2019 GS Nationals: MAY 13 - 16, 2020 :: Bowling Green, Kentucky,  Beech Bend Raceway.

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2020 Drag Racing & Car Show Information
40th Annual "GS Nationals" Family Reunion

Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, KY


May 13 -16, 2020  Wednesday - Saturday.
Beech Bend Park Campground/RV Area.     Host Hotels/Lodging  Exit #22
Nashville, TN (1 Hour Drive). Closest major airport south of Bowling Green, KY.

25 HOURS!  4 DAYS of T-n-T, Drag Racing Wednesday through Saturday...
40 HOURS!  4
DAYS of Show Cars on Display, Vendors Row and  Swap Meet...

Gates Open 8:00 am -to- 8:00 pm Wednesday - Saturday, May 13 - 16, 2020.
Directions to Beech Bend from I-65. (Host Hotels & Restaurants are Exit #22).
Beech Bend is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. 5 minutes west of I-65 (Exit #28)
Take 31W South to the 5th Traffic Light, Right on Riverview Ave (Beech Bend Road).

May 12, 2020 Tuesday "Open to Public" Beech Bend Raceway Event.
Track Gates Open: 5:00 pm.  Test-n-Tune:  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Gate Entry Per Person: $11    Drag Racing Per Car: $20 
Drop off Trailers for overnight with Locked Gates.


Saylors Golf Cart Rental:  270.563.4183 
(2, 4, 6, 8 passengers)
May 13 - 16, 2020.   Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat.

Sarah, Pam, Belva will help you for Golf Cart Rentals at the GS Nationals Event Tent.
Beech Bend Aerial View of Circle Track for 2020 GS Nationals!
** Reserve Cart w/your name, phone and dates needed.
You may reserve by phone 270.563.4183 (KY location) or wait, pay at the event.
            Saylors Golf Carts: 270.563.4183. Golf Cart Rental at Beech Bend Raceway

Aerial Event Map #1        Detailed & Friday Aerial Event Map #2

May 13, 2020  Wednesday  8:00 am - 6:00 pm.  Gates Locked: 8:00 pm
Wednesday "Test-n-Tune" Drag Racing Hours:  1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Wednesday Car Show Display, Vendors Row, Swap Meet, Trailer Drop.
Wednesday GS & GSX Reunion Show Car Display
(Circle Track)
** Drag Racing/TnT Sticker:  $30/car/day.  Spectators: $25 pp/day.

Aerial Event Map #1        Detailed & Friday Aerial Event Map #2

Wednesday & Thursday Friends-n-Family "FNF" Test-Tune-Show
has been approved by Richard Lasseter for Non-Buick Powered Vehicles.
OPEN to Members, Friends & Family:  Any Make! Any Motor!  Sign-Up!
We like to see cars run  4's & 5's in 1/8. Beech Bend is 1/4 and 1/8 mile.

Race or Show Your Tesla, ZL1, Hellcat, Demon or Special Interest.
TnT/Drag Racing Stickers  $30/car/day   Spectators  $25/person/day
Test-n-Tune Wednesday  1:00 pm - 6:00 pm 
Enter Pit Staging Lanes 1 - 4
Test-n-Tune Thursday  9:30 am - 5:00 pm
(requested extra 1-2 hrs to race?)
To Sign up, please call Brett with your name, phone, make, motor, 1/8 or 1/4, ET/MPH
* Pre-registration Phone Call required for non Buick powered vehicles.
Contact: Brett Wallace, 920.279.5466. Call or send a text, if no answer.
Contact: Steven Hinson Race Director, 334.320.5850. send a short text, if no answer
.
Test-n-Tune Approved List below:  (We need a car count for planning).
  1.  Josh White  '87 Buick T, 4.50's @ 150 mph (1/8). 88mm Turbo
                           400CI, AFR235cc heads, A-to-A Intercooler, Street Legal.
  2.  Jason Papageorge  '87 Buick T, LS3 Motor, 10's@135 mph (1/4)..
  3.  Mark Schmidt  2000 Pontiac WS6, 600 HP, 6 speed.
  4.  Brett Meece  6.60 (1/8). 2009 CTSV, 700 HP.
  5.  Dusty Bradford  4.26 @ 175 mph (1/8), '87 Buick and all motor!
  6.  Steven Hinson  GS Nationals Race Director, 2002 Pontiac WS6.
  7.  Larry Johnson (+10 Friends)  '13 CTSV 6.2 LSA 10.50 (1/4). And Buick GN Owner.
  8.  Steve Kessler  CTSV Class - 10-12 Cadillac Cars... Myth or Fact?
  9.  Brett Wallace  '13 Hemi Ram Sleeper towing '87 GNX 2020 401k Reincarnation!
10.  Your name here...
20.  Your name here...
30.  Your name here...
** Test-n-Tune-n-Show "FNF" Drag Racing Wednesday & Thursday Sponsored
by Buick GS Nationals, Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, KY.  May 13 - 16, 2020.


