Applications For Our 2019 Program Are Now Closed

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2019 COMPETITIONS

Rookie

Prizes:

1st Place - $30,000 ADS Racing Budget

2nd Place - $10,000 ADS Racing Budget

3rd Place - $5,000 ADS Racing Budget

1st Placed International - $5,000 ADS Racing Budget

4th - 10th Place - Free Entry into the 2020 Rookie Competition

Format: Guaranteed drive of a V8 Utes Series Race Car with the top 10 out of a maximum 60 drivers progressing to the finale free of charge

Entry Criteria: Only for those with no experience or those with limited motorsport experience who have not raced a car or kart in the last 3 years

ENTRY FEE $750 - SOLD OUT

with custom payment plans available from $33 to $68 per week depending on event date

Amateur Competition

Prizes:

1st Place - $100,000 ADS Racing Budget

2nd Place - $25,000 ADS Racing Budget

3rd Place - $10,000 ADS Racing Budget

1st Placed International - $10,000 ADS Racing Budget

4th - 10th Place - Free Entry into the 2020 Amateur Competition

Format: Guaranteed drive of a Toyota 86 Racing Series Car and BMW 130i Production Car with the top 10 out of a maximum 60 drivers progressing to the finale free of charge

Entry Criteria: Open to those with motorsport experience but are not yet ready to race Super 2

ENTRY FEE $1,750

with custom payment plans available from $77 to $160 per week depending on event date

GT Competition

Prizes:

1st Place - Drive in the 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour in the ADS Audi R8 LMS worth $90,000

2nd Place - $25,000 ADS Racing Budget

3rd Place - $10,000 ADS Racing Budget

1st Placed International - $10,000 ADS Racing Budget

4th - 10th Place - Free Entry into the 2020 GT Competition

Format: Guaranteed drive of our $600,000 Audi R8 LMS with the top 5 out of maximum 30 drivers progressing to the finale free of charge

Entry Criteria: Open to anyone whether you are serious about winning the prize or just want to drive a GT3 car

ENTRY FEE $2,250.

with custom payment plans available from $99 to $206 per week depending on event date

Pro Competition

Prizes:

1st Place - Full Season in the 2020 Super 2 Series with reigning champions Matt Stone Racing worth over $600,000

2nd Place - $50,000 ADS Racing Budget

3rd Place - $25,000 ADS Racing Budget

1st Placed International - $25,000 ADS Racing Budget

4th - 10th Place - Free Entry into the 2020 Pro Competition

Format: Guaranteed drive of a V8 Supercar, V8 Utes Series and Toyota 86 Racing Series Race Cars with the top 5 out of a maximum 30 drivers moving onto the finale free of charge

Entry Criteria: Race drivers looking to make a career in motorsport who haven’t raced more than 4 races in Super2 or above in the last 3 years

ENTRY FEE $4,000

with custom payment plans available from $176 to $366 per week depending on event date

How does ADS Work?

As motorsport is out of reach to most people due to the huge costs involved, we exist to provide an alternate pathway for anyone to have an opportunity to make it in motorsport. As part of our program you will drive real race cars on Australia’s premier circuits while competing to win life changing prizes which are judged by well known race drivers.

Our Journey

From a Nissan Pulsar in a driveway, ADS has grown rapidly to now having a fleet of 13 race cars including an Audi R8 LMS and a V8 Supercar.

We have over 700m2 of workshop space, a 6 car race transporter and over 10 full time staff. It’s been a massive journey and we look forward to continuing to grow.

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Jaie's Story

Jaie Robson won ADS in 2016 and received one round in the Aussie Racing Cars as his prize. He had limited racing experience before hand only racing karts and a couple of rounds in the Nissan Pulsar series.

Jaie continued to race Aussie Racing Cars in 2017 with support from ADS and was rookie of the year with 8 race wins. This year Jaie stepped up to Australian GT and won on debut in the Aussie Driver Search Mercedes AMG GT3.

He then landed a co-drive in the next round with David Reynolds in the same Mercedes before swapping cars to the ADS owned Audi R8 LMS which he put on pole at Sandown in Australian GT.

Applications Closed

2019 PRIZES

$1,000,000 prize pool!

 
1st Place
2nd Place
3rd Place
International Prize
PRO:
2020 Super 2 Season with Matt Stone Racing worth over $600,000
$50,000 ADS Racing Budget
$25,000 ADS Racing Budget
$25,000 ADS Racing Budget
GT:
Bathurst 12 Hour Drive in ADS Audi R8 LMS worth $90,000
$25,000 ADS Racing Budget
$10,000 ADS Racing Budget
$10,000 ADS Racing Budget
AMATEUR:
$100,000 ADS Racing Budget
$25,000 ADS Racing Budget
$10,000 ADS Racing Budget
$10,000 ADS Racing Budget
ROOKIE:
$30,000 ADS Racing Budget
$10,000 ADS Racing Budget
$5,000 ADS Racing Budget
$5,000 ADS Racing Budget
2020 Super2 Season with Matt Stone Racing worth over $600,000
$50,000 ADS Racing Budget
$25,000 ADS Racing Budget
$25,000 ADS Racing Budget
Bathurst 12 Hour Drive in ADS Audi R8 LMS worth $90,000
$25,000 ADS Racing Budget
$10,000 ADS Racing Budget
$10,000 ADS Racing Budget
$100,000 ADS Racing Budget
$25,000 ADS Racing Budget
$10,000 ADS Racing Budget
$10,000 ADS Racing Budget
$30,000 ADS Racing Budget
$10,000 ADS Racing Budget
$5,000 ADS Racing Budget
$5,000 ADS Racing Budget

