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  • The West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association headlines Super Chevy Show at Auto Club Famoso Raceway this weekend

    Garrett RichardsThis weekend marks the second event of the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association’s (WCOPMA) 2014 season as the club will headline Auto Club Famoso Raceway’s Super Chevy Show event in Bakersfield, California.
    The opening event for the WCOPMA’s 2014 season was also held at Famoso Raceway in the cool month of March a few months back but it will be a different story this weekend as temperatures will be in the low-mid 100 degree range, making the teams have to dig out their summer time tune-ups.
    Marc Meadors, the 2013 WCOPMA champion, will be back to action this weekend with the group as he missed the season opening event due to previous arrangements. Current points leader and one of the two only pro mod cars in the world to run a 5.6x pass, Mike Maggio, will be looking to extend his points lead but Rod Burbage is looking to close the 1-2 gap in points by picking up the win this weekend. All the way from Washington will be Garrett Richards and the TPR boys with their sleek screw blown Ford powered Mustang and of course you cannot forget the fan favorite Renteria Brothers with their uniquely cool 5-second 1964 Valiant.
    Also making their first WCOPMA event of the 2014 season will be Jay Diedrich who tested last weekend in Bakersfield, Troy Ferry will be making a return to competition with his late-model Dodge Challanger and Justin Wake will be the lone NOS car entered in the event. Rich Roberts is getting his 37 Chevy figured out and will be in attendance as well as John Durden with his roots-blown 1941 Willys and Jeremy Hanger who capped off the season opening event in March with career best numbers dipping into the 5.70-zone.
    The action will kick off on Friday with an open test n tune available to all racers from 12-5pm. Saturday there will be three qualifying sessions scheduled for 12, 2pm and 4pm. Sunday will host the 8-car qualified field of elimination rounds starting at 1pm.
    There will be results posted throughout the weekend on our website www.WestCoastOutlawProMods.com and on our association Facebook page! (Look up “West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association”)
    Thank you to all our 2014 season sponsors:
    RBS Superchargers – www.rbssuperchargers.com
    Schaeffers Racing Oil – www.schaefferoil.com
    Hoosier Tire West – www.hoosiertirewest.com
    Spec Rite Torque Converters – www.specriteconverters.com
    Goodyear Racing – www.racegoodyear.com

    Story and Photo(s) by Racing Media Solutions – www.RacingMediaSolutions.com


  • Maggio wins, Burbage runner ups at West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association season opener

    maggio motorsports teamThe Maggio Motorsports team did it again. This past weekend at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California was the 2014 West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association (WCOPMA) season opening event in conjunction with the National Hot Rod Diesel Association (NHRDA). Mike Maggio and his Maggio Motorsports team ran the table for their sixth WCOPMA event win since first racing with the group in 2011.

    Of Maggio’s six total WCOPMA victories a total of five of them have been clean sweeps which included a number 1 qualifying spot, event win and low ET of the event…this past weekend’s victory was no different.

    maggio2Maggio started the day by grabbing the top qualifying spot posting a 5.754 on the score boards. Not too far behind was event runner up Rod Burbage in his Spec Rite Converter Racing 1969 Camaro with a 5.764. Jeremy Hanger and Tim “TK” Krupa rounded out the top half of the qualifying order with impressive 5.834 and 5.851 runs.

    In the first round of eliminations Maggio edged out tough competitor Sean Renteria in his fan favorite unique 1964 Plymouth Valliant with a 5.744 to Renteria’s peddling 6.034. In his semifinal matchup Maggio would be paired against his old 1970 Camaro now campaigned by a top west coast based turbo racer Scott Oksas. Maggio’s crew chief Kurt Kuhnes had the ol Camaro hopped up and a new WCOPMA blower ET record of 5.694 lit up the score board for the round win. (side note – only two racetracks in the world have seen 5.6-second passes by pro mod cars. Las Vegas Motor Speedway in November of 2013 by John Stanley and Mike Maggio and now Auto Club Famoso Raceway can be added to that list)

    maggio1Maggio would meet up against Burbage for what would sure to be a great final round. Burbage earned his way to the final by getting past John Durden with a 5.786 and Garrett Richards with a 5.766.

