2017 Street Machine Nationals

April 11, 2017 - 11:27 am

By: Jason Wilcox

 2017 Street Machine Nationals

This is the 4th year of the Street Machine Nationals being held at the Fairplex in Pomona. The 2017 Street Machine Nationals is more than a show, it’s an event. American made cars get to cruise the fairgrounds, strap their car to a dyno, run the Stop Box, and kill some tires on the Autocross & burnout contest. It’s two days of good times at what has become SoCal’s premier Musle Car event.

 TCI Engineering was invited back again to sponsor the Autocross. We brought out our Sales Manager’s ’63 Nova dubbed the #LittleSweetie and Harrison Beach’s ’64 Nova Wagon to shred the autocross.

Andy “The Nova Guy” Mule also brought out his wife Terry’s TCI equipped Nova convertible.

It’s a family affair at these local events for us. Andy and Don Caldwell(Evan’s engine builder) cooked up some food for all.

As sponsors of the Autocross TCI Engineering provided the awards for both days. The Cone Killer award was definitely the most popular with the crowd.

Saturday winners:

 Sports Car Class:

Gene Buell in his 2011 Z06. Gene was over a second faster than the next competitor running a 25.225.

Exhibition/Pro Class:

Michael Heintz in his 2013 Mustang. Michael was shod with 100 treadwear tires so he was placed in the Exhibition class where he dominated running a 25.846

Modern Muscle:

Greg Nelson in his 2015 Camaro. Greg, Steven Pierik and Don Gonzalez were battling it out all day. Greg pulled out the only 24(24.991) second pass in the class late in the day for the win.

 Mid Muscle:

Ken Farell in his FiTech EFI equipped 1979 Trans Am. Ken was alone in his class but he was wheelin that car like he had everything to lose. He ran a best of 26.299

Early Muscle:

Greg Thurmond in his 1965 Corvette dubbed ‘Scar’. Greg absolutely dominated running the fastest lap of the day with a 24.769.

Cone Killer:

Matt Sabbah in his 2014 Charger. If there was a most improved award Matt would have also won it as well.

Sunday Winners:

Greg Thurmond in his 1965 Corvette. Greg ran the quickest time both days.

Exhibition/Pro Class:

Greg Nelson in his 2015 Camaro. Greg managed to improve on his time from Saturday with a 24.920.

Modern Muscle:

Steven Pierik in his 1998 Camaro. Steven laid down an incredible 24.878 run to beat out Don Gonzalez.

Mid Muscle:

Ken Farell again in his 1979 Trans Am. Ken actually had a few cars to compete against on Sunday but he finished over a second ahead anyway. Ken had left early so one of the kids from the FiTech group came down to accept the award.

Early Muscle:

Richard Jung in his 1968 Corvette. Rick was nearly a second faster than the next closest competitor.

Cone Killer:

Jesus Rios in his 1970 Camaro. Jesus should also receive the most improved award. He picked up nearly 5 seconds from early in the day.

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