Detroit Speed Annual Open House – Friday, October 24, 2014

October is here and that means it is almost time for the annual Detroit Speed Open House. The Detroit Speed Open House takes place every year on the Friday night of the Goodguys Charlotte show. Be sure to stop out and see us after the Goodguys show!  See all the pics from last year’s event here http://goo.gl/8CugDn.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
5:00PM – 9:00PM
185 MCKENZIE RD.
MOORESVILLE, NC 28115facebook-open-house

Detroit Speed at Hot Rods at the Race Shop

DSE Employee Andy Stapp went to Stewart-Haas RacingHot Rods at the Race Shop this past weekend in Kannapols, NC . He drove the Detroit Speed 1963 Chevy II Test Car and came home with trophy for “Best Custom”. img_2629

The 1965 Detroit Speed Test Car Addition

The newest addition to the @DetroitSpeedInc Test Car Family. The DSE 1965 Mustang joins the ever growing number of Test Cars in the DSE stable.

The Car: A 1965 Mustang that will be used as a test bed for new Detroit Speed products.

The Project: The Mustang will be used for testing the prototype Mini-Tub Kit for the rear and a bolt-on speed kit front suspension upgrade.

Follow updates here http://www.detroitspeed.com/Projects/DSE-1965-Mustang/DSE-1965-Mustang-pg-1.html

#Mustang #DSETestCar #Detdse 1965 mustangoitSpeed

DriveUSCA Pittsburgh Sponsored by Detroit Speed, Inc.

The final event of the year before the Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational in Las Vegas took place at the Pittsburgh International Race Complex.  See the action from the autocross, BFG Hot Lap Challenge and Detroit Speed Road Rally.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSVLgxQzm9U

Detroit Speed Annual Open House – Friday, October 24, 2014

October is here and that means it is almost time for the annual Detroit Speed Open House. The Detroit Speed Open House takes place every year on the Friday night of the Goodguys Charlotte show. Be sure to stop out and see us after the Goodguys show!  See all the pics from last year’s event here http://goo.gl/8CugDn.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
5:00PM – 9:00PM
185 MCKENZIE RD.
MOORESVILLE, NC 28115

DSE-open-house

Wind, Weather, and More Can’t Stop the USCA Pittsburgh Show Sponsored by Detroit Speed

Mooresville, NC – http://goo.gl/GXQRgG The USCA Pittsburgh event was filled with many highlights. It was the last event of the series before the grand finale, the races to qualify for the final OUSCI spots were tight…oh and it sleeted and snowed Saturday.

The event kicked off bright and early Saturday morning under suspect skies. The wind was blowing and temps barely crept out of the low 40’s all day. After a brief driver’s meeting the autocross track was damp but ready to roll. This was one of the largest groups with more than 50 cars staged in 5 lines eager to take their shot at the autocross. Runs were hard and heavy for about an hour before the weather decided to rear its ugly head again. Rain turned to sleet and sleet turned to snow (if ever so briefly) and precipitation took to the track for the next few hours. This didn’t stop anyone, autocross runs continued to run throughout the morning until early afternoon. Following lunch was the Speed Stop challenge which ran virtually unscathed from the elements throughout the afternoon which led to the Detroit Speed Road Rally.

The Detroit Speed Road Rally was a perfect drive through western PA and ended back at the track for the Holley welcome party where resident chef, Albert Melchoir, dialed up a perfect end of the day meal.

Saturday was all BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge. 3 groups took turns with 20 minute sessions throughout the morning and afternoon. The weather was cold but stayed dry. Following the event was the awards show to put a stamp on a fantastic weekend. Congrats to Billy Utley and Bryan Johnson. Billy won the Detroit Speed “Pre-1980 Fastest American Iron” while Bryan Johnson won the Detroit Speed “Fastest Fifth Gen” award. Billy also qualified for the end of the year Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational taking place at Las Vegas Motor Speedway later this year. Congrats guys!

What a close to a fantastic first USCA year. Multiple winners, increased attendance at each event made for a fun and competitive season. Don’t forget, the final event is Nov. 8-9 at Las Vegas, NV following the SEMA show.

USCA Pittsburgh Highlights:

• Billy Utley won his 3rd Detroit Speed “Pre-1980 Fastest American Iron” award, finished 2nd overall and qualified for   the OUSCI in Las Vegas

• Bryan Johnson also won his 3rd Detroit Speed “Fastest Fifth Gen”award at USCA Pittsburgh

• Bryan and Billy have each won their respective awards 3 times, in fact, each of them won their awards at the same
events during the 2014 season

• 6 of the top 7 overall finishers were DSE “Equipped” vehicles

• 1/4 of the drivers running the event were DSE “Equipped”

• Ryan Mathews won the autocross in the Detroit Speed 2012 “White Monster” Camaro Test Car

• Kyle Tucker drove his trusty 1970 Camaro Test Car all weekend, Stacy drove her 2008 Mustang and Matt Butts competed in   the DSE 1966 Mustang Test Car

• Kyle and Stacy Tucker drove the Chevy II “taxi” from Mooresville to Pittsburgh. Good friend, Todd Rumpke, had a short end to   his weekend with an engine issue so he “borrowed” the Chevy II for some track time 

Final Standings

Over 3000lb Class Overall
1 – Danny Popp
2 – Billy Utley – DSE “Equipped” 1972 Nova (OUSCI Invite)
3 – Ken Thwaits – DSE “Equipped” 2014 Camaro

Under 3000lb Class Overall 
1 – Bradley Yonkers- (OUSCI Invite)
2 – James Forbis
3 – Rob McGregor

BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge – Over 3000lb Class
1 – Danny Popp
2 – Bryan Johnson – DSE “Equipped” 2013 Camaro
3 – Ken Thwaits – DSE “Equipped” 2014 Camaro

BFGoodrich Hot Lap Challenge – Under 3000lb Class
1 – James Forbis
2 – Rob McGregor
3 – Bradley Yonkers

Autocross – Over 3000lb Class
1 – Ryan Mathews – DSE 2012 “White Monster” Camaro Test Car
2 – Billy Utley – DSE “Equipped” 1972 Nova
3 – Larry Woo

Autocross – Under 3000lb Class
1 – Bradley Yonkers
2 – Rob McGregor
3 – Herman Porter

Speed-Stop Challenge – Over 3000lb Class
1 – Danny Popp
2 – Kyle Tucker – DSE 1970 Camaro Test Car
3 – Ken Thwaits – DSE “Equipped” 2014 Camaro

Speed-Stop Challenge – Under 3000lb Class
1 – Bradley Yonkers
2 – James Forbis
3 – Rob McGregor

Design & Engineering – Over 3000lb Class
1 – Bob Bertelsen
2 – Billy Utley – DSE “Equipped” 1972 Nova
3 – Chris Smith

Design & Engineering – Under 3000lb Class
1 – James Forbis
2 – Herman Porter
3 – Bradley Yonkers

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

DSE Fastest Pre-1980 American Iron Award
Billy Utley – DSE “Equipped” 1972 Novaimg_0711

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