Aerial Event Map #1        Detailed & Friday Aerial Event Map #2

May 14, 2020  Thursday  8:00 am - 6:00 pm.  Gates Locked: 8:00 pm
Thursday "Test-N-Tune" Drag Racing Hours:  9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday FNF Test-N-Tune 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday All Day GS & GSX Reunion Show Car Display
(Circle Track)
Thursday All Day - Car Show Display, Vendors Row and Swap Meet.

Aerial Event Map #1        Detailed & Friday Aerial Event Map #2

May 15, 2020  Friday  8:00 am - 6:00 pm.  Gates Locked: 8:00 pm
Friday "Qualifying" Drag Racing Hours:  12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday Super 16 (S16) BUICK DISPLAY on Drag Racing Track 9 am - 11 am.
Friday All Day Car Show Finale'
(Beech Bend Aerial View of Circle Track)
Friday All Day GS & GSX Reunion Show Car Display
(Circle Track)
Friday Vendors Row and Swap Meet located by Concours Show Cars..
Friday Car Show Hours:  8:00 am - 6:00 pm, Awards Presented at 5:30 pm.
Friday Concours Show Cars are located near GS Nationals Tent.

Aerial Event Map #1        Detailed & Friday Aerial Event Map #2

May 16, 2020  Saturday  8:00 am - until conclusion of Saturday Eliminations.
Saturday "Eliminations" Drag Racing Hours:  9:30 am until The END!

Saturday All Day - Car Show Display, Vendors Row and Swap Meet.

Safety Tech Inspection Schedule (Tech Shed next to Pit bathrooms).
Wednesday...  10:00 am  -to- 12:00 pm    Scales Not Open 
Thursday........   9:00 am  -to-  2:00 pm...   Scales Open: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday..............   9:00 am  -to-  2:00 pm..... Scales Open: Noon - 1:00 pm
Saturday........    8:00 am  -to- 10:00 am.... Scales Open: Noon - Eliminations Conclude.
You must obtain, complete and submit a "Tech Card" in order to race!

Mandatory Tech Deadline Ends for all Heads-up Race Classes on Friday at 1:00 pm.

Qualifying for Heads-up race classes and Super 16 
begin Friday 1:30 pm. And Saturday 9:30 am and Again For Super 16 at 11:00 am.
Heads-up race classes to follow Super 16 Qualifying.

Super 16 SS/S16 Race Car Display will be part of Friday Car Show.
9:00 am - 11:00 am.  On The Drag Racing Track as part of Car Show.

Race Director:  Steven Hinson, 334.320.5850 send a short text, if no answer.
** Race Director Decisions, Disputes, Modifications, Resolutions are FINAL!
Assistant Race Director:  Bob Hinson, 334.315.5248.

Vendors Row and Swap Meet (Wed-Sat): Matt & Sarah Gordon, 785.969.7338.
Car Show & Drag Racing Stickers: Pam Berger, 254.855.7522 
GS Nationals Sponsorship Coordinators & Front Gate: Rick & Judy Jegl, 414.916.6458
All other Questions: Ron Joseph, 908.337.5144, GNX342@gmail.com

Beech Bend Aerial View of Circle Track.

General Schedule, Track Hours, Test & Tune Times, Safety Tech & Class Selection, Scales Open and Contacts. Friday Car Show Schedule and Classes. Race Schedule, Super 16 Display Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 am on the drag strip, Heads-Up/Super 16 Qualifying, Gamblers Racing, Bracket and Heads-up Classes. Eliminations Saturday.


Drag Race Stickers $30/car/day.  Friday Car Show Sticker $25/car.  Contact Pam Berger.
Pam Berger will be at GS Nationals Tent, Beech Bend from 9 am - 5 pm on Wednesday,
and 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  Thank You Pam!!

Attention Racers  No Race Sticker, No ID Number, No Race Class means No Race Pass.
 Racing Sticker for each day must be affixed near driver side top right corner of windshield.
 ID Number and Race Class must be displayed, top left corner of FRONT and REAR windows.
 One qualifying time slip is required for each race class during eliminations if in multiple race classes.

