Industry News

Midwest MuscleCar Challenge

  • Midwest Musclecar Challenge - 0
  • Print

The Midwest Musclecar Challenge will provide a dynamic proving ground to test the handling and road manners of some of America’s best-built musclecars.

Put your skill and your ride to the test during this two day event covering four disciplines, full-out road course, autocross, and highway driving. The Midwest MuscleCar Challenge will gather the top MuscleCars from all over the country to the heartland of Indiana & Illinois to do battle. Get your car ready and clear your calendar for Memorial Day Weekend because this will be an event you don't want to miss.

RideTech and Bowler Performance Transmissions are proud to announce the inaugural running of the Midwest Musclecar Challenge.  The Midwest Musclecar Challenge will provide a dynamic proving ground to test the handling and road manners of some of America’s best-built musclecars. The Midwest Musclecar Challenge is a four-element event open to domestic 1978 and prior model year vehicles.  The event will be run on May 29th & 30th at two of the Midwest’s premier facilities, Putnam Park Road Course, in Mount Meridian Indiana, and the Mid-American Air Center, located in Lawrenceville, Illinois.  

The four elements include road course, street driving, autocross and a speed-stop challenge. The high horsepower fun will begin on Saturday with the BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge.  Putnam Park Road Course is a 1.87-mile, 10 turn, highly technical facility.  A full day on the road course assures everyone plenty of track time and there will be instruction available for novices or those that want to improve their existing skills. The track day will be followed by the Bowler Performance Transmissions 99-mile cruise that will wind its way through the scenic byways of southern Indiana and Illinois.  Utilizing primarily two lane highways and county roads, this element will highlight the road handling manners of the vehicles and give all the participants an opportunity to relax after a day at the track.

Bowler’s 99-mile cruise will conclude on Saturday night with the Flowmaster’s American Thunder Rib Feast.  Socializing and bench racing are the two primary items on the agenda for the evening. Sunday morning promises lots of activity for the day and the Mid-American Air Center is the ideal location to continue the high-octane extravaganza! The nearly unlimited size of the Air Center allows for the creation of a one-of-a-kind RideTech Street Challenge Autocross course that will thrill both the drivers and spectators and push the entries to the ragged edge of performance. The Baer Brakes speed-stop challenge also promises to be an exciting event as we test the limits of acceleration, braking and driver skills all at the same time!  The “stop box” will be the ultimate proof of mechanical functionality and driver talent. If that’s not enough RPM to put you into the rev limiter, The Midwest Musclecar Challenge will also include a non-judged show-n-shine area to showcase some of the most beautiful automotive craftsmanship on the planet.

Registration for the event will open February 1, 2010 and will be limited to the first 60 entries.  Entry fee is $250 before April 1, $300 after April 1 and $350 the day of the event.  Entry includes one vehicle, two adults and dinner on Saturday.  Stand-alone show-n-shine entries are $25 and include two adults and dinner.

Bowler Performance Transmissions, RideTech, Baer Brakes and BFGoodrich are proud sponsors of the Midwest Musclecar Challenge.  The event is produced by FM3 Performance Marketing. Corporate sponsorship is available;

TV Coverage
The Midwest Musclecar Challenge will be televised on Fox Sports Net in June of 2010. Our group will be working closely with Masters Entertainment, creators of the Mother’s Car Show Series, Inside Drag Racing and countless other automotive programs. Masters TV will be on-site to capture all the action of the Midwest Musclecar Challenge to produce a 30 minute special to air in June on the Mother’s Car Show Series. They will also be producing a full length DVD that will be available immediately following the telecast that will include bonus footage from the event not seen on television. If you haven’t already, be sure to register for the event and take your shot at fame and glory!!


Find Articles

Please select a field.







Put your passion into gear

From Customs, Chevys, Fords to the Classics, these magazines provide the latest cutting edge information to fuel your passion.


Required Information