CPP AutoCross Series Recap! 1st Meguiar’s All-Star Get-Together
The Goodguys CPP AutoCross Series returned to Fort Worth for the second of three events at Texas Motor Speedway in 2021 during the first weekend of June and brought three days of All-American automotive fun to TMS with the first-ever Meguiar’s All-Star Get-Together! This all-new event combined all years of American-made and American-powered vehicles, which proved to be a perfect combination in the Lone Star State!
The event served as a kickoff to Texas Motor Speedway’s 10 Days of Speed – a week of auto-related events leading up to the NASCAR All-Star Race at TMS. Enthusiasts in this area are always ready for some high-octane fun and showed their spirit by showing up in force on filling the infield, and the AutoCross pits, with all kinds of great iron – from vintage street rods to late-model trucks and muscle machines.
That variety of late-model muscle and vintage iron was evident in the AutoCross pits and the action on the track was intense, as we’ve come to expect in Texas. When it was all said and done Mike Alstrom doubled-up in the PRO-X class with the overall quickest class time at 36.608 as well as winning the American AutoCross Shootout sponsored by Speedway Motors. Bill Graves Sr. did the same in the Forgeline Street Machine class with a 36.325, as well as Rob MacGregor in the LMC Truck category with a best time of 37.470. Jared Cash also found the winners circle during the weekend weekend with the quickest time in the FiTech Challenger class with a 41.832.
As this was a points event, the late-model vehicles raced together throughout the weekend in the Wilwood All American class. Lightning struck twice (so far) in the 2021 season as a 2021 Tesla driven by Marty Clark led the pack and claimed the overall class victory with the fastest time at 36.252 – which also was the fastest time of the entire weekend across all classes. That win allowed Clark to enter the 8-car shootout in the number one qualifying spot and he worked his way through three rounds to double up and claim the shootout victory as well.
Even with sporadic rain showers on Friday and Saturday, the Goodguys CPP AutoCross Series racers were tenacious through the weekend and stuck it out. With the dedication of the track staff, the racers were able to record times all three event days.
Photos by Steven Bunker & Todd Ryden