Saturday Coverage /// Second Day at Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals
The Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals in Columbus, Ohio, is in full swing. We’re in our second full day on the fairgrounds covering the show and have lots of updates on today’s action, specifically the winners of the Goodguys 2013 Sponsor Shootout Autocross. The special four-round, 12-car single elimination format shootout features some of the nation’s most accomplished drivers representing all 12 national Goodguys AutoCross series sponsors.
We’ve also got the final list of vehicles in contention for Street Rod of the Year and Muscle Car of the Year. Of course, more on that later, including the winner. In the meantime, we have a winner announcement for the Goodguys 2013 Sponsor Shootout Autocross.
This shooutout involves twelve major sponsors duking it out to claim the win. Drivers entered include Mark Turner (’69 Camaro, AFCO), Stacy Tucker (’69 Camaro, AutoMeter), Phil Gerber (’70 Chevy C-10, Roadster Shop), Kyle Tucker (’70 Camaro, Detroit Speed), Brad Coomer (’70 Chevy C10, Rocket Racing Wheels), Rob McGregor (’69 Chevy C10, Hurst Shifters), Bret Voelkel (’33 Ford, Ridetech), Cheryl Herrick (’67 Chevy Nova, Jet Hot), Josh Leisinger (’70 Camaro, Summit Racing), Jimi Day (’69 AMX, Optima Batteries), Brian Finch (’71 Camaro, BF Goodrich) and Ryan Matthews (’66 Mustang, JRI Shocks). When it was all said and done, Kyle Tucker from Detroit Speed and Engineering rose to the occasion and won the top spot.
Goodguys 2013 Sponsor Shootout – Play By Play
Rob MacGregor (Hurst Shifters) ’69 Chevy C-10 36.377 defeated Larry Woo (Roadster Shop) ’68 Camaro 37.490
Bret Voelkel (Ridetech) ’33 Ford 36.033 defeated Kevin Miller (Optima Batteries) ’69 Camaro 36.225
Josh Leisinger (Summit Racing) ’70 Camaro 35.722 defeated Stacy Tucker (AutoMeter) ’69 Camaro 37.022
Ryan Mathews (JRi Shocks) ’66 Ford Mustang 36.059 defeated Tim McGilton (Jet Hot) ’71 Camaro 38.659
Brian Finch (BF Goodrich), ’70 Camaro 35.706 defeated Mark Turner (Afco) ’66 Corvette 38.283
Kyle Tucker (Detroit Speed) ’70 Camaro 35.753 defeated Brad Coomer (Rocket Wheels), ’70 Chevy C-10 44.557
Goodguys 2013 Sponsor Shootout Gallery
Of course it’s hard not to point out the support Goodguys receives from the aftermarket industry. This year, the Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals fairgrounds were not only full of gleaming show goers, car show participants and thousands of cars, but some of our favorite aftermarket suppliers were on hand as well.
Chevrolet Performance, Edelbrock, QA1, Mothers, Chassisworks, Holley and Comp just to name a few. Holley made sure to bring out a full assortment of carburetors and Edelbrock was showcasing its all new line up including different manifolds and valvetrain kits.
Street Rod of the Year Awards
Not to leave you hanging, we were lucky enough to gain access to the ten vehicles in contention for the highly acclaimed Street Rod and Muscle Car of the year awards. Of course, judges didn’t have it any easier this year and had to narrow the initial field of 36 cars down to just five each for both the Street Rod and Muscle Cars.
Judges not only look over each car for fit and finish but ingenuity and creativeness as well. By the time judges had narrowed down the contenders, it was easy to see why. In the Street Rod of the Year award paddock, it was a heavy field of Fords ranging from 1933 through 1940 with just one, 1937 Chevrolet. All deserved the award; however, as judging goes, only one could win.
When the smoke cleared, Ron Cizek from Omaha, Nebraska, beat out the competition with his 1940 Ford. Cizek managed to edge out Kenneth DelCour, Louisville, Kentucky, with a 1934 Ford, Terry Hudson, Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, who brought out a 1937 Chevy, well-known car owner George Poteet from Memphis, Tennessee, who delivered a 1934 Ford and finally, Harold Chapman, from Andice, Texas, in a 1933 Ford.
Ron Cizek, Omaha, Nebraska '40 Ford
Final Street Rod Of the Year Contenders:
Kenneth DelCour, Louisville, KY '34 Ford
Terry Hudson, Strawberry Plains, TN '37 Chevy
George Poteet, Memphis, TN '34 Ford
Harold Chapman, Andice, TX '33 Ford
Muscle Car of the Year Awards
The fun was over just yet as the winner for the Muscle Car of the Year Award had not been announced. First, a quick recap of the initial field. Sid Tracy, Champaign, Illinois, brought out his ground-hugging 1969 Pontiac Firebird. Not only was it LS powered but it was the only Poncho in the group of GM favorites along with a Ford Torino.
Continuting the list, Jimmy Shaw, Forest, Mississippi, anted up his very Red 1967 Nova complete with a roll cage. Alan Woodall, Cary, North Carolina, brought out his favorite Corvette – a 1965 Corvette sitting on C5 Corvette suspension up front and C4 suspension out back. Skip Walls, Knoxville, Tennessee, was proudly representing his 1969 Camaro with Detroit Speed and Engineering suspension. Finally, George Poteet, Memphis, Tennessee, rounded out the bunch with his Rad Rides-built 1969 Torino.
During the final ceremony, Poteet walked away with the overall win and crowned this year’s Muscle Car of the Year Award winner. Congrats to Poteet and Ron Cizek!
-George Poteet, Memphis, TN '69 Torino
Final Muscle Car of the Year Contenders:
-Sid Tracy, Champaign, IL '69 Firebird
-Jimmy Shaw, Forest, MS '67 Nova
-Alan Woodall, Cary, NC '65 Corvette
-Skip Walls, Knoxville, TN, '69 Camaro
Don’t worry, we’ve got a ton more coverage headed your way tomorrow afternoon for our final day here at Goodguys 16th PPG Nationals. Make sure to bookmark these pages!
Midway with Street Rod and Muscle Car of the Year Gallery