2017 Lotus Evora 400 Ride And Drive Event - May 12 & 13!

Want to drive a Lotus Evora 400 on track? Here's your chance!


WHEN:  May 12th & 13th – 2017 
WHERE:  Gator Motorsport & Putnam Park Road Course 
WHAT:  Drive the all new Evora 400 on the open road and on track! 

HOW MUCH:  FREE!  RSVP for a particular time and show up! 

DESCRIPTION: Gator Motorsport & Putnam Park Road Course will host the 2017 Lotus Evora 400 Ride & Drive.  Guests are invited to drive the second generation and significantly improved Lotus Evora 400!  This isn’t just an invitation for a test drive, this is a unique opportunity to experience the Lotus 400 on public roads on Friday and enjoy a several laps behind the wheel on a 1.8 mile closes road course on Saturday!   This is a private event with no other cars on track!

FRIDAY:  Gator Motorsport – Open house from 10am to 8pm - Test drive’s, snacks, refreshments, and conversations offered all day long!  We will have a dunk tank on hand and TJ has agreed to take the plunge!  Around 5:30pm, TJ will change into something, we’re not sure what yet, and for $5 bucks you’ll get a chance at three throws to knock him down!  All proceeds will go to support the JDRF!

If you wish to drive a 400, please rsvp for a time between 10am-7:30pm!  Lunch will be available around 11:30am

SATURDAY:  Putnam Park Road Course - Gates open at 7:00am and close at 5:00pm. We will start the drives around 8:00am-8:30am.  Please RSVP with an estimated arrival time after 8am and before 4pm.  Helmets must be worn when on track!  If you own or can borrow a helmet, please bring one with you.  If you don’t own a helmet, helmets will be available for use.

Dan Clarke, a professional driver and local Indianapolis celebrity, will be in attendance Saturday providing instruction at Putnam Park!  Dan will be working with drivers providing instruction as well as sitting passenger discussing the course and dynamic features of the Evora 400.  You can choose to ride as passenger with Dan behind the wheel, or drive the 400 for several laps.  

This isn’t your typical test-drive, you will be able to experience the Evora 400 and its renowned handling skills and find out why this car beat out 8 other cars from Road & Track’s – 2017 Performance Car of the Year!  A few of these cars included the latest 2017 models from a R8 V10 Plus, F-Type SVR, AMG C63 S, BM4 GTS, Corvette Grand Sport,  GT-R Nismo, and a 911 Turbo S.  The Evora 400 placed second just behind the Acura NSX costing nearly twice as much!  Some of the reviewers felt the Evora 400 deserved first place! 

You will be able to see, hear, and feel what makes the new Lotus such a dynamic and sporting exotic.

Hungry? Lunch will be provided both Friday at Gator Motorsport and Saturday at Putnam Park!

If you’ve never been to Putnam Park or haven’t been in the last few years, you’re in for a treat!  The grounds are as nice as ever, several new garages have gone up, and the entire course was recently repaved!  If you haven’t been into the new ‘Club House’, you’ll be blown away at how nice the setup is!  The bar is off limits, but you are welcome to use the Club House if you need to cool off or take a break.  We would like to keep the grounds free and clear of any debris so please clean up after yourselves!  

Want to get a photo of you driving your own vehicle on track?  We will be offering guests an opportunity to take parade laps in their own cars from 12:30-1:00.  Speeds to be kept under 70mph and NO PASSING ALLOWED. 


-       Must wear a helmet when on track

-       Must be over the age of 18

-       Please RSVP for a time slot to help us manage scheduling


Should you have any additional questions, please email