About this event
$2000 Budget. Three Events. Zero Excuses.
Penny-pinching and extreme speed meet at the Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge presented by Tire Rack—often with spectacular results.
It’s home to 10-second builds, creative fabrication and lifelong friendships.
Want to realize those dreams of a sucker car based on a cast-off Corvette? You have come to the right place.
New for 2022: Cars built for more than $2000, from local autocross builds to nationally competitive drag race builds, are welcome to register and compete. Will they prove that money equals speed, or will they be beaten by our $2000 Challengers? We’ll find out in Gainesville, Florida.
Please read the $2000 Challenge Rules before continuing.
New for 2022, the $2000 Challenge will offer multiple classes. Each class will be divided into two sub-classes: Cars built for less than $2000 under the $2000 Challenge budget rules, and cars built without budget limitations. The goal is to show that cars built on a budget can match—and even beat—cars built for a much higher cost.
$2000 Challenge Classes are as follows:
Great Tire Narrow (GTN): For cars equipped with 200tw rated or higher tires with a labeled tire width less than or equal to 225mm.
Great Tire Wide (GTW): For cars equipped with 200tw rated or higher tires with a labeled tire width less than or equal to 285mm.
Great Tire Unlimited (GTU): For cars equipped with all other tires (including slicks, etc.)
All vehicles must display their class abbreviation alongside their number on both sides of the vehicle. Cars competing with budget limitations must append the suffix “$” to their class abbreviation. For example, a Great Tire Narrow entry built for under $2000 would display “GTN$”
Labeled tire width is defined as the widest tire width present on the car. The following tires are specifically excluded from 200tw classes: Kumho Ecsta V720 ACR; Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 and Pilot Sport Cup 2 ZP.
Cars competing without budget limitations do not compete in the $2000 Challenge concours.