I am coming to PARC for the first time to watch. What can I expect?
It will cost you $15 to get in the gate. This gets you all access to our spectator area, in the pits, up close and personal with the drivers, and potentially in the passenger seat of a DRIFT car. If you can arrange a ride-along, you can ride ‘shotgun’ on track. We also have concessions on site as well. Come hang out and get a taste of the local DRIFT scene.
I want to try DRIFTING at PARC. What do I need to do?
As a driver, you will be required to pass an on track audition with us before we grant you your PARC DRIFT LICENSE (PDL). You will drive a few laps showing us that you have the ability to control your car and will get off the throttle if you take the car off track. We are not looking for talent, we are looking for discretion. Once you pass the audition, you will be allowed to buy your PDL for $40. You may now enter any of the PARC DRIFT events. Your licenses are renewable each year without redoing the audition. All occupants in cars on track are required to wear helmets. Drivers are required to provide their own helmets.
What standards must my car meet?
Your car will have to go through a very brief safety check. Seat belts, wheels lugs, secure battery, etc are things we will check for. WE do NOT ALLOW any GLYCOL based ANTIFREEZE in any car on track. The safety of your car is 100% the drivers responsibility, but we will check things for you each day before being allowed on track. CARS THAT LEAK FLUIDS ON TRACK MAY ALSO BE DENIED TRACK ACCESS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY. Make sure your ride can hold her fluids….. We do not require cages or have suspension standards. Convertibles may be asked to sign an additional waiver at the front gate.
What will I see happening on track if I come to watch?
You will get to see a bunch of talented (and some striving to become talented….) driving enthusiasts having the time of their lives in their cars. In general, we do not hold DRIFT competitions at PARC, only open DRIFT days. That means a steady flow of cars of all shapes and sizes doing crazy things in a controlled environment. Drivers may run in tandem, trips, quads or more if they choose. You will see someone that you relate to on track, and will want to come drive at our next event.
When can I DRIFT at PARC?
We have a posted schedule of PARC DRIFT event days. Reservations as a driver are REQUIRED to drive on the primary event days. If you are looking to rent out the track for private DRIFT sessions. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Do I have to reserve my spot to drive?
No, most PARC Drift events do not take pre-registration. Sign up at the front gate upon arrival. Once in a while, an event may require Pre-registration, but we will give you plenty of notice.
My car is really loud. Is that cool?
No, we have neighbors (and we like them). If we want to continue to Drift, cars must have mufflers and not exceed local sound statute sound limits. Loud cars will be eliminated from our events.
How much horsepower do I need to DRIFT?
Our course layout will allow anyone with talent and car control to drift. Most of the track is low-speed with tight corners. Talent will override the need for horsepower at PARC.
What if I don’t have a helmet?
Drivers are required to bring their own helmets. We have a limited number of helmets that we allow spectators to use for a ride along, but the helmet must be put back after each lap or 2. The use of a head sock is required to use our helmets (and we sell them for $3).
Can I do anything I want on the track in my car?
We have rules that all drivers must abide by. Drivers going off track repeatedly without getting off the gas may lose their driving privileges for the remainder of that day. (Sorry, no refunds) We expect all drivers to display control and respect at all times while on the property. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave, at our discretion. We do not tolerate the use of any controlled substance or alcohol on our premises.
What is the typical time frame for a PARC DRIFT event day?
Drivers and crew members are generally let in 1 hour prior to the spectators. This gives drivers a chance to unload and get situated. Usually, Gate opens for drivers at 9:00 and spectators at 10:00am. Be sure to check the “Next Event” section on the Hope Page for details and highlights, as well as hours.
In 2009, PARC thought DRIFT was nothing more than wood floating in the sea. Some very enthusiastic motor heads have changed that. PARC now brings nearly 2 decades of event management to the table and with the guidance from the DRIFT world, we are proud to host some of the most successful DRIFT events in the NorthWest. Our formula is simple, treat our customers with respect and give them what they want.....track time, track time, track time. See ya at the next round......
Pat's Acres Racing Complex
6255 S Arndt Rd,
Canby, OR 97013
P: (503) 266-7287