Mooresville, NC – The Goodguys 2nd Florida Nationals took place right in the heart of Spring but temperatures in Kissimmee felt anything but. Temperatures were in the low 90’s and made for a warm busy weekend at Osceola Heritage Park.
The Detroit Speed booth and the autocross were in full swing all three days. Kyle Tucker, driving the DSE 1970 Camaro Test Car held the Pro Class autocross lead all three days up until the final autocross shootout Sunday afternoon. Tyler Powell was able to sneak by Kyle to first place in the shootout by .010 of a second in his Corvette. Mark Rife won the Street Machine class in his 1963 Corvette and became an official Pro Class driver.
It was an interesting weekend for Kyle as BFGoodrich Tires were in attendance and spotlighted Kyle’s weekend on their Instagram and other social media outlets. Kyle took over BFG’s Instagram for the day and gave their followers an inside look at preparing, running, and making adjustments on the fly while participating in the Goodguys Autocross.
Besides all the autocross action, there was plenty of action around the DSE booth. We enjoyed talking to all the Floridians who stopped by to discuss their current and upcoming project builds.
Congratulations to Detroit Speed dealer of Jupiter, FL, Muscle Express for winning the “Best Engineered” award with their 1969 Camaro they built for their customer who ran it hard on the autocross all weekend long. Besides Muscle Express’ DSE “Equipped” 1969 Camaro running the course, there were many more “Equipped” cars out on the course including Mike Reckley and Jim Ellis.
Goodguys Kissimmee Highlights:
• Kyle Tucker finished 2nd place in the Goodguys Pro Class autocross
Come out to the 1st Annual @CruisinTheSmokies brought to you by @BFGoodrichTires this weekend May 1-3 in Pigeon Forge, TN. Come by and see @DetroitSpeedInc, the Chevy II Test Car AND some of our 3rd Gen F-Body products that will be on display. Weekend events include Winery and Moonshine Tours/Poker Runs along with a cruise to Cherokee/Casino and a Cades Cove cruise. I am sure the scenery is going to be beautiful. Check out the full schedule of events here www.cruisinthesmokies.com
Congratulations to Alex Taves and his Nova. Alex’s Detroit Speed “Equipped” Ride on BFG’s had the most likes and will be receiving a set of BFGoodrich Tiresnew g-force™ COMP-2™ A/S tires and his photo will also be featured asDetroit Speed‘s timeline image for the week. Thanks to everyone who submitted images and to all of our fans who voted. Congrats Alex!
Detroit Speed Employee Spotlight – Eric Evans
1. Name and Occupation?
Eric Evans – Project Assembly/Wiring
2. How many years at Detroit Speed?
3. Hometown and State?
4. Favorite Detroit Speed Test Car and why?
You’ll find out soon enough.
5. What do you like best about your job?
I am able to get my hands on every car in the shop.
6. What’s your dream car/truck?
The RWB built Pandora Porsche and an Airstream food trailer.
7. Favorite interest/hobby when not at work?
Hanging with my Wife, my Great Dane, and cooking.
8. Favorite movie/movies?
High Fidelity, Swingers
9. Pet Peeve?
Ray Thompson’s Nicely Redone 1968 Track-Ready Chevrolet Camaro. @SuperChevy featured Ray’s 1968 Chevrolet #Camaro back in 2008 and now it’s back for round 2! Equipped with an LS3 engine and much more.
What was your favorite memory of the 80’s? We, at Detroit Speed, are a bit partial to the 3rd Gen F-Body. That is why we are releasing our brand new product line for your 1982-1992 F-Body! Head over to detroitspeed.com and check out our full line of 3rd gen F-Body parts. http://goo.gl/Hf3pIM
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