.
This milestone is a shining reminder of how core principles, hard- work, close friends, and a passion for your work produce lasting results. Today, I am pleased to call on my colleagues to join me in congratulating the Bondurant racing family on their impressive accomplishment and core ethos of driver safety.