About this event
Our only motivation is to have fun with our cars and friends. The Kentucky Speedway is a massive facility with paved areas inside the oval allowing us to create a 1.5 mile course using parts of the speedway's back stretch, tri-oval, pit access roads, pit lane and infield with autocross elements adding to the fun.
Timed event, no wheel to wheel racing, using Autocross class guidelines. Open to all cars, old or new, classes designated for vintage cars and late model cars. Awards presented at the end of the competition. Rain or shine
A traditional autocross will also be conducted in an area adjcent to the paddock and Street Challenge Course.
Experience in competition including Autocross, Rally or Racing required to enter the event.
Entry fee includes commemorative shirt, please include your size in the approriate section of the online entry.
Please indicate your preferred Car number in the appropriate section. Run groups, car numbers and schedule will be published prior to the event
Sportsmanship demands safe driving!
Kentucky Street Challenge
October 22nd, 2022
The Street Challenge presents an opportunity for the motorsports enthusiast to enjoy their vehicle in a closed street course environment with other competitors, family, and friends.
All CARS are invited to enter, vintage cars, built prior to 1997 can be placed in Vintage Designated classes, late model cars will run in the autocross classes.
Format; Timed event, no wheel to wheel racing or passing during the competition laps.
1997 and prior production years eligible for designated Vintage Classes.
Late model cars, 1998 and newer, compete in non vintage designated classes. Classes are similar to other sanctioning bodies categories.
Inquire on other classes
8” – 12” with 1” Stroke numbers required on both sides of the car
All vehicles will be required to pass a technical inspection
Cars should be presented for inspection in race condition with all numbers in place.
NO Passing: Multiple cars on track with sufficient distance for safe competition
Clothing: Shirts and closed toe shoes required. Long pants encouraged
Helmet: SCCA, VSRA, NASA, rules will be followed
Site Speed Limit: 10 MPH site / 5 MPH Paddock and Grid
Flag Procedures: Red – ALL STOP
All drivers must of a valid driver’s license
Previous autocross, on-track or other motorsports experience is required
All drivers and visitors are required to sign a release of liability
Online registration is preferred
Drivers without the ability to enter online may contact us:
$335.00 per driver
Withdrawals will be considered but not guaranteed
Section 1 – Event – Risk – Conduct:
The Street Challenge presents an opportunity for the motorsports enthusiast to enjoy their vehicle in a closed street course environment with other competitors, family, and friends. Competitors share the course however there is no passing nor is this format a competition.
Street Challenge events is a dangerous sport that can result in serious injury or death. Participation in all aspects of the sport is voluntary. The ultimate responsibility for participant and vehicle safety lies with the participant, vehicle owner, driver, and crew members.
The participant also acknowledges that by participating in the event, the participant may suffer
bodily injury or death, or loss or damage to property. The participant further acknowledges that
the participant has voluntarily assumed the risk of bodily injury or death, or loss or damage to
property and waives any claims for bodily injury or death, or loss or damage to property
against Vintage Street Series, its directors, officers, employees and agents, event officials, event sponsors, racetrack operators, and other participants; discharges such persons and entities from responsibility for such losses.
All participants, including competitors, officials, crew, and guests are expected to act in a
mature and sportsmanlike manor. Behavior strictly prohibited include, but are not limited to: bribery, fraud, reckless actions, refusing to cooperate with officials and/or competitors, acting unsportsmanlike, and threatening or committing physical violence. Drivers and entrants are responsible for the behavior or their crew and guests. Persons who sign the waiver for minors are responsible for the behavior of those minors.
No driver, entrant, or crew may consume alcohol until all sessions for his or her
group are finished for the day. No official may consume alcohol until his or her duties
have been completed for the day. Anyone who has consumed any alcohol on the day of
an event, other than following the conclusion of his or her activities, shall not participate
on that day, may be excluded from the balance of the event, and may be penalized.
Alcohol may not be consumed in the pits until after all the day’s on-track activities are
The use at an event by any participant of any Federal Schedule 1 controlled
substance or other drug that affects the ability of the participant to safely participate in the event or may otherwise adversely affect the safety or integrity of the event, is specifically prohibited. Certain prescription and non-prescription medicines may also impair performance, so competent medical authority should be consulted prior to using such medicines and participating in the event. Any participant who violates this prohibition may be penalized as specified.
