Friday First Look! 22nd Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals

We’re kicking off the Goodguys season finale in style here at WestWorld of Scottsdale! It has been a fantastic Friday at the 22nd Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals presented by Barrett-Jackson. The sun is shining brightly, cool cars have been cruising all day, and enthusiasts are coming out in droves to soak in the final weekend of Goodguys fun for 2019!

 

The Goodguys Top 12 are front and center, showcased just outside the main vendor tent for all to see, complete with RaceDeck flooring and custom Snap-on toolboxes. It’s pretty incredible to have so many top-tier rides showcased in one space.



There’s room for one more final Top 12 winner this weekend – AutoCrosser of the Year. This will will be determined during tomorrow’s Duel in the Desert. Will Scott Fraser repeat his win from last year? Will Jared or Josh Leisinger claim a victory? Can Robby Unser claim a win for title sponsor Speedway Motors? Stay tuned to see who takes this year’s Goodguys AutoCross top honor!

We’ve got a great weekend of cool cars and good times on tap. Thousands of fantastic rides will fill the WestWorld polo fields and we’ve got a full slate of fun activities, from the Burnout Competition, to Nitro Thunderfest sound-offs, to hundreds of vendors showcasing great products. The swap meet and car corral are bursting at the seams, and we’ll also have kids fun, live music, and great food for your Saturday and Sunday. This is one season-ender you won’t want to miss, so come on out and join us for a sun-filled, fun-filled weekend here in Scottsdale!

Photos by Damon Lee & Steven Bunker

Associate Editor

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.