Goodguys CPP AutoCross Racing Series Recap from 2nd RaceDeck Salt Lake Nationals

When you think of horsepower, performance-built and tuned vehicles, and Salt Lake City you are likely to think of Bonneville Speed Week out on the Salt Flats in the dead of summer. But Goodguys brought their CPP AutoCross racing series to the 2nd RaceDeck Salt Lake Nationals last weekend and provided the Utah gearheads with a much-needed speed fix.

In only its second year, this newest Goodguys event is gaining traction and that includes getting the word out to the local AutoCross community, as well as reeling in some out-of-towners to make the trip to this destination event.


For 2021, the AutoCross course got moved closer to the show car area which also brought an exciting new layout that kept engines revving strong and tires squealing under duress. Team Speedway had a great weekend of competition with Robby Unser doubling up and winning both the PRO-X class and the PRO-X portion of the Fuel Curve Great Salt Shootout in the Speedway Motors-sponsored ’70 Camaro. Teammate Brian Martin did the same double-up trick in his ’86 Corvette in the PRO class.

Brian Martin

In the Forgeline Street Machine class, Bill Graves Sr. took the class win in his ’66 Corvette, while Scot Spiewak claimed the shootout win in his ’87 Corvette. Alex Giesey and Richard Giesey traded time in their ’69 El Camino in the LMC Truck class, with Alex taking the class win. Tom Adjutant claimed the FiTech Challenger class as well as the Truck/Challenger portion of the Great Salt Shootout in his ’64 Acadian Invader wagon.

Inclement weather rolled in Saturday night washing out the Wilwood All American Sunday racing action, but the interest was strong for the local late model muscle cars and we’re looking forward to seeing them mix it up on Sunday in 2022!

Photos by Damon Lee & Todd Ryden

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A lifelong car kid, Steven grew up around drag strips – his name may sound familiar because his grandfather is Bob Bunker, a Pro Mod pioneer who piloted the “Folsom Flash” ’55 Chevy from the ’70s through the ’90s. Steven’s father, Bob Bunker Jr., heads up Bunker Motorsports and is a regular in the West Coast racing scene, building chassis and race cars for more than 30 years. With genetics like that, it’s no wonder Steven has a passion for both cars and motorsports. In addition to helping his father and honing his fabrication skills at Bunker Motorsports, Steven began shooting photos at the drag strip and capturing the action with his Canon camera. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When he's is not on the road covering events, he spends his downtime out on the water fishing, building his 1962 Chevy Nova, or cruising his 1987 GMC Suburban.