SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 43, October 22, 2015

Racing News: Subaru Rally Team USA Drivers Take First Place Overall at Rally America National Championship

Compiled by SEMA Editors

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Royal Purple-sponsored Subaru Rally Team USA drivers David Higgins and Craig Drew took first place overall in the final round of the Rally America National Championship.
   

Royal Purple-Sponsored Subaru Rally Team USA Drivers Take First Place Overall at the Rally America National Championship

Royal Purple-sponsored Subaru Rally Team USA drivers David Higgins and Craig Drew took first place overall in the final round of the Rally America National Championship at the 2015 Lake Superior Performance Rally in Houghton, Michigan, October 17–18. The drivers’ strong performance at the season’s final race yielded the first perfect season achieved by any team in national U.S. rally competition since 1987. In the eighth and final race of the series at the Lake Superior Performance Rally, Higgins and Drew finished two minutes ahead of the race’s runner up, Adam Yeoman and Jordan Schulze of FY Racing.

Goodguys Rod & Custom Association Announces 2016 Event Schedule

The Goodguys 2016 event schedule will feature 20 electric events spanning the country, highlighted by the Goodguys 19th PPG Nationals, July 10–12 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. The East Coast Nationals returns to its original home—the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, New York, June 10–12. The fifth Nostalgia Nationals at Beech Bend Raceway Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, will be held October 14–16, moving it deeper into the fall, as it was from 2007–2010. The Goodguys West Coast Nationals celebrates its 30th birthday in Pleasanton, August 26–28. Another big change is the awarding of Goodguys 2016 Tank’s Hot Rod of the Year. The signature award for ’48 and older hot rods will be selected at the 11th Nashville Nationals, May 13–15, at Nissan Stadium. The 2016 season kicks off with the Goodguys 7th Spring Nationals, March 4–6, at WestWorld in Scottsdale and travels the country before returning to Scottsdale for the season ending 19th Southwest Nationals, November 18–20.

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Team Nitto drivers Loren Healey, Jason Scherer and Eric Miller dominated the field of 60 cars in the 4400 Unlimited class race.
 
   

Team Nitto Tire Sweeps the 2015 ULTRA4 Season Championship

Nitto Tire swept the podium at the Ultra4 National Championships, October 17, 2015, at the Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno, Nevada. Team Nitto drivers Loren Healey, Jason Scherer and Eric Miller dominated the field of 60 cars in the 4400 Unlimited class race, and Derek West and Wayland Campbell secured their second- and third-place finishes in the series.

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NMCA WEST is known as home to the “West Coast's Fastest Street Cars.”
 
   

NMCA WEST Announces 2016 Schedule

NMCA WEST and VP Racing Fuels have announced the official schedule for the 2016 season. Home to the “West Coast's Fastest Street Cars,” each NMCA WEST event includes grassroots drag racing, an incredible autocross, manufacturers' midway and vendor row. All 2016 events will be held at the Auto Club Dragway in Fontana, California:

  • April 1–3, 2016: Fifth Annual NMCA WEST Spring Nationals
  • June 17–19, 2016: Sixth Annual NMCA West Coast Shootout
  • September 16–18, 2016: Fifth Annual NMCA WEST Street Car Nationals
  • October 14–16, 2016: Fifth Annual NMCA WEST World Finals

Race Wrap for the Fourth Annual NMCA WEST World Finals

The last race of the NMCA WEST VP Racing Fuels Drag Racing Series kicked off last week with racing action that would decide championships and who would get to visit the Aerospace Components Winner's Circle. View the unofficial results online.

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