Automobilia MINI Challenge: Wichita, KS
The MINI Challenge is an exciting new addition to this year's 26th annual Automobilia Moonlight Car Show and Street Party in Wichita, Kansas on Saturday, July 11. Enter your own 3-driver racing team to compete against other 3-driver teams for top honors in this thrilling autocross competition. You and your teammates will race identical MINI John Cooper Works Hardtops on timed runs through a challenging autocross course. Engineered by BMW, the German engineered / British built MINI delivers go-kart handling and performance, but is docile enough for drivers of all levels. No previous racing or performance driving experience is required to participate.
After completing a low speed orientation lap of the course with instructions by a pro driver, you will get three lapping sessions with breaks in between to debrief and strategize with your teammates. The best individual lap times of each team driver from all three sessions are added together to determine the fastest team of the day. Participation takes approximately two hours. After you drive, celebrate your performance by soaking in the atmosphere of one of the country's largest single day car shows. Timing results are updated in real time on your smart phone so you can track where you stand relative to other drivers throughout the day and into the evening.
This event is being conducted as a fundraiser for the official charities of Automobilia. Participants will be expected to sign up sponsors to fund their participation.
Two ways to participate:
- Pay one-time registration fee of $1,500.00
- Pay $99.00 registration fee and fundraise (min $1000)
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- Session 1: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
- Session 2: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
- Session 3: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LocationWichita City Transit Parking Lot, 777 East Waterman Street, Wichita, KS
Frequently Asked Questions
If you elect to register by paying a one time fee, you will be obligated to pay that fee unless you cancel your participation at least three weeks prior to the event or name a substitute driver to take your place. If you elect to have sponsors fund your participation, the donations are not refundable, but you may name a substitute driver to take your place.
Only teams comprised of all sponsored drivers are eligible to earn a time credit. Time credits are determined before the event based on the amount of sponsorship funds raised by your team that exceed your minimum cumulative team commitment. The time credit is applied to your team’s cumulative time (score) at the end of the competition. Your team will earn a time credit as follows:
At least 50% over the minimum team amount = .250 second credit against final team score
At least 100% over the minimum team amount = .500 second credit against final team score
Example: Your team, which is comprised of all sponsored drivers, has a minimum financial commitment of $1,000 each or $3,000 for your team. If your team raises between $4,500 and $6,000 through individual sponsor donations (at least 50% over the minimum) then your team will be awarded a time credit of .250 seconds. If your team raises a total of $6,000 or more through sponsor donations (100% over the minimum), then your team will be awarded a time credit of .500 seconds.
For example, if at the end of the event your team score is 94.645 seconds and you have earned a .500 second time credit by overshooting your minimum fundraising commitment by more than 100%, then your team’s final score will be reduced by .500 seconds to 94.145 seconds. The team with the lowest “score” is the winner.
Once you register, you will have your own profile page to which you can add your photo and additional information for your prospective sponsors to learn about your participation in the event. Your profile page is where your sponsors can donate.
No, but if you elect not to have sponsors fund your participation you will be required to pay a $1,500 registration fee. These registration fee options help ensure that sufficient funds will be raised to justify the work involved in organizing and conducting the event and that, in the end, meaningful revenue will be generated to benefit the All Clear Foundation.
100% of the registration fees and sponsorship funds go directly to the 4th and Long Foundation, a Wichita, KS based nonprofit organization. The majority of the funds are then distributed to the three Wichita, KS based charity partners of Automobilia: Cars for the Cure, Convoy of Hope and Wichita's Littlest Heroes. The 4th and Long foundation also pays Miles Ahead, Inc. a pre-negotiated percentage of the funds raised to conduct the event.
The event will be run rain or shine.
Event Rules & Requirements
You will register for one of three, 2-hour driving sessions scheduled during the day.
The event capacity is 72 drivers (8 teams x 3 drivers each x three, 2-hour driving sessions).
The winning team is determined by adding together the best (lowest) single lap time of each driver and then factoring in time bonuses earned by overshooting the minimum fundraising goal.
Drivers must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid drivers license.
Passengers are allowed, but must be at least 12 years of age.
No helmets or other driving equipment are required.
No alcohol will be served at the event.
Miles Ahead reserves the right to disqualify any participant that is judged to be driving in a reckless manner or otherwise behaving in a manner detrimental to the conduct of a safe and enjoyable event for the rest of the participants.