Motor State Challenge 2019 info on Jul 18, 2019 (385059) |

This event is over! Can we show you some more events nearby?

Motor State Challenge 2019

Motor State Challenge 2019

SCCA - South Bend Region - Solo

Thursday, Jul 18 — Saturday, Jul 20, 2019
GingerMan Raceway, South Haven, MI

Registration closed July 13, 2019 4:00 PM on July 13, 2019 4:00 PM EDT Registration ends July 13, 2019 4:00 PM on July 13, 2019 4:00 PM EDT Registration opens April 10, 2019 5:30 PM on April 10, 2019 5:30 PM EDT Registration runs from April 10, 2019 5:30 PM to July 13, 2019 4:00 PM

Motor State Distributing, Lane Automotive and Allstar Performance Products



Primary Sponsors


Associate Sponsors


Allstar Performance

Motorstate Distributing

Lane Automotive

Detroit Speed





Optima Batteries

MSD Ignition

Russell Performance

Pro-Touring G-Machines






Ace Racing Clutches

Air Lift Performance

Auto Meter

BBK Performance

Baer Brakes

Be Cool Radiators

B & M Racing


Comp Cams

Eibach Springs



F-K Bearings

Fel-Pro Performance


Fragola Performance Systems

Hawk Performance

Hedman Headers



Hooker Headers

Hurst Shifters


K&N Engineering

Lizard Skin


McLeod Racing

Moroso Performance

Motive Gear


Pypes Exhaust



Royal Purple

Russell Performance

TCI Automotive

UMI Performance


Weld Racing



11th Annual Motor State Challenge, Optima Search for the Ultimate Street Car Open Event

The 2019 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” trophies (Vintage and Late Model). 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.

A “Manufacturer Vehicle” will be classified as any vehicle built and owned by the Manufacturer and driven by the Manufacturer, employee of the Manufacturer, or assigned driver of the Manufacturer. If the Manufacturer shares the vehicle with another driver, that vehicle will still stay classified as a “Manufacturer” vehicle.

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

FULL Event Pass (Cruise, Track, and Track Sprint) - $250


Click "Continue" below to see a detailed schedule of events and important safety requirements.

Attendee List

View current entry list


SCCA - South Bend Region - Solo

Question about the event?
Contact the event organizer
Placeholder Avatar
Scott Wahlstrom
Send a message


Does Your Insurance Exclude HPDEs?

If your street insurance excludes on-track driving, an HPDE Insurance policy can buy you peace of mind

Affordable physical damage insurance for on-track incidents covers you, a co-driver & instructor with an agreed-value policy. See details...


GingerMan Raceway
Location South Haven, MI
Track Map Download a track map
Video Watch a video tour/lap
Add this event to your calendar:
Click to download this event to your Apple iCal calendar! Click to download this event to your Microsoft Outlook calendar! Click to download this event to your Sunbird or Mozilla calendar! Click to add this event to your Google Calendar! Click to download this event to your Yahoo Calendar!

ATTENTION! Your web browser is either very old or portions of are being blocked. As a result, some things on this and other sites may be out of place or look broken. Before you try and register for events, learn how to correct it.