Midwest Musclecar Challenge
Hosted by Bowler Performance Transmissions
It’s that time of year again! The 8th annual Midwest Musclecar Challenge is tearing up the tarmac for two days straight in Indiana! The Midwest Muscle Car Challenge is renowned as one of the top track events in the Midwest, and you get to participate. On May 19 – 20, 2017, test the limits of your car and develop your driving skill in two days of track day madness, good people, and good food. Participation is open to domestic performance vehicles of all years.
The Midwest Musclecar Challenge will consist of several events taking place of the course of two days. On day one at Putnam Park Road Course in Greencastle, IN, compete with your class (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced) during this all day track event on a 1.8-mile road course and enjoy your lunch – on us. We’ll even provide the transponders if you need one. On day two we’ll be out at Terre Haute International Airport for an entire day of Autocross. Autocross vehicles will be split into two competing groups (pre 1981 cars, after 1981 cars) for a day of fun and cone-killing. We’ll also have extra goodies and fun things to do along the way. We look forward to seeing everyone and their cars at the 2017 Midwest Musclecar Challenge, May 19 – 20, 2017.
Registration sold out within only a few hours. However, you may still be able to attend by joining our waiting list.
Friday (May 19, 2017)
7:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Hot Lap Challenge at Putnam Park Roadcourse
7:00 AM: Doors open for prep / tech / driver’s meeting
5:00 PM: Transponders need to be turned in and the Hot Lap Challenge closes.
Saturday (May 20, 2017)
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Autocross Event at Terre Haute International Airport
8:00 AM: Doors open for driver’s meeting
3:00 PM: Midwest Musclecar Challenge Award Ceremony
- Qualifying vehicles must be domestic four-wheeled street capable vehicles, domestic vehicles only. No purpose built race cars will be allowed to compete. The only open-wheeled vehicles allowed are 1934-and-older domestic vehicles. This event is designed to be a fun and spirited competition to showcase vehicles conceived and built within the “pro-touring” concept. Vehicles must be set-up to be street driven daily in all kinds of weather and any convertibles must have rollover protection & seat belts.
- Cost to compete in the event is $300 for one car and driver before April 1st. The event will be limited to the first 60 registrations, after which a waiting list will be established.
- Each vehicle is limited to one entry.
- The registered owner must drive the vehicle during all events.
- All drivers and passengers must sign a liability waiver. Passengers must be at least 18 years of age, identified and registered before the competition begins and only one passenger may be in the vehicle during any event.
- A mandatory driver / passenger meeting will be held prior to the first competition.
- Only official wrist banded drivers and passengers may ride in the cars on the autocross. There may not be passengers allowed unless instructors in the Road Course segment of the event)
- All competitors must have current registration, proof of insurance, and a current driver’s license. All of the following are required: current registration, safety belts, working headlights, taillights, brake lights, turn signals, all convertibles must have a roll bar and all cars must have safety-glass windshield.
- Each entrant will be issued a number that must be clearly visible on the windshield, side windows or rear window. Decal package must be applied per specifications.
- Participants must use DOT approved, non-competition, treaded (non-grooved) street tires (no competition radials, no R compound, drag Pokies radials or shaved tread) with a manufacturers tread wear rating of 200 or greater. Tires will be required to pass a technical inspection at the track. The event requires the use of a DOT approved “non-competition” tire – any modifications to tires will be unacceptable. The race director and technical inspector reserves the right to exclude any tire that does not appear to be a legitimate street tire regardless of tread wear rating. Any vehicle with tires showing any evidence of modification will be immediately disqualified from the event. Segments of the Midwest Musclecar Challenge will incorporate competitive elements that will make race tires unsafe and uncompetitive. Safety is of the utmost importance and the race director will not hesitate to disqualify questionable tire selections.
- Competitors must use a single set of tires for the entire event, no tire changing between events will be allowed. Tires will be marked during tech. Tire changes will be allowed in the event of a catastrophic failure, but replacements must be of the same size, manufacturer and model as those approved during tech inspection.
- Helmet use is to be required during any competitive event with the exception of street driving. No motorcycle helmets will be allowed and helmets must be certified in SA2005 or newer.
- Participating cars must pass a safety and technical inspection that will emphasize safety. Safety features that do not offer a competitive advantage such as racing specific harnesses roll cages/bars, fire systems, etc, are acceptable.
- Scoring guidelines will be based on a simple per element system that will be clearly communicated to all participants.
- Race director and event management staff will have COMPLETE discretion to deny or remove from competition anyone in the event for any reason.
- Rules interpretation will be at the sole discretion of the Midwest Musclecar Challenge committee, race director and event organizers.