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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


DateTrackConfigOrganizerRemarks
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


Sport

DriverR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10
RJ Descaller---------

GT Radial Stock

DriverR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10TotalBest 7
Tor Anderson  107777-1010--5858
Eric Lin  -1010101010----5050
Haven Latimore --2-575---1919
Mitchell Ong  -43---72--1616
Brandon Simpson  -35----7--1515
Man-Fai Tam  ----4541--1414
Joe Reifer  -54----4--1313
Matthew Betler -------5--55
Bobo Li-------3--33
driver is participating in the Championship Prize program
driver is participating in the Tire Contingency program

GT Radial Street

DriverR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10TotalBest 7
Neal Wiebmer  10555510104--5450
Sean Chou  777-75510--4848
Jason Yu  00344773--2828
Joe McGuigan --07103-7--2727
Aseda Aboagye  544-34-5--2525
Jerry Kwan  -10-10------2020
Max Paolozzi  3310-------1616
Ben Luu  411-1--2--99
Chris Selby  222-------66
Scott Malloy  111-2-----55
Justin Cruz----12----33
Danny Chan  -1-----1--22
Aaron Trout--1-------11
Sandy Phan1---------11
driver is participating in the Championship Prize program
driver is participating in the Tire Contingency program

Touring

DriverR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10TotalBest 7
Jeff Nucum-101010101010---6060
Trevor Parque105--7-810--3939
P. Stitch 72274-4---2626
Felipe Burga -54-5-55--2424
Sean Estenson--7--7-7--2121
Tselmeg Enkhjargal -73----4--1414
Daniel Harada -3-----3--66
Sandy Phan [0.75]11-3-----5.755.75
Jonah Salerno -41-------55
Edison Miguel------3---33
Nick Kromelow ----2-----22
Spencer Johnson-------2--22
driver is participating in the Tire Contingency program

Unlimited

DriverR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10TotalBest 7
Kevin Schweigert1010510571010--6762
Garland Wong7710-1010----4444
Brandon Yun-57-4-7---2323
Jeff Juanlu----7-----77

2018 Timing Results



Round 1 - February 24 - Thunderhill East

Round 1 - February 24 - Thunderhill East - Bypass  
SportTimeTimerTirePoints
 
GT Radial StockTimeTimerTirePoints
Tor Anderson2:17.96HLTSX210
GT Radial StreetTimeTimerTirePoints
Neal Wiebmer2:10.80AiM Solo DLSX210
Sean Chou2:11.13TransponderSX27
Aseda Aboayge2:11.80HLT+GPSSX25
Ben Luu2:12.02TransponderSX24
Max Paolozzi2:12.22AiM Solo DLSX23
Chris Selby2:13.39HLTSX22
Scott Malloy2:21.98HLTSX21
Sandy Phan2:23.50AiM Solo DLSX21
Zijian Yu2:14.00Transponder595RS-RR-
TouringTimeTimerTirePoints
Trevor Parque2:12.07HLTRS410
P. Stitch (FI)2:21.89HLTSX27
UnlimitedTimeTimerTirePoints
Kevin Schweigert (FI)1:59.22TransponderZII10
Garland Wong (V8)2:00.31TransponderNT017
AiM Solo DL times include a 0.1s penalty
HLT+GPS times include a 0.25s penalty
HLT times include a 0.5s penalty

Round 2 - March 17 - Thunderhill West

Round 2 - March 17 - Thunderhill West  
SportTimeTimerTire
RJ Descaller1:47.628TransponderPrimacy
GT Radial StockTimeTimerTirePoints
Eric Lin1:30.39AiM Solo DLSX210
Tor Anderson1:34.410TransponderSX27
Joe Reifer1:35.265TransponderSX25
Mitchell Ong1:37.135TransponderSX24
Brandon Simpson1:37.338TransponderSX23
GT Radial StreetTimeTimerTirePoints
Jerry Kwan1:29.683TransponderSX210
Sean Chou1:29.842TransponderSX27
Neal Wiebmer1:30.216TransponderSX25
Aseda Aboagye1:30.786TransponderSX24
Max Paolozzi1:31.003TransponderSX23
Chris Selby1:31.464TransponderSX22
Ben Luu1:33.136TransponderSX21
Danny Chan1:35.760TransponderSX21
Scott Malloy1:37.798TransponderSX21
Jason Yu1:29.185Transponder595RSRR-
TouringTimeTimerTirePoints
Jeff Nucum (FI)1:26.705AiM Solo DLRS410
Tselmeg Enkhjargal1:32.063TransponderSX27
Felipe Burga1:32.325TransponderHTR Z III5
Jonah Salerno1:33.059TransponderSX24
Daniel Harada1:33.472TransponderSX23
P. Stitch (FI)1:36.264TransponderSX22
Sandy Phan1:38.400TransponderSX21
UnlimitedTimeTimerTirePoints
Kevin Schweigert (FI)1:25.466TransponderZII10
Garland Wong (V8)1:25.493TransponderZII7
Brandon Yun (FI)1:27.881TransponderRS45
AiM Solo DL times include a 0.1s penalty
HLT+GPS times include a 0.25s penalty
HLT times include a 0.5s penalty

