485 Endurance Challenge

Date(s) - 11/11/2018
4:00 am - 10:00 am

Ballantyne Corporate Park

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Event Details

The 485 Endurance Challenge is a performance car rally in Charlotte, NC. This event is similar to exotic car rallies such as Gumball 3000, Gold Rush Rally, and the Cannonball Run, except that you do not need to have an exotic car to join.


The cost is $250 per team.

The Challenge

This 6 hour challenge will cover 6 laps around I-485 Outer for a total distance of 410 miles.

*This event is not a race. It is an endurance rally. Driving above the posted speed limit is not encouraged.

Designed for ICEVs and BEVs alike

This event is designed for both gasoline and electric vehicles to participate. A Tesla supercharger is positioned 234 miles into the challenge and should provide enough charge to be able to successfully finish the challenge, but only just…

Brazilian Grand Prix After Party

The event will finish in time to watch the Brazilian Grand Prix. We will have a group viewing for those interested.

Driver Details

Teams must consist of at least 2 and no more than 4 participants. All drivers must have a valid driver’s license, verified prior to the start of the challenge.

Vinyl Car Decals

The event will provide teams with vinyl decals to put on their vehicle during the event. These are mandatory for participation. The decals include: vehicle number (vintage style white circle), event decal, and sponsorship decals. These will not harm the paint on your vehicle and can be easily removed.

Mandatory Pre-Challenge Driver Meeting

All teams must attend a mandatory drivers’ meeting prior to the start of the challenge. This meeting will likely take place one half hour before lights out. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss rules and to air any concerns or grievances. Stay tuned for this announcement.


  • Least Fuel Consumption

  • Most Consistent Lap Times

  • Drivers’ Choice – Favorite Car

Stay tuned for more information and event updates!

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