About the 944 Challenge
The 944 Challenge has grown from its beginnings in 1999 when a handful of eager 944 owners regularly entered in the Marque Sports class of the Victorian Motor Racing Championship. Since then, numbers have increased rapidly to the point where every round of the 944 Challenge has been a stand-alone race for 944's since round 1 2002. The field numbers are strong with 20-30 cars in each event, and a real test of driver ability. The class controls are designed to equalise the performance of the cars while limiting the running costs and maintaining reliability. A testament to the reliability of these cars is the lack of activity in the pits between races. It is quite common to do nothing all weekend except top up fuel, check tyre pressures and fluid levels.
Any 944 model (built from 1982 to 1989) with the single cam non-turbo 2.5 litre fuel injected engine is eligible. It is also possible to upgrade a 924 although many changes are needed. See the Specifications and Controls for the full details.
Membership to the 944 Racing Association Inc. is required, and a membership application form can be downloaded here.
Race entry forms can be downloaded from the Calendar page as soon as they are available.
There are many alternatives for getting into 944 racing. Buy a new purpose built race car to your requirements, buy a second hand race car, build your own, or even rent one for a weekend.