GG Lighting Freedom Cup - July 1-3

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IT IS TIME......The 3rd Annual GG Lighting Freedom Cup is here! As you can see by the schedule of events below, this will be a jam packed weekend of exciting racing!

This will be the 2nd Round of the EMPI Triple Crown Series for Classes 9, 11, and 5-1600. To celebrate that we have added the EMPI Triple Crown Grudge Match and the Mobelwagen Pit Crew Challenge going down on Friday night! (Details below)

This weekend will also be hosting the first annual Gravel Kings + Shreddy Baja Cup. The Baja Cup will feature Class 11 and Class 5-1600 bugs battling it out in 4 different races, 6 different events:
  1. The EMPI Triple Crown Grudge Match
  2. Mobelwagen Pit Crew Challenge
  3. Baja Cup Qualifying (4.5 Mile GP Course)
  4. Day 1 Baja Cup on the 4.5 Mile GP Course
  5. Baja Cup Short Course Sprint
  6. Day 2 Baja Cup (4.5 mile GP Course)
The rest of the weekend will be full of qualifying and heat races for all of your favorite classes catching huge air and setting fast laps as they battle around the action packed 4.5 Mile GP Course. Once again this year the entire field will be set by qualifying and the race will be timed with interval starts of vehicle 2 or 3 wide.

Check out the full schedule:
GG Lighting Freedom Cup Schedule of Events

Friday, July 1

3-8 pm TECH/Registration (By Appointment Only)

8:30pm UTV Bracket Challenge
2 Classes: Turbo & N/A
Under the lights on the 1 mile short course
Random draw for bracket positions
1 Lap, head-to-head racing
Winner advances up the bracket (single elimination)

9:30pm EMPI Triple Crown Grudge Match
Class 9 vs 11 vs 5-1600 Bracket Challenge / Mobelwagen Pit Crew Challenge

Under the lights on the 1 mile short course
Random draw for bracket positions
3 Class Brackets

Round 1 of Bracket Racing will include the Mobelwagen Pit Crew Challenge.
Both cars will be stationary at the start line, engines off.
When the green flag drops, 2 man pit crews will change one rear tire.
Pit crew must return behind the pit wall before the driver can start the car and leave the start line.
First car to complete 2 laps advances to 2nd round, loser eliminated.
Pit crew times will be kept and the Mobelwagen award will go to fastest overall pit crew.
Lug nuts will be checked after the 2 laps. Any loose lugs will result in elimination from the Bracket Challenge, and 5 seconds per added to the Pit Crew Challenge time.
Pit Crew Challenge times will be used as qualifying for Class 11 and 5/1600 Baja Cup Short Course Sprint.
Remaining rounds, 1 lap head-to-head racing.
Winner advances up the bracket.
The three class bracket winners will then face off in a best of 4 matchup
One Class and One Driver will be the EMPI Triple Crown Grudge Match Champ


Saturday, July 2
Qualifying All Classes
(4.5 mile GP Course)
(1 Unguided Sight Lap, 1 Qualifying Lap)
7am Class 9
7:30am Class 5-1600
8 am Class 11
8:30am Class 1300, 1350, 3000, JEEP SPEED
9 am UTVs
9:30am 1400, 7200, 2000
10 am Class 1600
10:30am Class 10, 5U, 12
11 am Class 1, UT, 6100, 14PRO, ULTRA 4

PRO AM Championship Series Heats (4.5 mile GP Course)
12-1pm - Class 9 (8 laps)
1-2pm – Gravel Kings Baja CUP Class 11 & 5-1600 (8 laps)
2-3pm – 1300, 1350, 3000, JEEP SPEED (8 laps)
3-4pm – UTV (9 laps)
4-5pm - 1400, 7200, 2000 (8 laps)
5-6 pm - 1600 (9 laps)
6-7 pm - 12, 5U, 10 (9 laps)
7-8 pm - Class 1, UT, 6100, 14PRO, ULTRA 4 (9 laps)

Gravel Kings Baja Cup Short Course Sprint (Under the lights on the 1 mile short course)
8:30 - 9 pm – Class 5-1600
9 – 9:30pm – Class 11

30 min races
Field set by Mobelwagen Pit Crew Challenge times.
Competition Cautions at 10 & 20 mins into the race.
Field is frozen when they cross the finish line and yellow flag is waiving.
Only cars 1 Lap down can go around the pace vehicle and rejoin in order at the end of the pack.
2 wide rolling start and restarts.


Sunday, July 3
EMPI Triple Crown Heats (On the 4.5 mile GP Course)

7:30am - Sunday course recon session (for drivers who did not see the course on Saturday)
8-9am – Class 9
9-10am – Gravel Kings Baja CUP Class 11 & 5-1600

PRO AM Championship Series Heats (4.5 mile GP Course, same laps as Saturday)
10-11am – 1300, 1350, 3000, JEEP SPEED
11-12pm –UTV (1900 N/A, 2900 Turbo)
12-1pm – 1400, 7200, 2000
1-2pm – 1600
2-3pm- 12, 5U, 10
3-4pm – Class 1, UT, 6100, 14PRO, ULTRA 4
5:30 pm – Awards

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