LAW PRESS RELEASES - 2011
APRIL 4, 2011
Darren Law has been appointed to the newly created position of chief operating officer for the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving in Phoenix, effective immediately.
Reporting to the chief executive officer, Bob Bondurant, Law will be responsible for development and implementation of a strategic management and marketing program for the school, which is the largest purpose-built driver training facility in North America.
Law brings both current and veteran experience to the position. He races in two sports-car series, driving a Daytona Prototype for Action Express Racing in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and a Grand Touring car for Flying Lizard Motorsports in the American Le Mans Series. He was an instructor at the Bondurant school from 1991 to 1997 and continues to coach aspiring sports-car drivers when time permits between races. He is also in demand as a speaker at conferences and automotive enthusiast functions. He will continue to pursue his driving career in conjunction with the new position.
Bondurant was a leading international racer before founding the school that carries his name. He won the GT class in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1964 and added the FIA Manufacturers World Championship for Shelby in 1965, beating the dominant Ferrari team. He then drove for Enzo Ferrari in Formula One and prototypes, and was a consultant for the classic Oscar-winning movie, Grand Prix. Bondurant believes Law's stewardship will help maximize the Bondurant School's 43-year heritage and strengthen its leadership position in 21st-century racing.
"My plan is for the Bondurant School to go 'way beyond my years and Darren Law is the perfect selection to carry it into the next 43 years of success," he explained. "Darren is one of five Bondurant past instructors who have gone on to accomplish winning worldwide championships and no other school can claim that. I want the school to remain the place the race-car drivers will continue to go to learn the Bondurant method – presently, we train 90 per cent of the NASCAR drivers for road racing. My wife Pat and I hand-picked Darren Law. He is a fantastic race-car driver and instructor and, aside from me and my staff respecting and loving him, the racing world loves him, too."
Law is ready for the challenge.
"I am so excited to be coming home to the Bondurant Driving School," he said. "Bob has been so supportive of my racing career for so many years and even though I have many more things I want to accomplish as a driver, this is also a great opportunity for me from both a business standpoint as well as an opportunity to give back to the racing community through this position."
The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving (bondurant.com) is a multi-million-dollar racing enterprise in Phoenix. It is the largest purpose-built driver training facility in North America, with a 1.6-mile, 15-turn road course and an eight-acre asphalt pad designed by Bob Bondurant for race, high-performance and advanced-driving instruction. The school maintains a fleet of more than 200 race-prepared vehicles, including open-wheel formula cars and sedans.
Darren Law drives the No. 5 Action Express Racing Porsche-powered Riley Daytona Prototype in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and the No. 44 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in the American Le Mans Series GT class. The versatile Phoenix driver is also the chief operating officer of the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving and a partner in the Thermal Motorsports Track and Club (thermal122.com). He is supported by CDOC and OMP Racing.