Last weekend’s 4th Spring Lone Star Nationals got off to an amazing start! Friday was unbelievable with warm sun, great car count and an energizing spring vibe. Saturday was awesome too until about 1pm when the skies darkened. Weather-wise, it was all downhill from there.
The cold fronts that sweep through Texas (also known as “tornado alley”) in the spring are the stuff of legend. It can be more unpredictable than the stock market!
One thing you can never dampen is the spirit of a hot rodder though! If 4 years of this event has proven one thing, it’s that the Texas hot rod scene welcomes a spring Goodguys event to go along with the traditional Lone Star Nationals each October.
Making their debut in Texas were the Hot Rodder’s of Tomorrow gang and their eager high school students competing in timed engine building competition. Six schools and tech centers entered fielding a total of over 20 teams making for some AWESOME competition. The future of hot rodding is in great hands with these enthusiastic kids! When the wrenches had stopped flying, Team #1 from the Eastern Oklahoma County Tech Center (with sponsorship from AutoMeter) won the whole shebang with a time of 21:13. They tore apart and built back up a small block Chevy V8 in just over 20 minutes! Amazing!
Thanks to everyone who came out to Texas Motor Speedway to join us for a big weekend, foul weather be damned! A big Texas-sized THANK YOU also goes out to our host club The Lone Star Corvette Club for all their hard work and assistance!
Click here for a list of all event award winners
Click here for Texas AutoCross results