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.