Marc Meadors and the Goodguys Racing team scored their second win of the season on August 15, taking the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod class at Sacramento (California) Raceway's famed "Fox Hunt." When the final score was settled late Saturday night, Meadors had defeated all comers in what turned out to be the quickest and fastest qualified field in the history of West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod competition.
It was an old school victory for the team similar to those of the match race days when teams barnstormed drag strips across the country, blowing in during the morning, qualifying and taking the event win at night. Meadors made his one and only qualifying run Saturday around lunchtime, unloading a career best 6.275 at 231.97 to qualify fourth. Post-run inspection yielded a burned up transmission requiring a lengthy pit thrash prior to opening round eliminations, which Meadors survived by pedaling his way to a 6.718 victory over a red-lighting Bob Bunker Jr.
Using the alternate transmission, which threw off the tune completely due to different gear ratios, Meadors yet again escaped with a semi-final victory, pedaling down track to defeat the '55 Chevy of Jay Deidrich. In the final, Meadors' big silver Camaro emerged victorious as Scott Bailey instantly lost traction at the start of the race, giving Meadors an easy victory. He again pedaled all the way down track to post a final round time of a 6.950 at 187.093 for the second win of his Pro Mod career.
In similar fashion to his last Sacramento Raceway outing back in July, Meadors got the jump on his competition off the line with superior reaction times each elimination round.
"The Goodguys Racing Team keeps growing and growing this year," Meadors said. "We didn't have the right tune-up on the car after blowing the transmission. But I'm working hard on the tree and it's paid off. My crew chiefs, Jason Bunker and Jeff Accacian, with crew member Andy Fereira, worked together the best they could to patch it up and get me to the starting line and we prevailed. In racing you have to catch some lucky breaks and today was ours. I'm really proud of the team for our career best ET and speed. We are gonna be tough the rest of the year."