Mooresville, NC – The saying goes that everything is bigger in Texas, and if you’ve ever had the opportunity to fill your hot rod up at a Buc-ee’s then you know what we’re talking about! The final destination of the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association Hall of Fame Tour brings participants to the great state of Texas and Texas Motor Speedway for a weekend of octane filled activities. The 25th Summit Racing Equipment Lone Star Nationals attracts hot rods of all shapes and sizes along with an array of adrenaline pumping events such as the burnout competition, autocross, and even some NASCAR style ride-alongs on the full circuit!
The event kicked off early Friday morning with mother nature sending some rain our way. While the rain delayed the racing, fellow autocrosser Keith Corrigan utilized the BFG Garage to swap some fresh BFGoodrich Rival S tires on to his Camaro to gain an edge when the weather cleared. Luckily the jet drier came out and it was time for autocross action by mid-afternoon. Saturday, on the other hand, was the epitome of perfect weather. Those Texas skies opened to a day full of sunshine and a cool breeze. The great weather brought out some great company as well! Detroit Speed, Inc. customer Derrick Torres brought out his wicked 800hp supercharged 1968 Camaro for a little cone carving fun. Kyle Tucker took out his notorious, and recently “naked”, 1970 Camaro after putting 2,200 miles on it! Not only did the car complete the Tour problem free, but it brought some heat and earned a 4th place finish among some other tough competitors. Kyle’s best time of the weekend was a 40.044 which was merely less than half a second from 1st, ‘ole faithful still has it!
While the autocross continued, we took some time to browse the award winners and we stumbled upon something special! Rob Roberts’ “Enigma” 1971 Camaro built using Detroit Speed goodies from GAP Racing not only took home a Builder’s Choice award, but was also selected to be a finalist for the 2017 Muscle Machine of the year. Great effort by everyone involved with the build, because it is downright gorgeous in all aspects!
Up next on the Speed Tour is in our very own backyard at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Goodguys 24th Southeastern Nationals and our rapidly growing Open House 2017!