The 2nd annual Goodguys Sponsor Shootout AutoCross will be held Saturday, July 7th @ 9am at the Ohio Expo Center in conjunction with the Goodguys 15th PPG Nationals July 6-8 in Columbus, OH. All 12 Goodguys AutoCross sponsors (Afco, Autometer, BF Goodrich, Detroit Speed, Hurst Shifters, Jet-Hot, Optima Batteries, Popular Hot Rodding, Ridetech, Roadster Shop, Rocket Wheels and Summit Racing Equipment) will field entries in the competition.
In this preview installment, we get to meet Jet-Hot’s driver Cheryl Herrick who will race the company’s black & gold ’67 Chevy II. The LS1 powered beauty was built by the Car Guys. Herrick, who will be competing in her 1st Goodguys Sponsor Shootout AutoCross works on Jet-Hot’s Sales & Marketing team. A motorsports enthusiast since childhood – she’s ridden and raced just about everything from cars, boats, snowmobiles and even motocross. Then in the mid 90s she attended Frank Hawley’s Drag Racing School in Pomona and loved it.
The Goodguys Sponsor Shootout will be only her 8th AutoCross competition ever, but Herrick says she loves the challenge. “I’m still on a steep learning curve,” she said. “That’s what’s so great about AutoCross – anyone can get out and give it a try! I love racing and having the chance to put our coatings to the test out on the track.”