THE PROCESS

Enter

To secure a spot in the program, all you have to do is pay the entry fee. This can be paid upfront or through a payment plan

Enter

To secure a spot in the program, all you have to do is pay the entry fee. This can be paid upfront or through a payment plan

Drive

Once you have secured your spot, you are guaranteed to drive our cars at one of our qualifying rounds

Drive

Once you have secured your spot, you are guaranteed to drive our cars at one of our qualifying rounds

Progress

Top performers will progress onto the finale free of charge to drive more race cars

Progress

Top performers will progress onto the finale free of charge to drive more race cars

Win

Compete against the best drivers at our 2 day finale

Win

Compete against the best drivers at our 2 day finale

Race

Get funded to go racing courtesy of Aussie Driver Search

Race

Get funded to go racing courtesy of Aussie Driver Search

Judges


Each year, we appoint some of Australia's best drivers as our judges to ensure that all of our competitors get the best coaching available and are also judged by those with real experience at the top levels of Australian motorsport.

Tony-Dalberto@2x

Tony D’Alberto - Head Judge

Super2 Series Championship Winner and current DJR team Penske Co Driver

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Jason Bright

Recently Retired Full Time Supercars & Current Co-Driver for Team 18

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Jason Bargwanna

Former Full Time Supercars Driver & Bathurst 1000 Winner

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Craig Baird

5 Time Porsche Carrera Cup Champion

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Ryal Harris

3 Time V8 Utes Series Champion

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Macauley Jones

Current Super2 Driver & BJR Main Game Co-Driver

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Chelsea Angelo

Official Driver of the Porsche Michelin Junior Team Australia

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Will Brown

2016 Toyota 86 Racing Series and Australian Formula 4 Championship Winner

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Jaie Robson

2016 ADS Pro Comp Winner, Grand Prix Round Winner in the Australian GT

Adam-Majoram-Judge

Adam Majoram

Current Super 2 & Former V8 Utes & Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Driver

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Licence Do I Need?

To compete in Aussie Driver Search you do not need a civil drivers licence however you do require a CAMS L2S Licence or higher. This licence is very easy to obtain and can be done online or in the morning of the event if you do not currently hold one.

What safety gear do I need?

Neck to ankle clothing and enclosed shoes are all that are required to compete in Aussie Driver Search. If you have proper racing gear you are more than welcome to use it. We supply helmets with Stilo intercoms so that you can your judge can speak to you.

What happens if I damage a car?

We feel our biggest insurance policy is the instructors who will be judging each competitor however Aussie Driver Search has insurance available to all competitors which will cover you in the unlikely event of an incident. This dramatically reduces the financial risk involved with entering the competition.

What experience do I need?

Our program is open to drivers of all backgrounds, budgets and experience levels. Whether you’re a seasoned racer looking to make it to Supercars or someone who has never driven a race car we have programs to suit you.

How Does The Judging Work?

You will be judged by an experienced race driver who will assess you across a number of areas including speed, car control, technique, mechanical sympathy and attitude. You will be scored across each area with the scores added up to give a total score which will rank you against other drivers. The top drivers move onto the finale free of charge.

Are Their Age Limits?

The minimum age to compete is 16 years old unless the driver has a CAMS Provisional Circuit Licence or higher. There is no maximum age as long as you are fit to drive a motor vehicle.

HOW TO ENTER

Apply

Applications open on 25th November 2018 and will be open for 7 days. During this period you must apply by providing us with information on your racing background and which competition(s) you want to enter

Apply

Applications open on 25th November 2018 and will be open for 7 days. During this period you must apply by providing us with information on your racing background and which competition(s) you want to enter

Get Priority

When applying, you can skip the queue and become a priority driver for $7. This means we will assess your application first and gives you the best chance of securing a spot

Get Priority

When applying, you can skip the queue and become a priority driver for $7. This means we will assess your application first and gives you the best chance of securing a spot

Review

We will review your application to ensure you are appropriately experienced for your selected competition and a good fit for ADS. You will be notified of the outcome via email and SMS

Review

We will review your application to ensure you are appropriately experienced for your selected competition and a good fit for ADS. You will be notified of the outcome via email and SMS

Enter

If successful, you will be invited to enter Aussie Driver Search. All you have to do to secure your spot is pay the entry fee. Payment plans are available so you can secure your spot and pay later

Enter

If successful, you will be invited to enter Aussie Driver Search. All you have to do to secure your spot is pay the entry fee. Payment plans are available so you can secure your spot and pay later

DATES & LOCATIONS FOR 2019

FEBRUARY 20
Sydney Motorsport Park
NSW

MAR 8
The Bend Motorsport Park
SA

MARCH 27
Morgan Park Raceway
QLD

APRIL 24
Barbagallo Raceway
WA

MAY 28
Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit
VIC

Date TBC
Pukekohe Park Raceway
NZ

DEC 4-5 - FINALE
Wakefield Park

NSW

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