NorCal 86CUP


What's 86CUP?

86CUP is the premier, independently organized, FRS/BRZ Time Trial series in North America. Utilizing a ruleset that is specific to the platforms, the 86CUP 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!

With the success of previous years and a growing population, we could not help but expand and welcome new track organizers as well new supporters to 86CUP. Cusco-Winmax, GT-Radial, and CounterSpace Garage have been phenomenal to our growing needs and will continue to support the 86CUP for 2016. New for 2016 is Elite Performance, Burlingame. They have been a silent partner for a while now supporting our stock and modified FRS/BRZs with parts, installs, ECU tuning, and any other track-prep our cars need. Last but not least is 86drive, NorCal's group of enthusiasts that continue to grow from canyon carving to track driving. A few of NorCal 86CUP's regularly attendance still maintain their canyon carving prowess while letting it all hang out at an 86CUP events.

2016 also brings us two new track organizers hosting our 86CUP events! NCRC has been our father on the track and 2016 will mark our 3rd-season relationship with NCRC. Our newest addition to hosting 86CUP track days is SpeedSF. An established group, SpeedSF has some of Norcal's most experienced drivers utilizing a wide variety of performance vehicles. The next and upcoming 2016 86CUP track host is Exclusive Trackdays. They offer private trackdays with limited crowds and more track time.


NorCal 86CUP Rules

2016 NorCal 86CUP Rules Addendum

The rules listed below are specific to NorCal 86CUP and override any rules that may conflict with the rules published in the official rule set.

  • Scores for best 8 finishes out of 12 events will count toward the championship for each class.
  • Only official track transponder timing or AiM Solo DL timing is accepted, unless event organizer does not provide official timing. In that case, AiM Solo DL, AiM Solo, Harry Lap Timer, or other GPS-based timers will be accepted. All times recorded with GPS-based timers are subject to a 0.1 second penalty, when calculating rank.
  • If a driver modifies his/her car mid-season and moves up or down a class, the points earned in the previous class will be carried over to the new class.

2016 Schedule

1Mar 13Sonoma RacewaySpeedSF
2Apr 17Thunderhill RacewaySpeedSF
3May 30Thunderhill Raceway5-mileExclusive Trackdays
4Jun 4Buttonwillow Raceway Park13CWNCRC86CUP SoCal vs NorCal
5Jun 5Buttonwillow Raceway Park13CWNCRC
6Jul 23Thunderhill RacewayWestSpeedSF
7Sep 10Thunderhill RacewayEastNCRC
8Sep 11Thunderhill RacewayEastNCRC
9Oct 2Thunderhill RacewayWestExclusive Trackdays
10Nov 5Sonoma RacewaySpeedSF
11Nov 26Mazda Raceway Laguna SecaNCRC
12Dec 10Mazda Raceway Laguna SecaNCRC86CUP SoCal vs NorCal

2016 Standings

GT Radial Stock

DriverR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12TotalBest 8

GT Radial Street

DriverR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12TotalBest 8
Chris S.--7--57-----1919
Kris H.-5----------55


DriverR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12TotalBest 8
Brandon (NA) + unlimited-----(5)---107-2222
Kevin P.---5--------55
Adam (FI) + street(10)(7)34-7------31-
P. Stitch (FI)--4253------14-


DriverR1R2R3R4R5R6R7R8R9R10R11R12TotalBest 8
AK (FI/NA) + mod-(10)(7)(10)(7)(10)10(10)10--57974
Adam (FI) + mod + street(10)(7)34-7-7--4-4242
P. Stitch (FI)--(4)(2)(5)(3)4-4-533030
Gary (FI)---10-------102020
Jessie (FI)---57-----321717
Brandon (FI)-----5------5-

2016 Timing Results

Sponsors & Shoutouts

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

Cusco USA is a division of Carrosser Co. Ltd, which is based in Japan. Cusco USA is the headquarters for market research, product development, sales and distribution in the Americas. The CUSCO brand offers parts thoroughly researched and developed for those who prefer the authentic items. Real tuning parts, from the street legal parts to the racing parts, developed in the motor sport fields.

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.

GT Radial is committed to grassroots motorsports support, offering both Contingency and Brand Ambassador Programs for 2016. 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.

GT Radial is sponsoring Stock and Street classes with an extremely generous contingency program that allows participants to win free Champiro SX2 tires: GT Radial 86CUP contingency program (PDF)

Check out SCCA and NASA GT Radial USA contingency programs

CounterSpace Garage is the brainchild of a pair of grassroots driving enthusiasts. Having developed winning time-attack cars, CounterSpace Garage has learned the hard way what does and does not work, and aims to share this knowledge with all who are interested. CounterSpace Garage is an advocate of performance backed by results, and CounterSpace Garage sells only the highest quality products torture tested under the harshest conditions available. Every product offered by CounterSpace Garage is tried, tested, and proven.

BRZ and FR-S performance specialists and track junkies. We only offer top quality products and are available for car setup and high performance driving consultation.

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.

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.

86CUP was created in Southern California by a group of 86 owners and track enthusiasts. Special thanks to SoCal 86CUP for coming up with the rules and point system, and sharing it with us! We usually have several combined events each season where NorCal 86CUP meets SoCal 86CUP at the track for some friendly battles for points!

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!

Contact Us!

Want to join us at the track, but have some questions? Drop us a note at our Facebook group, or visit the SoCal 86CUP website at: