2014 Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge

Jul 18 at Alton, VA

Dodge Viper Proves Fastest Track Car of 2014

VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, ALTON, Va. (July 18, 2014)—They came, they saw, they conquered. Forty-three of the country’s fastest track cars descended upon Virginia International Raceway July 18 for the Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge. After a full day of thrills and spills, Ben Keating and Riley Motorsports emerged as the victors in their Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R. How ultimate was this Viper? Its 1:45.394 lap time would have earned it pole position at last year’s American Le Mans Series race at VIR.

Also making an appearance at the UTCC were two Electric Vehicle Sports Racers. Entropy Racing brought out their silent track killers and kept up with the louder muscle over VIR’s hills. Team Manager Charlie Greenhaus explained that this was the first time they’d run their cars at 100-percent power, and they were very pleased with the results.

Other standouts in the superfast field included Ryan Eversley’s insane, roughly 600-horsepower BMW 1 Series, a Honda Civic painted to pay homage to the 2010 BMW art car, a Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo race car, and a very quick 1967 Camaro.

The Ultimate Track Car Challenge is an annual competition held by Grassroots Motorsports for the sole purpose of finding America’s fastest track cars. Anyone can join with any type of car. The event has been hosted at VIR for the last eight years.

Grassroots Motorsports magazine is celebrating 30 years of publication. To enjoy full coverage of the Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge and many more events, a free sample is always available at grassrootsmotorsports.com/try. Complete UTCC coverage, plus race results, will be highlighted in the November issue.

The 2014 Grassroots Motorsports Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge is supported by StopTech, Honda Performance Development, TMI Products, Inc., Continental Tire North America, Ford Motor Company, Race-Keeper, Innovative Tuning, BimmerWorld and the National Auto Sport Association. The Mid-Atlantic Region of the National Auto Sport Association, run by Chris Cobetto, sanctions the event. NASA has been the market leader for amateur road racing in the region for many years.

Class Winners

Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge Champion - Ben Keating - Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R - 1:45.394
Fastest Track Star - Ben Keating - Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R - 1:45.394
Fastest Real Door Slammer-Big Bore - James Clay - 2002 Porsche 911 - 1:53.607
Fastest Real Door Slammer - Small Bore - Douglas Wind - 2004 Dodge SRT 4 - 2:04.025
Fastest Vintage - Mill Robinson - 1967 Chevrolet Camaro - 2:12.588
Fastest Street Production - Robert Grace - 2011 BMW 1M - 2:03.688
Fastest All Wheel Drive - Dillon Machavern - 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo Super Trofeo - 1:54.039
Fastest Front Wheel Drive - Douglas Wind - Dodge SRT 4 - 2:04.025
Fastest BMW - Ryan Eversley - 2008 BMW 135 - 1:53.708
Fastest Ford - Kienan Weber - 2008 Ford Mustang - 2:01.269
Fastest Honda - Andy Hollis - 1989 Honda CRX - 2:05.847
Most Innovative Award - Robert Downes - 2008 BMW 135
Official's Choice Award - Todd Reid - EVSR
Competitor's Choice Award - Robert Downes - 2008 BMW 135
Continental Tire Contingency Award - Douglas Wind - 2004 Dodge SRT 4

For full standings and lap times, go to the results page

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Event Details

Start: July 18, 2014, End: July 18, 2014
Alton VA
Region: midatlantic

Contact Info
Rick Goolsby

Holly Hill, FL 32117

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NASA Mid-Atlantic



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