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PRO DRIVE RACING TEAM

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Imagine your heart racing as you approach the starter stand with twenty other racers determined to win.

The green flag drops and you stand on the gas pedal speeding toward turn 1 in the best seat in the house!

If you have ever visualized this racing moment, now is the time to stop dreaming and start driving.

Pro Drive offers arrive-and-drive racing services in our race rentals and driver owned race cars. Are you the next member of the team?

The Pro Drive Racing Team drivers are a varied group of individuals who turned their racing dreams into reality.

are you the next member of the team?

Race Rentals

Get out of the grandstands and go racing in a Pro Drive Spec Racer Ford

RACE RENTALS

Pro Drive provides the race car and pit crew so you can focus on your driving. Our instructors will coach you on your driving techniques and racing tactics throughout the weekend.

All you need to bring is the desire to win and your own SCCA approved safety equipment. Pick a weekend or race the full season.

STARTING AT $1500

1.9 Liter SRF and 1.6 Liter SRF3 rentals available

Note: SCCA entry fees and test day fees not included

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PRO DRIVE RACING TEAM DRIVERS

2017 pro drive race team drivers

CALVIN HARRIS

Since 2015

I started when I was 16 years old at Pro Drive Racing School. Immediately I became hooked on racing and realized there was nothing I wanted to do more.

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CALVIN HARRIS

What inspired you to become a race car driver?

My entire life I have been watching my dad race at countless tracks across America. Over time I decided that it was something that I wanted to do as well.

When and how and did you start sports car racing?

I started when I was 16 years old at Pro Drive Racing School. Immediately I became hooked and realized there was nothing I wanted to do more.

What was your first car?

Still don't have one :(

Besides racing, what other hobbies do you enjoy?

I am a huge gamer and love playing all types of video games. My friends and I will meet up and spend nights just hanging out and gaming. I also have been running track and playing soccer since I was little and still enjoy both.

Where is your favorite vacation spot and why?

My favorite spot is southern California; I love all the different areas from San Diego to Los Angeles.

What is your favorite restaurant and where is it located?

Ringside Steakhouse in Portland

What is your favorite movie or television show?

I'm hugely nostalgic for the show SpongeBob SquarePants and I always enjoy an episode of Top Gear.

Where were you born?

Tualatin, Oregon

What hidden talent do you possess that most do not know about?

I actually pretty damn good at fantasy football and at making a march madness bracket.

What is your favorite quote?

"You win some, lose some, and wreck some." -Dale Earnhardt Sr.

What is your favorite on-track racing moment/accomplishment?

My favorite moment in racing so far is getting a podium finish at the Rose Cup Races, in SRF, last year. Competing at the Rose Cup had always been a dream of mine and standing up on the podium after having an all-race battle with my grandpa was an awesome moment.

PAUL GOUDY

Since 2008

I had been attending high performance track days for years and found I wanted to push my car and myself harder than allowed at those events. There was only one option, go racing.

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PAUL GOUDY

What inspired you to become a race car driver?

I had been attending HPDE days for years and found I wanted to push my car and myself harder than was allowed at those events. There was only one option, go racing.

When and how and did you start sports car racing?

About 10 years ago I looked at the various options available to start racing and found the Oregon Region of SCCA and Pro Drive Racing School offered a straight forward path to getting a novice racing license and enter my first race. I did it and the rest is history.

What is your favorite quote?

"Be smooth. Only when you are smooth will you truly be fast" "Strive for excellence, not perfection" "Auto racing and Bullfighting are the only true sports, everything else is just a game" Earnest Hemingway

What is your favorite on-track racing moment/accomplishment?

There have been several, but one of the most gratifying occurred after a mid-race collision.
Two other drivers and I had been sharing the lead of a race when while leading a car spun in front of me at the exit of turn 6 in Portland. I went for the inside and the grass, but there was contact with car pieces flying off and I noted the front body work of my car had shifted.
I thought my race was over (it did end the race of the other car).
As I went down the back straight and through the corners I noted the car felt solid and did not seem to have any handling issues. Though I got passed on the front straight, I found a new level of determination. I repassed the car and went on to win the race.
It was my first win.

