Al Unser Jr. set for Goodguys Autocross for Kids program

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Unser Jr will be behind the wheel of Speedway’s G-Comp ’65 Nova at select 2015 Goodguys events | Photo from Goodguys

Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Al Unser Jr. will participate in the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association’s Autocross for Kids program in 2015,  Speedway Motors, the official speed shop of Goodguys, has announced.

Unser will drive Speedway’s G-Comp 1965 Chevrolet Nova, a car he’ll share with his cousin, Robby Unser, himself an eight-time Pikes Peak hill climb winner and veteran Formula D drifter.

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Two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr has joined Speedway Motors’ AutoCross team

The Nova is equipped with Speedway’s new G-Comp front suspension kit and AFCO coil-over shocks. Power is provided by a blueprinted  car is 454-cid Pro Series small-block V8 backed by a Tremec 5-stransmission, and features a host of aftermarket performance parts from Billet Specialties, Dynatech, MSD, ProCar and Weld Racing.

Al Unser Jr. will make his debut during the Goodguys Spring Nationals this weekend at Scottsdale, Arizona and will be at the wheel again March 28-29 at the 33rd All American Get-Together at Pleasanton, California.

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