FAQs

Below you find some questions that ProFormance customers frequently ask.
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What happens if it rains on my scheduled date?
Absolutely! Rain is a great learning environment and the school operates rain or shine.

What Should I Wear?
Very comfortable clothes and shoes. Most of our drivers wear jeans, T-shirts, and tennis shoes, good for walking on uneven terrain to observation points on track.

Do I Need a Helmet?
ProFormance provides use of our helmets free of charge the first year driving with us. Our helmets are the latest Snell approved, closed faced and wired for clear radio transmission between you and your instructor. When you decide this sport is something you want to do on a regular basis, we have knowledgeable companies who can assist you in safety equipment for you and your car.

How Fast Will I Go?
We start with a variety of driving exercises geared to teach you the basics of car control. Only after you have established a solid foundation will you be able to drive to the best of your abilities. While we encourage participants to find their limits, every student is coached at their individual comfort level based on their personal goals for their driving

What happens if I have to cancel my scheduled date?
We require a 14 day notice of cancellation to avoid losing your 50% deposit. Typically 14-21 days we can move you to another scheduled program with no penalty. If you should cancel 7-13 days from your event you risk losing your 50% deposit fee. Should you cancel 7 or fewer days, you would be charged the entire program fee. Sorry no exceptions.

Are your programs ever conducted on weekends?
Typically our one-day high performance driving clinics are conducted on Wednesdays or Thursdays but fortunately we have some weekends for your scheduling needs. Sign up early, as weekend dates fill quickly.

Do I need a roll-bar in my convertible to participate?
Yes, soft top cars do require roll hoop.

Can two participant share one car?
Yes, this happens all the time. Both drivers will have equal time in the morning exercises on track, as well as, the afternoon lapping portion of the program. The cost will remain however the same per person.

How do I get one of your brochures?
Brochures are available through the ProFormance office through the mail, they can also be found at Park Place Motors, Fordahl Motorsports, Car Nutz, Corvettes of Auburn, Chris’s German Auto, Squire’s Autowerke, Griot’s Garage, Armadillo Racing, Gerber Motorsports, Strictly BMW, Car Tender, Michael’sToyota and Chevrolet, Northwest BMW, Northwest Mini Cooper, Parkplace LTD.

How do I know the details for participating in my scheduled school?
Two weeks prior to your school, you will receive a two-page letter with all the details both by email and snail mail. We have you covered.

Can I bring family and friends to watch me?
Yes, we welcome family and friends and will make them feel a part of the day.

What it the number of participants in a scheduled school?
We average 15 to 24 clients per school with a ratio of 1 instructor to 2 clients.

How much track time will I have?
Most of the day is in practical experience, classroom being held to a minimum. Mental and physical demands typically exceed desired driving time.

Are breakfast and lunch included?
Our Corporate and Group Events are catered, typically our regular classes are not. Refrigerator is stocked with soft drinks, fast food is within 5 minutes of the track. Lunch break is 75 minutes.

What hotel would you recommend for out of town clients?
We have a corporate relationship with the Best Western Peppertree Auburn Inn, (253-887-7600) in Auburn which offers a ProFormance discount. The hotel is newly constructed, offers a good complimentary breakfast, features an indoor pool, and offers King size large rooms nonsmoking for a very reasonable rate. The hotel is also the closest to the racetrack about 10 minutes via State Route 18.

What hotel do you recommend on your Portland fieldtrips?
Portland International Raceway is surrounded by a business district including hotels and restaurants within 3 minutes of the track. We recommend Oxford Suites Portland-Jantzen Beach. They offer a ProFormance discount, serve breakfast, evening refreshments and are clean and reasonable. Their number is 503-282-3030

What happens after I take my one-day program?
During your day with us, we will discuss your options for future driving including afternoon high performance lapping, all day advanced lapping clinics and multi-day competition programs.

What is the number to the Pacific Raceways track office that handles the motorcyles and drag racing events at Pacific Raceways?
The Pacific Raceways main office telephone number is 253-639-5927. They can answer your questions regarding schedule and ticket prices to weekend events.

I have changed my mind and want to order additional photos from my driving event.
How do I contact the photographer?

Our on-site photographer can be contacted. Details at your scheduled program.