#FastFriday: More UTCC Acceptances Announced

This week, we’re announcing our latest round of accepted entries to the Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge. Our annual no-holds-barred track competition simply seeks the fastest machines on four wheels—and fast machines we’ve got.

This week’s picks include: A 700-horsepower street-driven Camaro, a supercharged Ariel Atom, a 600-horspower turbocharged Infiniti G35, a Dodge Viper ACR Extreme and a 2JZ-GTE-swapped third-gen RX-7. These highlights are just a few of the nearly 50 entries that have been accepted into the Ultimate Track Car Challenge so far. We’ll announce another round of acceptances next week.

The UTCC rules are brief: Car and driver must just pass a NASA safety inspection. Period.

Who’s welcome? Everyone, pretty much. New, old, factory-bought and home-built. Wings are cool. So are box flares, giant intercoolers and sequential shifters.

This is also a great chance for shops to show off their work–or settle a grudge with another outfit.

Bolt on a turbo, add some canards, dial in the suspension, and do whatever you need to do. Just don’t lose focus on what’s important: flat out speed.

The UTCC takes place May 17th-18th during Hyperfest, an annual weekend-long event that celebrates all things automotive, at VIRginia International Raceway.

It is not too late to enter your car in the Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge. Applying is free, and we are announcing entries every week.

To enter your submission, follow the link here, and tell us why you deserve a shot at UTCC dominance.

To see every entry so far, check out this gallery of accepted cars.

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Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
3/15/19 8:29 a.m.

That 2jz RX-7...

Papabear New Reader
3/15/19 8:59 a.m.

The Detroit Speed Camaro is cool. Looks like it's going to be a good field this year.

Harvey SuperDork
3/18/19 11:15 a.m.

I came here for the DSE Camaro.

te72 Reader
3/18/19 10:12 p.m.

In reply to Tom Suddard :

Trouble with that swap is that a 2j is significantly heavier, and taller, and longer, than a 13b. Granted, I love both the FD, as well as the 2j, and in theory it's the best handling car from that era, along with one of the very best engines from that era. However, about the only way I can see it not being detrimental to the FD's natural balance is if you cut the firewall and stuff the engine as far back as it could be stuffed.


Not familiar with this specific car, so I hope to be proven very wrong here, and this car does very well. =)

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