The PT Autosport Aspiring Driver Shootout

A once in a lifetime chance for diverse juniors to chase their racing dreams.
No experience required.

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PT Autosport is dedicated to increasing the presence of individuals in the motorsports industry from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Through our Driver Shootout, we provide talented yet underfunded drivers the chance to further their racing career.

The 2024 PT Autosport Aspiring Driver Shootout will take place on November 10, 2024 to November 12, 2024.

Applications are currently CLOSED. See you in 2024!

PS: Your ONLY cost to take part in the shootout is the $88 application fee.

What is the Aspiring Driver Shootout?

The Aspiring Driver Shootout is an annual event hosted by PT Autosport, where drivers between the age of 18 and 23 will have the opportunity to compete in a shootout competition measuring their fitness, media, interview,  problem-solving, teamwork, and racecraft skills.

How do I know if I am eligible to compete?

Complete and submit the application form!  You must be between the ages of 18 and 23 years-old by November 10, 2024.

Is there any cost to enter?

The only cost to enter the Aspiring Driver Shootout is a single-time $88 application processing fee.

How many submissions are you accepting?

The 2024 Aspiring Driver Shootout will be limited to 888 accepted applications.  

Where will it be held?

New Jersey Motorsports Park (NJMP) at 8000 Dividing Creek Road, Millville, NJ 08332

When will it be held?

Please arrive at 7pm on Sunday, November 10, 2024 at the selected hotel near NJMP.  The 2024 Aspiring Driver Shootout will conclude with an awards ceremony held on the evening of Tuesday, November 12, 2024.

What are the potential rewards for the selected 12 competitors?

  • 1st Place – $100K driver partnership for the 2025 & 2026 seasons (~$50K per year)
  • 2nd Place – $10K towards any race school or coaching program.  1-year contract option for driver partnership.  Invited to test days and paddock access at all races that we participate in for the 2025 season. 
  • 3rd Place – $5K towards any race school or coaching program.  1-year contract option for driver partnership.  Invited to test days and paddock access at all races that we participate in for the 2025 season.

Are there any costs for me if I am selected to be one of the twelve competitors in the 2024 Aspiring Driver Shootout?

Lodging, food, and beverages will be provided at no cost to competitors.  Travel will not be provided, so travel will be the only additional cost to the competitor.

How does the driver partnership work?

The driver partnership will be a limited liability company in the name of the driver (i.e. Gina Bell Racing, LLC) where the funding will be contributed by PT Autosport or its affiliates. All partnership expenses will go towards the driver’s development including, but not limited to, race entry fees & consumables, driver coaching, track side support, travel and lodging. The driver partnership will own the driver’s brand name for any revenue earned for up to 10 years from driver partnership start date, which includes race earnings, driver-specific sponsorships, coaching, merchandise sold, and any other income received related to the driver’s brand name. Net income of the driver partnership will be split ⅔ to the driver and ⅓ to PT Autosport or its affiliates. PT Autosport will provide business services (talent management, accounting, office/travel management, and social media/website brand management) for the driver partnership. Management of the driver partnership would be by committee including the driver and the management team of PT Autosport.

Our Development Pyramid

Previous Winners

Alex Sedgwick

2021

Porsche Carrera Cup North America - #98

Henry Drury

2022

PCA/SCCA Club Racing - #88

888

Application
Cap

88

Applications Selected For 2nd Round Diligence

12

Invited to Aspiring Driver Shootout
Accepted Applicants

Jacob K.

Franklinville, NJ, USA

Ethan O.

Yardley, PA, USA

Aidan C.

Columbia, MO, USA

Sam K.

Littleton, CO, USA

Henderson K.

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

John D.

Clarksville, TN, USA

Jacob R.

Petaluma, CA, USA

Alexandro V.

La Habra, CA, USA

Hayden P.

Justin, TX, USA

Keith B.

San Diego, CA, USA

Jonathan C.

Warrior, AL, USA

Landon L.

Hurst, TX, USA

Benjamin J.

Spring, TX, USA

William H.

St. Louis, MO, USA

Andrew P.

Bensenville, IL, USA

Ahren M.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Caleb F.

Montara, CA, USA

Jacob R.

Clinton, MI

Connor H.

Doerun, GA, USA

Gavin H.

Troutman, NC, USA

Michael J.

Louisville, KY, USA

Joseph D.

Cerritos, CA, USA

Christopher L.

Lexington, KY, USA

Cory L.

Cincinnati, OH, USA

Gregory G.

Covington, LA, USA

Victor S.

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Vignesh K.

Kalyan, Mharashtra, India

Julian P.

Tampa, FL, USA

Peter R.

Barnesville, GA, USA

Tyke D.

Cary, NC, USA

Max L.

Iowa City, IA, USA

Spencer B.

