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2017 Battery Tender Global MX-5 Cup

Licensing and Registration Guide: Drivers

  • Must hold valid INDYCAR MX-5 Cup driver license
  • 2017 applications will be handled through INDYCAR
  • 2017 MX-5 Cup full-season driver license fee will be $600
  • 2017 MX-5 Cup testing driver license fee will be $200 (required for any series-sanction test, if driver does not hold full-season license)
  • Must hold valid INDYCAR entrant license
  • 2017 applications will be handled through INDYCAR
  • 2017 MX-5 Cup entrant license fee will be $700
  • Each full-time crew member must hold a valid INDYCAR hard card credential
  • 2017 applications will be handled through INDYCAR
  • Each team (registered entrant) receives six hard cards and additional hard cars are $500 each.

Secure Medical Clearance

All drivers wishing to participate in ANY on-track activity must be medically cleared prior to on-track competition.  You can obtain medical clearance by scheduling a physical exam with INDYCAR or by having INDYCAR provide you with the proper medical forms for your personal physician to complete your physical exam.  Drivers must contact Linda Staletovich at lstaleto@iuhealth.org to schedule an appointment or to obtain the medical forms.

Complete License Application

For drivers 18 years of age and older:  Drivers must complete the online licensing application and can apply at https://hardcards.indycar.com. If you are a returning driver, log in using your existing username and password. An email will be sent out when the 2017 registration site is open and will include your username. If you are a new driver, choose the “Create My Account” option. The final page entitled “Acknowledgement of Agreements and Understandings” MUST be printed, signed and returned to Megan Mattingly or Jason Penix at INDYCAR.

For unemanicpated drivers under the age of 18: Drivers must complete the licensing application complete with both parents and witness signatures on legal-sized paper. Please send all original copies containing original signatures to Megan Mattingly. These forms are available on the homepage of https://hardcards.indycar.com, along with a checklist.

License Fees

Drivers must purchase a test license prior to testing or a race license prior to racing competition and pay the fee. If the driver is only testing and decides to register for the full season or racing, the test license fee that was paid may be applied to the overall cost of a series racing license.  Entrant fees are outlined below as well. Please contact Megan Mattingly at mmattingly@indycar.com with any questions.

 License Type License Fee 
 MX-5 Cup Driver Full Season $600
 MX-5 Cup Driver Test $200
 
 MX-5 Cup Entrant  $700


Team Annual Credentials (“Hard Cards”)/Entrant Licenses

For individual crew members to obtain annual credentials, their team must first register as an Entrant via the website (https://hardcards.indycar.com). If the team previously held an Entrant License, the same username and password can be used to log in and renew their Entrant License. An email will also be sent with this information once the 2017 site is open. If it’s a new team, click “Create My Account,” answer 'no' to the “do you have a code” question, and then choose “New Entrant.”

Once INDYCAR Guest Relations receives your original “Acknowledgement of Agreements and Understandings Form” that you were prompted to print out on the last page, the credential representative will receive an email with codes. 

INDYCAR does not issue annual credentials to anyone under 18 years of age.

Single Event Credentials, Global MX-5 Cup:

Overview: Each driver/entrant combination receives four guest credentials per event. 

Other Information:

Age Limit: We are only able to issue credentials to individuals who are 18 years of age or older.

Minor Credentials: While we are unable to issue credentials to minors, participants with minor guests should contact event promoters to confirm the specific minor policy (some may provide limited access such as infield, hospitality, etc.). In order to avoid any uncomfortable situations onsite, we strongly encourage participants to inform guests of this policy.

Credential Office Hours: Prior to an event, teams and drivers are encouraged to review posted credential office hours on the series website and pass along to their guests.

Parking Passes: Parking passes will be granted per team and per driver at each event, based on quantities allotted to the series by the event promoter.

Specialized Parking: If any individual has a specialized parking request (i.e. motor home, handicap, etc.) the individual must contact the event promoter in advance of the event.

Media/Photo Credentials: Requests for media or photographer credentials must go through each track promoter directly.

For general inquiries, please contact Jason Penix, Director of Development Series at jpenix@indycar.com