BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- Goodguys Rod & Custom Association President Marc Meadors drove the flaming hot "Pure Hell2" '69 Camaro Pro Mod to the quickest run of the weekend during a West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod event at Auto Club Famoso Raceway just north of Bakersfield. The weekend's-best lap came in yesterday's opening round of eliminations during a race against Rob Cacioppo's '63 Corvette. The official clocking of 5.868 @ 249.89 easily granted Meadors the opening round win advancing him to the semi-finals of the 8-car elimination ladder.
Meadors' semi-final race against longtime friend Sean Renteria and the popular Renteria Bros '64 Plymouth Valiant didn't go as smoothly, but an on-again, off-again run of 6.21 @ 241mph was good enough to get a win-light against his equally-troubled nemesis. The two elimination wins set up a much anticipated rematch between Meadors and Pure Hell2 Tim McAmis built Camaro and West Coast Pro Mod standout Mike Maggio and his Tim McAmis built '68 Camaro. But Mother Nature's 50mph wind gusts had other plans forcing the winner-take-all final round race to be postponed to a later date. The last time Meadors and Maggio locked horns - history was made with the quickest side-by-side door slammer race ever (5.759 for Meadors vs. a 5.778 for Maggio).
If things go according to plan, the final round rematch is scheduled to take place during the Super Chevy Show May 31-June 2nd right back here at Auto Club Famoso Raceway. "We had an outstanding weekend here in Bakersfield," Meadors said reflecting on the race. "We came here and accomplished our goals to make it to the final. We qualified #2 and will race our biggest rival, Maggio Motorsports for the spoils. We'll have to wait to settle the score but we're confident if we stick to our game plan we can give Maggio a great race for the win later this month."
The Goodguys team had a chance to test new parts and pieces over the weekend with hopes of making the potent Camaro even quicker and faster. "We swapped out the three speed Lenco transmission in favor of a two speed to get the gearing more favorable," Meadors said. "A few tweaks to the fuel system and JRi rear shocks made it fast - real fast!"
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 and Speedway Motors.
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