One weekend. One track. Zero excuses.

Our annual, no-holds-barred track competition aims to find the fastest machines on four wheels. The Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge Presented by Grassroots Motorsports returns to Virginia International Raceway on May 18-19—once again becoming part of NASA's HyperFest weekend. Bring your raucous, flame-belching beast to the track and see if you can best the competition. 

The rules are simple: All your car needs to do is pass a NASA safety inspection. Run any tire and any suspension type; add seven turbos, superchargers, displacement, spinning triangles; mount it to a production-based chassis or tube frame; use chromoly, carbon fiber, Lexan—whatever your wrenching heart desires.

This year will feature a slightly different schedule as we move to a two-day format. On-track sessions will proceed as normal on Friday, May 18, and then the fastest 20 cars (plus one available spot for a hardship case) will advance to a final timed session held on Saturday, May 19.

This is your chance to see how your car compares to the rest of the performance world. We host everything from low-buck builds and old-school rides to professional entries from the top tiers of motorsport. What's faster: a Pirelli World Challenge car or a Trans Am titan? Let's find out. 

Own a performance shop with some stiff competition? Challenge them to duel it out here on track. Let's see what your modifications can really do to lap times.

Have a classic racer? No problem. We have a Fastest Vintage award just for you. This is a rare chance to see just how your classic stacks up to a wide variety of more modern machines.

HyperFest is an extremely spectator-centric event. There is virtually no end of things to do and see. Spectator tickets will be available online and at the gate.


The UTCC is presented by:


May 18-19, 2018

Virginia International Raceway
1245 Pine Tree Rd
Alton, VA 24520

$265 after application approval.


Views from the 2017 Tire Rack Ultimate Track Car Challenge