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Motor State Challenge 2016

Event Requirements

Registration closed July 20, 2016 6:00 PM on July 20, 2016 6:00 PM EDT Registration ends July 20, 2016 6:00 PM on July 20, 2016 6:00 PM EDT Registration opens February 13, 2016 9:00 PM on February 13, 2016 9:00 PM EST Registration runs from February 13, 2016 9:00 PM to July 20, 2016 6:00 PM

Download the full rules and regulations for the 2016 Motor State Challenge. 

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Host Hotel Contact Information:

The Host Hotel will be Fairfield Inn and Suites/Surfari Joe’s Water Park, Exit 41 off I-94 at Watervliet, Michigan. When calling and making a reservation tell them you are with the Motor State Challenge Pro-Touring group. All room rates now include admission to the Water Park attractions. Rooms are limited so make your reservations today.

Fairfield Inn and Suites/Surfari Joe's Water Park,
8258 Arnt Blvd
Watervliet, MI 49098
(269) 463-7946
Visit Surfari Joe's Website


Thursday, July 21 Motor State Check-In And Cruise Night and Cookout

1:00 PM - Check-In Opens (Lane Automotive Customer Pick Up Area)
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM - Lane Automotive/Motor State Facility Tours and Meet and Greet
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM - Drivers/Participant Meeting (Motor State Training Room)
4:15 PM - Cruise Departs  (approx. 30-35 miles)
5:00 PM to ? - Cruise-In, Car Show, Cook-Out (Location TBD)

Friday, July 22 GingerMan Raceway Road Course

7:30 AM to 8:00 AM - MSC/SCCA Staff Meeting 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM - Track day at GingerMan Raceway Road Course in South Haven, Michigan. Drivers will be divided into groups, based on experience. Novice drivers will keep speeds to a prudent rate. Experienced and Professional drivers will be able to run the course at a faster pace, but will still be expected to keep safety at the forefront. All drivers will be required to wear a SNELL 2010 (or later) rated helmet. There will be absolutely NO fender to fender racing allowed on the course. PLEASE NOTE: Convertibles will not be allowed to participate on the Road Course unless they are equipped with structurally secure, roll-over protection (roll bar or cage).

Saturday, July 23 Autocross, Tire Rack (South Bend, IN)

7:30 AM to 8:00 AM - MSC/SCCA Staff Meeting
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM - Registration, Drivers Meeting, and Course Walk
9:30 AM - First Car on Autocross

Competition will begin at 9:30 and continue until 4:00. Awards for the event will be handed out at the conclusion of the Autocross event. Lane Automotive's Relay for Life team will once again be providing lunch on Saturday during the Autocross event. A variety of food, drinks, and desert will be available for all participants and spectators for a donation to the charity.

Join us for three days filled with good times, good friends and the chance to experience the technological creativity and excitement that defines Pro-Touring. Due to the nature of this event, participation registrations will be limited. In order to secure a spot, please register as soon as possible. All events will run, rain or shine.


As most of you are aware, we switched the timing platform of our track day at Gingerman over to AMB/Mylaps transponders a couple years ago. I think we all agree it was definitely an improvement and now gives everyone accurate and dependable lap times for the event. We’ve been able to use/rent transponders from one of our local race tracks which allowed us to provide everyone with a loaner” unit for the day if you did not have one of your own. Unfortunately, the track we have worked with on this program has switched their race night to Friday night making it impossible for us to use their Transponders anymore. We’ve reached out to a few other local track partners but with no success.

We will continue to search for an alternative source for Transponders but at this point we cannot guarantee we will have any “loaner” units available for use at the Motor State Challenge track day.

We feel we are at a point where we need to have the participants responsible for having their own transponder. We have put together some special pricing if you would like to purchase one from us. Keep in mind that the transponders have to be “activated” so PLEASE DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE EVENT to purchase your unit. If you have someone you can borrow one from that will work as well, you just need to have your Transponder number on your registration sheet before registrations closes on July 20.



For Special AMB/MyLaps Transponder Pricing Contact
Chad Higdon at: 800-772-2678 Extension 239.

PN# Description MS Challenge Sale Price:

MYL10R601 Transponder X2 Package 1 Year Subscription $144.49
MYL10R602 Transponder X2 Package 2 Year Subscription $211.99
MYL10R605 Transponder X2 Package 5 Year Subscription $369.49
MYL10R611 Transponder X2 Package Direct Power 1 Year Subscription $185.19
MYL10R612 Transponder X2 Package Direct Power 2 Year Subscription $258.99
MYL10R615 Transponder X2 Package Direct Power 5 Year Subscription $428.99

Entry Fees

Thursday - Cruise, T-shirt, Cookout, Car Show and Entertainment - $30

Friday - Gingerman Track Day - $150

Saturday - Autocross - $50

Complete Event Pass (Cruise, Track, and Autocross) - $180


All events run rain or shine

Registration closed July 20, 2016 6:00 PM at July 20, 2016 6:00 PM EDT

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Registration opens February 13, 2016 9:00 PM at February 13, 2016 9:00 PM EST

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