The Arise Racing Driver Search

Are you a karter looking to break into car racing, specifically, open wheelers? If so, the Arise Racing Driver Search could be for you!

The company has announced that Supercars star Nick Percat – still an active karter himself – will help decide who wins a fully-funded drive in the 2020 Formula 1000 State Championship season.

The Arise Racing Driver Search will give aspiring racers the opportunity to compete for a fully-funded drive in next year’s WA Formula 1000 series. 

There are a pair of subsidised drives on offer as well, with second prize a 75 percent funded seat for the 2020 season and third prize a 50 percent funded seat.

“The Arise Racing Team are doing an amazing job” Percat said.

“I first saw what they were up to there in Perth a couple of years ago, and over the last 12 months I’ve taken a keener interest in what they’re doing. The caliber of drivers they have doing their coaching for the state-level competitors is very impressive. 

“If I’d had the opportunity out of karting to enter a competition to win a funded season in any sort of racing car, I would have jumped at it. It’s impressive what Arise is doing.”

“The fundamentals of how they go about the business, with using data and having such good driver coaches, the whole package is so well rounded. I’m really happy to be involved in it.”

“I actually use head coach BD Soutar-Dawson as much as I can for my racing.”


The Arise Racing Driver Search will be contested over three rounds, the first of which will see contestants spend 20 laps in one of the team’s Radical SR3 RS racing cars alongside a judge.

The best 15 drivers, selected through a judging criteria that includes driver awareness, approach, ability to take on feedback, technique, car control, demeanour, speed and consistency, smoothness, and media savviness, will then advance to Round 2.

From the second round a final five will be selected for Round 3, which will determine the prize winners.

“The goal is to give the right driver with the right talent and attitude an unprecedented opportunity to take their career further” added Arise Racing director, Adam Lisle.

“Chances like this don’t come along often in a sport like motor racing, so we’re thrilled to have these funded and subsidised race seats on offer for 2020.”

The Arise Racing Driver Search will kick off on July 22 at Barbagallo Wanneroo Raceway, with Percat set to be on hand as a judge and ambassador. 

Australian cricketing legend and Formula 1000 competitor Mitchell Johnson will also be in attendance as an Arise Racing ambassador. 

Rounds 2 and 3 will be held in September and November respectively. Entry to each round costs $1200.

For more information or to enter the competition contact Arise Racing email or call 0402 771 776.

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