Performance Driving Group (PDG) is owned and operated by former Marine/Viet Nam veteran and Pro-Racing driver/ Stunt Man Henry Gilbert who has done driving in such films as 2 Fast 2 Furious, Transporter 2, Miami Vice, Burn Notice, Charlie’s Angels, All About The Benjamins, Bloodline, Sex Drive, Overtown and many more. Henry Gilbert has been involved in motorsports activities since 1976 and has been doing HPDE events since 2004. Knowing the needs and wants of drivers is key to having a successful operation: as a full-time racer for many years, Henry Gilbert brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the group. He has raced in many professional racing series like ALMS, Rolex Grand Am series, IMSA, Pirelli World Challenge and Trans Am throughout the years, and now, Henry Gilbert continues to race and brings PDG as the primary sponsor for his 2020 IMSA LMP3 Prototype Challenge car.
PDG provides our group of drivers with the safest and friendliest atmosphere possible. Since our staff of individuals has been working together since 2008, our program runs flawlessly. Our staff has an extensive amount of experience in motorsports as well, and we are recognized by the entire Florida racing community for providing the best weekend track days to drivers.
We provide weekend track days for all who want to participate in this passion. We frequent the four Florida race tracks as many times as possible during the year where we provide a High Performance Driving Experience for those individuals who want to bring their cars out for a day of safe fun. Our goal is for you to drive at our events in a controlled environment while enjoying plenty of driving time. Our driving instructors are on hand for all new drivers.
We have become well known for our fabulous catered lunches that drivers rave about. These lunches are provided free of charge to all registered drivers and are catered by some great chefs. We also provide drivers and crew with free cold bottled water throughout the entire day free of charge. During the COVID-19 epidemic, unfortunately lunch, water and helmet rentals will not be permitted by the facilities we visit. Until further notice we will not be able to offer any of the above mentioned items.