Check out 4 different Go Pro angles of Detroit Speed’s Kyle Tucker making tracks in the Detroit Speed Camaro test car at the Goodguys Columbus National. @JRIShocks
Mooresville, NC - http://goo.gl/6AVeyQ Mustang Week is a fantastic event that takes place every year in Myrtle Beach. It is a week long tribute to the iconic Mustang with autocrossing action, cruise-ins and much more. The Detroit Speed team made their way from Mooresville, NC to the South Carolina coast for the weekend events of the 10th annual Mustang Week. The team arrived Thursday night and had everything set up and ready at the Myrtle Beach mall for Friday’s festivities. Mustangs were everywhere, as far as the eye could see. New Mustangs, old Mustangs and everything in-between. The Pro-Dyno portable dyno was setup and was letting people rip it and see what exactly what type of numbers their Mustang could put up.
The new Detroit Speed 1965 Mustang Test Car with the new Detroit Speed rear mini-tub kit and bolt-on front suspension was at the tent and was getting lots of attention. We also saw the Team Mustang Girls Mustang at the BFGoodrich tent that had lots of admirers all weekend.
Saturday was a fabulous day for any Mustang lover as it was the East Coast’s largest Mustang and SVT cruise-in from 10:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The winner of the Bill Jones Memorial Award was Chuck Warren with his Red 1965 V8 Fastback. Best of Show went to Carolyn Mashburn and her 1969 Mach 1 Mustang. This is the same Mustang that Carolyn has owned since high school. Both cars were more than deserving of their awards. Aside from all the classic Mustangs, the new Ford 2015 Mustang was also on display.
This has been a fun and exciting event to participate in the past few years since we have released our Mustang product line. It’s always a blast to meet new and potential customers and the fact that it is at the beach doesn’t hurt either!
Thank you to our Sponsors: Baer Brakes, Dynotech, Mast Motorsports, Roush Yates, BFGoodrich Tires, Driven Oil, Miller Welders, Vintage Air, C & R Radiators, JRi Shocks, Mothers Polish, Centerforce, Formula 43, PPG
The weekend started out with a driver’s meeting and segment instructions followed by the design & engineering judging. The speed stop challenge and autocross began right around lunch and ran non-stop all day until 5:00 PM. If you are looking to get some real track time at an event, the USCA is the place to come. Over 1,000 laps were run just on Saturday alone! Kyle, driving the DSE 1970 Camaro Test Car was just nudged out of the top spot in the over 3000lb. class by Danny Popp by under .500 of a second. DSE engineer, Ryan Mathews, also ran hard in the over 3000lb. class by finishing in 6th place. Stacy Tucker ran hard all day in the DSE 1966 Mustang Test Car but unfortunately was able to crack the top 10 in this very deep and competitive class. Karl Dunn put in a fantastic time of 0:37.617 (one of only two times sub :38 all weekend) in the under 3000lb. class in his DSE “Equipped” 1968 Camaro and claimed the autocross top spot. We would also like to mention that Detroit Speed friend, Billy Utley, finished right behind Ryan Mathews in his DSE “Equipped” 1972 Nova in 7th place on the autocross. While the autocross was going on, the speed stop challenge was also in full gear. Once again it was Danny Popp barely eclipsing the time of Detroit Speed’s own Kyle Tucker to the top spot with a time of 0:12.831 to Kyle’s 0:13.231.
Following a full day of autocross racing and the speed stop challenge was the Detroit Speed Road Rally that led to the Holley welcome party at Gateway Classics and a much anticipated home cooked meal compliments of the unofficial USCA chef, Albert Melchoir. There was another occasion to celebrate Saturday, Detroit Speed friend Sam Farrington turned 18 and ran in his first official USCA event to a great finish! Congrats Sam!
The next morning came quickly and started out with another driver’s meeting followed by Lead/Follow laps at the Gateway road course. Everyone was looking forward to some road racing action compliments of BFG and the BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge. Cars were running all morning before a quick break for lunch and then action resumed until 4:30 in the afternoon. Once again it was Danny Popp who took the top time and swept the events at Gateway earning him a trip to the Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge at the end of the year in Pahrump, NV after the SEMA show. Ryan Mathews ran had for DSE in the 2012 “White Monster” Camaro and finished in 3rd place while Kyle ended up in 5th place in the 1970 Camaro Test Car.
Congratulations to Bryan Johnson for winning the Detroit Speed Fastest 5th Gen Award and to Billy Utley for winning the Detroit Speed Fastest American Iron Pre-1980 Award in their fully DSE “Equipped” rides. We would also like to congratulate Rodney Prouty who received the Spirit of the Event award and a trip to the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational.
Detroit Speed was also pleased that six out of the top ten overall finishers were Detroit Speed “Equipped.” Kyle finished 2nd overall in his DSE 1970 Camaro Test Car while Bryan Johnson finished 3rd in his 2012 DSE “Equipped” Camaro. DSE engineer, Ryan Mathews, finished in 5th place in the DSE 2012 “White Monster” while DSE “Equipped” drivers Billy Utley, Ken Thwaits, and Richard Gregory finished 7th, 8th, and 9th respectively.
This was another fun and fantastic event put on by the USCA. We enjoy the competition and love to see the fields get deeper and deeper every event. It’s great to see someone who just started out a few events ago start putting up great numbers as their confidence and excitement grow. Next up for the USCA is the Portland, OR event August 1st-2nd at Portland International Raceway.
Follow the build up and see the parts that make the @DetroitSpeed 2012 Camaro the “White Monster” Camaro. This car competed in the One Lap of America and runs hard in the Ultimate Street Car Association events. See it tomorrow at @DriveUSCA Gateway Motorsports Event, Madison, IL
Tucci Hot Rods has delivered an absolute gem of a give-a-way c car with a Detroit Speed “Equipped” Mustang for this years Syracuse Nationals July 18-20th at the NY State Fairgrounds. Stop by and check out all the action including the Detroit Speed Sponsored Autocross. More info here http://rightcoastcars.com/syracuse-nationals.php