Street car claims top honors at Ultimate Track Car Challenge’s Knockout Finals | BimmerWorld M4 GTMore takes the win

David S.
By David S. Wallens
May 16, 2022 | BMW, UTCC

One more award to hand out at this weekend’s UTCC: the Knockout Finals.

The Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge Presented by Grassroots Motorsports filled Friday's card, leaving Saturday for the Knockout Finals presented by XS Batteries.

Here’s how it went goes down:

The fastest 20 cars from the UTCC competition–plus one staff pick–will receive an invitation to run in the Knockout Finals.

The field of 21 cars will be released from the false grid onto a green track.

After two laps, the four cars with the slowest best lap times will be black flagged and will immediately return to the pits.

With each successive lap the four slowest cars for THAT lap will be removed.

Each lap is unique and only serves to eliminate the slowest cars on that lap. This process continues with each lap until the field has been trimmed to the fastest five cars.

The top five cars will receive a white flag at the start/finish line indicating they are on their final lap. The fastest time for that final lap is the winner of the Knockout Finals.

Any car pitting, spinning or dropping more than two wheels off is disqualified and will be eliminated.

Incidents, weather, schedule changes etc. can change this plan at any time for any reason.

First after the eight-lap showcase: James Clay in BimmerWorld’s M4 GTMore, the shop’s street-legal take on the car company’s GT4 race car.

Second: JG Pasterjak, driving GRM’s Corvette Z06 project.

Knockout was fun,” JG posted. “Very much a game of heat management after it suddenly turned dry. Still did alright, even though I cooked the starter.”


Thank you sponsors:

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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hybridmomentspass HalfDork
5/14/22 2:45 p.m.

It states 21 cars, but only 7 listed, did some cars decide not to run?

LanEvo Dork
5/14/22 3:26 p.m.

In reply to hybridmomentspass :

Mine broke a week before the event :(

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Director of Marketing & Digital Assets
5/14/22 3:59 p.m.

In reply to hybridmomentspass :

It was raining most of the morning, and most UTCC competitors don't have rain tires. 

deaconblue New Reader
5/15/22 8:03 p.m.

What can't they get J.G. noted correctly as a Corvette and not a Camaro?

JG Pasterjak
JG Pasterjak Production/Art Director
5/16/22 10:16 a.m.
deaconblue said:

What can't they get J.G. noted correctly as a Corvette and not a Camaro?

My mullet must have been throwing them off

Tom1200 UltraDork
5/16/22 11:03 a.m.

No LMP3 cars this time?

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