Our $2000 Challenge Presented by CRC Industries always attracts big names–names like Andrew Nelson, who ran a blistering 9.52-second quarter-mile pass in a car built for less than $2000–but this year will be one for the record-books.
To provide a benchmark for the drag racing portion of our three-part competition, Big Daddy Don Garlits, widely known as the father of drag racing, will hit the starting line to try and best our fastest competitors's times at the $2000 Challenge. And it will be a tight race, too–Garlits will be driving the Dream Giveaway Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye Extreme, meaning our competitors will need to bring their A-game if they want to beat the "King of the Dragsters."
Even better: You can win the car he'll be driving! It's being given away, and you can use the promo code "Grassroots" to get double tickets! Get tickets right here.
As always, the $2000 Challenge is free to spectators, and returns to Gainesville Raceway Friday, October 25. Find spectator info here.
Never heard of Don Garlits? Check out his biography here; it’s a seriously cool read. The $2000 Challenge is presented by CRC Industries, in association with Miller Electric and with trophies by Copart and White Pony Absorbent Products. You can learn more and register your car right here.