A weekend of bracket racing, car shows, and swap meets sounds like something any gearhead would go nuts for. When the 3rd annual JE Pistons NMCA WEST Coast Shootout, presented by Lucas Oil, came to the Pomona, California, Auto Club Raceway in mid-May, the CC staff was attracted like bees to honey. The event was packed with muscle lining up to compete in 10 classes, ranging from the Hedman Hedders Nostalgia Street Car (NSC), the Mustang Madness (MM), Pro Comp, Open Comp, Super Quick, and Quick Street. The fastest speed on the track for the Nostalgia class was a 1967 Camaro driven by Frank Coscarelli of Rosemead, California, who ran 8.518 at 159.89 mph. Justen Spencer of Las Vegas, Nevada, and his 2000 Mustang took home the fastest e.t. for the Mustang Madness class running a 9.648 at 131.27 mph. The overall winners for both classes were Gary Guerrero and his 1979 Capri in the MM class running a consistent 11.023 at 117.73 mph, and Josh Edwards of Glendale, Arizona, with a 1970 Nova running a steady 10.50 at 113.98 mph. The Auto Club Raceway of Pomona is located on the grounds of the L.A. County Fairgrounds. The historic track was home to NHRA's first official race in 1953 and currently hosts the NHRA's season opener, the Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals, and the season closer, the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals. The NMCA West Coast Shootout was a weekend of nicely built American muscle stuffed with plenty of horsepower—certainly a good day out of the office. Check David Dodd of Lemoore, California, getting some serious traction in this ’70 Duster equipped with a 360ci small-block that ran an 11.03 at 119.33 mph. Check David Dodd of Lemoore, California, getting some serious traction in this ’70 Duster Those who live in Los Angeles have quite a drive to the nearest quarter-mile track; it’s refreshing to peer down the long stretch of pavement between runs. Those who live in Los Angeles have quite a drive to the nearest quarter-mile track; it’s r Jeff Paulin of Laguna Hills, California, pulled a 9.99 at 132.76 mph in this ’72 Chevelle. John Ohnemus of Alta Loma, California, ran a 10.14 at 130.66 mph in this ’68 notchback Mustang. John Ohnemus of Alta Loma, California, ran a 10.14 at 130.66 mph in this ’68 notchback Mus Guerrero and his ’79 Capri won the Mustang Madness class. This package-deal, race-ready Nova was selling with a fresh motor, trans, Sonny Heads, and KB pistons for $40K. We figured this was one heck of a deal considering it looks like an easy 7-second car! This package-deal, race-ready Nova was selling with a fresh motor, trans, Sonny Heads, and By Nikolas Kolenich Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!