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3rd Annual JE Pistons NMCA West Coast Shootout

Muscle Cars In Pomona

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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.

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70 comments
Terry Moore
Terry Moore

I would like for it to be in my shop.

David Rico
David Rico

Bad ass! But that front suspension heim joint really needs to be in double shear,don't you think?

Brad Hooten
Brad Hooten

Looks street legal let's head to Oklahoma

Devon Desmond
Devon Desmond

You have got to be f-OMG kidding me!!! Autocorrect strikes again, wanted "f-ing"but it works. Deal and a half!!!

Ron Kirkpatrick
Ron Kirkpatrick

What fool would spend that kind if money on a nova?? Or a generic motors car? Crazy.

John Grossl
John Grossl

I think it would be great to even think about having 40K that I could stick in a race car.

Ken Maclean
Ken Maclean

Can I borrow the car for ten to twelve seconds?

Keith Dillon
Keith Dillon

Blown and injected, Hell yeah!!! Bottles are for babies!!

Hennie Bikker
Hennie Bikker

Gaat helaas niet passen in de simca Henri Bikker :}}

Jimmie Castex
Jimmie Castex

I hear ya, looks like Boats are still treating you right! I'm doing the same, except enjoying ATV's and crewing on Chad's Nova.

Jimmie Castex
Jimmie Castex

Shawn Davis Racing why don't you bring it home?

Craig Maiorana
Craig Maiorana

Saw that same car for sale at the Street Car Super Nationals in vegas last week

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