Goodguys Rod & Custom Association events have traditionally been reserved for pre-1972 domestic rods and customs. That is a formula that’s worked with undeniable success for more than three decades in bringing together some of the finest machines on the planet – from what many would consider the golden age of the hot rodding and muscle car movement. But of course, a lot of great, iconic performance vehicles have been produced since ’72 and continue to be manufactured, and that’s led the Goodguys staff to open up the final day of their events – sixteen of them, to be exact – to late model vehicles and allow enthusiasts of the more modern cars and trucks to get in on the fun of Goodguys events.
Goodguys’ new “All-American Super Sunday Get-Together” program opens the door to all domestic makes and models of vehicles of any year, creating a spectacular show & shine and autocross extravaganza that runs the full course of the automotive hobby. Even foreign makes with a domestic engine under the hood are eligible to be a part of the Super Sunday program. Whether you’re into the Ford Model A or 5.0L Coyote-equipped Mustangs, first-generation or fifth-generation Chevrolet Camaros, Plymouth Barracudas or the late-model Chrysler 300C, Super Sunday is sure to entertain.
Super Sunday consistently brings out an impressive lineup of entrants, from some of the more common high-performance muscle like the Mustang, Camaro, and the Challenger, to lowered customs with gull wing doors, bagged-out lowriders, and everything in between. More than anything, Goodguys events are a celebration of the automotive hobby and all things custom, and there’s no better way to do that than span the generations and get the younger crowd involved in this obsession that we play off as a hobby.
Super Sunday Autocross
The first two days of the Goodguys 2nd WIX Filters Speedway Nationals Autocross was a hot and heavy contest amongst the pre-’72 classics, as the timers — and the cones — took a continual beating nearly from sun-up to sun-down. These, of course, aren’t your Grandfather’s classics, as many of the top competitors weaved and slid their way through the technically challenging course in old school cars featuring some really trick, modern suspension designed just for the task at hand.
The Autocross course, laid out in an infield parking lot in turns one and two of the famous speedway, had an interesting mix of tight turns and wide, fast, sweeping corners with one long straight stretch that ran nearly the length of the course. It was here and on the final straight stretch to the timing marker that everyone could really lay into the throttle and make up some valuable time.
As the weekend wore on, competitors got a little more brave with some of the wide corners, and there’s no official count on how many cones were sacrificed, but it was a few.
On Super Sunday, the late model crowd joined in the mix, and right away they showed they were there to compete as the drivers took lap after lap, trying to shave off tenths and hundredths of a second here and there. The Super Sunday Autocross was free to enter for all registered show participants after passing a simple technical inspection. A fairly steady stream of new-age cars and trucks cruised on over to the Autocross throughout the day to flog their rides a little on the course, and to see just how far they could push their cars. Among those taking part was a Dodge Viper, a C6 Corvette, a late model Mustang GT, a Chevy S-10 pickup, and even a wicked little turbocharged Cobalt SS that really turned some heads as it peeled around the course, scorching the front tires like nobody’s business.
Sunday Autocross Results
PRO Class Winner – Kyle Tucker 36.140
Street Machine Winner Class Winner – Mark Greenisen 38.528
Truck Class Winner – Jason Brady 38.447
Super Sunday Class Winner – Ryan Fultz 39.489
Sunday Winners Circle
As Super Sunday at Indianapolis commenced, several of the award winning vehicles and Builder’s Choice selections began to line up on winners row in front of the awards stage. The final awards were announced and handed out at 2:22 in the afternoon, to bring the 2nd Goodguys WIX Filters Speedway Nationals to a close. Perusing the show, the Goodguys judges were making their final selections, which was certainly no easy task with so many worthy, incredible custom rods and muscle cars on the grounds.
Some 2,500 cars and trucks took part in the Speedway Nationals, with everything from restored customs that were cleaner than they were new, to wild and wacky rat rods and everything in between. The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association hands out 94 different awards at their events, meaning everyone, regardless of the personal style they’ve put to their vehicles, has a chance to take home some hardware. There are awards for everything from the prized Tanks Hot Rod of the Year title, to Best Ride on Billet, Chris Alston’s Chassisworks Mighty Mustang, Dare to Be Different, Fat Fendered Pick, the Hot Hauler award, the Jet Hot/HPC Coatings Young Guys Pick, the Lokar One Fine Deuce, and much, much more.
Special Award Winners
|Tanks Hot Rod of the Year – Winner||Tom||Gloy||Incline Village, NV||32 Ford|
|Tanks Hot Rod of the Year – Finalist||Keith||Hill||Bixby, OK||34 Ford|
|Tanks Hot Rod of the Year – Finalist||Tim||Kirby||Fountain Hills, AZ||33 Ford|
|Tanks Hot Rod of the Year – Finalist||Henry||Richards||Mansfield, OH||32 Ford|
|Tanks Hot Rod of the Year – Finalist||Larry||Christiansen||Arvada, CO||32 Ford|
|Hemmings Muscle Car of the Year Finalist||Syd||Swennes||Lafayette, CO||68 Camaro|
|Intro Custom Wheels Muscle Machine of the Year Finalist||Joe||Lewis||Crestwood, KY||56 Chevy|
|Rad Rides by Troy Builder’s Choice Awards||Joe||Kamp||East Peoria, IL||32 Ford|
|Rad Rides by Troy Builder’s Choice Awards||Jeff||Matauch||New Hudson, MI||54 Chevy|
|Rad Rides by Troy Builder’s Choice Awards||Brad||Jarvis||Fairmont, IL||69 Camaro|
|Rad Rides by Troy Builder’s Choice Awards||Danny & Beth||Johnson||Hurley, MS||62 Chevy|
|Rad Rides by Troy Builder’s Choice Awards||Dominick||Farbo||Williamsville, KY||41 Willys|
|Rad Rides by Troy Builder’s Choice Awards||Dennis||Quin||Washington, IL||39 Chevy|
|Rad Rides by Troy Builder’s Choice Awards||Jack||Sorich||Louisville, KY||56 Ford F150|
|Rad Rides by Troy Builder’s Choice Awards||Chad||Folkema||Door, MI||30 Ford|
|Rad Rides by Troy Builder’s Choice Awards||Joe||Weibler||West Chicago, IL||57 Chevy|
|Rad Rides by Troy Builder’s Choice Awards||Brad||Kline||White, GA||50 Ford|