40th Annual Nightfire Nationals Results

15 August 2011

First Round Qualifying:
1) Marc Meadors - 6.199 @ 236.77
2) Rod Burbage - 6.200 @ 233.34
3) Randy Walker - 6.233 @ 227.38
4) Lee Smith - 6.341 @ 230.23
5) Rob Cacioppo - 6.494 @ 210.13
6) Billy Harper - 6.506 @ 197.02
7) Jay Diedrich - 7.481 @ 128.13
8) Dennis Radford - 7.925 @ 176.19
9) Rod Pearce - 8.230 @ 115.20
10) Bret Williamson - 11.004 @ 80.60
11) Mike Maggio - 11.149 @ 82.59


Meadors, Goodguys Racing Team Look Forward to Big Weekend at Infineon Raceway!

19 July 2011

Sonoma, CA – The Goodguys Racing “Pure Hell2” ’69 Camaro Pro Mod will be on familiar turf this weekend as Goodguys President Marc Meadors looks to win his first event of the 2011 season on his home track at Infineon Raceway. A field of over 20 West Coast Outlaw Pro Mods is expected at the Sonoma track this weekend during the NHRA Division 7 points meet presented by Korbel. It will be the deepest, most talented field of Pro Mods assembled so far this year out West and hope springs eternal in the Goodguys Racing camp following a sparkling test session here over Memorial Day weekend.

It was during that test session that Meadors logged the best run of his career, ripping off a 5.83 @ 247mph. His was the first “door car” to ever record a sub-six second run at the vaunted track. The team will need to repeat that performance and more this weekend if they’re to hoist the winner’s trophy Sunday afternoon. “This will be our toughest race since we formed the team in 2008,” Meadors said. “The competition in West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod is getting tougher with each event. With the sea-level conditions available at Infineon Raceway, the cars will fly this weekend. It wouldn’t surprise me if we see lot’s of 5 second runs. There is that much air here and these cars love air.”

The Goodguys team came close to bagging their first WCOPM series win in June when they finished runner-up to the ’58 Corvette of Lee Smith during Firebird Raceway’s “Famous Fox Hunt” in Boise, Idaho. Meadors is confident they can threaten again this weekend. “If we can find the 5.80s, which I know we can, we have a good chance of putting together 3 or 4 good runs on Sunday. No matter what you race, if you can find fast, consistent performance, you can win. I like our chances in Sonoma.”

Qualifying for the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod’s is Friday July 21 at 4pm, Saturday, July 22nd at NOON and 4pm with final eliminations scheduled for 9am Sunday the 23rd. For same day results and updates visit www.westcoastoutlawpromods.com

For more on Goodguys Racing and the Pure Hell2 ’69 Camaro, visit www.goodguysracing.com


Latest from Medford, OR "Nite of Fire"

12 July 2011

We had a good time in Medford this weekend. Lost in the 2nd round to Bret Williamson in the Gore-Williamson Studebaker. Tough track conditions all weekend, but we all gave it our best. Congrats to the SpecRite team on the "W. They did a great job navigating a difficult track. There are some GREAT cars out here. It's a pleasure to be racing with these guys.

First Round Eliminations:
(W) Williamsom - 6.154 @ 231.56
(W) Meadors - 6.502 @ 218.37 (L) Myers - 7.151 @ 193.60
(W) Nickelson - 6.588 @ 216.55 (L) Diedrich - 7.646 @ 166.79
(W) Burbage - 6.216 @ 234.21

Second Round Eliminations:
(W) Williamson - 7.303 @ 149.70 (L) Meadors - 7.848 @ 193.52
(W) Burbage - 6.247 @ 231.56 (L) Nickelson - 19.768 @ 46.41 Red Light

Final Round Eliminations:
(W) Burbage - 6.262 @ 231.99 (L) Williamson - 9.031 @ 97.03

Meadors, Pure Hell Camaro Runner-Up in Boise

28 June 2011

Boise, ID - Goodguys Rod & Custom Association President Marc Meadors took the “Pure Hell2” ‘69 Camaro Pro Mod to a runner up finish in the West Coast Outlaw Pro Modified class at the 34th Annual GREAT AMERICAN FOX HUNT presented by Little Caesars Pizza at Firebird Raceway outside Boise, Idaho this past weekend.

Coming off a career best 5.83 test run over Memorial Day weekend, Meadors and the Goodguys Racing Team were fully confident they had what it took to win the race in Boise. Qualifying #3 with a 6.181 @ 234.55 (Low ET during the final qualifying session) only boosted the team’s confidence heading into Saturday evening’s eliminations.

During the opening round of Pro Mod eliminations, Meadors dispatched the 2002 Dodge Viper of Dan Nicholson with a 6.132 @ 236.46. The 236mph blast would stand for top speed of eliminations. Meadors then defeated the ’57 Chevy of nemesis John “Wopadoo” Scialpi with a 6.222 @ 235.78 in the semi’s, setting up a final round race with the 1958 Corvette of Lee Smith.

Unfortunately for Meadors and the Goodguys Racing team, Smith saved his quickest run of eliminations for the final round running a 6.293 @ 228.02 to Meadors’ traction-busting, one and off the throttle 7.735 @ 130.03mph. “That’s drag racing for ya,” Meadors said after his first final round appearance of the season. “Sometimes the fastest car doesn’t win. My hat is off to Lee and his team for their deserving win. We thought we had a great shot to win it. We were the quicker and faster car but didn’t put the traction down in the money round. The guys and I will learn from this and move on to Medford next week. My hat’s off to the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association, Red Line Oil, Darren Mayer of DMPE, Tim McAmis Race Cars and Bunker Race Cars. And of course my crew guys for all the hours and all the work they put in.”

Pure Hell2 will join the rest of the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod’s as they compete July 1st and 2nd in the 5th annual “Night of Fire” at Champion Raceway in Medford, Oregon.

For more visit www.good-guys.com
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