JOHN ARSCOTT

Since 2014

I drove at 8 different tracks in the last 8 races. I'm learning a lot and I'm still smiling.    
 
 

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JOHN ARSCOTT

What inspired you to become a race car driver?

Slot cars and 1966 movie Grand Prix

When and how and did you start sports car racing?

1980, bought Alfa Romeo. Joined Alfa club. Started going to club track days. Lots of racers in club to help. Later kart racing.

What was your first car?

1972 Ford Pinto (bought new) 4 speed, 8 track, upgraded with alloy wheels and Michelin radials. It was really cool back in the day.

Besides racing, what other hobbies do you enjoy?

Skiing, travel, model building

Where is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Mountains, beach, world's grand cities

What is your favorite restaurant and where is it located?

Brew pubs......everywhere

What is your favorite movie or television show?

Star Trek

Where were you born?

Corvallis, Oregon

What hidden talent do you possess that most do not know about?

Mechanic/tuner at karting world championships

What is your favorite quote?

"Look where you want to go"

What is your favorite on-track racing moment/accomplishment?

8 different tracks in last 8 races. I'm learning a lot. Still smiling.

Taylor Harris

Since 2018

My inspiration to become a race car driver was from watching my dad race and watching races on TV.  
 

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Taylor Harris

What inspired you to become a race car driver?

My inspiration to become a race car driver was from watching my dad race and watching races on TV.

When and how and did you start sports car racing?

I started my first race at Portland International Raceway in the summer of 2018. I started my sports car racing by participating in the Pro Drive Racing school during the summer of 2017.

What was your first car?

I still don’t have one. :(

Besides racing, what other hobbies do you enjoy?

Besides racing, some other hobbies of mine are playing guitar, playing video games, making graphic designs, playing soccer, and running track.

Where is your favorite vacation spot and why?

My favorite vacation spot is the Tantalus Lookout in Oahu. It’s my favorite spot because it's a very isolated place in Oahu, has a fun mountain pass driving up and down the mountain, and has feral chickens that roam the trail.

What is your favorite restaurant and where is it located?

My favorite restaurant is Ringside Steakhouse in Portland, Oregon.

What is your favorite movie or television show?

My favorite movie is Le Mans and my favorite TV show is Drake and Josh.

Where were you born?

I was born in Portland, Oregon.

What hidden talent do you possess that most do not know about?

I play guitar in a punk rock band called Freaks Inc.

What is your favorite quote?

"My favorite quote is “Life's as extreme as you wanna make it"- Spongebob Squarepants.

What is your favorite on-track racing moment/accomplishment?

My favorite on-track racing moment was when I was at Laguna Seca during my first race season. It was the last lap and me and another racer had been battling it out for the whole race. We come through turn 6 and we see another car ahead of us who was a bit slower than us. We catch up to him at turn 10 and I have to slow down which then leads to the car behind me to have a run on me and is about to pass me. I then kill two birds with one stone, I switch over to the left side and block the guy behind me and then dive it down the inside of the guy in front of me. I barely made it through and I was able to finish ahead of those 2 guys.

Caleb Shrader

Since 2020

I have always wanted to go very fast and to be able to control a car at a fast speed.  
 
 

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Caleb Shrader

What inspired you to become a race car driver?

I have always wanted to go very fast and to be able to control a car at a fast speed.

When and how and did you start sports car racing?

My first SRF3 race was in January 2020 at Auto Club Speedway, it was amazing drafting at 135 MPH and I don’t even have a driver’s license yet because I’m only 15!

What was your first car?

My parents got me a 1999 E36 M5 5-Speed BMW to practice shifting for my races, since I only had Kart racing experience before I went to Bondurant Racing School.

