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driver sponsorship program

Q: Ever want to drive on a real dedicated racing circuit,

but didn’t know where to start?

We can show you how!

Q: Think that getting on track will be out of reach?

That’s where The Community Garage steps in!


We offer our Driver’s Sponsorship Program to cover the costs of attending a full weekend High Performance Driver’s Education (HPDE). The Community Garage will walk you through all the steps needed to register for the beginner’s class of the National Auto Sport Association (NASA) Great Lakes region.

This is a chance to join in on an industry leading program where:

  • You will have a dedicated coach paired with you the entire weekend

  • Your coach will ride with you in the right seat showing you the core of high performance driving

  • You will also enjoy in-class instruction on high-performance driving concepts and techniques

  • You will learn real high performance driving techniques - not Hollywood's version of Fast-and-Fantasy


Events are held at circuits on the Great Lakes schedule.


HPDE 1 Driver's Education with NASA Great Lakes

Race Car Helmets


 2023 Track Schedule*


  • March 25-26 (National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park – Bowling Green, KY)

  • April 22-23 (Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, OH)

  • May 27-28 (Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, OH)

  • June 24-25 (Gingerman Raceway – South Haven, MI)

  • August 26-27 (Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, OH)

  • Sept. 30 - Oct 1 (Autobahn Country Club – Joliet, IL)


* Please inquire into attending any of these track events if you want to see how we party! Spectators are always welcome!

Go-Kart Driver


  • Participants must be registered members of The Community Garage

  • You can register here with the General Membership Form:

    • General membership is free

    • NOTE: Minors must have their parents review and sign the form

  • Age: 16+ (to drive on track)

  • Parental consent required under 18

  • License: Valid state driver’s license

  • Vehicle: Any mechanically sound sedan (driver supplied), select convertibles

  • Prerequisite: Successful completion of one or more of the Micro Internships developed by The Community Garage

  • Approval: By review and recommendation of a Community Garage representative

Driving School



  • Introduce teens to motorsports opportunities

  • Provide full financial support to attend a track weekend

  • Provide guidance on event preparation for car and driver

  • Provide high-quality driving instruction

  • Enhance teen driver safety



  • Event Planning / Organizing

  • Time Management

  • Setting a Budget

  • Car Control



350Z Steering Wheel

Drive Zsa-Zsa, our house car:

2008 Nissan 350Z

Fully track prepped and ready to play!


  • All other Driver Sponsorship Program requirements

  • Ability to drive a manual transmission

  • Successful completion of TWO or more of the Micro Internships developed by The Community Garage

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