Grassroots Motorsports $2017 Challenge Plans On Track Despite Hurricane Irma

By Tom Suddard
Sep 17, 2017 | $2000 Challenge

After a wild ride during hurricane Irma, we have things mostly cleaned up and are back to business as usual. However, we’re 100 miles east of the Grassroots Motorsports $2017 Challenge‘s Gainesville home, meaning that the event’s host facility and hotel both took major hits from the storm.

Though we haven’t heard from Gainesville Raceway yet (they are likely still without power), race tracks are hard to blow away, and the host hotel has confirmed that it made it through the storm undamaged. The Grassroots Motorsports $2017 Challenge’s event schedule will therefore be unaffected, and we’ll see everybody at the event on October 20-21.

Thank you to CRC Industries and Miller Electric for continuing to support this event.

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alfadriver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/14/17 1:03 p.m.

Whew.  It's good to hear more people come out of this storm ok.

Patrick MegaDork
9/14/17 2:16 p.m.


ckosacranoid Dork
9/14/17 2:52 p.m.

glad you guys are ok.

spin_out HalfDork
9/14/17 3:08 p.m.

Thanks for using a photo of our Miata.  It deserves a bumper sticker that says "I survived Irma".  Two branches from my huge monkey puzzle tree did try to clobber it though.  

Stampie GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
9/14/17 3:22 p.m.

This reminded me to at least make hotel reservations. 

captdownshift PowerDork
9/14/17 6:54 p.m.

This warms my heart. 

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman Dork
9/14/17 7:12 p.m.

Still plenty of time to do something irrational. 

Dusterbd13 UltimaDork
9/14/17 7:23 p.m.

Oh goody!

I was worried i may not have to worry about finishing the challenge car. 

MrJoshua UltimaDork
9/14/17 7:26 p.m.

Sounds like the track is cancelling this week but should be up and running soon. 

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