Win Great Prizes
$2000 Challenge Champion: The winner of the $2000 Challenge will receive a big trophy, a fancy winner's jacket, and a Millermatic® 211 MIG Welder.
Second and Third Overall: The second and third highest-scoring teams overall get a trophy and the glory.
First-Place Concours: Trophy and a CRC SmartWasher BenchtopPRO® bioremediating benchtop parts washer designed for the small repair shop or home garage.
Second- and Third-Place Concours: Trophies given to the three highest-scoring teams in concours judging.
Top Three Autocross: Trophies given to the three teams with the fastest autocross runs.
Top Three Drag Race: Trophies given to the three teams with the quickest drag passes.
Biggest Mess Presented by White Pony Absorbent Products: These cars are built on a tight budget. Things blow up sometimes. This award goes to the most awesome disappointment of the year.
Best Auction Presented by Copart: The highest-scoring car purchased at auction.
Best Engineered: The Grassroots Motorsports staff will pick the car they believe to be the most ingeniously engineered.
200 Treadwear: The highest-placing car on 200-treadwear or higher tires for the duration of the event.
Editors’ Choice: The Grassroots Motorsports staff will pick their overall favorite entry.
Challengers’ Choice: The $2000 Challenge participants will pick their overall favorite entry.
Phil Kime Spirit of the Event Award: Person or team that fully embodies the $2000 Challenge spirit.
Best Theme: The Grassroots Motorsports staff will pick their favorite theme.
Rookie of the Year Award: Highest-placing first-timer.
Longest Drive Award: For the $2000 Challenger who tows/drives the longest distance from home to the event.
Best Reaction Time: Best reaction time on the quarter-mile.
Last Chance Award: Highest-placing car acquired no more than 10 days before the first day of the event. Car shall be purchased from general public, not another Challenge team.
High School Award: Highest-placing car predominantly built by high schoolers.
Old Guy Class: Highest-placing car predominantly built by people 55 or older.
College Class: Highest-placing car predominantly built by college students.
$1000 Class: Highest-placing car built for half the allowed budget—$1000—or less.
Stock Block Class: Highest-placing car with the OEM (or duplicate replacement) engine block.
Parking Lot Class: Highest-placing car with the majority of its prep completed in the parking lot of the host hotel.
Daily Driver: The highest-placing car on 250-treadwear or higher tires for the duration of the event.
CAM Class: The highest-placing car that meets the SCCA’s Classic American Muscle rules during the autocross and drag race. All CAM sub-classes are eligible.
Fastest Valve Cover: For the winner of the $2000 Challenge Valve Cover Race.
Discounts on White Pony Absorbent Products: White Pony will be competing at the event. Anybody who beats them in the overall results will receive 25% off White Pony products, while anybody they beat will receive 50% off.