Run To the Coast III, Chevy High Performance, June 2012

“Several years ago there was an explosion of events geared toward guys who wanted to run their cars hard rather than just endlessly rub on them with microfiber towels. The main problem for us West Coasters was that all these events seemed to be East Coast, or at best Midwest, affairs. Luckily, a few cats back East took pity on us and organized the inaugural Run To The Coast event in 2010. It combined a full-blown road course, autocross, and Speed-Stop competition into two days guaranteed to satiate the needs of those wanting to haul ass in their hot rods.

Since then, driving events have only gained in popularity to the point where Bill Howell, Yancy Johns, and Brian Finch have formed a new company called American Street Car Series. ASCS’ sole mission is to organize driving events around the country geared toward American muscle cars. So, how popular has this event become? Well, this year the whole grid of 70-plus spots sold out a day after registration opened. Pent up demand? Maybe, but all we know is that it warms our collective hearts to see so much classic muscle getting used the way they were intended.”

“Jay Weir, was brought out to drive the Speed Tech ’72 Nova, and he did a great job nabbing Fourth on the road course, Fifth on the autocross, and Eighth in the SS2 event.”

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