Speedway Motors announced today, Team Speedway, won the PRO-X shootout this past weekend at Goodguys Columbus Nationals in Columbus, Ohio.
This is the third win for Robby Unser this year in Team Speedways ’70 Camaro. Earlier this year he doubled up winning both the PRO-X class and the PRO-X portion of the Fuel Curve Great Salt Shootout and claimed the PRO-X class shootout victory at Spring Nationals in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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 is Team Speedways seasoned Nova expert after testing out the sleeper car in 2014.
Returning to its competitive racing roots Speedway Motors began sponsoring Team Speedway in 2014 as a way to put their performance parts to the test.
“Team Speedway drivers have pushed the ’70 Camaro, ’68 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.
Team Speedway is scheduled to compete in a number of upcoming events including:
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.
Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational Nov. 6-7 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Goodguys Speedway Motors Southwest Nationals Nov. 19-21 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Other highlights from the Weekend Rewind include Goodguys 2019/2021 Grand Prize Giveaway car a ’67 Nova won by Hunter Detrich. Speedway Motors provided a number of parts for the build. Goodguys 2021/2022 Grand Prize Giveaway was also unveiled at this weekend’s event. The ’86 C10 squarebody which includes several kits from Speedway Motors including a Speedway Battery Cable Crimper Kit, Longacre 52-22569 Rear End Axle Breather Vent Kit, Pico Weatherpack 14-16 Gauge Kit among other products and will be given away at Goodguys Columbus Nationals in 2022. Speedway Motors Homebuilt Heaven award went to John Martin of Nixa, Mo.
For more information about Speedway Motors G-Comp or Team Speedway test cars visit https://www.speedwaymotors.com/featured/gcomp