The Track with No Limits, Texas Motor Speedway provides the perfect setting for Goodguys AutoCross. It’s one of only three locations we visit multiple times each season but both the Spring and the Fall events here always have a great representation of fast race cars in the AutoCross pits – this weekend was no exception. This weekend’s course was both tight and technical but also had a little breathing room to tickle the throttle in spots.
Close to 70 drivers pushed their muscle cars, hot rods, and trucks to their limits in Texas laying rubber on the asphalt and leaving the fans wanting more. From the PRO’s to the first timers, the action was non-stop and hot and heavy, which created fierce competition between the racers. When the dust settled, five of the best drivers found themselves in front of the winners banner grinning from ear-to-ear.
The track action doesn’t end with today, Texas always has a strong showing of late model muscle coming out to play on All American Sunday. Everything American made OR powered is welcomed through the gates and your car registration event entry allows you access to the AutoCross track. So bring out those late models for another full day of AutoCross madness in Texas!
Fresh off a win last weekend in Scottsdale, PRO class driver Chris “Smitty” Smith wheeled the 48-hour RideTech Corvette and flexed his muscle with a dominating 41.323-second pass – nearly half a second quicker than second place finisher Josh Leisinger’s 41.747 in the Summit Racing 1964 Corvette. Its obvious the RideTech team did their homework this offseason. Texas local “Turbo” Mike Dusold has found the winners circle at his hometown event multiple times in the past but the tighter course this weekend didn’t allow the twin turbos under the hood of his 1967 Camaro to spool up down the long straightaways. Still, Dusold managed a third-place finish with a 41.962 and bettered seven fellow PRO class drivers.
The 48-hour Camaro (driven by Bret Voelkel) rolled into Texas Motor Speedway under its own power after a challenging trip from Phoenix. After they experienced wheel bearing problems in their rig 800 west of Ft Worth, the Camaro was unloaded on the side of the road. Rather than be stranded, the Camaro was unloaded to remove weight off the axles and driven the rest of the way to Texas while the trailer detoured for repairs. After logging a few hundred road miles, Voelkel and the 48-hour Camaro were still able to clock a top five PRO class finish claiming fourth with a best time of 42.430 – they may look like full-blown race cars but many of these PRO class rides are road-worthy as well. Too cool!
Here are your full Spring Lone Star Nationals results…
PRO Class Top 5
Chris Smith – 1972 Chevy Corvette – 41.323
Josh Leisinger– 1964 Chevy Corvette – 41.747
Mike Dusold– 1965 Chevy Camaro – 41.962
Bret Voelkel – 1967 Chevy Camaro– 42.430
Keith Corrigan – 1968 Chevy Camaro – 42.580
Street Machine Top 5
Kevin Daigle – 1965 Shelby Cobra – 42.211
Chris Jacobs– 1972 Chevy Nova – 42.357
Chris Jacobs – 1968 Chevy Corvette – 42.664
Ryan Harris– 1965 Ford Mustang – 43.583
Aaron Sockwell – 1967 Chevy Camaro – 43.629
Truck Top 5
Duke Roddy – 1965 Chevy C/10 – 46.410
Jeff Dunlap – 1971 Dodge D100 – 47.270
Scot McMilan Jr. – 1968 Ford F100 – 47.390
Blake Evans – 1969 Chevy C/10 – 49.715
Guy Taylor – 1969 Chevy C/10 – 50.105
Hot Rod Results
Morgan Martin – 1930 Ford Model A – 45.839
Stan Martin – 1930 Ford Model A – 47.014
Duel in the Desert Shootout Transfer Spot
Josh Leisinger – 1964 Chevy Corvette – 41.747