The PT Autosport Aspiring Driver Shootout
A once in a lifetime chance for diverse juniors to chase their racing dreams
The 2023 PT Autosport Aspiring Driver Shootout will take place on August 1, 2023 to August 3, 2023.
Applications open on April 1, 2023!
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 August 1, 2023.
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 2023 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 Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at the selected hotel near NJMP. The 2023 Aspiring Driver Shootout will conclude with an awards ceremony held on the evening of Thursday, August 3rd, 2023.
What are the potential rewards for the selected 8 competitors?
- 1st Place – $100K driver partnership for the 2024 & 2025 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 2024 season. Guaranteed entry as a competitor in the 2024 Aspiring Driver Shootout.
- 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 2024 season. Guaranteed entry as a competitor in the 2024 Aspiring Driver Shootout.
- 4th, 5th, and 6th Places – Guaranteed entry as a competitor in the 2024 Aspiring Driver Shootout.
Are there any costs for me if I am selected to be one of the eight competitors in the 2023 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.
Who can I contact with questions?
Our Development Pyramid
May 1, 2023