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TC24: Special Stage

TC24: Special Stage

Suggested Donation: $35

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Driver tickets are limited to 1 per customer. Drivers must be 18 or older.

We are offering TougeCon Drive tickets for FREE this year to make the experience accessible to everyone. That being said, if you are willing and able ... we'd appreciate a donation of any amount to help us continue to offer this experience year after year!

Simply add the desired amount in the "tip" section during checkout. The suggested donation is $35. Thank you!

If you're bringing a passenger who is under the age of 18, please add this ticket to your cart: Under 18 Passenger Ticket

TougeCon Drives are curated half-day events that highlight some of our favorite roads in the area. Lead by our talented staff drivers, you'll get to experience the area's technical and scenic roads. For 2024, we've added 2 more routes to the roster! If you drove with us at TougeCon 2022 or 2023, Route 1, 2, and 3 may be familiar. Feel free to run it back this year, or try one of the new routes! If this is your first year, we encourage you to pick Route 1 since it is a staple of the TougeCon experience. You can choose to drive solo, or bring a passenger along for the ride!

All Routes Start: 
Saturday September 7th @ 7:30am - Ticketholders Check Email for Details

All Routes End:
Saturday Early Afternoon (before car show load in)

Ticketholder will receive: 

  • A curated technical & scenic driving route led by a TougeCon staff driver
  • An exclusive TougeCon 2024 vehicle sticker

Our professional media crew will be capturing TougeCon 2024 from a storytelling perspective. Unfortunately, with so many cool cars and people involved, we can't guarantee photos of everyone's cars. However, if you want to ensure you leave TougeCon with some amazing photos, check our Media Page and book a private session with one of our talented media members!

NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own gas & food
 

Stage 1 - Pig Trail ("OG" Route) [130miles]

The Pig Trail Drive is the original recipe TougeCon drive, with all the spiciness you would expect. Blind corners, elevation change, and scenic views are served up at a decent pace with an amazing burger stop at the end. Halfway along the drive, you will drop into the Mulberry River valley with rock walls and smooth pavement setting the JDM vibe. Featuring Oark General store and Cafe as our destination, grab a great burger and check out the hundreds of stickers on their doors and windows from sports car and motorcycle groups visiting here annually from across the country to enjoy driving on these incredible roads. And don’t leave without grabbing a slice of their famous pie!

Stage 2 - Devil's Den [170miles]

The Devil’s Den Drive drops you into an amazing valley and Arkansas State Park. This route covers country fields to deep forests and mountain tops. An Arkansas icon, Devil’s Den nestled in Lee Creek Valley was selected as a state park site in the 1930s. The Civilian Conservation Corps used native materials to build the park’s rustic-style wood and stone structures that mirror the surrounding natural beauty. Here we will eat at the Ridgerunner cafe in the park. An impressive rock dam spans Lee Creek forming Lake Devil, an 8-acre lake. Scenic views and technical driving abound as you tackle the consecutive hairpins leaving the park. Try not to spill your tofu as you climb Mt. Gayler and remember to stop for a scenic view at Artist Point. On the way back into town keep an eye out for historic aircraft as we pass the Fayetteville Air Museum at Drake Field.

Stage 3 - Buffalo River [175miles]

The Buffalo River drive is a chance to experience the nation’s first National River. The most remote of our drives, this one really gets you out into the Ozark Mtns. The route takes us through Boxley Valley (keep an eye out for Elk) and across Mt. Sherman. A backdrop of multicolored bluffs and pour-offs at Steel Creek will be our photo stop before dropping into an intense downhill section, good brakes are recommended! Before driving across the Ponca bridge and following the river back towards Fayetteville for lunch at Wood Stone Pizza on the patio. Sharp corners, steep descents, and spectacular views are highlights of this drive.

Route 4 - X [X miles]

The Pig Trail Drive is the original recipe TougeCon drive, with all the spiciness you would expect. Blind corners, elevation change, and scenic views are served up at a decent pace with an amazing burger stop at the end. Halfway along the drive, you will drop into the Mulberry River valley with rock walls and smooth pavement setting the JDM vibe. Featuring Oark General store and Cafe as our destination, grab a great burger and check out the hundreds of stickers on their doors and windows from sports car and motorcycle groups visiting here annually from across the country to enjoy driving on these incredible roads. And don’t leave without grabbing a slice of their famous pie!
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