Besides racing, what other hobbies do you enjoy?

I also race open wheel karts full-time with two teams, RPG (Rolison Performance Group) and CMC (Competition Motor Corporation) I enjoy football and basketball as well.

Where is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Disneyland because it’s the happiest place on earth

What is your favorite restaurant and where is it located?

Applebee’s in Lake Oswego, Oregon (Shoutout to Applebees, how about a sponsorship?)

What is your favorite movie or television show?

I can’t decide between these two: Family Feud and Formula 1 Drive to Survive

Where were you born?

Salem, Oregon

What hidden talent do you possess that most do not know about?

I have my own hidden vocabulary that no one understands and I’m a pro PS4 gamer. If I’m not at a track, I am practicing at home.

What is your favorite quote?

"What’s behind you doesn’t matter" - Enzo Ferrari

What is your favorite on-track racing moment/accomplishment?

Finishing 4th and 5th in my first Super Tour race at Buttonwillow Raceway Park, I got paid! :) It was my second race ever.

RICK WRIGHT

Since 2014

I played water polo in high school and college and loved how demanding and physical it is. Racing is the same. It is so challenging, and requires so much skill and concentration.

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RICK WRIGHT

What inspired you to become a race car driver?

I have always loved the obscure sports. I played water polo in high school and college and loved how demanding and physical it was. Racing is the same. It is so challenging and requires so much skill and concentration.

When and how and did you start sports car racing?

My son Zach and I went to a Pro Drive half day racing school as a Father's Day present about 6 years ago. Zach was faster than me and I became intrigued at how hard this sport is. Pro Drive set the bait and I bit - hard.

What was your first car?

'69 MG Midget. Still have it and still doesn't run

Besides racing, what other hobbies do you enjoy?

Surfing, snowboarding and watching dancing and gymnastics.

Where is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Maui, because it is convenient. Ibiza, because it isn't convenient - but man is it fun!

What is your favorite restaurant and where is it located?

La Margarita in Salem. When they are on their game the mesquite steak enchiladas are amazing!

What is your favorite movie or television show?

Favorite Movie is Grand Prix, but I really enjoy the documentary "1"

Where were you born?

Anaheim, California

What hidden talent do you possess that most do not know about?

Living in a house full of females - not sure that is a talent, but sure feels like one

What is your favorite quote?

Utopia is hard to imagine ... and even harder to execute - especially when being executed by those that imagined it!

TODD HARRIS

Since 1991

I don't remember life without racing. I fell in love with the speed, sights, sounds and smells of the racetrack at an early age. I absolutely knew I would become a racecar driver.

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TODD HARRIS

What inspired you to become a race car driver?

My dad started racing in the SCCA when I was 2 years old. So I don't remember life without racing. I fell in love with the speed, sights, sounds and smells of the racetrack. My favorite drivers were Jackie Stewart, Monte Shelton and my dad. My favorite race cars were Can-Am and Trans-Am.

When and how and did you start sports car racing?

I started my racing career in go-karts when I was 23 years old. Then moved into SCCA and Spec Racer Fords a few years later.

What was your first car?

A Fiat X-19 with mag wheels and low profile tires. It didn't have much horsepower but sure was fun on a twisty road! I took my first racing school in it at PIR when I was 16 years old. My dad was my instructor.

Besides racing, what other hobbies do you enjoy?

I enjoy watching and researching old Hollywood movies. Particularly the silent film era. I also like playing video games and running.

Where is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Hollywood, Waikiki, and Disneyland are favorite places I visit as often as I can.

What is your favorite restaurant and where is it located?

Skyline Restaurant for hamburgers. Rimsky-Korsakoffee House for dessert. And The Ringside for steak. All are in Portland. However, the best hamburger in the world is the Butterburger with cheese at Culvers in Wisconsin. Make sure to try one if you're ever at Road America.

What is your favorite movie or television show?

