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Sunday's car show also featured...
Sunday's car show also featured this Fourth-Gen Trans Am WS6 NASCAR track car once driven by Jeff Gordon, along with four decades of even more Pontiac excitement.
Performance Years (title sponsor)
High Performance Pontiac
NAPA AutoCare Center
VP Racing Fuels
Pontiac Day Car Show Winners
Best of Show
'97 Trans Am
Best of Show GTO
Best of Show Firebird
'68 Firebird convertible
Best of Show "Wild"
What Is Pinks All Out All About?
Best of Show Firebird went...
Best of Show Firebird went to William Deihl for his modified '68 Firebird convertible.
For HPP readers unfamiliar with the television show, SPEED's PINKS All Out
is a "reality" cable TV show that offers participants-some of whom have never drag raced a car before-the opportunity to be on a TV episode and win up to $25,000 in cash and prizes. Entries go through a first come, first serve registration process (or lottery selection) ushered by each host facility months prior to the individual episode shoot. According to SPEED, "As many as 6,000 racers have vied for the 500 spots offered in each episode."
The show's format involves narrowing the 500 qualifiers down to fields of 32 or 16 finalists, who are selected via a unique process. The entire field is asked to run 'All Out,' where multiple fields of closely grouped cars with similar elapsed times are selected. The group of cars the technical crew feels would comprise the best television show and closest racing is what makes up the final grouping for the show.
PINKS All Out first aired Thanksgiving Day 2006 to an estimated 2.5 million premiere week viewers on SPEED and is now shooting its fifth season. For further information, visit the PINKS All Out official website at www.speed.com/programs/pinks/.
Congratulations to Pontiac racer Doug Kistler of Emmaus, Pennsylvania, with an '84 Trans Am, who made the Top 16 at the Virginia Motorsports Park edition of PINKS All Out. The episode was scheduled to air in late August or early September 2010. Check SPEED for exact dates and times.
HPP gives special thanks to the Virginia Motorsports Park and its staff for their assistance in making this story possible.
Gene Kinch's '68 "Gallop-N-Goat"...
Gene Kinch's '68 "Gallop-N-Goat" was campaigned by his uncle in the mid-'70s. Gene has kept it much like when it was sold in 1992, but with the addition of a new Pontiac motor, rollbars, carpet, and a delay box. Check out the wild metalflake paint and vintage graphics. The car's best e.t. during the event was a 10.17 at 130 mph.
Don Dixon is no stranger to...
Don Dixon is no stranger to the pages of High Performance Pontiac. His supercharged '05 GTO was featured in our YearOne Challenge in 2008. For Sunday's car show, he took Best of Show GTO and showed off his new engine combo-a forged bottom-end 402ci with an F1A Procharger supercharger, Trickflow 235 heads, a FAST intake, Kooks headers/exhaust, and 776 rear-wheel horsepower.
Dave Merz brought out its...
Dave Merz brought out its tube-chassis new-age GTO for an exhibition run, featuring a Five Star NHRA pro-stock body, a 632ci Brodix block and heads, a two-speed Powerglide, and a Bickel rear with 4.11 gears. Its best time is 4.28 at 169 mph in the eighth-mile, thanks to three Speedtech fogger systems with six Combo-Flo solenoids. The Collision One-sponsored GTO of Richmond, Virginia, made the crowd cheer with its nitrous purges.