14. If you're a fan of the television show R U Faster than a Redneck?, then you may recognize JB Granger's Atomic Orange '67. It's powered by a Magnuson supercharged LS3 that makes over 500 hp to the tires and has been upgraded with Chris Alston Chassisworks suspension front and rear. JB's best autocross lap was a 65.534, and on the road course he worked in a 1:58.040. That's haulin' ass, especially for a redneck.
15. Falling under the "s#!t happens" category, Michael Tucker got a little out of shape on the road course and took his flat-black '69 into the tire barrier.
16. With a slightly bruised ego and some dented sheetmetal, he says he'll have the car back in shape in no time and is looking forward to hitting the track asap.
17. Karl Dunn's '68 might look familiar to you as we featured it in the September 2012 issue ("Blu Balz"). This thing is super nice and is about as far as it gets from a "trailer queen." Karl gets it out to as many events a year as possible, and it's one of the fastest cars on the ASCS circuit. It's got all DSE suspension components and is propelled by a wicked 427ci LS7. Karl's times: 1:48.828 on the road course and 61.501 on the autocross.
18. Tim McGilton got his second-gen project on the road in mid-2012. With all the DSE suspension tuned up, he can really work the Kurt Urban Performance LS7 to its full potential. He took First place at the 2012 Charlotte Goodguys event and has been hitting just about every street racing event since then. At "The Slam," he rocked the autocross with a best lap of 62.205 and managed a 1:49.840 on the road course. Taking 26 laps tells us he's got quite the addiction going on.
19. Having just finished building this fifth-gen, the crew at Detroit Speed couldn't wait to get their latest test car on the track. With a host of new late-model Camaro suspension components in development, DSE engineer Ryan Mathews had the honors of testing the car over the weekend. With a scorching 1:45.277 on the road course, we'd say they are on the right track. Look for a full feature on this car in an upcoming issue.
20. Having fun on the autocross is Kyle Tucker in his wicked-fast DSE '70 test Camaro. The LS7 makes a ton of horsepower and has helped put Kyle in the Winner's Circle at a number of events over the past few years. He too was running in the Exhibition Class, but had the quickest lap on the road course with a blistering 1:44.341, while a 61.000 on the autocross was the third quickest lap.
21. Larry Woo is known for building foreign exotics more so than g-Machine muscle cars, but he's recently been pulled into the American classic car side of the hobby. His just finished, blown '68 is basically a kick-ass show car on wheels. He was using this weekend to get familiar with the car and had a great time doing so. He'll be taking it out to a number of events this summer.
22. Not only is Brian Finch a regular cast member on R U Faster than a Redneck?, he's also the 2012 Holley LS Fest Grand Champion. Here, he takes a break from racing to do a little maintenance on his '71. Running in the Exhibition Class, he had a time of 1:46.194 on the road course and a 61.222 on the autocross. He was near the top of the leader board all weekend. Look for Brian and his furious second-gen at most any driving event throughout 2013.
23. Safety is never overlooked at any ASCS event, and as such, Carolina Motorsports Park track director Brian Smith talks the competitors through the course to inform them where passing is allowed and where it's prohibited. This all happens before a single engine comes to life. The rules of the facility are explained more than once to ensure there are no misunderstandings and everyone stays safe.