Grassroots Motorsports $2017 Challenge Entry List Released

We’re just nine days away from the Grassroots Motorsports $2017 Challenge sponsored by CRC Industries and Miller Electric. There’s a little bit of everything on the entry list–from pickup trucks to Miatas. (In fact, we hear that a Miata pickup truck is coming.) You can check out the current entry list right here, and contact us if you have a last-minute entry.

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Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
10/11/17 3:10 p.m.

Theres definitely a bunch of neat stuff showing up.  I know of at least two that i want to watch do battle. 

mazdeuce
mazdeuce MegaDork
10/11/17 3:12 p.m.

There are some interesting cars next to some interesting names. I'm excited. 

B13Birk
B13Birk Reader
10/11/17 3:27 p.m.

Very exciting! That's a good sized list! 

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
10/11/17 7:23 p.m.

I’m glad to see my CC wasn’t declined... LOL.

John Welsh
John Welsh MegaDork
10/11/17 7:45 p.m.

There's at least 10 Pick Up Trucks Class competitors.  That's a big showing!  

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
10/11/17 7:48 p.m.

In reply to mazdeuce :

Are you driving the R63 over? If so I hope you're allowed an exhibition run & pass down the strip! devil

ckosacranoid
ckosacranoid Dork
10/11/17 8:44 p.m.

the 68 subura micro van looks like fun.

a 2015 prancing horse? how in the bloody world did someone do that for that price?

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
10/11/17 9:14 p.m.

Wow 20% of the vehicles are for the special pickup class.  That has to be a record.

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
10/11/17 9:16 p.m.

In reply to ckosacranoid :

He brings an exotic every year.  This year it is a very rare special edition with custom coach work...

GTXVette
GTXVette Dork
10/12/17 6:28 a.m.

In reply to ckosacranoid :

The Subirubi should be kool,   Joe is a really Great dude and I am sure he thought it out.

I am hoping the F word car is a combo that makes a Chassie I have legal For a Future project.

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/12/17 7:24 a.m.

Ed Malle is back!  I'm really glad to see that!!

I'm seeing at least 5 cars that should be able to run 10's. (Or better?? devil)

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
10/12/17 7:34 a.m.
SVreX said:

Ed Malle is back!  I'm really glad to see that!!

I'm seeing at least 5 cars that should be able to run 10's. (Or better?? devil)

Ed was registered last year too, I really hope he makes it this year.  Well, the nice guy part of me does.  The super competitive part of me will be fine if he live streams from Texas again.  

John Welsh
John Welsh MegaDork
10/12/17 7:51 a.m.

For those that might not recognize Ed's name, you are highly likely to recognize his previous Mustang that took first place in $2014 and also graced the cover of that issue.  

Great guy...the real deal!  

 

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/12/17 11:12 a.m.

In reply to Patrick :

last time I checked, you and Ed were running the same engine  wink

 

Stampie
Stampie SuperDork
10/12/17 11:38 a.m.

In reply to SVreX :

That's going to be a PITA to swap engines between the cars after runs. 

darkbuddha
darkbuddha HalfDork
10/12/17 11:52 a.m.

Uh oh, just noticed I mistyped the year of my entry... gotta see if I can change that.

 

Byrneon27
Byrneon27 New Reader
10/12/17 11:59 a.m.

How important is accuracy here? Things happened and my 99 Plymouth Neon has become a 1989(or something) VW Golf

darkbuddha
darkbuddha HalfDork
10/12/17 12:32 p.m.

HOLY CRAP!  There are 4 independent entries from the Sarasota/Bradenton area.  Must be something in the water.

And I don't know how important accuracy is here, but I was able to fix it easily enough.  Wish I could say the same about the car itself.  :/

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
10/12/17 1:22 p.m.
SVreX said:

In reply to Patrick :

last time I checked, you and Ed were running the same engine  wink

 

I know what he's running, i tried to help 2 years ago when it wouldn't run.  I don't speak megasquirt though.  We're using 2 very different means to the end goal though.  

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
10/12/17 2:03 p.m.

In reply to Byrneon27  and darkbuddha:

If you have to change info on your entry, shoot me an email. edward@grassrootsmotorsports.com

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
10/12/17 9:10 p.m.
ckosacranoid said:

 

a 2015 prancing horse? how in the bloody world did someone do that for that price?

The only question I have is if I'm allowed to run in the aristocratic class and the pickup class? 

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
10/12/17 9:47 p.m.

You survived the honeymoon welcome back.  

My s10 is also an aristocratic truck. It has an Infiniti seat in it.  

Robbie
Robbie PowerDork
10/13/17 8:46 a.m.

Yes, welcome back. My truck has a functioning sunroof - does that make it an aristocrat truck?

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham Associate Editor
10/13/17 9:17 a.m.

So I was just going through the entry list looking at where people were from to get an idea for the "Longest Haul" award. Someone is coming all the way from Chandler, Arizona. That's at least a 2,014-mile drive. surprise

MrJoshua
MrJoshua UltimaDork
10/13/17 9:26 a.m.
SVreX said:

Ed Malle is back!  I'm really glad to see that!!

I'm seeing at least 5 cars that should be able to run 10's. (Or better?? devil)

That makes me happy! 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
10/13/17 5:47 p.m.
pimpm3 said:

You survived the honeymoon welcome back.  

My s10 is also an aristocratic truck. It has an Infiniti seat in it.  

 The rule for pickups is it needs to resemble a pickup truck. Aristocratic class started life as a luxury car. 

Also still in Mexico, maybe I should buy a last minute car and drive it to the challenge. Win the longest drive and last minute award. 

Vigo
Vigo UltimaDork
10/14/17 7:12 p.m.

Just emailed about an 11th entry to the pickup class. yes

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