Race Coaching

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Just a little bit faster, just another second, wish I would have…

If you have ever uttered these words, welcome to my world.


I’m Fred Schroeder, 6th and I offer race driver coaching in and around Maryland, USA. I have 30 years of motorsports experience. I have won several autocross championships, as well as other auto races such as the Zippo Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in 2007.
I have been driving performance vehicles in competition since the early 1980’s and received my first competition license on March 29th 1987 driving a 1961 Lotus 51A Formula Ford and winning my school race.
Since then i have won multiple club racing championships driving everything from a 90 HP front wheel drive Honda Civic to a 240 HP Swift Toyota Atlantic pro car. I have even been a co-driver for a class-winning team in a 24 hour  endurance race.
I have been doing private 1 on 1 race car driver coaching over the years, and I can help you develop your talent on the track.
I have taken 18 and 19 year old drivers (male and female) who have never driven manual transmissions to 1st Place finishes on the same day at various race tracks. Contact me to discuss your options.


Why hire me?

Aside from my competition driving, I have been the on-air racing talent for the renowned PBS Show “Motor Week” driving everything from a Toyota Celica to a Lamborghini Diablo at speed at Pocono International Raceway.

Tracks Driven: Summit Point [Main Track, Jefferson and Shenandoah], New Jersey Motor Sports Park [Lighting and Thunder Bolt], Watkins Glen, Roebling Road, Lime Rock, Pocono International [North, South, East and Full Course], Road Atlanta … [more to be listed as we go on]. It doesn’t matter where you’re racing, I am more concerned with your performance than track configuration.

Prior to my arrival at your track I will have consulted with veteran drivers, reviewed hours of on-board video and will be ready to refine your skills on any surface.


My approach to new and/or veteran racers is to not impress you with my skills and ability, but to refine your natural talent.


I offer race driver training / coaching in and around Maryland. Most driver training that I do takes place at Summit Point Raceway in Summit Point, WV.

Special Early Season Rates:

 $500.00 per day, plus 150.00 per day per diem


Unmatched Results

Whether your goal is to win championships, or to just be faster and safer on track, my job is to get you there faster. Let’s discuss what you want to accomplish..

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“Fred Schroeder gave me the opportunity to achieve my dream of racing in a car. I have learned everything about racing that I know from him. If I was to go back and do it all again, I would have Fred teach me again. His style is near flawless and his eagerness to pass on his knowledge is what really drew me in. He is my mentor, and a good friend, and one of the best teachers I have even known.” -Jimmie, Maryland USA