Oesting Motorsports LLC specializes in assisting Touring Car and Kart drivers to improve their skills individually for competition purposes and supporting trackday drivers to be safer and faster with their own cars. With our unique programs we are also introducing beginners and future racers to the sport, making sure they are taking sensible and successful first steps.
Racing is a highly demanding and sometimes underestimated sport, physically and mentally. For maximum success we believe that a high quality instruction should always be highly individual and suited to the driver’s character, needs and pace. We therefore do not work with big groups and standardized coaching methods in a crowded "classroom" but always fitted to the individual's situation and goals.
Oesting Motorsports LLC, Manfred Oesting, Fresno CA
All of our programs and coachings are held personally by Manfred Oesting as the instructor. Manfred started racing in 1995 at the age of 12 and has claimed several titles on national and international level in professional Karting and Touring Car Racing. Racing in Europe in the highest Karting class (KF1/KF2), he grew up competing against some of the best drivers in the world, including numerous later Formula One, Indycar and DTM drivers. After finishing his Karting career with a KF1/KF2 championship title, he became a Touring Car driver for Hyundai, Honda and BMW teams, starting with competing on the Nuerburgring Nordschleife - the toughest racetrack in the world. He holds a Masters degree in Education (M.Ed.) and since 2004 when he first started working as a Karting and Touring Car instructor and coach, Manfred has combined his love for teaching and his career as a racecar driver.
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We offer training and experience programs fitted to your individual needs. We specialize in full training days on which you will get an exceptional value and will feel like real racing drivers working with their team all day. We involve you in the mechanical side as much as we focus on the "on track" part, so you will understand from the start what real racing is all about! No matter if you want to have your child try out the sport under professional supervision and guidance or you want to get an individual training and experience with a racekart that exceeds 75mph - we are looking forward to sharing our knowledge and experience on and besides the track with you!
Kart Rain Trainings
We also offer rain trainings for championship or other ambitious drivers during the winters. Your instructor Manfred grew up in Europe and has over 20 years of experience racing constantly in wet conditions.
Learning how to drive in the rain will give you an understanding and feeling of your vehicle that will distinguish you from other drivers and will help you throughout your entire career!
You can’t develop a more real feel for any racing vehicle than in the rain and these experiences will make you a faster and safer driver in any condition!
What you can learn in the rain will separate you from other drivers in terms of handling and feeling for a kart – and a racecar!
Manfred Oesting has been helping ambitious drivers to improve their skills on the racetrack as an individual racing instructor and coach for over 15 years. We work with the newest technology like stress level management and video/data analysis per request.
You don't have your own racecar but you are thinking about starting racing or just taking your sportscar to the track? Our standard "start racing the right way" program includes trackdays with a professional 28hp racing Kart (up to 80mph) and transition to driving on racetracks with our MINI Cooper Racecar. Develop your skills and knowledge from Karting to Autocross and the "big" racetrack in a professional Touring Car - all depending on your individual needs!
There is a reason why the best drivers in the world all started their career in Karting and the impact of what you can learn while driving a professional racing Kart is impressive. It will give you basic knowledge and the essentials for successful racing and a lot more “feeling” and understanding for any track, vehicle and the physics. You will learn how to manage your speed, mental focus and how to handle certain situations – aspects which are often underestimated by beginners who start driving a car on the racetrack.
Our MINI Cooper is the perfect racecar to learn how to drive and feel car physics on a racetrack. The corner handling is fantastic and with its little size and low weight it is comparatively easy to handle and surprisingly fast - this is why it is the perfect "bridge" to take from the Kart training and learn how to drive a racecar efficiently!
The Nuerburgring Nordschleife in the German "Eifel" is probably the toughest and most rewarding challenges any driver can face! 13 miles long with elevation changes, a narrow track layout and 154 corners(!) - this track challenges drivers and vehicles like no other racetrack in the world. Jackie Stewart once nicknamed it "The Green Hell" and it has not lost any of that reputation since.
"If you can conquer the Nürburgring, you can conquer anything." (Andy Priaulx)
If you are dreaming about taking this ultimate challenge, we can help you to make this dream come true – the right way! Your instructor Manfred Oesting has years of experience and has won several professional races on this track and knows that you want to be well prepared. It is important that you are making a safe and calm approach conquering the Nordschleife as the level of difficulty and the unforgiving setup of the track are sometimes underestimated.
We will prepare you for your drive on the Nordschleife here in the US first and we have several options of professionally built racecars for you to conquer the Nuerburgring in Germany, from Mini to BMW and Porsche, depending on your level of experience. You will also only be on the track with other professional racecars on special trackdays and not when the Nuerburgring is open to the public and motorcycles, street cars and even buses share the track!
We offer you options for fully planned "arrive and drive" trips to Germany and Europe. As German natives we can offer you several worry free trip packages, including transportation, the best hotels, wine tasting trips, restaurants, activities and sights in this beautiful country and in Europe. Bring your partner and make it an unforgettable vacation!
You also may want to add more trackday coachings like Hockenheimring or Spa Francorchamps for even more racing excitement! Contact us for an individual offer.