    In the final round Burbage had the advantage at the tree but shortly after that it was all over as he had to do a quick peddle allowing Maggio to thunder down the 1320 for the event win with a 5.714 to Burbage’s 5.972.

    The next event for the WCOPMA is scheduled for June 7-8 back at Auto Club Famoso Raceway for their Super Chevy Show event. The competition is tough this year as there are now five proven 5.7-players and a good ten or so 5.8-5.9 racers out here with many more teams stepping up their programs that will be ready for our next event.

    Keep up with all the latest WCOPMA news by checking out www.WestCoastOutlawProMods.com and visit us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/WestCoastOutlawProModAssociation

     

    Photo by Racing Media Solutions – www.RacingMediaSolutions.com


  • Goodguys Team Reflects on “Hell” of a Year

    Marc_MeadorsAs the 2013 drag racing season winds down, the Goodguys Racing Team led by driver and Goodguys Rod & Custom Association CEO Marc Meadors had some time to reflect on a whirlwind year. The team was able to accomplish a series of milestones in their 4th season together racing the supercharged “Pure Hell 2” ’69 Camaro Pro Mod – painted as a tribute to Rich Guasco’s legendary Pure Hell fuel altered roadster.

     

    With Meadors at the wheel, the team made it to the final round of all 7 races they entered, winning 3 straight events during the summer. It was also a year of extreme performances, with Meadors clicking off a career-best 5.759 quarter-mile elapsed time as well as a career best quarter-mile speed of 252.66mph. Along the way, Meadors participated in and won the quickest side-by-side Pro Modified race in drag racing history defeating Mike Maggio at Sears Point Raceway in the spring (5.759 to his 5.778). Numerous track records were recorded (including a 5.915 @ 246.10 MPH in the oxygen-starved altitude of Firebird Raceway in Boise, ID). The 7 final round appearances and 3 event wins delivered their first-ever points championship in the popular West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod series.

     

    The team’s success dates back to the 1990s, when Meadors, racing with his brother Marty found success right off the bat behind the wheel of his silver, carbureted ‘69 Camaro. Named as one of Hot Rod Magazine’s Top 10 Fastest Street Cars in the world at the time, Meadors honed his driving skills and along with increased performance, a new Tim McAmis race car and the history—laden Pure Hell mystique, Meadors has become one of the most successful drag racers in the United States.

     

    This weekend, the big, bad & blown Camaro heads south to Auto Club Famoso Raceway north of Bakersfield to take on the competition at the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion. “Looking back on the season, we couldn’t have scripted a better scenario,” Meadors said. “We took on and beat a number of the quickest and fastest Pro Mod’s in the West. When you lock horns with the likes of Dan Nickelson, Mike Maggio, Rod Burbage, Dan Myers/Don Carter Motorsports, Renteria Brothers and John Scialpi, you’d best be ready to rock & roll. My dedicated crew members Jason Bunker, Danny Miller, Billy Fereira and Greg Lee made it look easy and made me look good. These guys are 100% dedicated to this effort and the results speak for themselves. Our sponsors Red Line Oil, Neal Chance Converters, Fiber Optic Supply, Andy’s T Shirts, DMPE, JRi Shocks, Tim McAmis Race Cars, Billet Specialties and Speedway Motors give us the best equipment available without which we couldn’t compete at this level. Above all however, I’d like to thank my mom & dad, Gary and Marilyn Meadors for building the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association and giving me the opportunity to continue their dream while at the same time doing what I love – race down the quarter mile.”

     

    For more on the Goodguys Racing team click here. To follow the team’s Facebook feed, click here.


  • Myers wins WCOPMA Saturday Night Nitro event driving for Don Carter Racing

    DCRThe Don Carter Racing team took delivery of a brand new Jerry Bickel Race Cars 1969 Camaro in late June and from the time they picked the car up it has been an all uphill ride. The first outing with the new car was July 4th at Sonoma Raceway where the team made 3 strong half track passes with driver Dan Myers behind the wheel.

    The team’s first event entered was with the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association at Sonoma Raceway during the July 19-21 weekend at the NHRA Division 7 event. The team was still in the learning process with the new car and through 3 qualifying sessions they barely failed to make the field with a 6.202/200.17 pass where the blower belt came off around the 1000’ mark, that was the team’s first attempt at a full quarter mile pass with the new lightweight car.

