The 2016 Tire Rack One Lap of America is in the Books

2016 marked the 33rd running of the Tire Rack Brock Yates One Lap of America. The charitable, extreme challenge, street-legal road rally race for driving enthusiasts is an event of endurance and vehicle preparation. This year’s event covered 2,827 miles over seven days!

As is tradition, the race kicked off and ended at our headquarters here in South Bend, Indiana. In between, drivers traveled to the following tracks:

  • Lake Erie Harley-Davidson
  • Pittsburgh International Race Complex
  • Palmer Motorsports Park
  • Summit Point Raceway
  • NCM Motorsports Park
  • Road America
  • Great Lakes Dragaway
  • Autobahn Country Club
The competition was strong this year with Robert Thorne and Amanda Hahn taking first place with their 2015 Nissan GTRRR. While you expect a great performance from a vehicle like this, many were surprised to see a minivan in the race. Yes, a minivan! Toyota entered an R-Tuned and SE+ Sienna in One Lap and shattered the perception of what it means to drive a minivan. Toyota thought One Lap was a great place to test the vehicles, as they said, “Since One Lap of America is the ultimate road trip, we believe the Sienna is the ultimate road trip vehicle.”

Outside of the racing, the Tire Rack Brock Yates One Lap of America places a large emphasis on charity. Many participants are racing for a cause. However, the official event charity is The Brock Yates Tribute Fund, which was created in 2013 to support Alzheimer’s awareness and raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

We’d like to thank everyone who participated to make this year’s event a huge success and we’re already looking forward to 2017!

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