One Lap of America

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The Brock Yates' One Lap of America is an annual motorsports event in the United States that has been held since 1984. It is the successor to the Cannonball Baker Sea-To-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash, an underground auto race of the 1970s.

The original premise for both was to drive cross-country, but One Lap of America now respects speed limits, and has become a set of time trials at racetracks around the country, with overnight road trips between tracks. A minimum of two drivers are required. Cars must be street-legal and run one set of street tires the entire event.

Both events are the creation of automotive journalist Brock Yates. One Lap of America is currently sponsored by Tire Rack and organized by Brock Yates, Jr.

History[edit]

Competition occurs as time trials held at various race tracks around the country. The competitors drive from track to track overnight, without the benefit of support crews. The field is divided into several classes based primarily on original manufacturers suggested retail prices and number of doors. Competitors may make any modifications to their vehicles as they see fit but must run on a single set of tires, typically provided by the race sponsor, throughout the entire event, and vehicles must remain street legal with the modifications. Race track events are time trials with up to eight cars on track at a time. Competition is for fastest time rather than wheel-to-wheel racing.[1]

The first One Lap in 1984 circumnavigated the lower forty-eight United States with the scoring based on comparing the entrants' declared mileage with that of the organizer's ("guess Brock's mileage"). From 1985 through 1991 competition was a series of road rallies: time-speed-distance events conducted on public roads. The length of One Lap of America has been as long as 10,000 miles (16,000 km) over ten days (1989) to just under 3,000 miles (4,800 km) over six days.

The One Lap of America has attracted such famous drivers as Parnelli Jones, Price Cobb, Brian Makse, John Buffum, Elliott Forbes-Robinson, and Hurley Haywood. It is sanctioned by the National Auto Sport Association and since 2013 benefits the Alzheimer's Association, as founder Brock Yates suffered from the disease for nearly 12 years until his death in 2016.

Previous Winners[edit]

Winning Vehicle Info
Year Drivers Vehicle Make Vehicle Model Vehicle Year Vehicle Drivetrain
2020 NOLAP 2020
2019 Micaiah Hackbarth & Brandon Ranvek Audi TTRS 2018 AWD
2018 Christoper & Tina Lewis Chevy Corvette 2015 RWD
2017 Huge Bates & Devin Bruce Nissan GTR 2013 AWD
2016 Robert & Amanda Thorne Nissan GTR 2015 AWD
2015 Catesby Jones & William Taylor Nissan GTR 2010 AWD
2014 Catesby Jones & William Taylor Nissan GTR 2010 AWD
2013 Douglas Wilks & Leh Keen Nissan GTR 2013 AWD
2012 Douglas Wilks & Leh Keen Nissan GTR 2010 AWD
2011 Douglas Wilks & Leh Keen Nissan GTR 2010 AWD
2010 Douglas Wilks & Leh Keen Porsche GT2 2003 AWD
2009 Steven Rankins & Will Taylor Nissan GTR 2009 AWD
2008 Mark DaVia & Drew Wikstrom Porsche 996 twin turbo AWD
2007 Mark DaVia & Drew Wikstrom Porsche 996 twin turbo AWD
2006 Mark DaVia & Drew Wikstrom Porsche 996 twin turbo 2001 AWD
2005 Mark DaVia & Drew Wikstrom Porsche 911 turbo 2001 AWD
2004 Mark DaVia & Drew Wikstrom Porsche 911 turbo AWD
2003 Ronald Adee & John Myrick Chevy Corvette C5 Z06 - MTI z-07 RWD
2002 Brian Smith & David Zelkowski Dodge Viper ARC 2001 RWD
2001 Brian Smith & Spencer Geswein Dodge Viper GTS 2000 RWD
2000 Brian Smith & Spencer Geswein Dodge Viper GTS 1998 RWD
1999 Rick Lee and Kevin Wesley Mosler Raptor 1997
1998 Ronald Adee Dodge Viper 1996 AWD
1997 Mosler Raptor 1997 RWD
1996 Mosler Intruder (Lingenfelter) 1994 RWD
1995 David Murray & John Lawlor Porsche 911 Turbo
1994 Vince Bodiford Porsche 911 Carrea
1993 Dan Jankowski & Elliot Forbes-Robinson Dodge Viper 1992 RWD
1992
1991 Tom Grimshaw & John Buffum Dodge Stealth R/T 1991 AWD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swan, Tony (2001-05-01). "2001 Michelin One Lap of America". Car and Driver. Retrieved 2020-07-14.

External links[edit]