    The next weekend some of the top West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod teams were invited to run at the NHRA Sonoma Nationals as an exhibition show. Carter’s team was one of the teams invited and they showed their true potential at this event. With one pass a day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday Dan Myers laid down a best of 5.798/252.14 and a 5.785/254.18 Friday and Saturday. These were the quickest passes of the weekend of all the cars that were invited.

    The team then packed up and headed north to Firebird Raceway in Boise, Idaho for the big “Nightfire Nationals” event on August 9-11. After 3 qualifying sessions Myers landed second on the qualifying order with a 6.099/211.51 and beat the likes of Jeremy Hanger and Rod Burbage to square off against Marc Meadors in the final round where Meadors would get the best of Myers; still the Carter Racing team was happy with a runner-up finish with a new car, in a tough class, so soon.

    That would bring us to this past weekend’s event at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California. It was the race tracks final “Saturday Night Nitro” event of the 2013 season. After 2 qualifying sessions Dan Myers was atop the order with a 6.024/225.22 pass, sitting second was Meadors in the Pure Hell 2 Camaro that beat Myers in the final round at the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association’s previous event.

    Myers took a single in the opening round of eliminations but didn’t go the easy route clicking off a 5.899/245.72 pass. In the second round Myers squared off against Tim “TK” Krupa in his Randy Anderson tuned 1953 Corvette. The two took off and were glued all the way down the quarter mile, Myers posting a stellar 5.803/241.37 pass to Krupa’s career best 5.849/245.81, the margin of victory was just .02-hundreths of a second at the stripe, Myers getting the win light.

    In the final round it would be Myers versus Meadors, a rematch of the Nightfire Nationals final round in Boise less than a month ago. The anticipation for this final round matchup was high; number 1 and 2 qualifiers squaring off in the final, the cool midnight air rolling in, a killer Famoso Raceway track surface and both cars easily capable of 5.7x runs. Dan Myers and Marc Meadors did not disappoint the fans in the stands as both cars left the line at the flash of the green, Myers with a .027 reaction time to Meadors .066. At every incremental clock down the track the two cars stopped the times within thousandths of a second of each other, Myers leading the whole way but he knew Meadors was there. When the cars made it to the finish line it was Myers getting the win light with a 5.789/239.61 to Meadors game 5.795/250.41 pass, a margin of victory of 4-thousandths of a second, the same difference in the two drivers reaction times.

    Dan Myers was quick to thank team owner Don Carter for giving him the opportunity to drive his bad hotrod and to Carters tuner Jeff Butler for making it run so quick and so smooth. Without the great help of crew guys Bill Fox, Robbie Barrios, Penny Atkinson and Myers wife Carolyn the weekend wouldn’t have gone so smoothly.

    The Don Carter Racing team would like to thank all of their sponsors that make it possible: Nitro A GoGo, Network Office Systems, Life Med ID, Pacific Repair Services and Red Line Oil.

    Next up for the Don Carter Racing team will be the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Associations event at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield, California on the October 4-6 weekend running at the “Mega Mopar Action” event.


  • Meadors, Goodguys Race Team Win West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Championship!

    Meadors prAuto Club Famoso Raceway, Bakersfield. CA – Heading into last weekend’s one-day-only “Saturday Night Nitro” event at Auto Club Famoso Raceway north of Bakersfield, Marc Meadors and the Goodguys Racing Team were seeking their 4th event win and 7th consecutive final round appearance in West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod competition this season. They got that and more! After qualifying in the second slot with a 6.083/244.52 then advancing to the final against Dan Myers, Meadors and the Goodguys team extended their series points lead far enough to sew up their first-ever season title with one-race still remaining.

    Meadors in the flamed “Pure Hell2” Camaro and Myers, driving Don Carter’s Sacramento-based ’69 Camaro, were on a collision course all day & night. Both drivers qualified at the top of the ladder and were quickest and fastest in each elimination round heading into the climactic final.

