The Friday night parking lot car show for ChallengerFest 6 was a nice and relaxing afternoon and evening filled with barbecue and camaraderie. Saturday’s racing at Beech Bend Raceway was really no different, except for the smell of race fuel and burned rubber added into the mix. OST Dyno covered the cost of track prep for the entire day, giving racers a decent playground.
There were three classes of racing, and each car participating could compete in two classes. Racing was tight and fun to watch, from a V6 300 that was “borrowed” from the wife and proceeded to knock out a Hellcat during bracket racing to the extremely tight 6 Speed Shootout that had plenty of flat-foot-shifting action, just like we like it. We saw a Hellcat Challenger run a 10.92 and a Hellcat Charger that had been picked up and driven ONLY to ChallengerFest lay down an 11.02. And if my eyes did not deceive me, the mass majority of the “show cars” ran at the track. It’s not everyday that you can claim that.
The classes and the winners were:
GForce Engineering 6Speed Shootout:
Modern Mopar Forum Unlimited Shootout
- Guy D. [email protected] (best of the day: [email protected])
- Andrew H. [email protected] (Redlight, -.100, best was [email protected])
- Kate T. (19 years old)
AGP Bracket Race
- John G., dial 12.64, [email protected]
- Howie R., dial 12.10, [email protected] (breakout)
- Anthony C.
In addition, at the charity auction held for Racing 4 Vets, over $11,000 was raised, a new record for ChallengerFest. Over 150 cars and an estimated 400 spectators converged on Bowling Green to take part in the events, with Billet Technologies sponsoring the event for all six shows. Speedy also gets help and planning assistance from Lisa, Chuck, Greg, Melena, Bill and Diana, whose assistance has proven invaluable as the show continues to grow each year. We love the layout and are looking forward to next year’s ChallengerFest, which is usually held close to Easter. Hopefully next year our project 300C will be ready to hit the track!