2022 Goodguys Nashville Nationals, nashville superspeedway, goodguys hot rod of the year

Get Tuned up for the Goodguys 16th BASF Nashville Nationals – New Date & Location!

That’s right! The Goodguys 16th BASF Nashville Nationals presented by BluePrint Engines will have a new home starting in 2022. On the weekend of May 13-15, 2022, Goodguys will take their Nashville Nationals event to the Nashville Superspeedway which was recently acquired by Speedway Motorsports who also own and operate 10 other first-class racing facilities such as Texas Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Sonoma Raceway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and many more.

2022 Goodguys Nashville Nationals, nashville superspeedway, goodguys hot rod of the year

2022 Goodguys Nashville Nationals, nashville superspeedway, goodguys hot rod of the year

For those of you who are Nashville Nationals regulars, expect the same event features you’ve become accustomed to with additional bonuses that this new venue will offer. The biggest being a Saturday night track cruise where all show car participants will be able to take their ride for a couple laps around the Nashville Superspeedway 1.33 mile, 14-degree banked D-shaped oval.

But before the weekend kicks off, enjoy a Thursday kick off party at Charlies Custom Creations and Machine in Murfreesboro, TN. Check out the facility from 5:30-8pm on May 12th with a shop tour, live DJ spinnin’ tunes, and food trucks providing some good grub.

2022 Goodguys Nashville Nationals, nashville superspeedway, goodguys hot rod of the year
2022 Goodguys Nashville Nationals, nashville superspeedway, goodguys hot rod of the year

You CPP AutoCross Series racers are also in for a treat as the course layout will be drastically different then any other Goodguys AutoCross course you’ve seen. The layout will be more of a road course track with a section popping you up on the Nashville Superspeedway oval! The on-track action will heat up Saturday evening with the Team Witt “Music City Mayhem” shootout.

2022 Goodguys Nashville Nationals, nashville superspeedway, goodguys hot rod of the year

2022 Goodguys Nashville Nationals, nashville superspeedway, goodguys hot rod of the yearThere will also be a special gathering of vehicles sold & bought on www.bringatrailer.com. The Bring a Trailer (BaT) crew will be hosting one of their Alumni Gathering’s at the Nashville Nationals and are anticipating over 100 vehicles to be on display. Those who own a vehicle with BaT history will be parked together from 8am-1pm on Saturday May 14th and will be provided with a VIP experience courtesy of Bring a Trailer. If your car has BaT auction history and you want to be part of this special showcase, click here for more information and registration instruction.

Last but certainly not least is the crowning of the 2022 Tanks, Inc. Hot Rod of the Year! This Meguiar’s Top 12 Award was moved to Nashville back in 2016 and has rooted itself as a highlight of the Nashville Nationals event. All participants must be on pit road inside the event by 9am on Friday May 13th to be eligible for the award. If you arrive after 9am you will forfeit any consideration. Once all vehicles have arrived, the group will take off for a 100-plus mile reliability run which will include stops at local shops and collections as well as a stop at Music City Raceway for burnouts and a blast down the 1/8-mile drag strip. The 2022 Tanks, Inc. Hot Rod of the Year winner will be announced on Sunday following the awards ceremony.

2022 Goodguys Nashville Nationals, nashville superspeedway, goodguys hot rod of the year

For more event information click here. To get preregistered for the event click here.

We’re looking forward to reinvigorating the Nashville Nationals event and can’t wait to see you all at Nashville Superspeedway!

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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.