Round 3 - April 28 - Thunderhill West

Round 3 - April 28 - Thunderhill West  
SportTimeTimerTire
 
GT Radial StockTimeTimerTirePoints
Eric Lin1:31.139TransponderSX210
Tor Anderson1:33.828TransponderSX27
Brandon Simpson1:33.969TransponderSX25
Joe Reifer1:34.878TransponderSX24
Mitchell Ong1:34.967TransponderSX23
Haven Latimore1:36.062TransponderHTR Z III2
GT Radial StreetTimeTimerTirePoints
Max Paolozzi1:29.647TransponderSX210
Sean Chou1:29.796TransponderSX27
Neal Wiebmer1:30.015TransponderSX25
Aseda Aboagye1:30.185TransponderSX24
Jason Yu1:30.486TransponderSX23
Chris Selby1:32.218TransponderSX22
Aaron Trout1:33.984TransponderRS31
Ben Luu1:34.037TransponderSX21
Scott Malloy1:34.478TransponderSX21
Joe McGuigan1:28.283Transponder595RSRR-
TouringTimeTimerTirePoints
Jeff Nucum (FI)1:28.454TransponderRS310
Sean Estenson1:30.116Transponder595RSRR7
Trevor Parque1:30.653TransponderRS45
Felipe Burga1:32.439TransponderHTR Z III4
Tselmeg Enkhjargal1:32.665TransponderSX23
P. Stitch (FI)1:33.135TransponderSX22
Jonah Salerno1:33.780TransponderSX21
Sandy Phan1:35.992AiM Solo DLSX21
UnlimitedTimeTimerTirePoints
Garland Wong (V8)1:24.363TransponderZII10
Brandon Yun (FI)1:26.342TransponderRS47
Kevin Schweigert (NA)1:30.925TransponderSX25
AiM Solo DL times include a 0.1s penalty
HLT+GPS times include a 0.25s penalty
HLT times include a 0.5s penalty

Round 4 - May 26 - Sonoma Raceway

Round 4 - May 26 - Sonoma Raceway  
SportTimeTimerTire
 
GT Radial StockTimeTimerTirePoints
Eric Lin2:02.930AiM Solo DLSX210
Tor Anderson2:08.663TransponderSX27
GT Radial StreetTimeTimerTirePoints
Jerry Kwan1:59.940TransponderSX210
Joe McGuigan2:00.652TransponderSX27
Neal Wiebmer2:03.510TransponderSX25
Jason Yu2:04.283TransponderSX24
TouringTimeTimerTirePoints
Jeff Nucum (FI)1:58.244AiM Solo DLRS310
P. Stitch (FI)2:09.999TransponderSX27
UnlimitedTimeTimerTirePoints
Kevin Schweigert (FI)1:51.880TransponderZII10
AiM Solo DL times include a 0.1s penalty
HLT+GPS times include a 0.25s penalty
HLT times include a 0.5s penalty

Round 5 - June 16 - Laguna Seca

Round 5 - June 16 - Laguna Seca  
SportTimeTimerTire
 
GT Radial StockTimeTimerTirePoints
Eric Lin1:50.780AiM Solo DLSX210
Tor Anderson1:55.886TransponderSX27
Haven Latimore1:56.469TransponderSX25
Man-Fai Tam2:02.496TransponderSX24
GT Radial StreetTimeTimerTirePoints
Joe McGuigan1:50.027TransponderSX210
Sean Chou1:50.694TransponderSX27
Neal Wiebmer1:51.281TransponderSX25
Jason Yu1:51.642TransponderSX24
Aseda Aboagye1:52.309TransponderSX23
Scott Malloy1:54.935TransponderSX22
Ben Luu1:55.066TransponderSX21
Justin Cruz1:56.454TransponderRS41
TouringTimeTimerTirePoints
Jeff Nucum (FI)1:45.817TransponderRS410
Trevor Parque1:53.351TransponderRE-71R7
Felipe Burga1:53.563TransponderSX25
P. Stitch (FI)2:00.361TransponderSX24
Sandy Phan2:00.590AiM Solo DLSX23
Nick Kromelow2:06.056TransponderSX22
UnlimitedTimeTimerTirePoints
Garland Wong (V8)1:39.196TransponderNT0110
Jeff Juanlu (V8)1:46.221TransponderNT017
Kevin Schweigert (NA)1:47.904TransponderZII5
Brandon Yun (FI)1:50.854TransponderRS44
AiM Solo DL times include a 0.1s penalty
HLT+GPS times include a 0.25s penalty
HLT times include a 0.5s penalty

