A good old fashioned East vs West rivalry has gone from small talk to a big showdown on the Goodguys AutoCross course. In a scene straight out of the Hatfield’s vs McCoy’s, Rob McGregor’s southern California based “Hell Boy” ’69 C-10 and Trent Summers’ Summers & Sons “Saturday Night Special” ’70 C-10 are on a cross country collision course and will meet head to head at this weekend’s 21st Heartland Nationals June 29-July 1 in Des Moines, Iowa. The battle royale will then spill over to the Goodguys 15th PPG Nationals July 6-8 in Columbus, Ohio where both trucks will compete in the Goodguys Sponsor Shootout.
In the Goodguys Sponsor Shootout McGregor will represent Hurst Shifters. Driving for Summers and Sons and representing the Goodguys Rod & Custom Association will be “Bad Brad” Coomer. On paper, both trucks look to be evenly matched. Both trucks run McGregor’s chassis from No Limit Engineering and both trucks run the same trick wide-5 hub racing wheels seen mainly on dirt modified and oval track cars. For sure, both trucks are capable of winning the Goodguys Autocross truck class as well as taking home the ultimate prize – a victory in the Goodguys Sponsor Shootout Auto Cross.
“It will be the first of many matchups…It’s going to be good, said McGregor from his home base of San Bernardino, California.” I’m glad to see there are more trucks coming out to go beat up on the muscle cars. When it comes to racing Trent’s truck, even if I get beat I still win because he’s running my stuff” he said laughing.
Summers, who oversees all aspects of the Goodguys Autocross was a little more outspoken when it came to the East vs. West matchup. “Old ‘ Rob was so worried about getting embarrassed he flew all the way to Nashville in May just to spy on us a little. He’s in for it in Des Moines and Columbus. Hell – I’d even be willin’ to go out to the Des Moines Fairgrounds dirt track and really get it on but he probably doesn’t want to get that dirty.”
Calling the action in both Des Moines and Columbus will be veteran AutoCross announcer and shit-disturber extraordinaire Chad Reynolds. With Reynolds on the mic and tension in the air, it promises to be an epic battle of the tricked out trucks. Make sure and grab your spot on the fence to watch it all go down!
-Tale of the Tape-
Rob McGregor’s No Limit Racing “Hellboy” – ’69 C-10
-Driver: Rob McGregor
-No Limit frame – a full tubular one off experimental chassis built in-house
-6.0 liter LS powered Tremec TKO-600 speed
-Speedway Engineering quick change
-Wilwood wide 5 hubs on custom made 18×12 wheels by No Limit
-Ridetech Triple Adjustable Coilovers on all 4 corners
-BF Goodrich KDW rubber
-Sponsors include Jet Hot, Flaming River, Hurst Shifter, BF Goodrich
-Rob’s thoughts on the rivalry… “There might be a fist fight in the pits. We’ve been going at it on the internet forums for a while now. Now the green flag drops and the bullshitting stops.”
Summers & Sons “Saturday Night Special” – ’70 Chevy C-10
-stock rails, all stock sheet metal (factory proportion)
-LS1 with Z06 internals, carbureted on 93 octane pump gas (475 horse) – built by Cale Kern
-No Limit Racing front end, trailing arm kit
-Winters quick change, Boller 4L80E manual valve body transmission (air shifted)
-Wilwood “wide 5” hubs, Wilwood ultra light calipers, Ridetech triple adjustable coilovers all four corners
-Appleton quick ratio rack
-18×12 18×11 custom wheels
-Thoughts on the rivalry…“The pretty boy is goin’ down and goin’ down hard. My boys and I are going to show the world how you can build an autocross car on a budget and kick some ass.”