A host of superstars including Nat Fyfe, Mitchell Johnson, Adam Gilchrist and Steve Hooker are among others who have put the pedal to the metal in the Arise Racing Lap Challenge.
The competitive ‘Top Gear style’ Lap Challenge isn’t in a reasonably priced car like the famous British television show segment, but in the world’s fastest production race car, the open-topped and incredibly quick Radical SR3RS that reaches 100km/h in 3.1 seconds.
Arise Racing Team Principal Adam Lisle said the Lap Challenge is a fun way to promote Arise Racing’s corporate motorsport events, driver training and the team’s state-of-the-art facility at Barbagallo Raceway.
“There’s nothing quite like a little healthy competition while experiencing the exhilaration of pushing yourself and the car to the limits,” Mr Lisle said.
“Almost everyone gets into the car with some nerves but that all changes once they’re out on the track with a coach beside them who’s teaching them the skills of racing - throttle application, braking techniques, finding the apex of the corner and the racing line.
“Every single person gets back in to the workshop after their session of driver training on an absolute high with a massive smile, raring to go again,” Mr Lisle said.
Over the coming weeks, clips of Lap Challenge contenders with their times and where they sit on the leader board will be released on www.ariseracing.com.au and on the Arise Racing Facebook page, with the winner announced on April 17.
“Some of the results have been surprising, and we still have a few more who’ve put their hand up to participate, so we’ll have to wait and see who finishes on top.”
And the prize?
“Bragging rights of course!” the Team Principal said.
Arise Racing offers driver training for corporate groups and individuals and can tailor packages to include catering in the Drivers Lounge, limousine or helicopter transfers, corporate branding and a media package complete with in-car footage. Twenty-lap packages start at $1,100 per person.
For more information visit www.ariseracing.com.au
CURRENT LAP CHALLENGE LEADERBOARD
Position Name Time (secs)
1 Alister McRae 59.17
2 Steve Hooker 60.11
3 Ben O'Shea 63.95
"Sitting behind the wheel and having the controls in your hands, you really start to want to go for it really quickly. It was amazing fun. It's a really fun circuit and the car is amazing. Anyone from sixteen years old through to sixty years old should get out there and learn how to drive a car properly."
"The experience is just incredible. From [feeling very nervous] in the first couple of laps to then remembering what you're taught in the briefing and starting to apply that stuff on the track and feeling the car respond the way that you know it should is just the most incredible feeling. It was just fantastic to start to go faster and faster and faster. Having that sense of achievement when you going through these corners and you're on the racing line and you're pushing it to what you think is the limit is the best. It's absolutely the best."
"I think the facility here's pretty impressive. They've got proper cars. It's not often you go to kind of a corporate place and they have proper race cars that you actually get to drive at that speed. That was really enjoyable. Great fun, and the instructor is tremendous as what he's doing."
- Adam Gilchrist, retired Australian cricketer wicket keeper, current cricket commentator
- Alister McRae, former WRC rally driver
- Ben O'Shea, editor Inside Cover, The West Australian
- Brad Sheppard, AFL player Fremantle Dockers
- Brett Rumford, professional golfer
- Elli Brashaw, girlfriend of Nat Fyfe
- Erin McGowan, retired professional boxer
- Felix Cane, 2 x World Champion Pole Dancer
- Justin O’Shea, fashion identity
- Kate Campbell, Australian Survivor 2016 contestant
- Mitchell Johnson, Australian cricketer fast bowler, current Perth Scorcher
- Nat Fyfe, AFL, Captain Fremantle Dockers
- Natalie Locke, Nova 937 breakfast presenter
- Nathan Morris, Nova 937 breakfast presenter
- Olivia Vivian, Olympic gymnast
- Sam Webb, Australian Survivor 2016 contestant
- Shaun McManus, Nova 937 breakfast presenter
- Sherri-Lee Briggs, Nine News weather presenter
- Steve Hooker, Olympic gold medallist pole vaulter
- Stephen Hill, AFL player Fremantle Dockers
About Arise Racing
Arise Racing is owned by Adam Lisle, who is also the Managing Director at specialist industrial and commercial property development company Arise Developments.
Arise Racing boasts state-of-the-art facilities, a workshop designed and managed by former Formula 1 race engineers and it is the only driver training in WA in the Radical SR3RS, the world’s fastest production race car that reaches 100km/h in just 3.1 seconds.
Arise Racing is the first and only motorsport experience in Western Australia that offers first-class driver training and a racing career pathway. Graduates can continue on to compete in the WA’s fastest race category, the Formula 1000 State Championships at Barbagallo Raceway in the convenient ‘Arrive and Drive’ program.
All laps undertaken during driver training are timed to record progress, fuelling the competitive spirit in every driver.
Far removed from the usual drinks, canapés and small talk, Arise Racing offers exclusive and exhilarating corporate motorsport events that invited business associates would want to attend.
The vision is to create an extraordinary and exhilarating option for corporate hosting rather than get togethers in bars, restaurants or at golf days, boxes at the footy and cricket. A day with Arise Racing not only teaches new skills to be better driver, but it’s exciting - there’s no better feeling than racing in a high-performance race car with confidence.