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JDM Zip Ties & Raceline USA’s 86 Challenge | Round 1

First of all, thank you to everyone who participated and sponsored the first round of the JDM Zip Ties x Raceline USA 86 Challenge. It was a little nerve-wracking trying to organize and promote the event in such a short amount of time, but we managed. We got a lot of feedback from drivers and we are excited for the next rounds.

Here are the best lap times for all the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ’s that competed against each other for the fastest lap around Buttonwillow in Round 1 of the 86 Challenge. 

As mentioned before, championship points will be awarded according to the following scale:

1st 25 points
2nd 20 points
3rd 16 points
4th 13 points
5th 11 points
6th 10 points
7th 9 points
8th 8 points
9th 7 points
10th 6 points
11th 5 points
12th 4 points
13th 3 points
14th 2 points
15th 1 point

These were the rules that we had established so far for the 86 Challenge:

245 max tire width
100 utqg min
Stock interior
NA motor only
Factory installed Aero only
Registered owner of vehicle must be the driver.

+2 seconds penalty for each rule you don’t meet
Championship style points / most points after 5 events is the winner

We are still in talks with Raceline USA and with competitors to get their thoughts and feedback on the rules to see what kind of changes some drivers might like to see. Raceline has started some conversation on their Facebook event page and everyone is encouraged to give their two cents in the discussion here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/435430953177370/

Once we square away the rules a little more, we can give an accurate score to everyone and find out the current standing.

Here are some photos from that event.

Antonio from Motor Mavens was in attendance and was able to shoot some photos and drive on the track. Here is his take on the eventful day at Buttonwillow: HT Cup Challenge Racing with Raceline

Check back with us and at Racelineusa.com for more updates on the 86 Challenge. There’s a lot of information that’s updated on Facebook, so be sure to “like” both our pages to stay in the loop and to give your feedback.

These are the dates for the remaining rounds left in both the Honda Tuning Magazine HT Cup and the 86 Challenge:

Rd.2 Apr 21 2013 Chuckwalla Valley Raceway 1ccw
Rd.3 Jun 30 2013 Willow Springs International Raceway
Rd.4 Aug 25 2013 Buttonwillow Raceway Park 13cw
Final Dec 15 2013 Buttonwillow Raceway Park 13cw

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to give us any feedback any of you guys may have.