    As midnight approached, the two supercharged Camaros pulled to the line to decide the race. At the flash of green, Myers’ .027 reaction time gave him a 4-hundredth of a second advantage. The cars screamed down track, door handle to door handle, with Myer’s Camaro sticking its nose out (literally a few inches) across the stripe for the event win. The scoreboards told the story of an epic battle; Myers’ 5.789/239.61 to Meadors’ 5.795/250.41 in what was the second quickest side-by-side race of the year in WCOPM competition.

    Losing the final by just inches but winning the season championship had Marc Meadors grinning ear to ear post-race. “Looking back, this was a dream season,” he said. “Going to every final round of each race we competed in this year and taking home 3 event wins is something I’ll remember for a lifetime. What people don’t see – the hours spent in the shop, the road miles, the late night team dinners and long hot days at the track doing battle has galvanized us as a team. I’m proud to say I think we have the best team out here and this championship is a testament to the guys and their dedication.”

    Meadors and the Goodguys gang will race twice more this season at Auto Club Famoso Raceway – October 5 & 6 for the final race of the WCOPM 2013 season before finishing their year at the NHRA California Hot Rod Reunion October 18-20.

    Joining Meadors on the now championship-winning Goodguys Racing Team is crew chief Jason Bunker and crew members Billy Fereira, Danny Miller and Greg Lee.

    The Pure Hell2 Pro Mod is sponsored by…..Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, Red Line Oil, Neal Chance Converters, Fiber Optic Supply, Andy’s T Shirts, DMPE, JRi Shocks, Tim McAmis Race Cars, Billet Specialties and Speedway Motors.

    For more on the Goodguys Racing team click here. To follow the team’s Facebook feed, click here.

    Race Results
Saturday Night Nitro
Auto Club Famoso Raceway, Saturday Sept 7th

    Final Qualifying Order:
1.Dan Myers, ’69 Camaro – 6.024/225.22
2.Marc Meadors, ’69 Camaro – 6.083/244.52
3.Jeremy Hanger, ’53 Studebaker – 6.112/240.21
4.Rod Burbage, ’69 Camaro – 6.125/240.00
5.Tim Krupa, ’53 Corvette – 6.462/234.98

    Eliminations:
First Round Eliminations:
(W) Myers – 5.899/245.72 vs BYE
(W) Krupa – 5.948/241.02 (L) Burbage – 6.072/243.41
(W) Meadors – 15.925/48.33 vs BYE (broke blower belt)
(W) Hanger – 6.079/239.36 vs BYE

    Semi Final Eliminations:
(W) Myers – 5.803/241.37 (L) Krupa – 5.849/245.81
(W) Meadors – 5.870/248.71 (L) Hanger – 6.094/241.54

    Finals:
(W) Myers 5.789/239.61 (L) Meadors 5.795/250.41


  • Goodguys Gang Celebrates Another Big Win in Boise!

    Boise_Winners_CircleThe Goodguys Racing Team, led by company President Marc Meadors has raced the “Pure Hell 2” ’69 Camaro six times this year in West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod competition. They’ve been to the final round of all six. Thanks to a stellar weekend performance at the 42nd annual Pepsi Nightfire Nationals at Firebird Raceway outside Boise, Idaho, Meadors has now won three of those six final rounds. The team’s latest triumph last weekend not only gave them their 3rd win of the season, it propelled the big, bad supercharged Camaro further into the series points lead with just two races remaining on this year’s WCOPM schedule.

     

    Perhaps no other race on the WCOPM event schedule has more energy than the Pepsi Nightfire Nationals. Tens of thousands of fired up fans gather over four days to celebrate speed in the blistering Boise sun, being treated to spectacular performances from every kind of race car imaginable.

     

    A total of eleven Pro Mods made the trip to Boise this year setting up a two-day qualifying showdown for the 8-car eliminator field. After three rounds of intense qualifying, Meadors and the Goodguys Gang secured the pole position with a 6.039/ 241.41 charge.

