How to complete a weekend of motorsports? Even more track time.

Sponsored by

What’s the best way to recover after the automotive festival that is the Grassroots Motorsports $2000 Challenge Presented by Tire Rack? More track time, of course!

We hosted a track day at the Florida International Rally & Motorsport Park–our official test track–the day after the Challenge.

[The Grassroots Motorsports ultimate guide to track car lap times]

No, it wasn’t another competition: It was a laid-back event with plenty of track time, a small group of just 25 cars, and plenty of cool builds to compete against.

Photography Credit: Tom Suddard

Which rad build did we bring? No, not the LFX-swapped Miata or the LS-swapped 350Z—we drove over in our do-it-all, daily-driven Mk7 Golf GTI. Our primary goal? Hang out, watch some awesome cars on track, and test out a new rear sway bar we’d installed for the Tire Rack One Lap of America Presented by Grassroots Motorsports. Bonus points if we beat somebody.

[When the Cannonball Rally went legit | The history of the One Lap of America]

And, well, success! We achieved a new personal best in the GTI—a lap of 1:21.67 in traffic—and enjoyed watching the $2000 Challenge builds on track. Thanks for joining us, everybody, and we’ll see you next year! 

Join Free Join our community to easily find more project updates.
More like this
Comments

You'll need to log in to post.

Sponsored by

GRM Ad Dept

Our Preferred Partners
VGiPPUthNuzYPwT1Wd4wyGkS7LreHw7lMbNCYnOUlVtgsWUfcIBze2THNwf9xDfg