My favorite movies are Jaws, The Wizard of Oz, and The Bad News Bears. The latter left me with a crush on Tatum O'Neil when I was 10. A cute girl who could out pitch any of the boys on the team... way cool. My favorite TV shows are The Brady Bunch, The Wonder Years, and Scooby Doo. I always wanted to build my own Mystery Machine van and go solve mysteries with my friends. Still do.

Where were you born?

Big Spring, Texas

What hidden talent do you possess that most do not know about?

I'm great at Trivial Pursuit.

What is your favorite quote?

"Courage is being scared to death... but saddling up anyway." John Wayne
"Straights are for fast cars. Turns are for fast drivers." Colin MacRae
"Self-reliance is the key to a vigorous life." Theodore Roosevelt

What is your favorite on-track racing moment/accomplishment?

There have been many amazing moments. Winning SRF at the Rose Cup Races in my rookie season. Winning the feature Rose Cup Race in a 950 horsepower Corvette in 2007. Fulfilling my childhood dream of racing in the Trans-Am series and taking 2nd place in 2009. Winning an SCCA National Championship in 2016. But the best has been racing wheel-to-wheel in go-karts and race cars with my two boys. So much fun!

SCOTT PETERSON

Since 2015

My father always wanted to race cars. I started racing with Pro Drive years after I lost him to cancer. I have his initials on my racecar, so that he is with me at every race!

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SCOTT PETERSON

What inspired you to become a race car driver? When and how and did you start sports car racing?

My father always wanted to race cars. We talked cars constantly. He loved sports cars and idolized Bob Bondurant back in the day. But due to us 3 kids he never had the financial resources to pursue his dream of racing cars. I lost my father to cancer. So for my 50th birthday present, my wife sent me to the Bondurant school in AZ. She knew how much my father wanted to attend his school. Then for my next birthday she sent me to Proformance in Seattle. After that a friend of mine was familiar with Pro Drive and suggested I go through my novice process with them.
After a fairly rocky first weekend, I knew I was hooked and I had found my racing family! I raced the remainder of that season in a Pro Drive rental racecar. And in the off season I had my own Gen-3 built.
The first thing I did was have my father's initials put on my car. So he is with me at every race!

What was your first car?

My first car was a 1974 Mazda rotary pickup truck.

Besides racing, what other hobbies do you enjoy?

Scuba diving, bird hunting with my lab (Eli), boating, fishing, working out, hiking, shooting.

Where is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Bare boating in the BVI's. The BVI's offer absolutely stunning crystal clear water, great diving, fishing, swimming (ok maybe an occasional skinny dip) and drinking rum!

What is your favorite restaurant and where is it located?

Ditka's in Chicago. It's all about the "Pot Roast nachos"

What is your favorite movie or television show?

Favorite movie is tough..... It's a toss up: Pulp Fiction, Blazing Saddles, Forest Gump and Elf.

Where were you born?

Seattle, Washington

What hidden talent do you possess that most do not know about?

I am pretty good at beer pong. Miss spent youth.

What is your favorite quote?

From Elf: "He must be a south pole elf" Or "Smiling is my favorite"

What is your favorite on-track racing moment/accomplishment?

Oh boy..... That's a tough one. So many great and not so great memories.
I am learning very quickly this game can be an emotional roller coaster. It will give you lows and amazing highs!
It would be easy to say after working my tail off for 19 months, taking a top 20 in the national

JIM MURRAY

Since 2006

I can't explain how much concentration, precision and consistency is required to drive a race car. In SRF you aren't competitive unless you are at the limit all the time.

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JIM MURRAY

What inspired you to become a race car driver?

I've wanted to race from watching those early Can-Ams (Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme, John Cannon winning in the rain at Laguna in an old-spec McLaren, the winged Chaparral 2H with John Surtees; Jo Siffert in the 917PA Spyder) and Trans-Ams (Mark Donohue, Parnelli Jones, George Follmer, Sam Posey; Camaros, Mustangs, Javelins, the Dodge Challenger).
Racing is addictive, relaxing and exciting in ways other sports aren't. I can't explain how much concentration, precision and consistency is required; then let's add speed. In SRF you aren't competitive unless you're on the limit all the time.

