Go from zero to race car driver in three easy steps. The Lucas Oil School of Racing provides the most cost effective and convenient way to transition from karting to cars, to start on the journey to a career in motorsports, or to scratch that competitive itch.
STEP 1: Complete a Basic 2-Day
Whether it is your first time in a race car, or the first time in a while, the Basic 2-Day ($3,499 – $3,899) will get you up to speed. Two eight hour days of on- and off-track instruction will teach you the nuts and bolts of driving a race car around a race track, and how races are conducted.
Basic 2-Day Eligibility
The Basic 2-Day is open to:
Drivers with competitive karting experience in a recognized sanctioned race series (WKA, SKUSA, ASN Canadian Karting Championships, or similar), or have tested a F4, F1600/2000 or similar race car, and are 12 years old or older.
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Drivers with no competitive karting or previous race car testing experience must be at least 16 years of age and possess a driver’s license from their state, province, or country of residence (provisional licenses are accepted, learners permits are not).
Already completed a racing school or have other previous experience? Check Advanced 2-Day eligibility to see if you can skip this first step.
STEP 2: Complete an Advanced 2-Day
There is no substitute for seat time, and the Advanced 2-Day ($3,499 – $3,899) gives it to you. Three 30-minute on-track sessions followed by instructor feedback and an introduction to data acquisition analysis. Learn a new track and learn about yourself while you prepare for your first race.
Advanced 2-Day Eligibility
Prior to participating in their first Advanced Lapping program, drivers must successfully complete a Basic 2-Day program. We also welcome drivers who have completed the following programs:
- Allen Berg Racing School Three Day Program, or better;
- Bertil Roos 3 Day Road Racing School, or better;
- Bob Bondurant Forza Motorsport Grand Prix Road Racing 3 Day, or better;
- Sim Raceway Performance Driving Center Formula 3 Racing School, Stage 2, or better;
- Skip Barber Three Day Racing School, or better
Or hold a current SCCA Full Competition License, a NASA Regional Competition License, or similar, or have significant and documented racing or race car testing experience.
STEP 3: Race
With your Basic 2-Day and Advanced 2-Day requirements out of the way, your next step is the big one: racing. The Lucas Oil Formula Car Championship Series ($6,899 – $7,799/Race Event) is an entry-level, arrive-and-drive championship that provides wheel-to-wheel competition to prepare young drivers to move up to bigger and faster cars. In 2018, our champion earned a $100,000 Driver Development Award to apply toward a season in the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship.
Lucas Oil Formula Car Masters runs with the Race Series, and is for drivers age 30 and older who are looking to enjoy friendly competition with other drivers of similar experience and skill levels.
Both championships feature equally prepared cars, which takes car set up variables out of the equation, allowing the driver to focus on learning and honing their racecraft.
Most Race Events feature a day of Pre-race Lapping ($1,899) immediately preceding them, so you can learn the track on our Cooper racing slicks before the race event begins. Pre-race Lapping is required before your first Race Event, and optional there after.
Each step of the way, the Lucas Oil School of Racing provides the car (including fuel, tires, and maintenance), the crew, the expert instruction and coaching, and even the safety equipment if you need it (just bring your own racing shoes and gloves).
Do you think you have what it takes? The Lucas Oil School of Racing will help you find out.
These requirements are general guidelines. Any exceptions to these requirements is at the sole discretion of Lucas Oil School of Racing.