Strong Car Count, Great Crowds and Dry Weather Highlight 19th Southeastern Nationals in Charlotte

Pit lane at Charlotte Motor Speedway came alive during last weekend's Goodguys 19th Southeastern Nationals

Last weekend’s 19th Southeastern Nationals at Charlotte Motor Speedway was an outstanding display of the South’s finest rods, customs, muscle cars, trucks and classics. The heart of NASCAR was beating all weekend with pavement-pounding AutoCross (the cars ran over 700 laps during the event), a jam-packed show & shine with well over 2,500 cars (up from last year) and a vendor midway bustling with activity. The vendor midway was fantastic and it’s always a good sign seeing the business side of our industry getting healthy.

-Saturday night's track cruise!

Hurricane Sandy stayed well off shore and not a single drop of rain fell on the event which dawned warm and sunny Friday. Kyle and Stacy Tucker of Detroit Speed were busy all weekend as they hosted their traditional shop party/open house Friday night then came out Saturday to make the Builder’s Choice award selections and run the AutoCross with multiple entries. AutoCross results are listed below.

All in all, the 19th edition of the Southeastern Nationals was one of the best ever. To see a complete list of all award winners, click here. We’ll see you for next year’s 20th Southeastern Nationals scheduled for October 25-27, 2013!

Click here for a complete list of this year’s 19th Southeastern Nationals award winners! See you next year!

19th Southeastern Nationals AutoCross Results
Pro Class
1. Jet Hot-Tim McGilton 1970 Camaro 35.167
2. Detroit Speed- Ryan Matthews 1963 Chevy II 35.331
3. Detroit Speed- Kyle Tucker 1963 Chevy II 35.796
4. Detroit Speed- Stacy Tucker 1963 Chevy II 36.158
5. Jet Hot- Cheryl Herrick 1969 Camaro 37.269

Street Rod
1. Russell McCaren 1932 Ford 38.887
2. Richard Clayton 1933 Ford 40.434
3. Randy Copeland 1948 Ford 44.351

-Russell McLaren celebrates his Street Rod AutoCross class victory with an emphatic mid-course doughnut

1. Jim O’Neal 1970 El Camino 36.323
2. Brad Granger 1965 C-10 36.356
3. Dan Burnett 1972 C-10 37.122
4. Kevin Bapst 1968 C-10 37.165
5. Kevin Haskins 1970 C-10 41.209

Street Machine
1. Mark Rife 1963 Corvette 34.179
2. Billy Utley 1972 Nova 34.302
3. Larry Woo 1968 Camaro 35.052
4. John Kundrat 1964 Corvette 35.310
5. Tom Farrington 1966 Chevelle 35.334

Super Sunday
1. Ryan Mathews 1994 Corvette 34.626
2. Greg Stedman 2010 Challenger 36.537
3. James Smith 2011 Camaro 37.589
4. Garland Farris III 84 Mustang 37.976
5. Dan Burnett 2005 Corvette 38.631

Tommy Carver's Charlotte, NC based '49 Cadillac was chosen as the 2013 Kustom of the Year finalist. Tommy's bad Cad has over 160 modifications!


-Little rodders cheering on the track cruise participants as they roll out to the staging area

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