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Motor State Challenge 2017

July 22, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT

Motor State Challenge 2017

The 2017 Motor State Challenge will once again see a division of the competition with two model year groupings – 1988 and Earlier and 1989 and Later and a third category “Touring Group” with no year boundaries.

Manufacturers participating in the event will be competing in the “Manufacturer Category” and are not eligible for prizes and giveaways; however, they will compete in the “Manufacturer’s Shootout” for the overall “Motor State Challenge Manufacturer Champion” trophy in both Vintage and Lake Model Classes. Manufacturers will be assigned spots using the same criteria as all other competitors; therefore they will be mixed within the established run groups. A “Manufacturer” is considered any competitor who designs, builds, and sells parts that enhance the performance and/or look of a vehicle. This includes, but is not limited to, all vendors selling products through Motor State Distributing.

Thursday, July 20 Motor State Check-In And Cruise Night and Cookout

Location: Fairfield Inn/Surfari Joe’s
8258 Arnt Blvd., Watervliet, MI 49098 (Across the highway from Lane)
9:00 AM –
 Check-In Opens (Fairfield Inn)
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM – Drivers/Participant Meeting (Hotel Meeting Room)
3:00 PM – Cruise Departs (Fairfield Inn, approx. 60 miles)
5:00 PM to ? – Cruise-In Car Show, Dinner At Das Dutchman Essenhaus, Middlebury, IN

Friday, July 21 GingerMan Raceway Road Course

7:30 AM to 8:00 AM – MSC/SCCA Staff Meeting 
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Track day at GingerMan Raceway Road Course in South Haven, Michigan. Drivers will be divided into groups, based on experience. Novice drivers will keep speeds to a prudent rate. Experienced and Professional drivers will be able to run the course at a faster pace, but will still be expected to keep safety at the forefront. All drivers will be required to wear a SNELL 2010 (or later) rated helmet. There will be absolutely NO fender to fender racing allowed on the course. PLEASE NOTE: Convertibles will not be allowed to participate on the Road Course unless they are equipped with structurally secure, roll-over protection (roll bar or cage).

Saturday, July 22 Autocross, Tire Rack (South Bend, IN)

7:30 AM to 8:00 AM – MSC/SCCA Staff Meeting
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM – Registration, Drivers Meeting, and Course Walk
9:30 AM – First Car on Autocross

Competition will begin at 9:30 and continue until 4:00. Awards for the event will be handed out at the conclusion of the Autocross event. Lane Automotive’s Relay for Life team will once again be providing lunch on Saturday during the Autocross event. A variety of food, drinks, and desert will be available for all participants and spectators for a donation to the charity.

Join us for three days filled with good times, good friends and the chance to experience the technological creativity and excitement that defines Pro-Touring. Due to the nature of this event, participation registrations will be limited. In order to secure a spot, please register as soon as possible. All events will run, rain or shine.


July 22, 2017
7:30 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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Gingerman Raceway
61414 County Rd 388
Grand Junction, MI 49090 United States
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