Possession of firearms is only permitted in compliance with federal and local
ordinances and per facility rules and regulations. Firearms are not permitted in vehicles
while on course.
Section 2 – Media
Participants agree to permit Vintage Street Series (VSS), and their assigns (including but not limited to series sponsors, promoters/organizer of an event), free of any charges duties or fees, to use, license, reproduce, have reproduced, show, have shown, without limitation in space or time, all soundtracks, photographs, drawings, trademarks, films, video, and video pictures concerning competitors, their drivers, teams, or cars involved in the event(s) on any medium whatsoever that is sourced by or under the authority of VSS (excepting medium submitted by a participant as part of a formal protest or appeal procedure) for any documents, reports, coverage, broadcast, program, publication, video game or model production, software, etc. whether past, present or future. The entrant further acknowledges and agrees that VSS may freely assign or license its rights to a third party
Section 3 – Sessions & Groups
Sessions may be done at speed or controlled by a pace car and used as familiarization.
Despite not being scored, drivers are reminded to share the track, not to hinder other drivers.
Drivers are expected to use hard-paved surfaces only.
Any vehicle leaving the paved course area with all four wheels OR deemed to have a “significant loss of control” on course in a session may be asked self-report to the pit area for discussion with the Driver Coach for that session. If appropriate (and timely), the driver may proceed back on track after receiving appropriate signals from the pit marshal. Drivers who do not self-report may be black flagged. Drivers may be black flagged for repeated two or three- wheels off situations.
The number of sessions may change as deemed appropriate by Vintage Street Series.
Vehicles will be grouped by year, displacement, horsepower, and other performance factors to maintain a safe environment for the participants and guests.
Cars will be run fastest to slowest for safety and spacing on course
Section 4 – Drivers
Drivers who wish to compete in an Vintage Street Series Event must meet the below requirements:
Valid government-issued driver’s license.
Track Event Licenses/Experience Levels
Any driver who has not driven on track or autocross formatted event with procedures in place for flags or other safety measures.
Two to Three years’ experience driving on track or autocross formatted events with procedures in place for flags or other safety measures.
Five or more years’ experience driving on track or autocross formatted events, with procedures in place for flags or other safety measures, possess competition license.
All drivers 17 years old or younger must contact event officials before the event.
All required driver’s safety equipment must be in good condition, free of defects, holes, cracks, frays, etc., and always worn while on track. The participant agrees that the participant always bears the ultimate responsibility to ensure the condition of safety equipment, and compliance with all rules, regulations, and agreements including but not limited to those contained in the event rules.
It is also noted that there is a considerable gap between a minimum standard and the best protection that current technology can provide. It is recommended that all safety equipment meet the highest safety standards possible.
To further note, some locations and events may require different minimum standards than are listed in these Rules. Competitors are cautioned to carefully read the Supplementary Regulations for any event they intend to enter to learn of additional requirements.
The following helmet standards are acceptable and must be worn while on
The latest or two immediately preceding Snell Foundation standards (SA2020,
M2020, EA2016, SA2015, SA2010, SAH2010, M2015, M2010)
SFI standards 31.1/2010, 31.1/2015, 31.1/2020, 41.1/2010, 41.1/2015,
ECE 22.05 and R22.05 will be accepted until 12/31/22 but will not be accepted
after that date. Following that date, ECE helmet standards will no longer be
FIA standards 8859-2015, 8860-2010, 8860-2004
For drivers of Vehicles without windscreens, including Sports Racers, Formula
Cars and Specials, helmets must meet the specifications above and the following
A. Helmets must be full face.
B. A shield, preferably made of impact-resistant materials, shall be used while on course (conventional eyeglasses are not sufficient).
For drivers of any vehicle without a DOT-approved windshield (such as kit-cars)
or any other vehicle with less than standard-sized windshield, a shield, goggles or
similar face protection made of impact-resistant materials (conventional eyeglasses are
not sufficient) shall be worn while competing.