When and how and did you start sports car racing?

I thought I'd just do a racing school, after I learned about Bondurant, but it wasn't until 2005 that I found Pro Drive and tried the Spec Racer Ford; it's a great race car, plenty of entertainment, and hyper-competitive; the new Generation3 car is all that and more. And...there's always someone to race, no matter what your pace...so it's been all Pro Drive and Flat Out from 2006.

What was your first car?

The first car I bought with my own money was a 1959 Triumph TR3, for $650. That car was a story and great fun.

Besides racing, what other hobbies do you enjoy?

I've played lots of sports; track, football, golf, tennis, skiing, distance running, cycling...to name a few. Each has its own discipline but the extended concentration needed for racing is without parallel. I still enjoy all sports; in my Walter Mitty moments I would be a pro athlete (F1 driver?) but that would have been many years ago...and I just had work to do.

Where were you born?

Honolulu, Hawaii

What is your favorite quote?

"Racing is everything...what happens before and after is only waiting." Steve McQueen, Le Mans
"A man's got to believe in something; I believe I'll have another drink." W.C. Fields
"Only the strongest of men can be gentle"--unknown

What is your favorite on-track racing moment/accomplishment?

At the end of my first racing season, we had an October race; and there was rain. It was one of those soggy, misty Portland days where the spray from a moving car obscures everything. At the start of a race, this is very distressing for everyone; drivers just can't see the other cars. Anyway, I think I started 11th or something; we took off and somehow I made up 4 places by the first corner; so I was 7th out of nowhere. I wasn't able to go fast enough to keep up with 6th, so I gradually fell back...but kept all the other cars behind me and finished in 7th. It was my highest placing ever to that point. The funny thing of it is...during the early laps I spun coming out of turn 5; did a complete 360, and didn't lose my place!
Sometime later, I was able to find a photo of my car during the race entering turn 11, mist flowing behind, rain dripping from the fenders, just generally looking miserable; with spray-obscured shadows of the following cars trailing behind. Of course, I had to have that; I have it in an 18x24 frame in my office, so I always remember that day!

Matthew Butson

Since 2017

I started racing at 15 years old at the Pro Drive Racing School and loved it!

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Matthew Butson

What inspired you to become a race car driver?

Watching my dad race and work on his car through out my childhood!

When and how and did you start sports car racing?

I started at 15 years old at the Pro Drive Racing school and loved it.

What was your first car?

1987 Shelby GLHS.

Besides racing, what other hobbies do you enjoy?

I've played hockey since I was 3 years old and still am now. I also like golfing, playing tennis, water-sports, and skiing.

Where is your favorite vacation spot and why?

Ocean City, New Jersey because I have lots of family on the east coast and it's a blast!

What is your favorite restaurant and where is it located?

Earls in British Columbia.

What is your favorite movie or television show?

Grand Prix

Where were you born?

Seattle, Washington.

What hidden talent do you possess that most do not know about?

Being able to tolerate a tiger mom and still smile :)

What is your favorite quote?

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky

What is your favorite on-track racing moment/accomplishment?

The Super Tour weekend in SRF because it was my first race weekend and I got to follow Mr. Harris around!

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RACE TRACKS

Tracks at which the pro drive racing team races

Road America

Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca

Circuit of the Americas

Watkins Glen

Portland International Raceway

Sonoma Raceway

Auto Club Speedway

Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Phoenix International Raceway

Buttonwillow Raceway Park

Heartland Park Topeka

Pacific Raceway

Inde Motorsports Ranch

Thunderhill Raceway Park

Willow Springs Raceway

The Ridge Motorsports Park

Road Atlanta

Indianapolis Motor Speedway