When it comes to pro-touring events, the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational takes the cake. But there are also a number of premiere events all across the country that have pro-touring enthusiasts flocking; events that are so good, they actually qualify the best of the best for the annual post-SEMA extravaganza. One such event is the Motor State Challenge and as Ridetech shows us in their Facebook photo gallery, this year’s action was not to be missed.
Put on by Motor State Distributing, the Motor State Challenge has pinned man and machine against the winding road, raceway and cones of one of the best pro-touring events in the North East for four years now.
Muscle car guys and gals participating in the event spend a full weekend in the “Motor State” of Michigan, cruising, road racing and hooning on the autocross course just for the sake of fun.
This year, a record number of pro-touring fanatics came out to earn their stripes at the Motor State Challenge the weekend of July 13th, breaking the previous record of 87 participants with a field of over 100.
The competition was tough, as the 2012 Motor State Challenge proved to be the hotbed for stellar pro-touring builds and talented drivers again this year. Big names like Kyle and Stacy Tucker from Detroit Speed, and Brett Voelkel from RideTech were at the event representing the manufacturing class while well-known pro-touring drivers like Danny Popp, who won the OUSCI last year, Mark Stielow, 2011 OUSCI runner-up, Brian Finch, and Billy Utley strutted their stuff in other categories.
At the end of the event, Ron Schwarz and his 1966 Mustang were awarded the Optima Qualifier win and will be moving on to compete in the 2012 OUSCI.
While other makes definitely graced the field, Chevys seemed to dominate, sweeping all class leading positions. If you missed this year’s event, be sure to mark your calendars for next year to prove your Chevy belongs among the top pro-touring cars in the country.
For more pictures from the event, visit RideTech on Facebook.