Posted October 12, 2010 Atlanta, GA
Lisa Ray Grovenstein, 404-894-8835
Team Captures Top Spot at Grassroots Motorsports $2010 Challenge
Georgia Tech’s Wreck Racing team took the top spot in the Grassroots Motorsports $2010 Challenge, including first-place finishes in the autocross and concours events. Wreck Racing’s No. 81 Lexus-V8-powered Mazda Miata claimed the overall title, beating 53 teams that included cars from professional tuning shops and veteran race car builders.
Held annually in Gainesville, Fla., the Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 event was hosted by Grassroots Motorsports (GRM) magazine. The competition required competitors to buy and build a race car for less than the dollar amount of the calendar year. The cars competed in three different events including autocross, drag and concours.
The 2010 race marks the first time Wreck Racing placed in the event categories. In addition, the team’s best overall finish in previous years was 12th place. A full recap of this year's competition, along with photos and information about the event, will be featured in the April 2011 edition of Grassroots Motorsports magazine.
Wreck Racing is a volunteer student organization, comprised of more than 35 students representing schools across campus.