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Motor State Challenge 2017

SCCA - South Bend Region - Solo

Thursday, Jul 20 — Saturday, Jul 22, 2017
GingerMan Raceway, South Haven, MI

Registration closed July 19, 2017 4:00 PM on July 19, 2017 4:00 PM EDT Registration ends July 19, 2017 4:00 PM on July 19, 2017 4:00 PM EDT Registration opens January 1, 2017 12:00 AM on January 1, 2017 12:00 AM EST Registration runs from January 1, 2017 12:00 AM to July 19, 2017 4:00 PM

Motor State Distributing, Lane Automotive and Allstar Performance Products




Primary Sponsors


Associate Sponsors


Allstar Performance

Motorstate Distributing

Lane Automotive

The Tire Rack

Detroit Speed


Aeroquip Performance


Hawk Performance


Magnaflow Performance Exhaust

Optima Batteries

MSD Ignition

Russell Performance

Pro-Touring G-Machines






Auto Meter


Baer Brakes


Comp Cams


Hawk Performance

Hedman Headers


Hotchkis Sport Suspension

Hooker Headers


JRI Shocks

K&N Engineering

Maxima Racing Oils

McLeod Racing

Moroso Performance

Motive Gear

Painless Performance

Powermaster Performance


Richmond Gear

Royal Purple

TCI Automotive

UMI Performance

Weld Racing


9th Annual Motor State Challenge, Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car Open Event

The 2017 Motor State Challenge will once again see a division of the competition with two model year groupings – 1988 and Earlier and 1989 and Later and a third category “Touring Group” with no year boundaries.

Manufacturers participating in the event will be competing in the “Manufacturer Category” and are not eligible for prizes and giveaways, however they will compete in the “Manufacturer’s Shootout” for the overall “Motor State Challenge Manufacturer Champion” trophy in both Vintage and Lake Model Classes. Manufacturers will be assigned spots using the same criteria as all other competitors; therefore they will be mixed within the established run groups. A “Manufacturer” is considered any competitor who designs, builds, and sells parts that enhance the performance and/or look of a vehicle. This includes, but is not limited to, all vendors selling products through Motor State Distributing.

We will do our best to match participants in groups with like skill level and speed.

GingerMan is a very open track with many safe run-off areas. It will still be stressed that you not let your speed exceed your skill level. With proper spacing and passing procedures, everyone will enjoy a safe outing with plenty of track time.

The GingerMan track day features road course hot laps without a speed regulating pace car. Timed sessions will be run for approximately 20 minutes each. Session duration is at the discretion of the SCCA race director. Since we're not limiting speed in the time trial groups, we will limit track time to prevent heat related malfunctions and failures such as brake fade and excessive oil/coolant temps.

Road Course Timing – This year competitors will be timed using AMB Transponders. If you have an AMB Transponder mounted in your vehicle, you’ll need to include your transponder number during your registration process. If you do not have a transponder, we will have units on site for use. If you are interested in purchasing a transponder for your car/truck feel free to contact us. We have them in stock along with the mounting clips.

In order to secure the OUSCI invite, the Spirit of the Event Award winner must complete at least one of the OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car qualifying events during the calendar year in which the award was received. Official Rules and complete details on “The Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car Open” are available by clicking on this link


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SCCA - South Bend Region - Solo
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GingerMan Raceway
Location South Haven, MI
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