The last Goodguys event west of the Mississippi is a full throttle affair this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway as our 24th Southeastern Nationals has starmed the scene. As with any outdoor event, weather plays a pivotal role. The weather GOD’S must be hot rodders because for the second straight year, we have chamber of commerce sunshine and warm temperatures hovering around the 80 degree mark.

Goodguys Southeastern Nationals, Charlotte Motor SpeedwayWith open parking today, the paddocks, pit lanes and concourses were all full of glimmering iron representing pre-war hot rods, post-war customs and classics and plenty of muscle bound machines and pickup trucks. There is a palpable buzz in the air as this evening’s TGIF Party/Open House at DSE is underway right now this evening. Kyle Tucker and the DSE crew are fully immersed in the action as Kyle will select the Builder’s Choice Top 10 this weekend as well as compete in Goodguys AutoCross with a number of entries.

Goodguys Southeastern Nationals, Charlotte Motor SpeedwayTomorrow will be bedlam! Car gates will open pre-dawn to get everyone in and parked while the festivities kick in shortly after spectacor gates open at 8am. For complete event details, click here. We will be back Sunday with the weekend rewind! Here’s a glimpse of today’s action. Enjoy.