2011 Subaru Challenge at SIA

Subaru of Indiana Automotive   -   Lafayette, Indiana   -   August 20th, 2011  

The Subaru of America Central Region and the Indy SCCA are pleased to host the 2011 Subaru Challenge Event at SIA to be held on Saturday, August 20th, 2011 at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (the factory!) in Lafayette, Indiana

The Subaru Challenge is

·       A Subaru customer appreciation event designed to enhance your Subaru ownership experience.

·       An exclusive, Subaru only event. No other make vehicle will be allowed to compete.

·       Your opportunity to have fun with your fellow Subaru enthusiasts and to meet some of them in person for the first time.

·       Your opportunity to test your Subaru’s capabilities and your driving skills in a controlled and safe environment.

·       Your opportunity to see some pretty tricked out Subaru’s and be able to talk to their owner/creators.

            Please accept our personal invitation to attend the 2011 Central Region Subaru Challenge. It only costs $48.00 to participate and you will have ten times that much fun if you attend. Take advantage of the On-Line Registration by clicking HERE! But hurry, you must be registered by August 17th, 2011. We look forward to seeing you in Indiana!

Entry Fee: $48.00

Entry Fee includes participation in the Subaru Challenge event competition, catered lunch, refreshments and goodies courtesy of Subaru Central Region.

Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
5500 State Rd. 38 East
Lafayette, IN 47905

Please use the entrance on Route 38


  • Trophies are awarded at the end of the event.

  • The event will be split up into a Morning session and an Afternoon session. Each session will consist of two Heats (1 & 2).

  • Each heat gets 2-3 runs depending on time and number of entries.

  • You’ll have plenty of seat time to learn the course and get your car sorted out. Keep this in mind and plan accordingly. Your fastest run counts.

Early Bird Bonus - Subaru Central Region is pleased to announce a SIA plant tour incentive, free of charge, to the first 30 entrants in the 2011 Subaru driving challenge. The plant tour will take place on Friday August 19th, 2011. That is the Friday before the event. Each driver who qualifies will be notified by the region once we reach that magic number. We will be keeping track of the registrations as they happen. All you need to do is show up the night before.

Hotel Promotional Rate: The Marriott Courtyard in Lafayette has agreed to give anyone who is a Subaru Challenge participant a group rate discount of $89.00 per night. If you would like to take advantage of this situation please contact the hotel directly at 765-449-4800 and ask for Lenka Horackova. Mention promo code SBUG and you will receive this rate. This hotel is a very short distance from SIA. On Fairington Ave.

Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds must be received prior to August 15, 2010. No refunds will be issued after this date. 


7:45AM – 8:45AM Tech Inspection & Check-in

8:15AM – 8:45AM Course open for walking

9:00AM Mandatory driver’s meeting

9:15AM Morning Session

11:45 – 12:30 Lunch

12:45PM Afternoon Session

4:00PM Trophy Presentation

Check-In and Tech Inspection

All competitors should be on-site no later than 8:30AM Saturday morning to allow time to get you checked-in, in grid and allow enough time for tech inspection. We expect all cars to be in grid by 8:45AM. Check-in will be on site and open at 7:45AM Saturday morning.

Please arrive between 7:45 and 8:45AM. Check-in will close promptly at 8:45AM, so we have enough time to organize timing and scoring for first car off by 9:15AM. Tech inspection will be in grid. You’ll need your helmet for tech inspection. When you arrive in grid, open your hood, trunk, leave your helmet in the driver’s seat and your registration card under your windshield wiper. If you need a loaner helmet there will be a few available on-site – write “loaner helmet” in the upper right corner of your registration card to note this.

Run Order

To be determined by Indy SCCA Event Chair.

For two driver cars, 2nd driver may be bumped to the other Heat at the discretion of the event Chair. Two driver cars are required to use a two-digit number for the first driver and a “1” in front of the two digit number for the second driver – for instance 94 and 194.

You will run in class order, sorted numerically. Lower numbered cars run first. 

Work Assignments

If you run morning session, you work afternoon session.

If you run afternoon session, you work morning session.

Note that you are required to work your required session or you will be disqualified.

Grid Assignments

There will be two Grids, Grid A and Grid B. Grid assignments will be available when you check-in. We will be pre-staging all cars in grid, which means you have to have your car in grid before you report to your work assignment.

Course Walks

The course will be open for walking during the following times:

8:15AM – 8:45AM

Lunch break

The course will not be open for walking between Heats.


Trophies will be awarded for the following:

1) Ladies Challenge, places 1-3 (PAX indexed across all classes)

2) Novice Challenge*, places 1-3 (PAX indexed across all classes)

3) Super Star Challenge, places 1-3 (PAX indexed across all classes)

*A novice is any competitor who’s competed in three (3) or fewer autocross events within the past 12 months and no more than 5 events total.

The 2011 PAX index will be used to determine the winners for the Ladies Challenge, Novice Challenge and Super Star Challenge. The current PAX index is available by clicking HERE!