RECOGNIZING THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOB BONDURANT SCHOOL OF HIGH PERFORMANCE DRIVING
(Extensions of Remarks - February 14, 2013)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
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 RECOGNIZING THE 45TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOB BONDURANT SCHOOL OF HIGH 
                          PERFORMANCE DRIVING

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                            HON. MATT SALMON

                               of arizona

                    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.

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