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Friday First Look – Goodguys 9th Spring Lone Star Nationals

It’s been a long three months, but the wait is over – The Goodguys 2019 season is officially underway! The gates to Texas Motor Speedway swung open bright and early this morning and a flood of hot rods, trucks, American muscle and cool cruisers poured in for a fantastic Day One of the 9th Spring Lone Star Nationals.

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The vibe was jivin’ throughout the event today as local rodders welcomed sunny skies and industry leaders set up their vendor displays and got back to face-to-face business in the crowded vendor midway.


Horsepower was roaring from the Vintage slingshot dragsters firing off over at the Nitro Thunderfest, to the Team Texas NASCAR machines pushing 180mph into the high banks. The pavement pounders over on the AutoCross course tore up the asphalt all day and put our new and improved timing system to the test. One of the new additions for 2019 is the website www.GoodguysAutoCross.com where live timing from every event is easily accessible so you can stay up-to-date wherever you are, check it out!

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The family activities were also plentiful with the Goodgals Gallery, Kids Zone, PPG Coloring Contest and Swap Meet all seeing their fair share of foot traffic. All this plus more will continue tomorrow, so dust off those rides and roll out to Texas Motor Speedway for what’s shaping up to be another great day of Texas-sized hot roddin’ fun!

Associate Editor

Steven is the youngest member of our team and grandson to the legendary Bob Bunker who piloted the green "Folsom Flash" '55 Chevy. As a dragstrip kid, Steven started his automotive journalism path by photographing drag racing events. Since joining our team, Steven has grown leaps and bound journalistically. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When Steven is not on the road covering events, he spends his downtime on the water fishing, building his '62 Chevy Nova or cruising his 1987 GMC Suburban.

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