2020 Race Classes, Rules & Race Associates     Turbo Racing Rules & Regulations
TSO: Turbo Street Outlaw   TSO Rules     Nicholas Jr Piccione - at Track/RRA Cal Hartline
TAI: Turbo Alcohol Injected   TAI Rules     Julio & JD  941.416.7509
TSM: Turbo Street Modified   TSM Rules     Paul Dubois
THS: Turbo Hot Street   THS Rules     David Day
TPB: Turbo Pro Bracket   TPB Rules     Bobbie Buick
SS/S16:  Super 16      Doug Hecker  973.289.1668   stagetwo65@yahoo.com
GSR: GS Race (V8)     GSR Race Rules 
BSR: Buick Stock Race aka Buick Stock Appearing (V8)

2020 Heads-up Race Classes  1/8 and 1/4 mile  (Best ET/MPH  Updated October 6, 2019).
TSO: Turbo Street Outlaw  1/8 mile. Best ET  4.7x @ 152 mph.  Dave Fiscus 2018.
TAI: Turbo Alcohol Injected  1/8 mile. Best ET   5.90 @ 119 mph.  Ron Bailey 2018.
TSM: Turbo Street Modified  1/4 mile. Best ET  8.542 @ 159.04 mph. Rob Ortosky 2018.
THS: Turbo Hot Street  1/4 mile. Best ET  9.526 @ 140.17 mph.  Sean Hayes 2015.
TPB: Turbo Pro Bracket  1/4 mile. #1 Qualifier  9.016 @ 152.50 mph.  James Kiddy 2017.
TSE: Turbo Street Eliminator   1/4 mile.  Maybe Revival Icon Class... 
     TSO. TAI. TSM. THS. TPB. TSE. Turbo Cars  Enter PIT Staging Lanes.
GSR: GS Race '64 - '76 Abody Buick Bodied. Buick Powered. 9.379 @ 139.75 mph. Mike Zaffino.
BSR: Buick Stock Appearing (V8)  1/4 mile. Best ET  11.789 @ 113.76 mph. David Hemker 2014.
**TSA: Turbo Stock Appearing  1/4 mile. Best ET  10.914 @ 123.70 mph.  Bill Thompson  2012.
     GSR. BSR. V8.  Enter Circle Track Staging Lanes.
All payouts, race trophy awards, prizes; etc. will be provided by the RRA's of each class.

Aerial Event Map #1        Detailed & Friday Aerial Event Map #2

2020 Bracket Race Classes  1/4 mile.
SS/S16: Super 16   1/4 mile  6's - 9's.   Best ET  6.63 @ 209 mph.  Rod Hendrickson 2015.
     SS/S16 Turbo & Big Block Enter Circle Track Staging Lanes.
B-1: 11.49 - faster  10.484 @ 125 mph  (R/U 2015)  and  11.021 @ 101.80 mph (WIN 2017).
B-2: 11.50 - 13.49
B-3: 13.50 and slower
Bracket Classes will receive CASH awards & prizes from sponsored donations.
     B-1. B-2. B-3. Turbo & V8 Bracket Classes Enter PIT Staging Lanes.

* Vendors Row and Swap Meet.  8:00 am - 6:00 pm May 13 - 16, 2020.

Final Eliminations for All Race Classes begin Saturday at Noon!



Saylors Golf Carts: 270.563.4183. Golf Cart Rental at Beech Bend Raceway
Saylors Golf Cart Rental:  270.563.4183 
May 13 - 16, 2020.   Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat. 
** Reserve Cart w/your name, phone, dates needed
(2, 4, 6, 8 passenger golf carts and utility vehicles are available for rental).
Beech Bend Aerial View of Circle Track.
Saylors Golf Carts: 270.563.4183. Golf Cart Rental at Beech Bend Raceway              Saylors Golf Carts: 270.563.4183. Golf Cart Rental at Beech Bend Raceway



Beech Bend Park Campground/RV Area OPEN 365 days a year.
No reservations taken for campsites. 30 or 50 amp with 400+ campsites. 
Each campsite includes up to four people, $5 per person, per night for more than 4.
Call 270.781.7634. Visa, MC, Discover Credit Cards accepted.
https://www.beechbend.com/campground/information-rates/
https://www.beechbend.com/content/uploads/2018/12/BeechBendParkCampground.pdf


Improve the performance and reliability of your Buick V6 Turbo for Street or Track
Buick V6 Turbo Tech, Guide and Modifications
Build Recipes. Parts Needed. Who & Where to Buy. Part #. How Much/$$.










Aerial Event Map #1        Detailed & Friday Aerial Event Map #2

Our Car Show DISPLAY will be extended throughout the week.
For More Information, contact Carl Rychlik
203.650.4507   carl_rychlik@att.net

GSX Reunion: 50th Anniversary of the 1970 BUICK GSX will be held at Beech Bend Raceway...
contact Roberta Vasilow, 810.655.8277, buickracer@comcast.net

Contact Pam Berger for "Car Show Entry Stickers" at the GS Nationals Tent,
Beech Bend from 9:00 am on Wednesday
until Friday morning 9:30 am.


Friday Car Show Finale' Schedule - May 15, 2020.

