One weekend. One track. Zero excuses.

The Ultimate Track Car Challenge, our annual, no-holds-barred track competition, simply seeks the fastest machines on four wheels. 

The rules are brief: Car and driver must just pass a NASA safety inspection. Period.

Run any tire and any suspension type, add seven turbos plus two superchargers, and reengineer the chassis to your heart’s content. Concentrate on speed, not excuses.

The Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge Presented by Grassroots Motorsports returns to Virginia International Raceway May 17-18, 2019, happening in the center of NASA’s HyperFest weekend.

The schedule has been expanded as well as we’re moving to a two-day format. The fastest 20 cars from Friday’s timed laps–plus one staff-chosen hardship case–will advance to a final session on Saturday.

Who’s welcome? Everyone, pretty much. New, old, factory-bought and home-built. Wings are cool. So are box flares, giant intercoolers and sequential shifters.

This is also a great chance for shops to show off their work–or settle a grudge with another outfit. Awards go deep into the field, too, meaning lots of hardware to hand out.

Pro cars are invited, too. What's faster: a World Challenge car or a Trans Am titan? Let's find out. 

Just want to watch? No problem. HyperFest puts the spectator first, offering ride-alongs, hands-on activities and more. Spectator tickets will be available online and at the gate. See the cars up close and talk to the people behind them. 


The Ultimate Track Car Challenge is presented by:


In Association With:

With Trophies From:

May 17-18, 2019 (tentative)

Virginia International Raceway
1245 Pine Tree Rd
Alton, VA 24520



Past Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge Competitors