Your Car, Our Skidpad

By Ed Higginbotham
Apr 1, 2015 | All

Daytona Beach, FL—Want to find out how well your car grips? Ever spent time on a skidpad? Here’s your chance to tick off both those boxes for free. The 2015 Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty will feature a great new competition at Road Atlanta on April 26: the Traqmate Skidpad challenge. It’s an exciting search for the best gripping car.

We’re issuing an open invitation for all car owners to attack our skidpad: any make, any model, any vintage, any modifications. Whatever the car’s preparation, we can place it in a class where it will compete with similarly prepared rivals. Awards will be given to winners of each class.

It’s a very safe and enjoyable competition, since entrants will drive a car around the skidpad as fast as possible while Traqmate equipment logs data from each run. (Traqmate has been providing innovative data acquisition tools for automotive enthusiasts since 2003. They offer a line of affordable, quality electronics products for all forms of motorsports.)

The more lateral g’s the car can sustain, the higher it ranks in its class. It’s that simple.

The Traqmate Skidpad challenge is free to enter. Just submit a completed entry form, then bring the completed vehicle information form to the track with your vehicle. You will need to purchase a Sunday ticket to the Speedfest at the Classic Motorsports Mitty in order to gain access to the skidpad.

The Classic Motorsports Mitty, which is presented by Hagerty and sanctioned by HSR, is one of the largest vintage racing events in the United States. This festival of speed is celebrated every year at Road Atlanta; the 2015 event will take place on April 24-26. Tickets are on sale now at For more information and event updates, visit

Click here to find out more and sign up for the Traqmate Skidpad Challenge.

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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
1/13/15 11:31 p.m.

Bumping this for the late-night crowd.

Klayfish UltraDork
1/14/15 7:10 a.m.

The truck in my avatar will very likely be making an appearance. I've never done a skidpad, this should be fun. With all of 80hp, I'll probably never have to lift...

MadScientistMatt UberDork
1/14/15 8:38 a.m.

I may have to try putting the big ugly green truck on the skidpad - unless I have the Dart running by then.

JThw8 PowerDork
1/14/15 8:12 p.m.

as of today my build is as fully disassembled as a vehicle can 3 months to paint/clean/source/reassemble....sure no problem....ugh.

NordicSaab New Reader
1/15/15 8:09 a.m.

I will be there with the AWD Talon, wearing 285/40/17 shoes

hobiercr GRM+ Memberand Dork
1/15/15 9:47 a.m.

In reply to NordicSaab:

But what about the SPIT?

850Combat New Reader
1/29/15 11:12 a.m.

I'm afraid of oil pressure loss. I wish I knew precisely what to do about that.

JThw8 PowerDork
1/29/15 11:21 a.m.
850Combat wrote: I'm afraid of oil pressure loss. I wish I knew precisely what to do about that.

Install an oil accumulator. (Accusump)

NordicSaab New Reader
2/23/15 4:51 p.m.

It seems like this article keeps getting bumped to the top... Is GRM having a hard time filling the event? Is there an active roster yet? I know I submitted my entry several weeks ago...

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