Photos Credit: Eric Bersamin

Run The Gauntlet

To "Run the gauntlet" in olden days is to take part in a form of corporal punishment in which the party judged guilty is forced to run between two rows of soldiers who strike out and attack them.

To "Run the Gauntlet" in Jacksonville FL is to challenge your driving skills and accuracy over a 12 acre professionally designed auto cross course. 

Test your vehicle’s setup and hone your driving skills at one of our Open Track Days! Just bring your car and a SA2010 or newer helmet.

Our Promise

Auto Cross / AutoX

Drift Ring / Course

Motorcycle Course 

Cart Course

Each month The Gauntlet is reborn, we change up the course design so that you can enjoy a new experience and test your times against the rest of the field. 

Safety & Preparation:

  1. A CLOSED FACE SA-2010 OR NEWER MOTORSPORTS HELMET IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ROAD COURSE DRIVERS/PASSENGERS. We do not allow DOT or M-rated helmets. We have helmets for rent at the track. 
  2. Entry is PER DRIVER, not per car. Each driver must register and pay individually. Pre-registration is strongly recommended.
  3. If you are unable to attend, give us a call and we will gladly credit your payment towards a future event. We do not offer refunds.
  4. Open Track Days/Weekends run RAIN or SHINE with no refunds*
  5. All drivers *MUST* attend the mandatory drivers meeting and sign the damage waivers prior to entering the course. If you fail to attend the drivers meeting, you may not be allowed on track. If you know you won’t make it on time please contact us as soon as possible and we will make arrangements.
  6. Drivers must wear helmet and seat belts at all times when on the track, A SA-2010 or newer helmet is REQUIRED for all car drivers!
  7. Natural fiber long-sleeve shirt is recommended. Long pants and closed toed shoes are required!
  8. CONVERTIBLES ARE NOT ALLOWED unless they have proper roll over protection (roll bars or cage).
  9. Tech Inspection may be required by The Gauntlet staff, the Gauntlet’s Track Policies must be adhered to at all times.
  10. Participants who do not attend the mandatory tech inspection and mandatory drivers/rider meeting may not be permitted on the track until they see The Gauntlet’s Event Manager.
  11. All drivers must be over 18 and have valid driver’s license
  12. Drivers under 18 *may* be allowed on track if they hold a recognized competition license AND have a parent sign The Gauntlet’s parental liability and release waiver form.
  13. Good condition working seat belts or full safety harnesses are required.
  14. Fire suits are recommended for all race prepared cars.
  15. The paddock speed limit at The Gauntlet is 10 MPH.
  16. Both the driver and passenger windows must be down at all times on the course.
  17. Return to pit-out for tire inspection if you have put two or more wheels off course.
  18. If you drop two or more wheels off the course, go to the paddock for consultation. Repeated off course driving may end your day.
  19. Track Days are for drivers of all experience levels. However, you will be required to purchase a minimum of one instruction session with a Gauntlet instructor if you have no prior track experience.

The Gauntlet reserves the right to refuse access to the track to anyone at anytime

Definition of Flags:

Green: Your session has started
Checkered: Your session is over – finish this lap and return to the paddock
Yellow: Caution, slow down, no passing and be prepared to avoid track blockage
Red: Come to an immediate and safe stop
Black: Slow down, no passing – come to the paddock
Blue with yellow stripe: Check your mirrors – a faster car is about to pass you

NOTE: You must contact your insurance provider to determine if your vehicle is covered while participating in any on-track activities here at The Gauntlet. Regardless of the status of your personal coverage, you are solely responsible for all physical damage to your vehicle or other property regardless of the cause and regardless of the status of personal insurance coverage. The Gauntlet does not provide any damage insurance for your personal vehicle and will not be held responsible for any damage regardless of the cause, even if such damage is caused while your vehicle is being moved or towed by Gauntlet staff. Should you be contacted by another driver, that other driver is also not responsible for damage to your vehicle.

You are going to have fun.  You are going to smile or at least grin uncontrollably.  You are going to have an experience like none other in Jacksonville.  You are going to be bragging about your performance after you are done at The Gauntlet.

Photos Credit: Eric Bersamin

AutoX / Drift Course


Our Services

Track Rental and Testing:

The road course at The Gauntlet is available for private rentals throughout the year. This provides a low-cost way for club and professional race car teams to get quality track time for setup and driver/rider development.

No on-track competition is permitted during the track rental.

Track Rental Schedule:

7:30AM Gate Open*
8:00AM – 9:00AM Set up & Vehicle Inspection
9:00AM – 12:00PM Track Open
12:00PM – 1:00PM Track Closed for Lunch
1:00PM – 4:00PM Track Open
5:00PM Gate Close

*Schedule subject to change. The Gauntlet may suspend or cancel operations due to severe weather.

Drift Track Schedule:

Drift ring and Drift Course is available for special events only. 

Cart Track Schedule:

Cart Course is available for special events only. 

Night Course:

Night Course is available for special events only.