Goodguys open ‘Duel in the Desert’ to autocross groups

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One wheel up | Photo from Goodguys Rod and Custom Association

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association has announced a new alliance with the SCCA, USCA and ASP to find and qualify the fastest autocross racers for the annual “Duel in the Desert” that takes place at the Goodguys’ annual Southwest Nationals in November in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Racers can compete in a pre-1973 model car at 27 qualifier events around the country. In addition to $20,000 in prize money, the winner of the finals November 21 becomes the Goodguys’ 2015 AutoCrosser of the Year.

One winner will emerge from each of the qualifier events to compete in the “Duel in the Desert.”

Here are the Duel in the Desert qualifier events:

March 6-8, Crows Landing, San Francisco, CA, Sports Car Club of America event

March 13-15, Spring Nationals, Scottsdale, AZ, Goodguys

March 20-22, Spring Lone Star Nationals, Fort Worth, TX, Goodguys

March 28-29, All American Get-Together, Pleasanton CA, Goodguys

April 10-12, Del Mar Nationals, Del Mar, CA, Goodguys

April 17-19, North Carolina Nationals, Raleigh, NC, Goodguys

April 24-26, Florida Nationals, Kissimmee, FL, Goodguys

May 1-3, Cruisin the Smokies, Pigeon Forge, TN, American Streetcar Promotions

May 15-17, Nashville Nationals, Nashville, TN, Goodguys

May 30-31, Summer Get-Together, Pleasanton, CA, Goodguys

June 5-7, Indy Nationals I, Indianapolis, IN, Goodguys

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June 5-7, Indy Nationals II, Indianapolis, IN, Goodguys

June 12-14, East Coast Nationals, West Springfield, MA, Goodguys

June 20-21, Michigan Speedway, Brooklyn, MI, OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car

July 3-5, Heartland Nationals, Des Moines, IA, Goodguys

July 10-12, PPG Nationals, Columbus, OH, Goodguys

August 4, Hot August Nights, Reno, NV, American Streetcar Promotions

August 7-9, Grissom Air Force, Indianapolis, IN, Sports Car Club of America event

August 29-30, Road America, Elkhart Lake, WI, OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car

Sept. 4-6, SCCA Solo Nationals, Lincoln, NE, Sports Car Club of America SCCA event

Sept. 11-13, Colorado Nationals, Loveland, CO, Goodguys

Sept. 18-20, Nostalgia Nationals, Bowling Green, KY, Goodguys

Oct. 2-4, Lone Star Nationals, Fort Worth, TX, Goodguys

Oct. 10-11, Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA, OPTIMA Search for the Ultimate Street Car

Oct. 23-25, Southeastern Nationals, Concord, NC, Goodguys

Nov. 14-15, Autumn Get-Together, Pleasanton, CA, Goodguys

Please see the Goodguys site for more information and rules.

 

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