Phil Gerber will once again represent The Roadster Shop in the Goodguys Sponsor Shootout AutoCross Saturday, July 7th in Columbus, Ohio. The Sponsor Shootout is a special event inside the Goodguys 15th PPG Nationals July 6-8 at the Ohio Expo Center and begins this year at 9am sharp.
Gerber, who serves as V.P. of Sales and Marketing for the family business will look to win the competition driving their sano 1970 Chevrolet C-10 pickup. Outfitted with a Roadster Shop Fast Track chassis, the orange and white C-10 hauls the wood just fine with a stout 585hp LS3 big block linked to a Tremec TKO-600. The thunderous revs are delivered via Roadster Shop stainless headers and custom 3-inch exhaust with Borla XR1 mufflers. Stopping power is supplied by Wilwood 13” brakes with ample grip courtesy of Michelin Super Sport 345 (in front and back). The wheels are Forgeline 19x12” and 20x12”.
Gerber himself has done well on-track in Columbus. In 2009 and 2011, he logged the fastest lap of the weekend in the Street Machine of the Year competition. He and his brother Jeremy have logged thousands of AutoCross laps in Roadster Shop test cars over the years, bringing home plenty of Goodguys AutoCross Street Machine class wins. Will Gerber be up to the challenge? You’ll have to find a spot on the fence and find out!