Courtesy of Dan Myers Racing
San Diego, Ca – Dan Myers Racing will be making the trek to Las Vegas Motor Speedway to compete in the toughest Pro Street class at the 6th annual Street Car Super Nationals. Myers’ and his team have competed at the SCSN event the last 2 years. In 2008 Dan made it to the 3rd round of eliminations in the 32-car field and in 2009 he narrowly missed the 6.53 bump spot with a 6.58 best pass.
This year Dan is looking to be running in the 6.25-6.35 range and with engine tuning help from Lonnie Houde and chassis assistance from Bob Bunker Jr. he believes that it is possible. On Thursday Dan will be letting his son, Brandon Myers, make some license passes in the blown alcohol 1957 Chevy Cameo Truck. Then for the rest of the event (Friday-Sunday) Dan says “Dad will show him how it’s done!”
Who will take the win at the Street Car Super Nationals this Year? Will the West finally earn a Pro Street Victory? Will the East continue as the unprecedented champions of the top class and yet again steal the $20,000 purse? No doubt, some heavy hitters and fast rides are coming armed and ready to roll the dice at the Las Vegas Strip, November 19-22, 2009. A quick scope of the contenders list indicates fierce competition in what will be an all out brutal battle of East versus West, Champion versus Champion, Pro Mod versus Pro Street Shootout. All bets are on.
Top of the list is SCSN IV Pro Street winner Kirk Wilmes of Altus Oklahoma in his G-Force Blown Firebird. Last year Wilmes showed up and seemingly ran a flawless string of very consistent passes in the six second- teens range. Wicked consistency and fast times made Wilmes untouchable. Wilmes and the rest of the class though will have to contend with Coby Rabon of Ridgeway South Carolina who just made a clean sweep at the Orlando World Street Nationals with his BBC Twin Turbo Mustang. Rabon was the number one qualifier, low ET holder, and the WSN Champion all in the same event. Rabon’s career best is 6.03 @ 245 mph.
By Deborah-WFO, Bluebaugh Racing
The Street Car Super Nationals (SCSN) has undoubtedly become the West Coast’s premier drag racing event with seemingly overnight success. Now in its 5th year, SCSN V is set to run November 19-22, 2009 at “The Strip” at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The event will draw a who’s who of top names and the fastest cars from the U.S, Puerto Rico and Canada, but who created it and why?
I got a chance to catch up with race promoter Mel Roth recently in Las Vegas, who is the man behind the scenes and creator of the now famed and prestigious SCSN. Roth started out years ago like many racers tired of promising racing associations that did not last.
With necessity or in this case need to race being the mother of invention, Roth took action. In 1999, he created the Pacific Street Car Association (PSCA), which proved to be the West Coast’s first stable and long lasting street car racing association now in its eleventh year.