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  • LONE STAR NATIONALS REWIND… NO LIMITS HOT RODDIN!

    After a 5-week break, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association got back into the swing of things last weekend, launching our “Speedway Season” down at Texas Motor Speedway – the track with No Limits – outside Ft Worth, Texas. The 22nd Lone Star Nationals, one of two superspeedway events this fall, was an eclectic mix of well over 2,500 ’72 & earlier show cars, tens of thousands of appreciative revelers, the industry’s hottest builders and vendors, a huge swap meet and yes, even some cowboys!

    The warm Texas sun blanketed the track with picture-perfect weather all three days bringing out the best cars in the southwest, including the hearty bunch of road warriors who comprised the Goodguys Hall of Fame Road Tour which made the Lone Star Nationals their final destination after 2,400 miles. Cars from 31 U.S. States and Canada entered the event. Goodguys Builder’s Choice awards selector Kenny Davis had his hands full picking the Top 10, but as usual he came through with flying colors.


    It was also the last event of the season for the Goodguys staff to pick finalists in four categories for the coveted Top 12 awards. When it was over, Miguel Rodriguez & Jose Dones’ ’69 Mustang was chosen as the Muscle Machine of the Year finalist, Erin Steinbrecher’s ’67 Chevy C-10 the Truck of the Year-Late finalist, Jason McPike’s radical‘47 Hudson the Truck of the Year-Early finalist and Ken Taylor’s pristine ’66 Ford Galaxie the Muscle Car of the Year finalist. A portion of the Top 12 overall winners will be announced right here on Hot News this Friday.


    The action was hot & heavy on track as the Texas-sized Goodguys AutoCross lived up to its Full-Throttle-Fun moniker. Well over 200 cars lined up all three days to race the clock and thunder around the cones. Roger Burman’s stout little ’63 Dodge Dart got the Shootout win, automatically entering him for next month’s Goodguys AutoCross Finals Shootout in Scottsdale. Hard-chargin’ Josh Leisinger took the Summit Racing ’64 Corvette to the Pro Class win, Morgan Martin’s tire-terrorizin’ Model A won the Hot Rod class, Robbie Unser took the Street Machine class in Speedway Motors’ ’65 Nova and Bradon Carter won the Truck division with his ‘72 Dodge D100.


    If you needed the ultimate speed fix, Team Texas was along for the weekend ride to offer fans NASCAR style ride alongs. The 1.5 mile 24-degree banked oval saw plenty of action. In addition to Team Texas, event participants got their chance to run the track just like the big boys Saturday evening, providing an experience that will last a lifetime. The ear-to-ear grins told the story!


    If you’ve never been to a Goodguys Lone Star Nationals, you really should add this one to your bucket list. Seeing a superspeedway infield packed to the rafters with color, excitement and acres of American Iron is what American hot roddin’ is all about! Hope to see you at the next one Oct 2-4, 2015!


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    to view all 22nd Lone Star Nationals award winners.


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    for complete AutoCross results