Tmcp #226 Wes Drelleshak’s ’59 Apache “Muscle Truck”: Racing With The Big Boys

  This weeks interview is with Wes Drelleshak, the creator and racer of his 1959 Apache muscle-truck appropriately named “Project Long Shot.” He will be campaigning against some of the best drivers and cars ever at the 2014 Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational! As he’s essentially taking a butter knife to a gun fight I thought it might be fun to have Wes come onto … [Read more...]

USCA Optima Recap Day Two: Road Course

I got to the track around 8:30, and they were getting ready to make the final runs for a handful of cars who did not complete the autocross on Saturday. But all eyes were on the road course today, for me this is my favorite event. After the tractor made its final pass with the large broom to remove the last of the debris on the track, they started letting cars out by group to … [Read more...]

USCA Optima Recap Day One: Autocross and Speed Stop

Saturday was the first day of competition at this years USCA Optima Ultimate Street Car Invitational in Las Vegas. This year saw a brand new venue for the event, being held at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Preparations had been going on all week and when Saturday arrived the weather was perfect and the activities began. At daybreak trucks and trailers started filling the … [Read more...]

USCA Final event at Pittsburgh International Race Complex

Despite a rainy, blustery Saturday, all the competitors and spectators had fun. Sunday was cold and windy, but with the rain holding off, some quick times were seen on the road course. Four competitors were invited to OUSCI, Billy Utley in the GT3K class, Bradley Yonkers in GT2K, Larry Woo in AWD, and Andrew Neir received the K&N Spirit of the Event award. This years' … [Read more...]

USCA at Michigan International Day 2: BFG Hot Lap Challenge

Another day of fun ensued on Sunday, with the competitors hitting the road course for the BF Goodrich Hot Lap Challenge. With almost half of the NASCAR oval involved, a chicane kept the speed to sub mach. Lap times were blistering, the fast time even quicker than was turned during the 14 hour Chumpcar race the day before. Several participants and yours truly took a stint in the … [Read more...]