Gilbert, AZ, USA

Bryan F.

Denver, CO, USA

William K.

Titusville, NJ, USA

Ian K.

Boston, MA, USA

Rish K.

Somerville, MA, USA

Phuwit N.

Fort Collins, CO, USA

Christian D.

Orlando, FL, USA

Vince F.

Charlotte, NC, USA

Anton S.

Stanfield, NC, USA

Ethan M.

Bradenton, FL, USA

Trey M.

Avon, IN, USA

Andy T.

Flat Rock, MI, USA

Mitchell K.

Carmel, IN, USA

Will A.

Maitland, FL, USA

Russell S.

Belleville, MI, USA

Anthony O.

Miami, FL, USA

Luke L.

Decatur, GA, USA

Colton S.

Hackettstown, NJ, USA

Justice C.

Concord, NC, USA

Brennan S.

Santa Rosa, CA, USA

Massimo P.

Issaquah, WA, USA

Tristan L.

Huntersville, NC, USA

Rafael B.

Rockford, IL, USA

Inigo A.

Baguio City, Benguet, Philippines

Zachary M.

Wake Forest, NC, USA

Ben B.

Whitinsville, MA, USA

Mark C.

Knoxville, TN, USA

Steven S.

Saint Albans, NY, USA

James C.

Bolton, MA, USA

Joseph G.

Houston, TX, USA

Garrett S.

Raleigh, NC, USA

Victor A.

Glendale, AZ, USA

Alexandre Z.

Lawrence, KS, USA

Blaine B.

Miami, FL, USA

Jared R.

Guyton, GA, USA

Dylan M.

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

Anthony R.

Orlando, FL, USA

Mitchell H.

Parker, CO, USA

Garrett V.

Allen, TX, USA

Arthur Thomas B.

Saint Cloud, FL, USA

Robert O.

Brownstown, MI, USA

Michael O.

Brownstown, MI, USA

Ryan J.

Spring, TX, USA

Maurice P.

Little Rock, AR, USA

Tyson M.

Modesto, CA, USA

Henrique R.

Breinigsville, PA, USA

Marcus W.

Eagle Mountain, UT, USA

Guiliano S.

West Chester, PA, USA

Blair B.

Indianapolis, IA, USA

Christian H.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Josh M.

Salem, VA, USA

Alberto R.

Naples, FL, USA

Carson C.

Cumming, GA, USA

Brian S.

Gilbert, AZ, USA

Jordan H.

Anchorage, AK, USA

Cesar S.

Hawthorne, CA, USA

Sett Paing H.

San Jose, CA, USA

Gabriel R.

Salina, KA, USA

Mykhaylo V.

Holliston, MA, USA

Blaine H.

Oceanside, CA, USA

Erika W.

Cooper City, FL, USA

Michael E.

Gainesville, GA, USA

Tommy V.

St. Paul, MN, USA

Dillon W.

Milton, GA, USA

Jonatan G.

Vail, AZ, USA

Petey D.

Lake Alfred, FL, USA

Jakob W.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Brandon W.

Elmhurst, NY, USA

Baxter M.

Stonington, CT, USA

Gabriel C.

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Avaunte W.

Philadelphia, PA, USA

George K.

Campbell, CA, USA

Charles S.

Pomona, CA, USA

Blake B.

Saratoga, CA, USA

Timothy P.

OFallon, MO, USA

Mateo A.S.

Perry, OH, USA

Chris S.

Bayville, NJ, USA

Alex R.

Cornelius, OR, USA

Alex S.

Hightstown, NJ, USA

Zachary H.

Lake City, FL, USA

Daniel W.

Kingston, Jamaica

Matthew C.

Torrington, CT, USA

Christopher S.

Mount Holly, NC, USA

Thomas B.

Hillsborough, NC, USA

Nicolas S.

Cape Coral, FL, USA

Tyler A.

Darien, IL, USA

Connor R.

Encino, CA, USA

Louis G.

Chicago, IL, USA

Philip A.

Racine, WI, USA

Akash P.

Corona, CA, USA

Javin T.

Ferry Pass, FL, USA

Bernard M.

New Castle, PA, USA

Daniil M.

Indian Trail, NC, USA

Max M.

Rockville, MD, USA

John A.D.

Troutman, NC, USA

Andrew H.

Mooresville, NC, USA

Deacon G.

Bristow, VA, USA

Connor F.

Hackettstown, NJ, USA

Cameron J.

Napa, CA, USA

Joshua C.

Princeton, IA, USA

Liam J.

Gilbert, AZ, USA

Emerson B.

Ashburn, VA, USA

Evan K.

Akron, OH, USA

Samson A.

Mesa, AZ, USA

Vitaliy P.

Lexington, SC, USA

Elliott C.

Oak Park, CA, USA