Live thread: 2023 Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge Presented by Tire Rack

By Colin Wood
May 28, 2023 | $2000 Challenge, Tire Rack, Low-Buck Racing

Photography Credit: Dave Green

The place where penny-pinching and extreme speed meet? Our annual Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge Presented by Tire Rack, which returns this weekend, May 27-28, at Gainesville Raceway in Gainesville, Florida.

How can you keep up with all the low-buck thrills? Just follow this thread for live updates from the entire $2000 Challenge weekend.

Whether you're competing, spectating or following along from home, feel free to add your own updates, questions and comments to the thread, too.

For more information about the $2000 Challenge–including a full schedule of events–visit

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Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
5/23/23 3:05 p.m.

Wanted to get this posted early because I want to see all the last-minute prep everyone is up to.

Looking forward to seeing you all this weekend!

stafford1500 GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/23/23 3:17 p.m.
Colin Wood said:

Wanted to get this posted early because I want to see all the last-minute prep everyone is up to.

Same here.

nocones GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
5/23/23 3:51 p.m.

Unfortunately the LMP360 is currently in 1100 pieces to EVO but am looking forward to having fun with the MG and Parking Lot Build. 

surfshibby07 HalfDork
5/23/23 4:40 p.m.

Can hardly wait!

Byrneon27 HalfDork
5/23/23 5:09 p.m.

It looks at least as insane as I anticipated... 

Trying to make an axle... 

Patrick GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/23/23 5:17 p.m.


90k mile service done to truck, loaded, just have to get the kids and stuff thrown in the back seat in the morning and roll out and hoping to make it 2/3 of the way to leave a short 5 hour driving day Thursday 


tb GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/24/23 9:56 a.m.

The old family hauler is loaded and ready for departure. First stage is a short drive to DC and a meeting with the auto train. Should be in Orlando by this time tomorrow...


stafford1500 GRM+ Memberand Dork
5/24/23 10:18 a.m.

In reply to tb :

Shiny, but would look better and confuse more people with numbers on the doors...

What's the license plate again?

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/24/23 10:43 a.m.

Just had our $2000 pre-game meeting. 

alfadriver MegaDork
5/24/23 10:50 a.m.

Didn't even dawn on me that it was this weekend. 

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