8:00 am - 9:30 am  Car Show sticker purchase and entry into the show field for all cars.
3:00 pm  Judging Concludes. Car Show Results posted at bottom of tower at 4:00 pm.
4:45 pm  Car Show Class par
ticipants report to the drag strip staging lanes 1-4.
5:30 pm  Awards Presentation begins on the drag strip, near front of tower.

Beech Bend Aerial View of Circle Track.

Friday CAR Show Sticker are $25 per car. And placed on the driver side head light before
entering the circle track area. Park show cars facing the Sun in the morning.

Super 16 SS/S16 Race Car Display will be part of Friday Car Show
  9:00 am - 11:00 am on the Drag Strip.

Friday Car Show Classes. Only Rule - Must Be Buick!
(
Class A - I and Class N are in Oval Track Area. 1st and 2nd place awards)
Class A: 1965 - 1969  GS Hardtop
Class B:
1970 - 1975  GS Hardtop
Class C:
1965 - 1972  GS Convertible
Class D: 1965 - 1975  Buick Street Machine Any Mods.
Class E: 1962 - 1987  Best Buick Racecar w/Current Event Time Slip.  
Class F: Turbo Regal Stock (up to 3 visible but subtle mods).
Class G: Turbo Regal Modified
Class H: 1988 - Present Stock Regal GS or Riviera FWD up to 3 mods **
Class I:  Survivor Class - Any Buick Model, Any year (Top 12 Gold; Top 6 Silver)
Class J: 1965 - 1975  Concours / Restored GS/GSX (400 points). Gold & Silver. 
Class K: 1982 - 1987  Concours / Restored GN/GNX/T-R  (400 points).
  ** Class J & K are Concours / Restored Show Cars (400 Pts) located by GS Nationals Tent
Class N:  Non GS, Non GN, Buick Powered Any Model, Any Year Vehicles.  

  ** Minimum. 6 cars required for Class H and Class N ("N" = Added for 2020).

1970 Buick GS & GSX Reunion Car Show Display (Circle Track)
  ** Wednesday - Saturday Circle Track Area. Car Show Display areas are in blue on event map 2.


Beech Bend Aerial View of Circle Track.

Chairmen, Friday Car Show: Sid Meyer and Alan Oldfield

Carolinas Chapter: Organizing and parking all of the show cars.
Indiana & Chicagoland Chapters: Assist with judging and tallying the voting score sheets.
     If you would like to help in any capacity with the car show, contact Sid or Alan.

** Car Show Coordinators (overall)
Sid and Belva Meyer
gsman@mediacomb.net
727.415.7679  //  260.927.4309

Alan Oldfield
319.573.2036
adoldfield@aol.com

Aerial Event Map #1        Detailed & Friday Aerial Event Map #2

Car Show Logistics: Carl Rychlik.  203.650.4507   carl_rychlik@att.net
contact Carl for some new information on displaying your Buick daily.

GSX Reunion: 50th Anniversary of the 1970 BUICK GSX will be held at Beech Bend Raceway...
contact Roberta Vasilow, 810.655.8277, buickracer@comcast.net

Vendors Row and Swap Meet (Wed-Sat): Matt & Sarah Gordon, 785.969.7338.
Friday Car Show & Drag Racing Stickers: Pam Berger, 254.855.7522 
GS Nationals Sponsorship Coordinators & Front Gate: Rick & Judy Jegl, 414.916.6458
All other Questions: Ron Joseph, 908.337.5144, GNX342@gmail.com

Aerial Event Map #1        Detailed & Friday Aerial Event Map #2

Beech Bend Park Campground/RV Area OPEN 365 days a year.
No reservations taken for campsites. 30 or 50 amp with 400+ campsites. 
Each campsite includes up to four people, $5 per person, per night for more than 4.
Call 270.781.7634. Visa, MC, Discover Credit Cards accepted.
https://www.beechbend.com/campground/information-rates/
https://www.beechbend.com/content/uploads/2018/12/BeechBendParkCampground.pdf


Car Show & Race Results 2004 - 2020
Car Show Results listed below Race Results
2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  20092010
2011  2012  2013* 
2014  2015  2016* 2017
 *
= No Race Finals due to rain.

Facebook:  Buick GS Nationals
Instagram:  BuickGSNationals

Drag Race Stickers $30/car/day.  Car Show Stickers $25/car.
Contact Pam Berger, Asst Director.

Spectator Tickets - $25/person/day
(available at gate).
  Children 12 and under are Free with an Adult.

MAY 13 - 16, 2020
Beech Bend Park Campground/RV  Map
Drag Racing "Test-N-Tune" Wednesday through Friday
Car Show - Friday  |  Race Eliminations - Saturday
Car Show. Vendors Row. Swap Meet. Wed - Sat: 8 am - 6 pm



2003 Buick GS Nationals - Beech Bend Raceway - Bowling Green, Kentucky. click to enlarge.



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