As a rookie – you can participate in one oval, and one road series that will count towards your first license promotion. There’s our Street Stock Series on the oval side, and our Mazda MX-5 Cup Series on the road side.
As for sessions, let’s take a look at the Mazda MX-5 Cup Series as an example. From here, you can select a Practice, Time Trial, or Race session. A Practice session is like a test session with other drivers. Once you get a feel for the car and track in your test sessions, jump into a Practice session to see how you fare in a race environment with other cars on the track. Take note that your Safety Rating is not impacted in Practice Sessions. For your reference, you will still be notified of any incidents you incur. A Time Trial is a solo session for running clean and consistent laps. Keep in mind that time trial sessions are official, which means your Safety Rating will be affected. You must run a certain number of clean laps in order for your Time Trial session to count towards a license promotion. Once you are ready and consistent with your driving skills, go ahead and join your first race.