Wreck Racing placed fifth overall in the recent Grassroots Motorsports (GRM) $2011 Challenge, including a third place finish in the autocross event. Wreck Racing returned with their Lexus-V8-powered Mazda Miata, but added an Eaton supercharger, aerodynamics package, and nitrous oxide injection kit. The car has also been converted to run on E85 ethanol fuel.
The GRM Challenge, held annually by Grassroots Motorsports magazine in Gainseville, FL, allows entrants to spend a dollar amount up to the current year on buying and modifying a car for competition. Challenge entrants compete in autocross, drag racing, and concours judging. Held Oct. 6-8, this year’s Challenge had 48 entrants, consisting of independent teams and professional performance shops from across the country, as well as collegiate competition from Texas A&M’s racing program, who plan to return next year. Full event coverage will be included in the April 2012 issue of Grassroots Motorsports.
This year marks the final time Wreck Racing will enter the Challenge with this car, which has since been retired to track racing. The team is now hard at work on the design, fabrication, and assembly their all-new $2012 Challenge entry.
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