Round 6 - July 7 - Sonoma Raceway

Round 6 - July 7 - Sonoma Raceway  
SportTimeTimerTire
 
GT Radial StockTimeTimerTirePoints
Eric Lin2:01.189TransponderSX210
Haven Latimore2:07.408TransponderSX27
Man-Fai Tam2:14.446TransponderSX25
GT Radial StreetTimeTimerTirePoints
Neal Wiebmer2:00.576TransponderSX210
Jason Yu2:01.965TransponderSX27
Sean Chou2:02.356TransponderSX25
Aseda Aboagye2:02.401TransponderSX24
Joe McGuigan2.03.901TransponderSX23
Justin Cruz2:08.42HLTRS42
TouringTimeTimerTirePoints
Jeff Nucum (FI)1:57.593TransponderRS410
Sean Estenson2:02.132Transponder595RSRR7
UnlimitedTimeTimerTirePoints
Garland Wong (V8)1:50.509TransponderNT0110
Kevin Schweigert (FI)1:52.547TransponderZII7
AiM Solo DL times include a 0.1s penalty
HLT+GPS times include a 0.25s penalty
HLT times include a 0.5s penalty

Round 7 - September 1 - Laguna Seca

Round 7 - September 1 - Laguna Seca  
SportTimeTimerTire
 
GT Radial StockTimeTimerTirePoints
Tor Anderson1:54.420TransponderSX210
Mitchell Ong1:54.778TransponderSX27
Haven Latimore1:55.140TransponderSX25
Man-Fai Tam1:57.571TransponderSX24
GT Radial StreetTimeTimerTirePoints
Neal Wiebmer1:49.843TransponderSX210
Jason Yu1:51.381TransponderSX27
Sean Chou1:51.753TransponderSX25
TouringTimeTimerTirePoints
Jeff Nucum (FI)1:46.684TransponderRS410
Trevor Parque1:49.283TransponderRE71R7
Felipe Burga1:52.924TransponderSX25
P. Stitch (FI)1:59.199TransponderSX24
Edison Miguel (FI)2:07.033TransponderRS43
UnlimitedTimeTimerTirePoints
Kevin Schweigert (FI)1:39.473TransponderA05210
Brandon Yun (FI)1:47.988TransponderRS47
AiM Solo DL times include a 0.1s penalty
HLT+GPS times include a 0.25s penalty
HLT times include a 0.5s penalty

Round 8 - October 6 - Thunderhill West

Round 8 - October 6 - Thunderhill West  
SportTimeTimerTire
 
GT Radial StockTimeTimerTirePoints
Tor Anderson1:32.963TransponderSX210
Brandon Simpson1:33.956TransponderSX27
Matthew Belter1:34.027TransponderSX25
Joe Reifer1:34.190TransponderSX24
Bobo Li1:34.232TransponderSX23
Mitchell Ong1:34.775TransponderSX22
Man-Fai Tam1:40.009TransponderSX21
GT Radial StreetTimeTimerTirePoints
Sean Chou1:29.053TransponderSX210
Joe McGuigan1:29.721TransponderSX27
Aseda Aboagye1:30.285TransponderSX25
Neal Wiebmer1:30.654TransponderSX24
Jason Yu1:30.861TransponderSX23
Ben Luu1:31.579TransponderSX22
Danny Chan1:33.273TransponderSX21
TouringTimeTimerTirePoints
Trevor Parque1:28.585TransponderRE71R10
Sean Estenson1:29.319Transponder595RSRR7
Felipe Burga1:30.615TransponderSX25
Tselmeg Enkhjargal1:32.686TransponderSX24
Daniel Harada1:34.043TransponderSX23
Spencer Johnson (FI)1:37.355TransponderMPSS2
UnlimitedTimeTimerTirePoints
Kevin Schweigert (FI)1:22.812TransponderA05210
AiM Solo DL times include a 0.1s penalty
HLT+GPS times include a 0.25s penalty
HLT times include a 0.5s penalty

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: https://www.86cup.us/gtradial/


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: http://scottgrassophotography.com/motorsportsmain. Contact Scott directly for information on purchasing pictures. Thanks, Scott!

FAQ


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: http://youtu.be/1by8CACeNMg


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!

Archive


View results and information from previous seasons:

2016

2017

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