     

    During Sunday’s late afternoon/evening eliminations, Meadors started the day’s racing with a seemingly smooth 6.091/238.15mph victory over #8 qualifier Craig Cawte of Canada. While the win might have seemed relatively easy, it proved troubling back in the pits. Warming the car up for the semi-finals, crew chief Jason Bunker discovered a faulty magneto, requiring a crazy pit thrash just to make it to the starting line. Instead of forcing the race and taking a solo (well within his rights), fellow semi-finalist Tim “TK” Krupa took the gentlemanly route, opting to wait for Meadors and the Goodguys Gang to make it to the line. Drama aside, Meadors went straight down track to record a 6.057/242mph win over Krupa’s traction-plagued Corvertte.

     

    As the sun drifted below the horizon, the Pro Mod final came to the Firebird starting line, matching Meadors and the Pure Hell 2 Camaro against Don Carter’s white “Nitro a Go Go” ’69 Camaro, with San Diego’s Dan Myers at the wheel. In a rematch of last year’s Nightfire finals, Meadors came out on top this time, delivering not only a win – but a crushing statement with a 6.037/242.65 shot; good for Low ET and Top Speed of the meet. “We’ve finally gelled as a team after four years of racing together and overcoming many heartbreaks,” Meadors said in the historic Firebird Raceway winner’s circle. “We’ve also got a top notch race car with really good equipment. We’ve fine-tuned our combination and have a good handle on it right now. That really helps when you need your best performance on Sunday when it counts.”

     

    Meadors and the Goodguys Gang left Boise with another “Wally” trophy, a commanding lead in the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod point standings and a firm grasp on their race day set up. The team will compete at both remaining series events this year (top be held at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield) – September 6 & 7 and October 4-6.

     

    Joining Meadors on the Goodguys Racing Team is crew chief Jason Bunker and crew members Billy Fereira, Danny Miller and Greg Lee.

     

    The Pure Hell2 Pro Mod is sponsored by…..Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, Red Line Oil, Neal Chance Converters, Fiber Optic Supply, Andy’s T Shirts, DMPE, JRi Shocks, Tim McAmis Race Cars, Billet Specialties and Speedway Motors.

    For more on the Goodguys Racing team click here. To follow the team’s Facebook feed, click here.

    Race Results

    42nd Annual Pepsi Nightfire Nationals, August 8-11, 2013

    Firebird Raceway, Boise, ID:

     

    West Coast Outlaw Pro Mods Qualifying, Final Order

    1.  Marc Meadors, Danville, Calif., 6.03, 241.41.

    2.  Dan Myers, Ramona, Calif., 6.09, 211.51.

    3.  Rod Burbage, Anderson, Calif., 6.12, 236.53.

    4.  Mike Gondziola, Saskatoon, Sask., 6.18, 232.79.

    5.  Tim “TK” Krupa, Valencia, Calif., 6.19, 231.83.

    6.  John Scialpi, Phelan, Calif., 6.39, 222.44.

    7.  Jeremy Hanger, Fullerton, Calif., 6.43, 217.44.

    8.  Craig Cawte, Cranbook, British Columbia, 6.53, 189.03.

    9.  Mike Weiss, Port Orchard, Wash., 6.65, 209.15.

    10. Lee Smith, Salem, Ore., 6.81, 216.03

    11. Yvonne Lucas, Maple Valley, Wash., 11.33, 76.16.

     

    Final Round Eliminations:

    (W) Meadors – 6.037/242.65 (L) Myers – 8.133/115.41

     

    Semi Final Eliminations:

    (W) Myers – 6.450/233.94 (L) Burbage – 7.586/147.97

    (W) Meadors – 6.057/242.06 (L) Krupa – 7.109/154.87

     

    First Round Eliminations:

    (W) Meadors – 6.091/238.15 (L) Cawte – 6.344/220.48

    (W) Krupa – 6.179/232.25 (L) Gondziola – 9.653/95.38

    (W) Burbage – 6.204/236.53 (L) Scialpi – 6.730/204.96

    (W) Myers – 6.064/241.74 (L) Hanger – 6.630/168.88


  • Meadors, Goodguys Racing Team Win Quickest Outlaw Pro Mod Race in History

    GG_Racing_7_22_13_1After a consistent and mistake-free weekend performance, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association President Marc Meadors won the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod class at last weekend’s NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Division 7 Series event at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA driving the “Pure Hell2” ’69 Pro Mod Camaro. It was the Goodguys Racing Team’s 2nd big win in the last 30 days and marked the 5th time Meadors has made a West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod final round this season. In fact, the Pleasanton, California based team has made the final round in all five WCOPM series races they’ve entered this season – the only team that can make that claim.

