Ridetech founder Bret Voelkel has won the 2012 Goodguys AutoCross PRO class points title behind the wheel of his wicked ’33 Ford hot rod. Voelkel sealed the victory at last weekend’s Goodguys 2nd Fall Del Mar Nationals presented by Meguiar’s by taking the PRO class event win in the ’33 Ford, giving him enough points to take the season-long championship over rival Kyle Tucker of Detroit Speed. Driving a variety of entries throughout the season, Voelkel competed at 11 Goodguys AutoCross events across the country, winning the PRO class 4 times. He also won the year-end Street Rod Class title, making him the first multi-class Goodguys AutoCross Champion.
“It was a lot of fun running the Goodguys autocross events this year” said an enthusiastic Voelkel. “Our new ’33 Ford performed great with the help of Baer Brakes, Falken Tires, Forgeline Wheels, Centerforce Clutches and the engineers at Fox Shocks. Greg Schneider, Kurt Blackgrove, and Dennis Neihaus at our RideTech shop did a great job of building a fast reliable car. Its a real honor to get to drive it every week…and to give so many RideTech customers rides in it! For next year were planning on adding some pretty paint and a few other changes to make it even faster. Can’t wait!” To read more about Voelkel’s sinister hot rod coupe click here.
Other year-end Goodguys AutoCross class champions included Kyle Tucker/Detroit Speed (Street Machine class), and Rob McGregor (Truck class).
Next year, Goodguys will stage a year-long AutoCross Shootout Series, with the Goodguys AutoCross Shootout Finals to be held at the 16th Southwest Nationals November 15-17 at Westworld in Scottsdale. The winner of the Shootout will receive ten thousand dollars! Goodguys will soon announce the ‘Shootout rules and entry information for the highest paying AutoCross event in company history.