Presented by GT Radial


What's 86DRIVE Challenge?

86DRIVE Challenge is the premier, independently organized, FRS/BRZ Time Trial series in Northern California. Utilizing a ruleset that is specific to the platform, the 86DRIVE Challenge aims to provide a friendly, safe, environment in which 86 enthusiasts can hone their driving skills. Come join us at our events, get a ride, and experience the true capabilities of our platform in its natural environment!

For 2018, we'd like to welcome back GT-Radial as the title sponsor for the 86DRIVE Challenge! GT Radial has been a sponsor for us since the beginning, and this year, they're continuing to generously giving away cash prizes for the podium winners of the Stock and Street classes in addition to the tire Contingency program. See below for details! Returning this year to continue supporting our series are Winmax, Elite Performance, and 86DRIVE. Each have been instrumental in the past to help build the 86DRIVE Challenge series to what it is today, and we look forward to working with these sponsors again this year!

Joining us as sponsors for the 2018 season include The Racers Line, Bluemoon Perfomance, and Verus Engineering!

Once again, GTRadial will be sponsoring a Championship Cash Prize and Tire Contingency program for 2018! Details coming soon, so stay tuned!

This season, we will be running all of our events with SpeedSF. They have been hosting safe events for us in the past, and expect nothing different this year.

86DRIVE Challenge Rules

2018 Schedule

1Feb 24Thunderhill RacewayEastSpeedSF
2Mar 17Thunderhill RacewayWestSpeedSF
3Apr 28Thunderhill RacewayWestSpeedSF
4May 26Sonoma RacewaySpeedSF
5Jun 16Laguna SecaSpeedSF86DRIVE Challange + SoCal 86CUP
6Jul 7Sonoma RacewaySpeedSF
7Sep 1Laguna SecaSpeedSF
8Oct 6Thunderhill RacewayWestSpeedSF
9Oct 27Buttonwillow13CWSpeedSF
10Dec 15Thunderhill RacewayEastSpeedSF

2018 Results


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2018 Timing Results

Round 1 - February 24 - Thunderhill East

Round 2 - March 17 - Thunderhill West

Round 3 - April 28 - Thunderhill West

Round 4 - May 26 - Sonoma Raceway

Round 5 - June 16 - Laguna Seca

Round 6 - July 7 - Sonoma Raceway

Round 7 - September 1 - Laguna Seca

Round 8 - October 6 - Thunderhill West

Round 9 - October 27 - Buttonwillow 13CW

Round 10 - December 15 - Thunderhill East

Sponsors & Shoutouts

The following sponsors & friends have generously contributed their time, expertise, products, and funds to make the 86DRIVE Challenge time attack series possible. Please refer to them first for all your track car needs!

GT Radial is committed to grassroots motorsports support, offering both Championship Prizes and Contingency Programs for 2018. Championship Prize and Contingency participants must register their vehicle in order to be eligible, and, of course, GT Radial product use is required to participate in the program.

Please visit this page for rules and additional details about the GT Radial Championship Prizes and Contingency Programs:

Established in 1984, WINMAX CORP. is one of the leading performance and racing brake parts manufacturers in Japan. As a subsidiary of OEM supplier MK Kashiyama Corp., Winmax has delivered a combination of racing passion and meticulous engineering for decades. Used by top motorsport teams in road racing, rally racing, gymkhana, autocross, and time trials, Winmax brake pads have been rigorously tested in competitive racing environments throughout the world.

Elite Performance mainly focuses on bringing out the performance potential of the vehicles that come through our shop. By doing extensive research, modifying, testing, data analysis, and proper adjustments with precise instruments. Elite Performance's goal is to strive for the ideal performance and handling of all cars with different suitable characteristics.

The Racers Line is an enthusiast owned and operated, performance auto parts, accessories, R&D and installation facility. We pride ourself as being the only Bay Area FRS/BRZ platform specialist! TRL is here to provide top quality parts, knowledge and service, and to help you modify and maintain your vehicle properly, affordably, and to keep you on track!

Bluemoon Performance is the corporate face of Shingo Yugami, a seasoned engine builder and mechanic with years of experience in both Japan and the US. Shingo assembles and maintains many engines for major performance teams, while also providing support for privateer teams, and product development requests from manufacturers. Committed to his craft, Bluemoon Performance is the embodiment of Shingo’s hard work ethic and talents.

In 2014, a group of Motorsports engineers joined together and began a journey into revolutionizing the components available to the aftermarket industry. The group of engineers comprised in Verus Engineering have a wide range of previous and ongoing knowledge within the Motorsports world. With thoroughly engineered components including the use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), thermodynamics, heat transfer, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), they strive to produce aftermarket parts that can outperform the factory components.

We are a group of driving enthusiasts who primarily drive the Toyota 86, Scion FR-S, and Subaru BRZ sports cars. And we love to DRIVE! Our passion motivates us to get together with other like-minded individuals, and share the fun.

Scott Grasso started out as an 86 owner who loved to take pictures. He came out to some of our events to hang out, and eventually started taking beautiful pictures of our cars on track. He does this for fun and for the benefit of the community. Last year, Scott donated a number of photo albums and prints of our adventures on track as prizes for the end of the season. Please visit his website to see the awesome pictures that he has taken for us: Contact Scott directly for information on purchasing pictures. Thanks, Scott!


What mods do I need to start tracking my 86?

Contrary to what many people think, you actually don’t need much to begin tracking! For your first few track days, you’ll just need proper track brake pads, and good brake fluid. We can recommend Winmax W5 for brake pads and Motul RBF600/RBF660 or Project Mu G-Four 335 for brake fluid. An oil cooler is also highly recommended, but typically not required for your very first track day. That’s it! You don’t need fancy suspension parts or super sticky tires to come out and have some fun!

I’m new to the track with many mods on my car, and I’m concerned that I won’t be competitive in the higher class that my car will fall into. What can I do?

No worries! We have a “Sport” class for drivers who feel that they’re not quite ready to be competitive, but still want to join us at the track. In the “Sport” class, we’re less focused on the mods that you have, and want to allow you to get up to speed without worrying too much about competing. With many veteran drivers at each event, you’ll have the chance to ask for driving advice, or even sit with them for a couple laps to learn the ropes. The most important step is just to come out to the track!

My car is stock. It’s no good for the track, right?

Absolutely not! In stock form, down to the “Prius” tires, the 86 is actually very capable, and a perfect platform for new drivers to learn and refine his/her driving skill. We have a “Stock” class for 86’s with little to no mods so you can focus on driving and not worrying about mods and adjustments. As some would say, “stock is best!” Here are some in-car video footages of stock class drivers showing what the platform can do very few mods:

Will braces/tires/wheels/suspension/FI/engine swap mods make me faster on the track?

Not necessarily. You will certainly feel a difference from most of these mods, but we actually recommend you save some money and start out with a simple setup, and only start modding after you've had a chance to see what the basic platform can do. That way you only spend money on things that you think need improving, after you've had a chance to experience the car in what we think is an already capable form. Many of us have learned the hard way and actually removed mods from our cars, and have gone faster!


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