     

    The quality 8-car field (13 cars in total attempted to qualify) at Sonoma ended up being the quickest and fastest ever in West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod competition showing just how far this group of renegade Pro Mod racers have progressed in performance and equipment since the class made its debut in 2007.

     

    After qualifying 3rd Saturday with a 5.871/251.11mph, Meadors drew Jay Diedrichs’ 1970 Camaro in Sunday’s round one eliminations. In what would turn out to be his quickest run of the weekend, Meadors left first cutting a .029 reaction time then threw down a 5.853/250.69mph blast to cover the loser’s 5.972/248.11.

     

    Meadors drew #2 qualifier Mike Maggio in the semi’s and used another .029 reaction time to get the jump off the line, running away from Maggio with a 5.837 252.57mph winning run – turning in his fastest speed of the weekend in the process. The big win over Maggio set up the final round against longtime friend and former Goodguys AA/Supercharged racer Sean Renteria driving the Renteria Bros ’64 Plymouth Valiant.

     

    The final featured another heavy dose of Goodguys Goodtimes as the big blown “Pure Hell 2” ’69 Camaro powered to a decisive 5.885/244.96 mph winner to Renteria’s troubled 6.282/240.08. A happy Meadors beamed in the winner’s circle holding his first-ever NHRA “Wally” trophy. “Our team earned this trophy and this win here today,” he said. “Not only did we beat the quickest and fastest field of West Coast Outlaw Pro Mods ever, we made our best three runs of the weekend on Sunday – when it matters most. I couldn’t be more proud of my guys.”

     

    In addition to the bronzed trophy, Meadors and the team left town with the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Series points lead with three event remaining on the 2013 schedule. The Goodguys Racing Team will be right back in action next weekend again at Sonoma Raceway to take part in a Pro Mod exhibition during the NHRA Mellow Yellow Sonoma Nationals July 26-28.

     

    Joining Meadors on the Goodguys Racing Team is crew chief Jason Bunker and crew members Billy Fereira, Danny Miller and Greg Lee.

    The Pure Hell2 Pro Mod is sponsored by…..Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, Red Line Oil, Neal Chance Converters, Fiber Optic Supply, Andy’s T Shirts, DMPE, JRi Shocks, Tim McAmis Race Cars, Billet Specialties and Speedway Motors.

     

    For more on the Goodguys Racing team click here. To follow the team’s Facebook feed, click here. 

     

    Race Results

    Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series Division 7 Race July 19-21, 2013

    Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma, CA:

     

    West Coast Outlaw Pro Mods Qualifying, Final Order

    1  716 Dan Nickelson, La Verne CA, ’02 Viper 5.819  249.39  252.95

    2    1 Mike Maggio, San Dimas CA, ’68 Camaro 5.834  256.26  256.26

    3  726 Marc Meadors, Danville CA, ’69 Camero 5.871  251.11  251.11

    4  778 TK Krupa, Valencia CA, ’53 Corvette 5.941  243.85  243.85

    5 7965 Sean Renteria, Hollister CA, ’65 Valiant 5.945  249.67  249.67

    6 7721 Jay Diedrich, Firebaugh CA, ’70 Camaro 5.987  244.96  244.96

    7 7112 Rod Burbage, Anderson CA, ’68 Camaro 6.003  244.69  244.69

    8 7700 Scott Bailey, Folsom CA, ’68 Camaro 6.007  245.63  245.63

    ———— Not Qualified ————

    9 1115 Joe Lepone Jr., Palm Desert CA, ’70 Duster 6.155  234.78  234.78

    10 7647 Rob Moore, El Cajon CA, ’60 Impala 6.177  241.28  241.67

    11 7095 Dan Myers, Ramona CA, ’69 Corvette 6.202  200.17  200.17

    12 1222 Scott Oksas, Santa Clarita CA, ’70 Camaro 6.413  252.52  252.52

    13  631 Lee Smith, Salem OR, ’67 Mustang 8.136  213.37  213.37

     

    First Round Eliminations:

