How do I become a driver for a motor sport?

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I would like to become a driver in some field of motor sports. In the US, circle track racing is prominent, but I would prefer something closer to rally or formula racing. I am a talented driver and I’ve done very well in amateur events. How do I progress from a hobbyist and into the professional circuit, and more importantly, at 25 years old, am I too old to try?

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i dont know a ton about rally racing and such but i race on the oval professionally and it takes basically the same techniques to make it. you are going to have to stand out in some way and get noticed. talk to everyone that you can in the racing world to get your name out. work hard and strive to be the best. i had to go talk to alot of teams before anyone ever let me do a test drive. now i race every weekend in my NASCAR Whelen Late Model. Im only 15 but your still young enough. it might be harder for you because of that but if your good enough you should have a chance.

Good Luck

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Josh

i dont know a ton about rally racing and such but i race on the oval professionally and it takes basically the same techniques to make it. you are going to have to stand out in some way and get noticed. talk to everyone that you can in the racing world to get your name out. work hard and strive to be the best. i had to go talk to alot of teams before anyone ever let me do a test drive. now i race every weekend in my NASCAR Whelen Late Model. Im only 15 but your still young enough. it might be harder for you because of that but if your good enough you should have a chance.

Good Luck

Blue Falcon

A lot depends on what type of racing you wish to pursue. If you want to do NASCAR or IndyCar, your chances won’t be good as you need to be either young or bring a lot of money to a team to get a drive there.

You might want to try working with an organization such as the SCCA, which has a Pro Rally championship that it sanctions. You may also try looking into a series like Grand-Am or the American Le Mans Series, in which “gentlemen” drivers can be paired with professional drivers. Best of luck to you in your quest.

dakota97slowpar

With a racing and drivers license, a “good guy” reputation, and a car or truck that wins at least 70% of the time

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