UTCC Coverage: Where Would Your Car Have Finished?

From minivans to Miatas and from vintage Trans-Am beasts to purpose-built race cars, our Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge welcomed a wide range of cars—meaning a perfect benchmark to see where yours would have finished.

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Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
7/29/19 3:58 p.m.

The results to whet your appetite. 

Kreb
Kreb UberDork
7/29/19 4:35 p.m.

Dodge has to be feeling pretty good about themselves.

slowbird
slowbird Reader
7/29/19 4:41 p.m.

Where would my cars have finished? Somewhere between last and dead last.

Kreb
Kreb UberDork
7/29/19 4:44 p.m.

Since there's no way of proving, I can say with confidence that I would have won it outright!

300zxfreak
300zxfreak New Reader
7/30/19 9:54 a.m.

You have to love it that a Honda Odyssey beat out a Subaru STi..........in fact, you have to love it that someone entered an Odyssey at all. Way cool.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
7/30/19 9:57 a.m.

64th? 

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
7/30/19 10:00 a.m.

Ahead of the Honda Odyssey, I'd like to think...

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham UberDork
7/30/19 10:20 a.m.

50th place. I would have finished 50th...  sad

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
7/30/19 10:22 a.m.

DFL. I would have finished a strong DFL. 

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
7/30/19 10:26 a.m.

The answer is 42. 

morello159
morello159 Reader
7/30/19 10:47 a.m.

I ran a 2:15 last time I was there in my Miata... so, also 50th place. Surely could have picked up a couple of seconds with a hard top and sticky tires (running 200tw Rivals), but not DFL!

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham UberDork
7/30/19 10:52 a.m.

The VIR ST6 track record would be 50th place. We may be slow, but we've got character. And beer. Lots of beer.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UltimaDork
7/30/19 2:24 p.m.

An Outback XT beat an STi.

I like that it happened that way.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
7/30/19 2:47 p.m.
morello159 said:

I ran a 2:15 last time I was there in my Miata... so, also 50th place. Surely could have picked up a couple of seconds with a hard top and sticky tires (running 200tw Rivals), but not DFL!

I can keep up with Miatas so there's hope for me staying ahead of that Odyssey.

From what I remember that Outback XT had some pretty serious power mods.

wearymicrobe
wearymicrobe UberDork
7/30/19 3:19 p.m.

My car would have placed about 3rd maybe 2nd on the list depending on Wimbles build.

 

But as a driver I would have been about the mid mark. 

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
7/30/19 3:53 p.m.

Well, I happen to own an Odyssey, so idve been 53rd.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/30/19 7:49 p.m.

I'm proofing the article now. (Yay, me.)

A few interesting takeaways:

A castoff NASCAR is a relatively simple way to go fast.

Ditto a stock Dodge Viper ACR and Comp Coupe. 

Also, if an E46 M3 finished in the top-10, that means that mine would have, too, right? 

StuntmanMike
StuntmanMike New Reader
7/31/19 7:11 a.m.

In reply to Kreb :

at 1:51, there can't be much left from the factory, maybe the VIN? cheeky

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham UberDork
7/31/19 7:45 a.m.
David S. Wallens said:

I'm proofing the article now. (Yay, me.)

A few interesting takeaways:

A castoff NASCAR is a relatively simple way to go fast.

Ditto a stock Dodge Viper ACR and Comp Coupe. 

Also, if an E46 M3 finished in the top-10, that means that mine would have, too, right? 

Side note: RIP to Christina's E46 M3 in 14th place.  sad

Matt B
Matt B UltraDork
7/31/19 8:16 a.m.

In reply to Ed Higginbotham :

I'm guessing somebody had an oopsie?

Also, TIL - my Odyssey is faster than my WRX. 

Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham UberDork
7/31/19 9:00 a.m.

She did. It wasn't at the UTCC and it sounds like she was the victim of someone pushing her off track, but that car is no more. She's already started a new E46 M3 build.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
7/31/19 1:47 p.m.

Looks like 22nd or 23rd

klodkrawler05
klodkrawler05 HalfDork
7/31/19 2:19 p.m.

At gridlife events I usually finish somewhere between Luke Mcgrew and Savanna little, so I guess that means 10th-16th ish

Proawesomedevin
Proawesomedevin New Reader
7/31/19 2:32 p.m.

So painful to see, I for sure need to go back next year with a car that doesn't overheat -_-

christinaylam
christinaylam New Reader
7/31/19 5:40 p.m.
Ed Higginbotham said:
David S. Wallens said:

I'm proofing the article now. (Yay, me.)

A few interesting takeaways:

A castoff NASCAR is a relatively simple way to go fast.

Ditto a stock Dodge Viper ACR and Comp Coupe. 

Also, if an E46 M3 finished in the top-10, that means that mine would have, too, right? 

Side note: RIP to Christina's E46 M3 in 14th place.  sad

The good ones die young. T_T Had her 10 weeks before an untimely demise. The car did well, I was hoping to return with her next year and run a sub2 at VIR. I'll be there with the new whip next year. 

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