Challenge 2022 Registration
Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5
The most exciting weekend in amateur motorsports is confirmed to return once again in early June! As they’ve done for the previous 28 years, the Tire Rack/Yokohama/Windy City BMW aim to host a fun weekend of driving, friends, and food in South Bend, IN. For those of you who haven’t joined us in the past, this is one event you do NOT want to miss! Not just one, but two days of autocross on the Tire Rack’s test track – a small road course that can be configured many ways and requires fewer cones than we use in a parking lot.
We are currently planning our traditional Dumpster Party at the Super 8 in South Bend Friday night. We have gotten two room blocks: one at the Super 8 and the other at America’s Best Value Inn. The Super 8 (574-400-8616) is under BMW Windy City and available until 5/20-$64.95 to 76.95 plus tax. America’s Best Value Inn (574-277-7700) is under Windy City BMW. There are many hotels in the South Bend area.
We have a casual start on Saturday – while registration opens at 8:00 AM EASTERN time and the first car will be off at 9:00, participants are welcome to arrive later in the morning as well. There will be no drivers meeting on Saturday. All of the runs are just for fun, but we’ll have the timer up and running so you can measure your improvement throughout the day. And once again, thanks to our volunteer chefs, Saturday lunch will be grilled up right next to the track. The fun continues into the evening at the Road Kill Grille under the big tent at the Tire Rack. More great food and awesome raffle prizes are just $12 per person (please make this check payable to Windy City BMW). You may BYOB, and you must be present to win a raffle prize.
Sunday is a competitive autocross on the Tire Rack’s test track. Check-in will begin at 8:00am EASTERN time and close at 8:25am, with the mandatory drivers meeting to follow. Please be aware of the time change and make sure you’re on time; missing the drivers meeting means you won’t be participating on Sunday. We aim to wrap up the driving by about 3:00 PM EASTERN time, allowing everyone to get back home by early evening.
Please plan on bringing your own lunch on SUNDAY or visit one of the many nearby establishments.
Registration is $60 total – that check is written to charity -and thanks to the generosity of Yokohama and the Tire Rack, 100% of the registration fee will go to your choice of charities: BMW CCA Foundation, GiGis Playhouse, or the Northern Illinois Food Bank. Please make this check payable to your preferred charity.
We look forward to seeing you in South Bend!
Chairpeople: Ed Graff, Carl Thoemmes, Clint Whiteway, Pam and Tom Imholz, and John Schwarz
TO REGISTER: YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER by mail only
(No online registration for this event)
DEADLINE: MAY 15, 2022 (Application in our
hands to get a t-shirt)
Event Deadline is Friday, May 27th (or until full) limited to the first 100 registrants.
Fill out the entire application including car class and experience.
Fastest Driver Competition, if available? YES NO
Car Make: __________________________________
Model: ____________________ Year: _______
Number of entrants ________ @ $60 = Total $ ________
MAKE THIS CHECK PAYABLE TO your choice of: BMW CCA Foundation, GiGi’s Playhouse, or Northern Illinois Food Bank.
Autocross rules and classifications are on the website: https://windycitybmw.org/driving/autocross-home/autocross-rules/
Car Class – circle: AA A B C E I L
If I, what SCCA class (I) _________
Are you a novice (see rules on website) – circle: Yes No
Are you competing on Yokohama tires? – circle: Yes No
T-shirt* size (each paid entrant receives one if registration is received by May 15.)
Circle: S M L XL XXL XXXL
Will you be attending the Dumpster Party on Friday –
Circle: Yes No
Make this check to Windy City BMW
Are you coming to dinner: Y N How many @ $12 = _____
*Extra t-shirts: Circle Sizes: S M L XL XXL XXXL
# _____ @ $15 = $ ________
Total amount to: Windy City BMW $ _____________
Mail completed registration, charity check and dinner
& extra t-shirt check (if applicable) to:
Barbara Adams, The Challenge
607 Elmdale Road, Glenview, IL 60025
1. Fill out registration form. This is a pre-registration event. First 100 registrants.
2. Make out checks: One to charity and one to Windy City BMW (if you are coming to dinner or getting an extra shirt).
3. Put checks and application form together.
3. Mail checks and form to the address above.
4. If you miss the 5/15 deadline, no t-shirt will be available.
5. Be sure to make your hotel reservations EARLY!
Super 8 is 574-400-8616 or
Americas Best Value Inn South Bend (574) 277-7700
There are many hotels in the South Bend area.