The Road to Indy Starts Here
3rd Annual Scholarship Shootout
Presented by Cooper Tires
2020 Lucas Oil Shootout Postponed Until 2021
It is with great sadness for us to announce that due to the unintended complications caused by COVID-19 that we are postponing this year’s Lucas Oil Shootout until 2021. The sheer complexity of organizing so many moving parts has made it impossible to coordinate with everyone required to safely run one of the biggest events of the year.
As much as we are disappointed in being unable to host this event, we are saddened even more for our drivers who have spent much of the year training for this event. While the Shootout may be postponed, there are a few positives to share.
2021 Lucas Oil Winter Series Confirmed!
We will once again be hosting our annual Winter Series early in the new year and would like invite all eligible drivers who applied for our 2020 Shootout to join us for our hyper competitive Winter Series. Our Winter Series offers drivers the chance to shake off the malaise of winter and sharpen their skills and in advance of campaigning in our full Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series. Don't miss the opportunity to race with some of the fastest young drivers in the world at some of the most iconic tracks in the country. Our Winter Series dates will be announced soon!
2021 Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series and Scholarship Confirmed!
Having safely and successfully campaigned a full 2020 series, we are thrilled to announce that we are confirmed for our sixth annual Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series for 2021! Our series represents an unrivaled opportunity for young drivers eager to learn how to push their talent to its very limit while simultaneously competing for a scholarship to advance onto the Road to Indy in USF2000. Our championship series calendar will be announced this fall.
We sincerely look forward to seeing all that had hoped to compete in our Shootout at all of our exciting 2021 events, including the 2021 Lucas Oil Winter Series, 2021 Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series, and our 2021 Lucas Oil Shootout.
Your Road to Indy Begins at the Shootout
For the 3rd year in a row, we are inviting the best young drivers from karts, quads, and motocross to try their hands at racing a real formula car in our challenging three-day Scholarship Shootout Presented By Cooper Tires.
Learn How to Drive and Race Real Formula Cars
Shootout FormatYou will drive our Lucas Oil Ray GR-RSC Formula Cars, receive coaching from our instructors, and learn from our expert panelists about managing your career in motorsports. It’s not just a Shootout, it’s three days of professional training.
- Actively competed in karting, Sim, quad or motocross racing series
- Have no prior competitive* open-wheel road racing experience beyond our School Series
- While you can apply at any time, you must successfully complete a Basic 2-Day program to be accepted into the Shootout. Note: there is no limit on the number of Lucas Oil Schools or Race Events attended, and many prior participants have attended multiple schools/races to gain a competitive edge.
* Testing and/or less than-competitive performance in upper ladder series is okay.
How to Earn a Spot
Steps To Enter The Shootout
Drivers must submit an online application and racing resume. You can APPLY at any time.
2. Complete our Basic Racing Program
Drivers must have completed a Basic 2-Day program by November 19, 2020. The Lead Instructor of your school will determine within one week of completing your Basic 2- Day if you are invited to the Shootout. At that point, you may officially enter the December 2020 event online or by phone.
3. Pay Entry Fee
Shootout Entry Fee must be paid to secure your spot. Shootout Entry Fee is $4,999.
Scholarship Shootout Application
Send us your amateur racing resume with your application.
About Our Race Cars
From Scholarship Winner to Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series Winner to USF2000
Prescott Campbell started exactly where you are now. An exciting driver that had yet to make the migration from karts to cars, and looked to the inaugural Scholarship Shootout to get his start.
Impressing the judges throughout the Shootout competition, Campbell would go on to win the series earning him a full boat season with the Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series in 2019.
Winning the Driver's Championship in 2019, Campbell also took the grand prize scholarship of $75,000 to move up to USF2000, further proving that the Road to Indy really does start here.