California’s Mary Pozzi will represent Hotchkis Sport Suspension in the Goodguys 1st Sponsor Shootout AutoCross, Sunday July 10th in Columbus, OH. She’ll be behind the wheel of her ’72 Camaro RS – which she proudly refers to as “her favorite car in the entire world.” That’s saying something as the leading lady in Goodguys AutoCross has driven many different cars to many different championships over the years.
Pozzi is an expert at AutoCross. She’s driven both front wheel drive and rear wheel drive automobiles to (count ‘em) 11 SCCA National Championships in Solo competition! She’s also competed in specialty events such as winning the 2011 Goodguys Editor’s Shootout earlier this year in Del Mar as well as a nice finish in the 2009 Optima Batteries Ultimate Street Car Invitational. The lady with a kind demeanor and warm smile in the pits is an absolute monster on track! She’s precise, always under control and has bagged multiple Street Machine class wins in Goodguys AutoCross competition over the past 4 years. But what makes her really happy is teaching beginners the ins and outs of AutoCross competition. “It makes me feel warm and fuzzy,” she said.”When I see their times improve and their smiles get wider after taking a checkered flag it’s so cool.”
Mary’s bright orange 2nd gen Camaro runs an LS2 with a Spectre cold air intake system. The power is transmitted to the asphalt via a T56 Magnum six-speed transmission. Her suspension, which features some “neat Hotchkis Sport Suspension bits and pieces” also includes RideTech adjustable shocks and Baer brakes. The wheels are 18” Forgeline wrapped in Falken rubber. Anvil Auto supplied the lightweight carbon fiber body panels. JCG Restoration and Custom in Oxnard, CA gets the credit for the brilliant orange paint.
Mary’s got more than a puncher’s chance to win the Sponsor Shootout but she’s also looking forward to simply attending the Goodguys 14th PPG Nationals presented by Bridgestone. “The Goodguys events are my favorite,” she said. “Thousands of beautiful cars and an AutoCross too? It’s always a great time.”