Fast Friday: This Week’s UTCC Entries

By Colin Wood
Feb 1, 2019 | All

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 1973 Datsun 240Z with a twin-turbocharged 800-horsepower all-aluminum V8, a fully outfitted 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series Chevrolet Camaro, a rotary-powered wide-body 1978 MG Midget, a 2008 Subaru Outback with a sleeper-status 460 horsepower, and a 2016 Dodge Viper ACR. These highlights are just a few of the 23 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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te72 Reader
2/4/19 9:21 p.m.

I love the anything goes mentality of the rules here. This is how racing should be at the professional level for certain series...

GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/5/19 7:38 a.m.

You forgot to point out that the twin-turbo V8 240Z also has BOX FLARES! cool

Also does that flared rotary MG belong to someone on this board? I remember seeing one like that in the builds section...

JohnInKansas Dork
2/5/19 7:43 a.m.
GameboyRMH said:

Also does that flared rotary MG belong to someone on this board? I remember seeing one like that in the builds section...

That was my thought too.

Edit: nocones' rotary Midget.

Patrick MegaDork
2/5/19 7:54 a.m.

In reply to GameboyRMH :




Ed Higginbotham
Ed Higginbotham UberDork
2/5/19 2:12 p.m.

I'll be there! Not to compete... Just to drool on Nocones' Midget. I'll bring my own towel.

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