Announcing the 2018 NorCal 86DRIVE Challenge presented by GT-Radial Tires

We are very proud to announce that the premier Northern California time attack series for 86s, BRZs, and FRS now shall be known as the 86DRIVE Challenge series! We are very excited about the 2018 season, with a new name, new rules to make the series more beginner friendly, and welcome new participants. But the same spirit and camaraderie lives on!
Visit the new site at for the new rules and schedule and follow the new IG account @86drivechallenge for more updates.


86DRIVE Challenge is the premier, independently organized, Toyota 86/Scion FRS/Subaru BRZ Time Trial series in Northern California. Utilizing a ruleset that is specific to the platform, the 86DRIVE Challenge aims to provide a friendly, safe, environment in which 86 enthusiasts can hone their driving skills. Come join us at our events, get a ride, and experience the true capabilities of our platform in its natural environment!

For 2018, we’d like to welcome back GT-Radial as the title sponsor for the 86DRIVE Challenge! GT Radial has been a sponsor for us since the beginning, and this year, they’re continuing to generously giving away cash prizes for the podium winners of the Stock and Street classes in addition to the tire Contingency program. See below for details! Returning this year to continue supporting our series are Winmax, Elite Performance, and 86DRIVE. Each have been instrumental in the past to help build the 86DRIVE Challenge series to what it is today, and we look forward to working with these sponsors again this year!

Joining us as sponsors for the 2018 season include The Racers Line, Bluemoon Perfomance, and Verus Engineering!

2018 86CUP Rules

Visit NorCal 86DRIVE Challenge’s official site at for rules, regulations, and more info. That site will have the most up-to-date schedule, rankings, and timing results. It also has an interactive points calculator to help drivers determine what class they’re in. And there will be more information about sponsors, contingency programs and awards available for participants.  Go check it out!

2018 Schedule

Date Track Config Organizer Remarks
1 Feb 24 Thunderhill Raceway East SpeedSF
2 Mar 17 Thunderhill Raceway West SpeedSF
3 Apr 28 Thunderhill Raceway West SpeedSF
4 May 26 Sonoma Raceway SpeedSF
5 Jun 16 Laguna Seca SpeedSF 86DRIVE Challenge + SoCal 86CUP
6 Jul 7 Sonoma Raceway SpeedSF
7 Sep 1 Laguna Seca SpeedSF
8 Oct 6 Thunderhill Raceway West SpeedSF
9 Oct 27 Buttonwillow 13CW SpeedSF
10 Dec 15 Thunderhill Raceway East SpeedSF

Please visit the NorCal 86DRIVE Challenge site for more details.  86DRIVE Challenge dates are also entered into our Calendar/Events pages.

For 2018 all of the events will be hosted by SpeedSF — please visit their site for more details about event registration, general track information, and safety regulations –>

See you at the track.

— the 86DRIVE Challenge Board


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