Getting Started

GETTING STARTED IN OPEN WHEEL ROAD RACING
Everybody wants to feel like a Formula One or Indy 500 pilot, and this is the best way to live that dream. A great place to get started is by working with a school. You can use their cars and get some very good instruction on the basics and there are formula car racing schools within a days drive from almost anywhere in the country. Once you are comfortable it is time to consider where you really want to compete. Some drivers stay at the school racing level as it is usually a much smaller budget than moving into a upper level racing series.

“We have taken drivers who have spent a half dozen days with a racing school and we work with them for a few events and helped them get on the podium in a very short period of time,” stated Series Coach Scott Bradley. “Like anything else you need to practice to get good at it, and the benefit of a personal coach cannot be underestimated.” The popular TV show RACE WEEK visited the series and did a feature story that can be viewed here>> 

STEPS TO GETTING INVOLVED

  • Get your competition license through Standing Start, SCCA, NASA, or an accredited school.
  • Determine which class fits your budget and current skill level. Consider contacting an FCC team for assistance with this and support.
  • Purchase/rent a car to do some pre-race testing.
  • Enter Formula Car Challenge competition.

We would be happy to help you find the right solution to get you into a car in the series. Please contact series@FormulaCarChallenge.com with any questions.

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