    (W) Maggio – 5.765/259.46 (L) Burbage – N/T (broke)

    (W) Renteria – 6.147/244.74 (L) Krupa – 6.325/234.25

    (L) Nickelson – N/T (L) Lepone Jr. – N/T (both left before tree was activated)

    (W) Meadors – 5.853/250.69 (L) Diedrich – 5.972/248.11

     

    Semi Final Eliminations:

    (W) Meadors – 5.837/252.57 (L) Maggio – 6.426/231.99

    (L) Renteria – 8.128/129.80

     

    Final Round Eliminations

    (W) Meadors5.885/244.96 (L) Renteria 6.282/240.08


  • The West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association invades Sonoma Raceway this weekend

    dannickelsonThe last time the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association visited Sonoma Raceway in the Wine Country of Napa Valley in California the Pro Mod drag racing world was turned when veteran doorcar racer Dan Nickelson ran the quickest quarter mile time ever in a suspended doorcar with a blistering 5.706 pass.

    This weekend marks the second time this season but third year in a row that the WCOPMA will race at Sonoma Raceway’s NHRA Division 7 drag race. Lots of the West Coast’s heavy hitters will be in attendance and it could mark the first ever 16-car qualified field in the history for the association. Racers like Dan Nickelson, Jay Diedrich, Scott Bailey, Marc Meadors, Scott Oksas, Tim “TK” Krupa, Rod Burbage, Sean Renteria, Dan Myers, Mike Maggio, Andrew Berry, Joe Lepone Jr., Owen Ducker (from Australia), Lee Smith and Rob Moore plan on making this event one to remember.

    The weekend starts off with a 12 (noon) to 5pm open test n tune session on Thursday. Friday will be the first qualifying effort scheduled for 3pm. Saturday will host two more qualifying attempts at 12 (noon) and 3pm and IF there are enough cars for a 16-car field the first round of eliminations will be Saturday at 5:30pm. Eliminations for the final 8 cars will wrap up on Sunday starting at 12 (noon).

    Be sure to follow along with results on our website www.WestCoastOutlawProMods.com or visit our Facebook fan page! Also we will keep all the Pro Mod/Doorcar online message boards buzzing all weekend with reports from the track.


  • Meadors Dominates Firebird Foxhunt

    saturday_(23)For the first time in his racing career, Goodguys Rod & Custom Association President Marc Meadors hit the elusive drag racer’s trifecta during last weekend’s Little Caesar’s “Foxhunt” drags at Firebird Raceway.

    On a sunny Saturday in the foothill country of Boise, Idaho, Meadors and the hard working Goodguys Racing team made 5 runs in the course of the day setting low ET, top speed of the race, then winning the final after dark. To sweeten the spoils, he set both ends of the track record for Pro Modified race cars. If that wasn’t enough, he defeated one of his early heroes, John Scialpi in the final round to notch his first event win of the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod season.

    In looking back at the perfect day, Meadors sat atop the qualifying order after 2 rounds. With just five cars in attendance, he earned a first-round elimination bye-run. While some teams might have just taken the green light and idled down track, Meadors and crew chief Jason Bunker “took a shot” and ran 5.915 @ 246.10 to obliterate Bret Williamson’s 2-year old track record.

    In the semifinals, Meadors and Bunker again were all business, dismissing Lee Smith’s red late model Mustang with a 5.937 @ 244.76 – a time quick and fast enough to officially back up the earlier 5.915/246.10 blast for both ends of the new Firebird Raceway Pro Mod record.

    The final round came against one of Meadors’ early Pro Mod heroes; Southern California’s John “Wopadoo” Scialpi and his famous blown ’57 Chevy. When Meadors was just a teenager working for his dad Gary “Goodguy” Meadors as an up and coming event promoter, one of his jobs was to book exhibition cars for the early Goodguys “Muscle Car Shootout” drags. Scialpi was usually his first-call.

    Well past sunset, Meadors’ ’69 Camaro and Scialpi’s’57 did their burnouts and loped forward to square off in the final. As both cars were fully staged, Scialpi pushed the Christmas tree and went red, giving the win to Meadors who legged out a 7.11 ET. The tracked cooled noticeably for the final and just wasn’t up to yielding another record performance despite every effort by the Firebird crew.

