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 2020, we'd like to welcome back GT Radial as the title partner for the 86DRIVE Challenge! GT Radial has been a partner for us since the beginning, and this year, they're continuing to generously give away cash prizes for the podium winners of the Stock and Street classes in addition to the tire Contingency program. Returning this year to continue supporting our series are Winmax, Elite Performance, The Racers Line, Bluemoon Perfomance, Verus Engineering, and Marsh Composites. 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 partners again this year!

New for the 2020 season is Annex Suspension Group! We're excited to have them on board this season!

This season, we will be running all of our NorCal events with SpeedSF. They have been very accommodating of us in the past, and we look forward to another successful partnership this season.

86DRIVE Challenge Rules


2020 Schedule


DateTrackConfigOrganizerRemarks
1Feb 22Thunderhill RacewayEastSpeedSF2-day event
2Feb 23Thunderhill RacewayEastSpeedSF2-day event
3Mar 14Thunderhill RacewayWestSpeedSF
4May 16Weathertech Laguna SecaSpeedSF
5May 30Buttonwillow13CWSpeedSF2-day event
6May 31Buttonwillow13CWSpeedSF2-day event
7Aug 28Thunderhill Raceway5-mileSpeedSFFriday event
8Oct 3Thunderhill RacewayWestSpeedSF
9Nov 7Sonoma RacewaySpeedSF
10Dec 12Thunderhill RacewayEastSpeedSF

2020 Results


2020 Timing Results



Lap Records



Partners & Shoutouts

The following partners & 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 2019. 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/


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!


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.


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.


What's in a name? Annex Suspension Group™ is a team of deeply passionate engineers, road racers, and enthusiasts, all aligned to the same goal - maximizing the enjoyment of driving the car you love, every day.

The word "Annex" can mean a separated room or geographical area. For us, it stems from our core belief of creating new and innovative suspension products that are differentiated from what's already on the market. Our customers share these same values. They look to us when they just haven't found a product that offers the right combination of performance, balance, quality, or value.

We started this journey with the intention of creating products that aren't just marketing hype, but bring tangible value to you in the form of suspension products that are rigorously tested and carefully engineered to bring lasting joy on each drive.

Our commitment to you: We will do whatever we can to take care of you, our customer, as it is our customer's satisfaction that keeps us going after many long nights at the office/ lab/ racetrack. It is your satisfaction that fuels us, and we will do whatever we can to ensure your enjoyment with our products as long as you own them.


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.


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.


Marsh Composites, with over 20 years of composite fabrication experience is focused on manufacturing high quality carbon fiber components. With an emphasis on weight loss and performance we only use processes that optimize the fiber to resin ratio (dry carbon) and only the very best aerospace grade carbon fabrics, resins and core materials are chosen. While at the same time taking the extra time and care needed to also have a show quality fit and finish, Marsh Composites strives to become known as the best in the business with every part produced.


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!


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!"


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

2018

2019

Contact Us!


Want to join us at the track, but have some questions? Drop us a note at our Facebook group!