Welcome to the 2024 Heartland Challenge: Team ATV & UTV/SXS Off-Road Endurance Race in Iowa!

2023 Live Video Coverage for UTV & Adult ATV Races:

Live Facebook Video feed of the UTV 4-Hour and ATV 10-Hour Races will be provided by Tire Spine for 2023, check it out! Live Scoring Link is on the Results page.

This year the Heartland Challenge returns to Fort Dodge at Sports Park Raceway for another exciting weekend of Off-Road Racing featuring a 2-Hour Mini ATV XC Team race, 3-hour Youth ATV Team XC race, 10-hour Adult ATV XC Team race, and 4-hour UTV/SXS race! Youth & Adult ATV Races also feature an Ironman Class for solo-racers! Friday & Saturday, August 4th & 5th, 2023!

2024 EVENT: July 26-27


Sports Park Raceway
2298 S River Rd,
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Friday Races:
2-Hour Mini ATV (50cc) Race Friday (2-4pm)
4-Hour UTV/SXS Race on Friday (7-11pm)

Saturday Races:
3-Hour Youth ATV Race Saturday (7:30-10:30am)
10-Hour Adult ATV Race on Saturday (1-11pm)

Event History

What is the Heartland Challenge Off Road Race?
The Heartland Challenge has been considered one of the toughest and grueling ATV/UTV competitions in the U.S. for over a decade. The overall duration and physical test of the Challenge continues to draw fans and racing enthusiasts year after year.

The Kyner’s (owners of the IATVHSS and AXCC series) created the Heartland Challenge as a way to get back to the core of why we all race in the first place – to have FUN. No points are awarded, only bragging rights and the coveted Corn Cob Trophy!

What kind of race is it?
The ATV race accommodates all ages and skill levels, from Pro Riders to Youth racers just starting out. The race is TEN straight hours (for the adult ATV classes) of open grass fields, technical woods sections, an optional GBC challenge section, all with conditions that can change every lap. For those racers who enjoy bar to bar racing or spectating the track features a lite motocross section as well.

The ATV classes are made up of teams of either two or three riders and allow each rider to use his or her own ATV. This is an excellent opportunity to ride with family, friends, or even your greatest rival. But pick your teams wisely as the competition will be fierce. If you think you got what it takes to win it on your own, then we dare you to sign up for the IRON MAN class! And don’t forget your lights as a third of the race and finish is at night!

The SXS teams are also put to the challenge with a four-hour race that starts as the sun sets on Friday night. Keep in mind the SXS and a portion of the ATV race will be taking place during the evening hours. It definitely takes some unique skills to handle and conquer a nighttime track. Both races will be put riders and their machines to the test.

Youth riders will have a chance to show off their skills during the youth race early Saturday morning. Be sure to bring out the whole family to cheer them on!

Do you have to race to attend?
No, everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The atmosphere is intended for families and friends to spend time and enjoy the race together. Spectators are welcome to watch riders take on the GBC obstacle challenge which features huge boulders, trees, and hills. The motocross section is also a spectator favorite.

Will GBC Tires be at the event?
Yes, GBC will have a booth set up by the registration area. We are proud to be the title sponsor of the 2021 Heartland Challenge.

For teams riding on GBC tires, we’ll be offering GBC Bucks. Be sure to stop by our booth to fill out your forms or to just say hello.

We look forward to seeing you there!


9am – Gates Open at Sports Park Raceway in Fort Dodge, Iowa for the Event!
2298 S. River Rd. Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

FRIDAY (UTV/SXS & Youth 50cc):
7am – Gates Open
9am-9pm – Registration & Tech Inspection Open
1:30pm – Youth Riders Meeting on the Start Line
2pm-4pm – 50cc Youth Race
4pm – Electric Races tentative
5pm – Adult UTV Registration Closes
5pm – Little Electric Race!
5:30pm – Adult UTV Riders Meeting on Start Line
7pm-11pm – Adult UTV/SXS 4-HOUR Race!
Following UTV Race – Awards
8pm – Registration & Tech Closes

6:30am – Start lining up for the start on pit lane and choosing their impound spots. You must already be registered and teched.
7am – Registration & Tech Inspection Open
7am – Youth Riders Meeting on Start Line
7:30am-10:30am – Youth ATV 3-Hour Race!
Following Youth ATV Race – Awards
11am–approx. – Line-up for impound spots and pit lane right after youth race is finished and track has been cleared by sweeper. AA and Pro 4X4 classes have first choice. However, if they are NOT ready we will allow other classes to start choosing.
11:30am – Riders Meeting
1pm-11pm – Adult ATV 10- Hour Race!
Following Adult ATV Race – Awards

Register to Race!

Fill out the form below to Register for the Heartland Challenge: