After 25 Years Goodguys and Charlotte Motor Speedway Part Ways

Pleasanton, CA – The Goodguys Southeastern Nationals, an event created by our late founder Gary “Goodguy” Meadors and H.A. “Humpy” Wheeler, will no longer be staged at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The decision to part ways with Charlotte Motor Speedway was mutual and amicable. They are a first class facility and we are grateful for our longstanding relationship with them.

We are also grateful for all of the support from the hot rodders, sponsors, vendors, party hosts and enthusiasts who made the Southeastern Nationals so great over the years.

Thankfully through our North Carolina Nationals in Raleigh – we will still be able to bring the Goodguys Goodtimes to the region. This year’s North Carolina Nationals will be staged April 26-28 at the N.C. State Fairgrounds. Other events within 400 miles of the Charlotte region include the 14th Nashville Nationals in Nashville, TN May 3-5, 2019 and the 2nd Kentucky Nationals in Lexington, KY October 11-13, 2019.

We are sad the Southeastern Nationals has come to an end but we remain grateful for a quarter century of hi-banked hot rodding memories!

-The Goodguys Gang

Senior Editor, Digital Media

With three decades of automotive journalism under his belt, John Drummond serves as Senior Editor – Digital Media for Fuel Curve and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association where he has worked since 1990. Drummond got his start in motorsports reporting by making a fake press pass to gain starting line access. The ruse worked and he began covering auto races as far back as 1986 in Northern California, eventually getting his stories published worldwide. He has owned and driven everything from a 1957 Plymouth Belvedere to a ridiculously modded Subaru WRX as well as a string of Mercedes AMG’s, most of which had the warranties voided the day after leaving the dealership.

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