58 WINTER 2016/17
xotics Racing began in 2009 as a
supercar experience where, for as little
as $199, anyone could drive one of the
world’s most desirable sports cars flat-out
around a race track.
In 2016, the same group developed
EXR Racing Series, aiming to deliver
competitive, contemporary arrive and
drive racing at an affordable cost. A race
weekend including practice, a double hit
of qualifying and two races costs $7,990.
Central to the contemporary theme is
the car. Dubbed the EXR LV02, it evolved
from the Mitjet 2L that’s successfully
raced across Europe since 2006. The
tube-frame chassis machine is powered by
a 2-liter, 16-valve, four-cylinder Renault
engine delivering 230hp at 7,500rpm,
which is on par with the power-to-weight
ratio of a Chevy Camaro ZL1.
Outfitted with modern data collection
and compliant with FIA safety standards,
the LV02 is a car that delivers all the right
sensations in a package that challenges
drivers of all experience levels.
“We heard from many people that
there are many very good race series for
amateur racers, but that none of them
felt ‘real’ or looked the part,” says Exotics
Racing co-founder, David Perisset.
EXR Racing Series is trying to address
a challenge for today’s hobbyist racer.
Unlike other sports where weekend
warriors can use the identical or
near-identical equipment used by the
pros, auto racers can’t even come close
to driving top-level machinery. But in
terms of visuals, technology and the
experience, the EXR LV02 looks and
drives the part of a modern racecar.
The EXR Racing School, available at
the Exotics Racing facilities at Las Vegas
Motor Speedway and Auto Club
Speedway in Fontana, Calif., offers an
Introduction to Racing course for $1990,
and an SCCA Pro License course for
$3900. Both are taught by a group of
active race drivers led by Verizon IndyCar
Series driver Tristan Vautier and former
factory Audi driver and Australian
Supercar racer Alexandre Premat.
Successful completion of the SCCA Pro
License program qualifies novice drivers
to enter the EXR Race Series alongside
experienced drivers. The inaugural 2016
season featured an abundance of close
racing among drivers of all levels.
For the amateur racer seeking out a
high-performance, high-level racing
experience, the EXR Racing Series
could be the exciting solution.
...go the spoils. But
even those who
don’t step on the
podium get spoiled
with first class
driver amenities at
every round of the
EXR Racing Series.
TO THE VICTOR...