Speedway Motors announced today, Team Speedway, won multiple autocross events this past weekend at Goodguys Salt Lake Nationals in Salt Lake City, UT.
Robby Unser doubled up winning both the PRO-X class and the PRO-X portion of the Fuel Curve Great Salt Shootout in the Speedway Motors sponsored ’70 Camaro. Unser is no stranger to racing, hailing from one of America’s most storied racing families. He boasts the 1987 World Hill Climb Champion and 1989 American Indy Car Series Champion titles and was named IRL Rookie of the Year in 1998. He has raced a wide range of classes at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, winning an unprecedented 9 times. Unser has also competed twice at the Indianapolis 500 and has been one of Team Speedways drivers for more than 7 years. Teammate Brian Martin also doubled-up in Salt Lake with wins in the PRO class in a ’86 Corvette.
Returning to its competitive racing roots Speedway Motors began sponsoring Team Speedway in 2014.
“Team Speedway drivers have pushed the ’70 Camaro, ‘67 Camaro and ’65 Nova cars to their limits, slamming through courses with 1.7g lateral loading and intense braking, plus acceleration that only a 750 hp engine can provide,” said Bill Schneider, Speedway Motors R&D Engineer and Team Speedway Manager. “If G-Comp components can handle this type of punishment, you can be sure they’ll be reliable for whatever automotive activity you have planned.”
Team Speedway regularly puts parts to the test and the ’70 Camaro was built with performance in mind. Sporting Speedway Motors G-Comp 1970-81 Camaro/Firebird Torque Arm Rear Suspension Kit Schneider said, “Measurements were taken, scans were made, and models created to figure out how to make a 50-year-old car handle like a new Corvette.” The car was also fitted with an Unser Edition Front Suspension Kit and sports a 427 LS7 on an RHS block and heads built by Speedway Motors Racing Engines.
The C4 ’86 Corvette sports a Tremec conversion kit and shock package from Speedway Motors.
This is the second win for Team Speedway this year. Unser also doubled up at the 11th Fitech Spring Nationals in Scottsdale, Ariz. claiming the PRO-X class shootout victory in Goodguys CPP AutoCross Racing Series.
Team Speedway is scheduled to compete in a number of upcoming events including:
- Goodguys Nashville Nationals May 28-30 in Nashville, Tenn.
- Big Blue Mile Shootout June 4-5 in Seward, Neb.
- Sturgis Camaro Rally June 24-27 in Black Hills, S.D.
- Goodguys Speedway Motors Heartland Nationals July 2-4 in Des Moines, Iowa
- Goodguys July 9-11 in Columbus, Ohio
- Sandhills Open Road Challenge (SORC) Aug. 10-14 in Arnold, Neb.
- King of the Mountain Aug. 26-28 in Clearfield, Pa.
- LS Fest East Sept. 10-12 in Bowling Green, Ky.
- Goodguys Lone Star Nationals Sept. 24-26 in Fort Worth, Texas
- Optima Ultimate Street Car Challenge Oct. 9-10 in Bowling Green, KY
- Drive Optima in Las Vegas, Nev.
- Goodguys Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals Nov. 19-21 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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