    In the end, it really was the perfect race day for the entire Goodguys Racing Team. “You dream of days like these but any racer will tell you they’re rare,” Meadors said. “Very, very rare. My guys get all the credit. Crew chief Jason Bunker was aggressive, taking shots all evening. Sometimes it goes your way and it sticks. Today was one of those days.”

    Meadors was also quick to acknowledge the Firebird track crew for providing a stellar racing surface. “Hats off to the New Crew” Meadors said. “They’re so fun to race for. The crew here always has the track in tip top shape and the fans here are awesome. For racers, it’s one of the top tracks in the country as we always get what we need here to give the fans the best show for their money. Not sure I’m gonna need a plane to fly home tonight.”

    Meadors went on to thank his dedicated crew chief Jason Bunker and crew members Billy Fereira, Danny Miller and Greg Lee.

    The Pure Hell2 Pro Mod is sponsored by…..Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, Red Line Oil, Neal Chance Converters, Fiber Optic Supply, Andy’s T Shirts, DMPE, JRi Shocks, Tim McAmis Race Cars, Billet Specialties and Speedway Motors.

    For more on the Goodguys Racing team click here. To follow the team’s Facebook feed, click here.


  • Maggio, Meadors set to run weather-delayed WCOPMA final round at this weekend’s Super Chevy Show event

    g8_zps7243cf85California weather is usually very corporative during these months but at Auto Club Famoso Raceway’s Fun Ford Weekend event on May 3-5 in Bakersfield the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association’s eliminations ended early as high winds kicked up on Sunday after two flawless days of racing on Friday and Saturday.

    Twelve racers showed for the 8-car qualified field and leading the pack when the three qualifying rounds were complete was Mike Maggio with the Maggio Motorsports 1968 Camaro with a solid 5.897. The Goodguys Racing 1969 Camaro driven by Marc Meadors landed second with a 5.900, not far behind was Sean Renteria in the Renteria Brothers Racing unique 1964 Plymouth Valliant with a 5.912 to land third. Rod Burbage was getting his new 1969 Camaro figured out and pulled out a 5.956 to qualify fourth. Scott Bailey, Jeremy Hanger, Rob Cacioppo and Scott Loomis rounded out the bottom half of the qualified field.

    When eliminations started John Scialpi was placed in the field as an alternate for number eight qualifier Scott Loomis after Loomis couldn’t make the call due to parts breakage. Scialpi was paired against Maggio and when the tree dropped they were off together but Maggio’s 5.894 was good enough to hold off Scialpi’s improving 6.370. The next pair was Burbage versus Bailey and looked to be a good race on paper but when the tree dropped Bailey was hooked and gone laying down his best run of the weekend with a 5.931 while Burbage sat at the line and watched as he threw a blower belt on the 2-step and didn’t move an inch. Meadors and Cacioppo were next up and the “Pure Hell 2” car gave Cacioppo hell after laying down the quickest run of the event with a 5.868 to Cacioppo’s tire shaking 13.208. The final pair in the first round was Renteria versus Hanger and was the best side-by-side run of the round, but Renteria pulled off the win with a 5.892 to Hangers 6.136.

    After the first round of eliminations the wind started to kick up and the dust was blowing. The track crew at Auto Club Famoso Raceway were working hard to keep the track in tip top shape and did a great job and we were able to get a break in the wind to run the semi-final pairings. Meadors was able to peddle his way to a win over Renteria with a 6.28 and when Bailey couldn’t get his car to fire Maggio singled his way to a spot in the final round with a 5.94.

    Following the second round the track called the event due to the radar showing no sign of the wind stopping soon. Mike Maggio and Marc Meadors, number one and two qualifiers, will run the final round at the next WCOPMA event back at Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield on June 1 during the final qualifying session.

    The event is a Super Chevy Show and again it is looking to be a great turnout of cars. Friday will be an open test n tune with three qualifying rounds on Saturday. Sunday will host elimination rounds for the Super Chevy Show event.

    Be sure to keep up with results online by visiting www.WestCoastOutlawProMods.com or like the WCOPMA page on Facebook – www.Facebook.com/WestCoastOutlawProModAssociation!