Who is eligible to race with AER?
Drivers who have, or have had, a racing license with a major governing bodies OR drivers who have competed in five LeMons/Champ races OR drives with substantial track time OR drivers with other types of racing experience. A good reference helps too.
What cars are eligible to race in AER?
Any production-based race car built to compete in sanctioned road racing with the SCCA, NASA, BMW CCA, PCA, PBOC, IMSA, WC or similar governing bodies OR top Champ Car cars (including EC) OR class A LeMons cars
What kind of tires can I use?
All cars must use DOT approved street tires with a minimum tread-wear of 180. This includes many high-performance summer tires that are readily available in all sorts of sizes. We do this to keep speeds down and as a cost saving measure.
How are your events structured?
Most events are three day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday). On Friday morning there is a HPDE session for all drivers registered to race in the event. During this session they may go on track in street cars, track cars and race cars. You can also go on track with a coach. Qualifying is held on Friday afternoon as well as a welcome drivers meeting for drivers new to AER. Friday wraps up with a cookout sponsored by one of our partners. Saturday and Sunday each have individual seven to nine hour races.
Can I register for just the HPDE?
No, this session is just for those drivers who will be racing to practice and get coaching on the track.
What does it cost?
Events range from $2125 to $2175
What does that cover?
Registration for one car and an unlimited number of drivers, crew, friends and family. It also includes, stickers, candy, swag, tee shirts, Friday cookout, etc.
Are there any other fees such as yearly membership or license?
Yes. AER charges a $50 yearly membership which comes with discount coupons worth much more than $50 from our partners . The only other fees are for garage rental (optional at tracks with garages) or transponder rental should you need one.
How does qualifying work?
Qualifying is an open track session where every driver who will be racing turns at least five laps in the car they will be racing in.