Autometer has wisely chosen Ryan Mathews to represent them in the 1st Goodguys Sponsor Shootout AutoCross, Sunday, July 10th at the Ohio Expo Center. The Sponsor Shootout features entries from all 12 Goodguys AutoCross sponsors. The ‘Shootout is a highlight of the closing day of the Goodguys 14th PPG Nationals presented by Bridgestone.
An engineer at Detroit Speed & Engineering, Mathews graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Automotive Design from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. He began his career at Harley-Davidson as a powertrain project engineer.
When it comes to seat time in a performance vehicle, nobody in this year’s ‘Shootout field has more than Mathews. He has 13 NASCAR starts to his credit, including one top-5, 2 top-10′s, 7-top 15′s, and 1 pole. He’s had 9 ARCA starts, including 2 top-5′s, 10 top-10′s and has qualified top-10 6 times in 9 attempts. He also has extensive open wheel experience including Dirt Winged Sprints & Mini-Sprints, and Sportsman Cars. He’s a multiple track record holder at various tracks throughout the country.
When it comes to the Cones, Mathews has won numerous events on the Goodguys AutoCross circuit. Look at this way. They’ll have to push hard, really, really hard to beat him.
Mathews will pilot Detroit Speed’s ’63 Nova Test Car which runs a Detroit Speed Front Frame, DSE QUADRA Link and DSE Mini-Tubs. Power comes from a potent Mast Motorsports LS7. It sits just right on HRE 595 RS wheels and BFGoodrich KDW Tires (Front: 255/35R18, Rear: 295/35R18).