Motor State Challenge 2018 info on Jul 19, 2018 (992786) |

Motor State Challenge 2018

SCCA - South Bend Region - Solo

Thursday, Jul 19 — Saturday, Jul 21, 2018
GingerMan Raceway, South Haven, MI

Registration closed July 18, 2018 4:00 PM on July 18, 2018 4:00 PM EDT Registration ends July 18, 2018 4:00 PM on July 18, 2018 4:00 PM EDT Registration opens February 28, 2018 12:00 AM on February 28, 2018 12:00 AM EST Registration runs from February 28, 2018 12:00 AM to July 18, 2018 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




Magnaflow Performance Exhaust

Optima Batteries

MSD Ignition

Russell Performance

Pro-Touring G-Machines






Air Lift Performance

Auto Meter

Baer Brakes

B & M Racing


Comp Cams


F-K Bearings

Fel-Pro Performance


Fragola Performance Systems

Hawk Performance

Hedman Headers



Hotchkis Sport Suspension

Hooker Headers

Hurst Shifters


Maxima Racing Oils

McLeod Racing

Moroso Performance

Motive Gear

Painless Performance

Powermaster Performance



Richmond Gear

Royal Purple


TCI Automotive

UMI Performance

Weld Racing


10th Annual Motor State Challenge, Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car Open Event

The 2018 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 15 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 – Competitors will be timed using AMB Transponders.

If you do not have an AMB Transponder you will need to purchase one and have it mounted prior to the event. If you do not have your transponder prior to registering for the event, please remember to go back into your registration and add your transponder number once you have one.

If you need a transponder for your car/truck feel free to contact us. We have them in stock along with the mounting clips.

Optima Ultimate Street Car Open Event – In order to secure the OUSCI invite, the Spirit of the Event Award winner must compete in 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

Entry Fees

Thursday - Cruise, T-shirt, Dinner, and Car Show - $30

Friday - GingerMan Track Day - $160

Saturday - Autocross - $50

FULL Event Pass (Cruise, Track, and Autocross) - $200


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SCCA - South Bend Region - Solo

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GingerMan Raceway
Location South Haven, MI
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