If you want to be a doctor, med school is a must. An engineer needs a degree in engineering. A commercial airline pilot needs to be licensed.
You think your calling is to be the next big thing in motorsports? You graduate from the Octane Academy.
Octane Academy is a competition-based reality TV show that puts contestants’ driving skills to the test, while giving them a chance to learn from Ford Motorsports superstars Ken Block, Brian Deegan, Tanner Foust and Vaughn Gittin Jr.
After a successful first season, which drew millions of views as contestant Blake Mercer was coached by Ken Block to victory, Ford is gearing up for an exciting second season of the show, which will be airing on NBC Sports Network this summer.
In this new season, 24 contestants will have the opportunity to compete for a life-changing experience to train with one of the pros, earn a Ford Racing Scholarship, win a fresh new Ford vehicle and the opportunity to attend an elite driving school. Contestants will put their skills to the test while driving the Fiesta ST, Focus ST, Mustang, and F-150 SVT Raptor in challenges on the track, in the dirt, and everywhere in between.
The best part is, you can still apply for a chance to make it on the Season 2 roster. You have to be 18, a U.S Citizen and have a valid driver’s license. After that, there are two ways to potentially make your way into the Octane Academy driver’s seat.
First, you can join the Octane Academy team for a qualifying event on Saturday, February 9th at the Autoclub Speedway in Fontana, California. Check out OctaneAcademy.com for more information.
Or, you can make a video explaining why you think you’ve got what it takes to handle the intensity, the challenge and the competition of Octane Academy, and submit it online after registering at the Octane Academy site. Last chance to submit a video is February 15th.
Safety Tip: While we do want to hear all about you and your love of cars, please save all of your driving for the track.
If you can hardly wait to jump into one of these sweet cars and show the world your talents, take a few minutes to record and send in a video. We can’t wait to see what you come up with, and you might just find yourself with a shot to win it all at the Octane Academy.