Live Thread | 2022 Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge Presented by Grassroots Motorsports

Colin
By Colin Wood
May 14, 2022 | UTCC, Ultimate Track Car Challenge, VIRginia International Raceway, Hyperfest

Photography Credit: Ken Neher

You don't want to miss any of the action from the 2022 Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge Presented by Grassroots Motorsports, scheduled for May 13-14. Follow this thread to get live updates from on and off the track.

Feel free to ask questions, share a comment, or even drop an update or two of your own if you’ll be at Virginia International Raceway this weekend.

The Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge is presented by Grassroots Motorsports in association with Wilwood EngineeringCRC IndustriesDeatschWerksHP TunersSPA Technique and Volkswagen, with trophies from BimmerWorldXS Power BatteriesThe Sensor ConnectionTrack Advantage, Stifflers and Hoosier Tire.

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Comments
JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
5/10/22 3:59 p.m.

my current status: deciding which tires to put it in the trailer on. I feel like if I load it up on the treaded rubber it will keep the rain away better. 

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
5/10/22 4:33 p.m.


I'll be camping at the track all weekend, which means I'm starting my trip with some minor RV maintenance. Hooray....

johndej
johndej Dork
5/10/22 5:20 p.m.

Tut tut, looks like rain...

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
5/10/22 9:53 p.m.
johndej said:

Tut tut, looks like rain...

It does indeed. My tire choices are Goodyear RS-R DOT slicks, or Yok A052 "rain" tires. The Yoks are certainly better in the rain tan slicks, but they're not a true rain tire by any stretch. Generally I'm fairly comfortable driving in the rain—racing in Florida all my life has its benefits—but VIR is a pretty technical and FAST circuit, and things can go screwy even in perfect conditions. So I'm definitely going to be sneaking up on the edge more than attacking if rain is the call. 

johndej
johndej Dork
5/10/22 10:01 p.m.

In reply to JG Pasterjak :

Nice! Going with my extreme contact sport for HPDE, should be good for both wet or dry.

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/10/22 10:11 p.m.

Please take and post so many pictures.  Particularly take interesting ones of the LMP3 car and other Protoypes, but pictures from the whole Hyperfest event would be appreciated.   I went and managed to get Covid and my Isolation period does not allow for attendance.  I'm recovering so there will always be next year but I want pictures!!

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
5/10/22 10:53 p.m.
nocones said:

Please take and post so many pictures.  Particularly take interesting ones of the LMP3 car and other Protoypes, but pictures from the whole Hyperfest event would be appreciated.   I went and managed to get Covid and my Isolation period does not allow for attendance.  I'm recovering so there will always be next year but I want pictures!!

Thanks for doing the responsible thing. i think there'll be at least 4 of us posting from the event, so you'll have plenty to read in your seclusion.

Byrneon27
Byrneon27 Reader
5/11/22 6:50 a.m.
nocones said:

Please take and post so many pictures.  Particularly take interesting ones of the LMP3 car and other Protoypes, but pictures from the whole Hyperfest event would be appreciated.   I went and managed to get Covid and my Isolation period does not allow for attendance.  I'm recovering so there will always be next year but I want pictures!!

Yes this please! There are so many interesting cars in attendance this year please please please cover the hell out of the them! 

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
5/11/22 10:19 a.m.

And we're on the trailer. 

EDIT: Technically, "in" the trailer.

Lof8 - Andy
Lof8 - Andy GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/11/22 10:47 a.m.

Wu-Tang!

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