A. Clothing must be worn. It is recommended that clothing be made of natural fibers.
B. Shoes covering the entire foot must be worn.
Section 5 – Vehicle Safety
Motorsports are inherently dangerous. These Rules are in no way a guarantee against injury or death to participants, spectators, or others. You can reduce risk by driving well, properly using superior safety gear, paying attention, and reporting unsatisfactory issues to the event officials.
The entrant is responsible for ensuring that the vehicle being used is properly prepared for operation under elevated acceleration, braking and cornering forces. Drivers must have Technical Inspection (Tech) Sheet completed, if required, and available to present to an VSS Official. Although these are minimum requirements, entrants are reminded that nothing in the Rules prevents the installation of more than the minimum safety equipment and entrants are also reminded that there is a considerable gap between a minimum standard and the best protection that current technology can provide. It is recommended that seats, restraint systems, roll bars and helmets meet the highest safety standards possible.
All vehicles must provide factory original (or better) seats that are securely mounted.
All vehicles must have seat belts with a minimum of three (3) mounting points mounted in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations when applicable SFI or FIA rated are recommended).
When in-car coaches are utilized, any seat and restraints used by the coach shall meet or exceed the requirements for the driver.
The interior and trunk must be emptied and clear of all loose items, including floor mats which are not secured with clips or fasteners.
Brake pads or shoes should not be less than 50% worn at the start of an eventand should not ever be more than 85% worn during lapping sessions.
Brake fluid must be clean and full (DOT 4 recommended).
Vehicles must have at least one working brake light.
There must be no brake fluid leaks.
Rotors and drums must be in good condition without cracks or discoloration.
Tires and Wheels
Tires must be in good condition with adequate tread and speed rating.
All lug nuts, wheel bolts or wheel nuts must be present and torqued to spec.
Hub caps, or any wheel cosmetic accessory which is not positively secured by clip or fastener, must be removed.
Wheels must not have cracks or structural damage.
Suspension and Steering
Wheel bearings must not have play.
Ball joints must be in good condition.
Steering must not have excessive play.
Shocks/Struts must not be leaking.
Engine and Drivetrain
All fluids must be at correct levels. Fluid caps must be tight and secure, overflow containers present and there must not be any fluid leaks.
Belts and hoses must be in good condition.
Battery must be secured, and battery terminals covered. (Note: flexible battery hold-downs, such as bungee cords/straps, are not acceptable.)
Exhaust system must be functional. (There may be sound restrictions.)
Throttle must have a quick, positive return.
When present, any part of a roll bar able to be contacted by a driver’s head must have padding.
Glass must not have any severe cracks.
When applicable, windshield wipers must function properly.
Outside and rear-view mirrors must be present, when applicable, and be secure and free of cracks.
Any video cameras/recording devices must be securely mounted.
It is highly recommended that all convertible vehicles be equipped with an aftermarket roll bar that meets or exceeds the standards set in the SCCA Time Trials Safety Standard Level 2.
However, Safety requires the vehicle meets at least one of the following criteria and is not subject to any of the listed exceptions:
Convertible vehicles up to and including the 2005 model year must have rollover protection meeting one of the following criteria:
A. The vehicle is equipped with documented factory installed roll over protection.
(Examples of manufacturer-documented roll over protection include hydroformed and reinforced a-pillars or windshield frame and factory installed roll bars and/or “pop-up” bars that are designated as roll over protection.)
B. The vehicle is equipped with a commercially produced roll bar or roll cage which is described by the manufacturer to provide track-appropriate rollover protection. (E.g., “style” bars are not acceptable.)
Braces and portions of the main hoop subject to contact by the driver’s or passenger’s helmet, as seated normally and restrained by seatbelt and harness, must be padded with a non-resilient material such as Ethafoam® or Ensolite® or other similar material with a minimum thickness of ½ inch. Padding meeting SFI spec 45.1 or FIA 8857-2001 is strongly recommended.
T-tops and targa top cars
T-top and targa top cars are not considered convertibles, and do not fall under the convertible requirements.
Factory Hard Tops
Vehicles with factory hard tops in place may be run without meeting the above requirements for convertibles.
Special Construction/Racing Vehicles
Vehicles with reduced factory safety equipment or “home built” vehicles should meet safety specifications for similar racing or time trials classes