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Invest in your future…

Don’t let another class pass by without signing up for a new career in the racing industry. Earn your stock car fabrication certification at Hedgecock Racing Academy! If you want a job with a NASCAR team or any other motor sports career Hedgecock Racing Academy is the place to start, this certification will open doors into the motor sports industry. The Hedgecock Racing Academy Stock Car Fabrication Certification training program is designed exclusively to train students for entry-level positions in the motor sports industry including and other racing series.

2018 Class Schedule

  • January 2 – March 2

  • April 2 – June 1

  • June 11 – August 10

  • August 20 – October 19

  • October 22 – December 21

Accelerated 9-Week Program

This power packed hands-on fabrication certification program is designed to simulate the action packed and fast pace of working for a stockcar race team! Training is hands on and is conducted in a real race team shop working as a team. Weeks will be dedicated to building a race car from scratch and track testing it as a class. The class will work on the car fabrication as a team and have the opportunity to work pit crew positions.

Hedgecock Racing Academy is the most accelerated race car fabrication certification course available, offering the real-life skills you need to work in the motor sports industry! Because of the intensity of Jay's certification programs, space is limited to approx. 50-60 students per year. First Come, First Serve.

HRE Stock Car Fabrication Certification Fast Facts

  • Cost: $8,950
  • Class Size: 10-12 | Number of Weeks: 9
  • Class Hours: M-F 8 AM - 4:30 PM; Saturday & Sunday - Optional
  • Equipment: During your experience at Hedgecock Racing, you will use and be trained to operate the following machines
  • Greenlee Tubing Benders

  • Tubing Knotchers

  • Sheet Metal Rollers

  • Hydraulic Press

  • Horizontal Band Saws

  • Sheet Metal Break

  • Bead Roller

  • Milling Machine

  • Miller Wire Welders

  • Iron Worker

  • Metal Lathe

  • Porta Band Saws

  • Rotex Metal Punchers

  • Cold Cut Saws

  • Hydraulic Metal Shear

  • Plasma Cutter

  • Vertical Band Saws

  • Miller Tig Welders

  • Oxygen & Acetylene Torch

FAQ’s

Course Description

During your time with us at Hedgecock Racing Academy, our team will be dedicated to your training and successful certification. The program is designed to simulate the action packed and fast pace of working for a stock car race team.

Hedgecock Racing Academy – Stock Car Fabrication Certification Program Overview

WEEK 1 - Introduction to Welding:

  • Learning the hardware needed to mig weld
  • Learn how to adjust welders for different thicknesses
  • Welding beads on flat surfaces and tubing
  • Learning how to set up tig welder
  • Welding aluminum and steel with tig welder

WEEK 2 - Introduction to Types of Machinery Used In Sheet Metal Fabrication

  • Learn how to layout sheet metal templates
  • Learn how to make patterns
  • How to operate sheet metal shears
  • How to operate bead roller
  • How to operate Rotex punch
  • How to operate sheet metal roller

WEEK 3- Introduction to Bending Rollbars & Tubing Knotchers: bars & Tubing Knotchers:

  • Getting familiar with benders and degree protractors
  • How to figure bend degrees
  • Figure distances between bends
  • Figure bend rotation
  • How to fit roll bars

WEEK 4- Introduction to Frame Jigs & Suspension:

  • How to use cold cut saws
  • How to use vertical band saws
  • How to figure angles for tubing joints
  • How to read blue prints for chassis parts
  • Making A-frames, spindles, and rear suspension

WEEK 5- Introduction to Making Steel & Aluminum Panels:

  • How to align chassis on surface plate
  • Align rear end in chassis
  • Check front end settings
  • Using templates
  • Mounting body
  • Fitting front and rear windows

Weeks 6, 7, 8, & 9 - will be dedicated to building a race car from scratch and track testing it as a class.
The class will work on the car fabrication as a team and have the opportunity to work pit crew positions.
*minimum of 6 students required to build a complete car

  • Fabricate new chassis, roll cage, interior sheet metal
  • Manufacture suspension
  • Mount body
  • Assemble suspension
  • Install motor and transmission
  • Set-up for race track
  • Track Test
  • Pit Practice and Training
  • Job opportunity discussions 

**For more information about Hedgecock Racing Academy Programs - Contact Us

We understand that this is a tough economy to find a job in. We've decided to do something about this. HRE is proud to offer short, effective JOB SKILLS Classes as our resources allow. Research has found that welding skills are some of the most sought after within racing and mechanical industrie, therefore,e we have decided to also offer WELDING 101 as the first of our JOB SKILLS classes.

HRE Welding 101 Fast Facts

Cost: $2,950

Class Size: 10-12  |  Number of Weeks: 3 | Class Hours: M-F 8 AM - 4:30 PM; Saturday & Sunday - Optional

Welding Course Description
During your time with us at Hedgecock Racing Academy, our team will be dedicated to your real-life job-skills training. The program is designed to help provide you with the skills that employers are looking for, thereby making you more employable in a tough job market.

Hedgecock Racing Academy – Welding 101 Program Overview

WEEK 1 - Introduction to Welding:

  • Introduction to welding
  • Learning the hardware needed to mig weld
  • Learn how to adjust welders for different thicknesses
  • Welding beads on flat surfaces and tubing

WEEK 2 - Mig welding and Introduction to Tig welding

  • Learning how to set up tig welder
  • Welding aluminum and steel with tig welder

WEEK 3- Perfecting your Welding skills

  • Practical Application Mig Welding
  • Practical Application Tig Welding
  • Comfort Levels Increase through Practical Use of Learned Welding Techniques

Hedgecock Racing Academy Fabrication Certification graduates will have a distinct advantage over individuals with no formal training or graduates from other programs; Jay's reputation and industry connections will be a valuable tool as you move your motor sports racing career forward.
 
Many, many Hedgecock Racing Academy graduates have received jobs within the motor sports industry!
Get started fulfilling your dream of a career in the motor sports industry with Hedgecock Racing Academy Stock Car Fabrication Certification. Stockcar race teams are waiting for you!

Enrollment Information

Hedgecock Racing Academy's premier fabrication program consists of nine weeks of intensive training at the company's High Point, NC race shop. Because of the intensity of Jay's programs - Space is limited to approx. 50-60 students per year. First Come First Serve.

Sign up now for Hedgecock Racing Academy’s Stock Car Certification Training program in three simple steps:

Send check or money order to:
Hedgecock Racing Academy
1520 Horney Town Rd.
High Point, NC. 27265

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