FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FIRST TIME PARTICIPANTS

I want to drive my car on the track, how do I do so?
All first time drivers must complete our New Member Orientation. Once they do so, they are licensed to run at any ProAutoSports sanctioned event.

What types of cars are allowed on track?
Any car you drive on the street is allowed. We have had a variety of cars from SUVs, exotics, sports cars and race cars.

Do I need any extra modifications or safety equipment on my car to drive on the track?
Nothing extra is needed! You need your manufacturer’s standard equipment (tires, brakes, and seatbelts) that are in good working condition.

When and how can I get started?
We offer our New Member Orientation class on both Friday and Saturday at any of our scheduled events. You can pre-register over the phone, email, or online. Our New Member Orientation usually starts in the classroom at 8am sharp! Your day will be spent in the classroom and on the track: there will be two sessions in the classroom and two sessions in the car with an instructor. Then in the afternoon, you will run two 20 minute sessions with our novice group: instructors are optional for those 2 runs. We always have instructors available at all times to assist you. Generally, your day ends around 4pm.

After I complete the New Member Orientation, what is next?
ProAutoSports offers many options to get back out on the track. We offer 2 and 3 day events throughout the year, and have several different levels for street cars to advance through. You will also have the ability to transition into a race group, if you prefer.

How much will this cost?
Your first time out, you must attend the New Member Orientation which costs $200 and includes your yearly membership, a Certificate and other ProAutoSports items. Once you complete the New Member Orientation, you can come run at any ProAutoSports sanctioned event. We pride ourselves at being able to provide a first class driving experience that is safe, affordable, and fun. If you include early registration discounts and multiple day discounts, you can get the track cost down to $125 a day.
Of course there are other expenses tied in to racing: gas, tires, advanced safety equipment, etc. But at ProAutoSports, we strive to keep your on-track cost down.

What do I need to do to prepare my car for the track?
Remove all loose items from the interior of your car, including the trunk. Fill the gas tank and set tire pressure to manufacturer’s specifications. Also, make sure to check all fluid levels.

What should I bring and what do I need to wear?
Drivers must have a Snell or DOT approved safety helmet (less than ten years old and in good condition) and must wear closed toe shoes. We do have loaner helmets available at the track. We also recommend a long sleeved shirt and long pants.

Can I bring my convertible car out to the track?
Yes, however, you must drive with the top up, unless you have an approved roll bar.

Does my personal car insurance cover damage to my car on the track?
Some insurance companies will cover damage to your car- if you have any questions about your auto insurance coverage, contact your agent directly. We do offer event specific insurance through Lockton Affinity. Please refer to our Club Rules for more information on our damage polices.

Can minors participate?
Minors are encouraged to participate at all ProAutoSports events as spectators, passengers and drivers. In order for minor children to participate as passengers or drivers, they must be over the age of 14 and have completed Minor Waiver Forms from BOTH parents. Waivers will be availible at Registration the day of the event. If one (or both) of the parents are not going to be present at the event, they will need to print out (in COLOR) the Notarized Minor Waiver and have it notarized.
Please call the office before the event if you have any questions: 480-664-3872.

Can I bring a passenger with me in the car?
Passengers are allowed once you complete your New Member Orientation. Passengers must have a helmet and pay the weekend passenger fee of $20. Passengers under the age of 18 must have the completed waivers signed by both parents- you can get additional information here.

How can I find out about upcoming events?
You can join our mailing list, and also follow us on Twitter (@proautosports) and Facebook (ProAutoSports).

Are Spectators allowed at the event?
Yes, we encourage you to bring friends & family out to the event. There is no cost for spectators at our events.

Do you rent cars for people to drive?
No, we do not offer any type of car rentals- all of our participants bring their own vehicles to run on track. However, some of our members do offer car rentals. For more information, contact the office.

EXPERIENCED DRIVERS & RACERS

I have previous on track experience and want to come drive with ProAutoSports, what do I need to do?
Due to insurance policies, all first time participants must go through our New Member Orientation. During the Orientation, we go over our specific club rules and regulations. Once you complete the orientation, our instructors and officials will work with you to transition you to the proper run group. Our Street Car run groups are as follows:

RED GROUP:
Novice street car group for drivers with limited experience driving at speed on a racetrack. Passing limited to straight-aways.
ORANGE GROUP:
Advanced Street Car group for drivers with more driving experience on the racetrack. Passing is allowed anywhere with courtesy.
GREEN GROUP:
Advanced Street Car group for drivers with more driving experience on the racetrack. Passing is allowed anywhere with courtesy.

For a full listing of our Race Series run groups, please refer to our Rulebook.

What types of cars run with ProAutoSports?
We have a wide range of cars that come out with us on any given weekend. We have run groups for Street Cars, Exotic Sports Cars, Closed Wheel Race Cars, Open Wheeled Race Cars and Karts. We will work with you to find the correct group/class for you to run with.

Does my personal car insurance cover damage to my car on the track?
Some insurance companies will cover damage to your car. If you have any questions about your auto insurance coverage, contact your agent. Insurance specific for our events is available thru Lockton Affinity.

Can my son/daughter drive?
Minors are encouraged to participate at all ProAutoSports events as spectators, passengers and drivers. In order for minor children to participate as passengers or drivers, they must be over the age of 14 and have completed Minor Waiver Forms from BOTH parents. Waivers will be available at Registration the day of the event. If one (or both) of the parents are not going to be present at the event, they will need to print out (in COLOR) the Notarized Minor Waiver and have it notarized.
Please call the office before the event if you have any questions: 480-664-3872.

Can I bring my convertible car out to the track?
Yes, however, you must drive with the top up, unless you have an approved roll bar.

Where can I find out more info on your Championship Race Series?
Check out our Race Series Page, or feel free to call the office. We can answer any questions you might have.

How much will this cost?
We have events starting as low as $125/day for our street cars, $135/day for race cars. We give discounts for multi-day sign ups and for early registration.

Can I bring a passenger with me in the car?
Passengers are allowed only in our Street Groups (Red, Orange & Green). Passengers must have a helmet and pay the weekend passenger fee of $20. Passengers under the age of 18 must have the completed waivers signed by both parents- you can get additional information here.