Friday First Look! Goodguys 29th Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals

Goodguys pointed the wheels south and rolled into Texas this weekend for the 29th running of the Summit Racing Lone Star Nationals held at Texas Motor Speedway. The southerners were anxious for the return as we had a fantastic Friday that was paired with sunny weather and a light breeze…a perfect forecast for a showin & shinin weekend!

There’s always a great mixture of hot rods, muscle cars, customs, cruisers and trucks in Texas and this weekend is no different. A vast variety of color and chrome was on display today giving us a sampling of what to expect tomorrow when even more roll through the gate.

Add in a strong gathering of industry vendors on display both inside and outside, plus the Summit Racing Super Shopping Experience, and if your project car is sitting in the garage in need of new parts then THIS is the place to find them!

There’s a whole lot of tap this weekend highlighted by the Saturday evening track cruise around the Texas Motor Speedway oval, the CPP AutoCross Series, nitro thunderfest, the always-popular burnout competition, and of course the Team Texas NASCAR rides where you can strap into a legitimate stock car as a passenger and rip around TMS at well over 100mph.

We’re gearing up for the TGIF party at the host hotel and then expecting a busy Saturday as we kick the event into high gear tomorrow. Come back to on Sunday for a full Weekend Rewind where we’ll recap the full event with highlights of some big winners. Until then, here’s a first look at what caught out eye today.

Photos by Steven Bunker & Terry Lysak

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A lifelong car kid, Steven grew up around drag strips – his name may sound familiar because his grandfather is Bob Bunker, a Pro Mod pioneer who piloted the “Folsom Flash” ’55 Chevy from the ’70s through the ’90s. Steven’s father, Bob Bunker Jr., heads up Bunker Motorsports and is a regular in the West Coast racing scene, building chassis and race cars for more than 30 years. With genetics like that, it’s no wonder Steven has a passion for both cars and motorsports. In addition to helping his father and honing his fabrication skills at Bunker Motorsports, Steven began shooting photos at the drag strip and capturing the action with his Canon camera. He is now artfully crafting stories around the awesome machines at the shows, as well as the men and women behind them. When he's is not on the road covering events, he spends his downtime out on the water fishing, building his 1962 Chevy Nova, or cruising his 1987 GMC Suburban.