Detroit Speed “Equipped” Vehicles Sweep the Over 3000lb. Class at USCA Michigan

Mooresville, NC - http://goo.gl/nb1Nug The USCA moved to Michigan International Speedway this past weekend for the next event in their “Search for the Ultimate Street Car” competition. The Detroit Speed crew placed well and DSE “Equipped” vehicles took over and claimed the top 5 spots in the over 3000lb. class during the event.

DSE engineer, Ryan Mathews, piloted the DSE 2012 “White Monster” Camaro to consecutive 2nd place finishes on the @BFGoodrichTires Hot Lap Challenge as well as the autocross. Kyle Tucker bagged two 3rd place finishes in the autocross and the Speed Stop while finishing in 2nd place overall in the 3000lb. class. Stacy Tucker ran great all weekend and had great runs on the road course in her FR500S #Mustang while Sam Farrington took over the Farrington Family DSE “Equipped” 1966 #Chevelle and came away with an 11th place finish overall.

It was a great battle of the DSE “Equipped” 5th Gens with Ryan Mathews, Bryan Johnson and Ken Thwaits battling hard for the top spot.

USCA Michigan Highlights:

• DSE “Equipped” #Camaros won all the events and took the top 5 overall places in the over 3000lb. class

• Bryan Johnson won the over 3000lb. class and qualified for the OUSCI in his DSE “Equipped” 2013 Camaro. He’s going to Vegas!

• Bryan captured 1st in the BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge and the autocross while also winning the Detroit Speed Fastest Fifth Gen Award

• Billy Utley won the Speed Stop Challenge and the Detroit Speed Fastest American Iron Pre-1980

• Kyle Tucker bagged two 3rd place finishes in the autocross and the Speed Stop while finishing in 2nd place overall in the 3000lb. class

• Ryan Mathews won 2nd place in the road course and the autocross and finished 5th overall in the over 3000lb. class

• Bob Bertelsen won the Spirit of the Event Award in his 1969 DSE “Equipped” Chevy C10 

Final Standings

Over 3000lb Class Overall
1 – Bryan Johnson – DSE “Equipped” 2013 Camaro
2 – Kyle Tucker – DSE “Equipped” 1970 Camaro
3 – Billy Utley – DSE “Equipped” 1972 Nova

Under 3000lb Class Overall 
1 – Andy Smedegard
2 – Bradley Yonkers
3 – Chris Booker

BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge – Over 3000lb Class
1 – Bryan Johnson – DSE “Equipped” 2013 Camaro
2 – Ryan Mathews – DSE “White Monster” 2012 Camaro
3 – Ken Thwaits – DSE “Equipped” 2014 Camaro

BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge – Under 3000lb Class
1 – Andy Smedegard
2 – Bradley Yonkers
3 – Todd Green

Autocross – Over 3000lb Class
1 – Bryan Johnson – DSE “Equipped” 2013 Camaro
2 – Ryan Mathews – DSE “White Monster” 2012 Camaro
3 – Kyle Tucker – DSE “Equipped” 1970 Camaro

Autocross – Under 3000lb Class
1 – Andy Smedegard
2 – Chris Brooker
3 – Bradley Yonkers

Speed-Stop Challenge – Over 3000lb Class
1 – Billy Utley – DSE “Equipped” 1972 Nova
2 – Bryan Johnson – DSE “Equipped” 2013 Camaro
3 – Kyle Tucker – DSE “Equipped” 1970 Camaro

Speed-Stop Challenge – Under 3000lb Class
1 – Bradley Yonkers
2 – Andy Smedegard
3 – Chris Brooker

Design & Engineering – Over 3000lb Class
1 – Chris Smith – 1967 Chevy C10
2 – Randy Johnson – 1973 Camaro
3 – Billy Utley – DSE “Equipped” 1972 Nova

Design & Engineering – Under 3000lb Class
1 – Robert Jackson
2 – Murray Pfaff
3 – Douglas Wind

K&N Spirit of the Event Award
Bob Bertelsen – DSE “Equipped” 1969 C10

DSE Fastest 5th Gen Award
Bryan Johnson – DSE “Equipped” 2013 Camaro

DSE Fastest Pre-1980 American Iron Award
Billy Utley – DSE “Equipped” 1972 Nova

 

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Help support Jeff Lee with Hammerhead Housings

Help support our good friend, Jeff Lee, from Hammerhead Housings. Vote him into the top 5 to give him a chance to present at SEMA for the Young Executives Network Launchpad contest. 5 young executives will have a chance to present their company to industry judges live at SEMA for a prize package worth approximately $100K! 

“We have been using the Hammerhead differential in our 2012 Camaro “White Monster” for over a year now. We have abused it at road courses all over the country and we are confident in its performance. It has successfully completed the grueling One Lap of America and several USCA race weekends without issues. This differential is the real deal.” – Kyle Tucker, Detroit Speed.

Vote by September 5, 2014.  Click here to vote!  http://goo.gl/eGsQzL  

OPTIMA’s Search for the Ultimate Street Car – Daytona International Speedway

The OPTIMA Batteries Search for the Ultimate Street Car heads down south to the high banks of Daytona International Speedway during the latest episode airing on MAVTV Friday, August 22nd at 8:00 PM EST. If you don’t have MAV, demand it here!
http://goo.gl/IB7eZJ ‪#‎DriveUSCA ‪#‎becausestreetcar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N59cffxcV9k

Detroit Speed Employee Spotlight – Chris Stein-Martin

1. Name and Occupation?
Chris Stein-Martin – Product Engineer

2. How many years at Detroit Speed?
9 years

3. Hometown and State?
Miami, FL

4. Favorite Detroit Speed Test Car and why?
The DSE 1966 Mustang because it gave me a chance to design new products for a different platform.

5. What do you like best about your job?
I enjoy the variety of different products that I get the opportunity to design.

6. What’s your dream car/truck?
Black 1970 Dodge 4-speed Hemi Challenger with black interior

7. Favorite interest/hobby when not at work?
Taking our boat out on Lake Norman with the family.

8. Favorite movie?
Vanishing Point, Pulp Fiction, Fight Club…

9. Pet Peeve?
People who drive around talking on their cell phones and not paying attention.

10. Favorite quote/best advice to give?
“It’s hard to get anywhere in life without hard work.”Chris Stein-Martin

Press Release: Detroit Speed 2010+ Camaro V8 Engine Mount Kit

PRESS RELEASE –  Detroit Speed 2010+ Camaro V8 Engine Mount Kit. The V8 Engine Mount Kit locates the engine more securely than the OEM engine mounts without being harsh. It also reduces powertrain shake associated with the soft, stock mounts. The mounts feature black anodized aluminum housings with powder coated steel brackets and are adjustable rearward up to 1” in 1/4” increments and downward up to 1/2” in 1/4” increments. http://goo.gl/6WJFJR 

P/N: 060430
Applications: 2010+ Camaro w/V8 EngineTEAM34 DSE-PR-069-lg

Detroit Speed, Inc – Project Updates

Check out the latest project updates from the fabricators at Detroit Speed. See updates of Moe’s Chevelle and Charger, Tom Tomlinson’s 1966 Mustang and the finished product of Angelo Vespi’s Goodguys Street Machine of the Year Finalist 1969 Camaro. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa0t41evD9w

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