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V8 Hot Laps Driver Audition

Want to become a professional V8 Race Hot Laps Driver? Here’s your chance – Audition Now

Always dreamed of being a professional V8 hot lap driver? Here’s an incredible opportunity that you won’t want to miss – the chance to audition for a job with Australia’s largest race car experience company?

Adrenaline has partnered with Fastrack V8 Race Experience to search for hot lap driver to join their highly professional team. This job includes a salary of $500 dollars per day for a minimum of 70 days for a year! Read on to find out more.

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Want to become a professional V8 Race Hot Laps Driver? Here’s your chance – Audition Now

Always dreamed of being a professional V8 hot lap driver? Here’s an incredible opportunity that you won’t want to miss – the chance to audition for a job with Australia’s largest race car experience company?

Adrenaline has partnered with Fastrack V8 Race Experience to search for hot lap driver to join their highly professional team. This job includes a salary of $500 dollars per day for a minimum of 70 days for a year! Read on to find out more. 

You’ll be paid to drive V8 hot laps at race speed on tracks across the country, giving hundreds of paying customers a thrilling high-speed ride.

Venues include Sydney Motor Sport Park and Wakefield Park (NSW), Sandown and Winton Raceway (VIC), Mallala and The Bend (SA), Barbagallo Raceway (WA), Symmons Plains (TAS) and the iconic Mount Panorama Racing Circuit at Bathurst.

Follow in the footsteps of many current or past V8 Supercars and V8 Utes drivers who have gone before you, including Shane Van Gisbergen, David Reynolds, Steve Owen, Nathan Pretty, Nick Percat and Lucas Dumbrell.

As a hot lap driver with Fastrack V8 Race Experience you’re free to keep your day job too!

How to audition and what’s included

To audition you need to buy a limited release test package for $1,250. This gives you 2 x 10 lap sessions with one of our professional race car coaches, plus personal tuition before you’re strapped in and guidance between sessions to help you achieve the best possible results.

Every driver will receive two sessions of 10 laps each (total of 20 laps). You’ll drive 20 laps regardless of time... so have fun, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you’re sure to remember regardless of how successful you are. 

The top 10 overall points scorers will proceed to the final round. These 10 finalists will then each drive for three laps, the times of these three laps will be combined then averaged to get the overall winner. 

Adrenaline and Fastrack V8 Race Experience are looking for someone capable of being a high-speed race car driver and is also able to give customer’s an awesome experience. 

How a winner will be found

Your personal coach on the day will record a score out of 100 as you drive your second session of 10 laps. A secondary panel of professional race car drivers will review video footage of you behind the wheel and use the same criteria to also award a percentage mark out of 100.

These combined scores give an average percentage mark out of 200 to determine the 10 final applicants.

At first, judges will not be looking for the highest speed, but will based the decision on points awarded by your coach and the judging panel on factors including:

  • Ability to make decisions around safety, fast (safety before ego)
  • Ability to be smooth
  • Hitting apexes
  • Braking
  • Throttle control
  • Gear changes, smooth and clean up and down using heal and toe
  • Ability to remain relaxed and calm
  • Attitude towards customers (verbal)
  • Cockpit cycle (mirror, track, gauges, customer)
  • Consistency

The next steps

The 10 highest point scorers will be invited to attend a race driver seminar and a final shootout around Melbourne’s iconic Sandown Raceway. This is all included in your audition test package. All expenses, including airfares, food and accommodation the night before, will be paid by Adrenaline Fastrack V8 Race Experience.

The final 10 applicants will be given three high-speed qualifying laps solo. Those three laps will be combined, then averaged to give the fastest overall time. The entrant with the fastest average time will be offered a one-year contract with Fastrack V8 Race as one of their professional hot lap drivers.

Conditions of entry

Applicants must NOT:

  • have worked as a driving instructor/coach for Fastrack V8 Race Experience (either as a contractor or employee) since 1st of January 2017

Applicants must:

  • have a current Australian driver’s license
  • acknowledge that the decision based on the judging criteria will be accepted as final

The successful applicant will be required to gain a CAMS license and undergo an extended training period with Fastrack V8 Race Experience at the company’s expense prior to the commencement of the contract. 

V8 Race Hot Lap Driver Audition

Rules and scoring procedures

Applicants will be given a photo of themselves in a lanyard with a USB. A score card for coaches to fill out with a mark out of 100 will be on the back.

The first 10 lap drive will be a treated as a familiarization/practice session with instruction from the coach with no score recorded.

The second 10 lap session will be under limited instruction with a score on each category recorded along with USB/video recording.

At the end of this session the lanyard, photo/score card and USB will be submitted to the company for later analyses and scoring to determine the finalists.

Expanded video scoring will be a percentage mark out of 100 by the coach based on;

  • Ability to be smooth
  • Lines
  • Hitting apexes
  • Braking
  • Throttle control
  • Gear changes, smooth and clean up and down using heal and toe
  • Ability to remain relaxed and calm
  • Attitude towards customers (verbal)
  • Cockpit cycle (mirror, track, gauges, customer)
  • Consistency

Each finalist will be given three high-speed qualifying laps solo. Those three laps will be combined, then averaged to give the fastest over all time. The entrant with the fastest average time will be determined the winner.

 

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

(Q) Can I choose my own coach?

(A) No. In the interest of transparency and possible bias, your professional coach will be allocated randomly on the day of your audition.

 

(Q) How will tyre management work in the final shoot out?

(A) All tyres will be rotated and compared for equal wear.

 

(Q) Will the contestant with the fastest lap time in the final be the winner?

(A) No. The combined time of the three flying laps will be averaged and the driver with the quickest combined time will be determined to be the winner. Consistency and speed combined is required to be a successful hot lap driver. 

(Q) What happens if I crash a car?

(A) You will be deemed unsuccessful in your audition and the car will be replaced by a car with the same capabilities for the next driver auditioning.

 

(Q) What if a car has a mechanical issue?

(A) The car will be checked and if an issue discovered that can’t instantly be rectified you will immediately be place into another car with equal capabilities and start your session again.

 

(Q) Do I need a helmet and driving suit?

(A) No. You will be supplied and fitted with a driving suit and helmet. You will need soft driving shoes or sneakers.

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