Below you’ll find the answers to the most common questions about ProFormance. Be sure to also check out what customers are saying about their experience with us!
Rain is a great learning environment and the school operates rain or shine. Clients are always amazed at how much they learn in the wet and how much fun they have.
At ProFormance safety is our top priority. ProFormance instructors are committed to your fun, learning, and SAFE experience while with us. Failure is not an option. In our 25 year history conducting curriculum for thousands of drivers, we have never had two cars contact each other.
Our young students must be 15.5 years of age with valid state learner’s permit. Ideally, 3 – 6 months of driving experience will benefit their learning experience. ProFormance does not conduct curriculum in basic motor vehicle operation – our focus is developing skill sets in Street Survival and Proactive Driving techniques.
Comfortable casual clothing is best. Most of our drivers wear jeans, T-shirts, and tennis shoes. You should have shoes that are good for walking on uneven terrain to various observation points on the track.
ProFormance provides helmets free of charge for the first year of driving with us. They are are the latest Snell-approved helmets, open-faced and wired for radio transmission between you and your instructor. When you decide this sport is something you want to do on a regular basis, we’ll steer you to knowledgeable companies who can assist you in obtaining safety equipment for you and your car.
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 driving at higher speeds. 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.
We require an 8-day notice of cancellation to avoid losing your 50% deposit. Should you cancel 7 or fewer days, there is no refund, exchange, or credit. Sorry, no exceptions.
Typically our One-Day High Performance Driving Experiences are conducted on Wednesdays or Thursdays, but fortunately, we do schedule some weekends for your convenience. Sign up early, as weekend dates fill quickly. Check out the calendar in the months of October through April for weekend dates.
Yes, soft-top cars do require some form of rollover protection. Since 2006, most open-top cars have been manufactured with DOT approved roll-over devices. Check with your dealer, owner’s manual, or online to confirm if your car qualifies.
Yes, this is quite common. Both drivers will have an equal experience.
Once registered, you will receive a welcome email with all the details regarding your fun day with us. A final reminder will be sent a few days prior to your event.
Yes, we welcome family and friends and will make them feel a part of the day.
We average 15 to 24 participants per school, with a ratio of 1 instructor to 2 participants.
Most of the day will be practical experience behind the wheel. Classroom work is held to a minimum. Don’t worry – typically the mental and physical demands of the sessions exceed the desired driving time.
Our Corporate and Group Events are catered. Typically, our regular classes are not. We have a refrigerator stocked with soft drinks, and fast food is available within 5 minutes of the track. Our lunch break is 60 minutes. During the lunch hour, our Intermediate/Advanced drivers will be on track giving you an opportunity to see what your future holds.
We have a corporate relationship with the Best Western Peppertree Auburn Inn, which offers a ProFormance discount. The hotel, in Auburn, Washington, is newly constructed, offers a good complimentary breakfast, features an indoor pool, and offers king-size nonsmoking rooms at a very reasonable rate. The hotel is also the closest to the racetrack, just about 10 minutes away via State Route 18.
During your day with us, we will discuss your options for acquiring your ProFormance Sport Driving License, Driver’s Log Book, and joining our recreational High Performance “Sport Driving” group. More than 4,000 licensed drivers participate in ProFormance programs.
The Pacific Raceways main office telephone number is (253) 639-5927. They can answer your questions regarding schedule and ticket prices to weekend events.
Business cards for our photographer are available in the ProFormance building. If you did not take one, please contact us directly.
We get this question quite often. The best approach is to read your policy. You will probably find a section that deals with training and events conducted at a racing facility. Please note that ProFormance events are non-timed and considered advanced driver education. Check your specific policy for details.
While this can somewhat vary from vehicle to vehicle and driving style, most participants will not even be aware of the fact that their car was at a race track.
ProFormance does not allow passengers on track. This is a national safety standard driven by our insurance carrier and our professional approach.