Friday First Look! Goodguys 1st RaceDeck Salt Lake Nationals

Goodguys is rockin’ and rollin’ this weekend in Salt Lake City with a brand-new event for 2020 – the RaceDeck Salt Lake Nationals at the Utah State Fairpark! One thing we can tell you for sure is that once we break away from these chains the Salt Lake Nationals will be a “go-to” event looking ahead for many years!

The Utah State Fairpark is the perfect venue for a Goodguys event with a great selection of buildings, ample parking, a tidy (and delicious) food court, and plenty of shade. Goodguys staff members were being stopped by participants throughout the day who were complimenting the facility and optimistic for making this a yearly tradition.

Speaking of the cars, we’re seeing a lot of new ones as well as some regulars from the Western States who attend our California, Washington, and Colorado events. The local Utah builders also showed up in support of this new event including Kindig-it Designs, Weaver Customs, Streamline Custom Designs, and HS Customs to name a few.

There’s some added activities on-tap for tomorrow including the Great Salt AutoCross shootout, Nitro Thunderfest, special parking areas including the Builders Choice Top 10 being selected by Dave Kindig, live music, and two Top 12 “of the year” finalists being chosen for Truck of the Year Late and Muscle Car.

Tune in to our social media platforms as the weekend progresses for more live updates from the event. Until then take a look at this Friday First Look gallery of some cool rides that caught our eye today.

Photos by 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.